Richard Osborne joined Middlesex University in 2010. He was previously a researcher on the AHRC funded project Colonial Film and before that was studying for his PhD in Cultural Studies with the London Consortium at Birkbeck.
His music blog is available here:http://richardosbornevinyl.blogspot.co.uk/
Learning & Teaching Interests
Programme Leader of Popular Music. Teaches cultural theory and popular music and the history of popular music.
Richard Osborne's book Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record (Ashgate, 2012) was awarded a special mention in the 2013 IASPM book prize and was a finalist in the ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research 2013.
Research Outputs & Interests
History of popular music, recording technology, hits, copyright, music industry, audiences.
I would welcome doctoral students working in any of the above areas.
A comprehensive list of my research outputs is available at:http://mdx.academia.edu/RichardOsborne
Osborne, Richard and Beaven, Zuleika (2018) Introduction. In: Mute Records: Artists, business, history. Beaven, Zuleika and Osborne, Richard and O'Dair, Marcus , eds. Bloomsbury Academic, New York and London, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781501340604
Osborne, Richard (2018) Moby, Minstrelsy and Melville. In: Mute: Artists, business, history. Beaven, Zuleika and Osborne, Richard and O'Dair, Marcus , eds. Bloomsbury Academic, New York and London, pp. 169-181. ISBN 9781501340604
Osborne, Richard (2018) Vinyl, Vinyl everywhere: The analog record in the digital world. In: The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence. Wolf, Mark J.P. , ed. Routledge, pp. 200-214. ISBN 9781138216266
Osborne, Richard (2018) Six types of silence. In: Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound. Bates, Eliot and Bennett, Samantha , eds. Bloomsbury Academic, New York, pp. 211-228. ISBN 9781501332050