Media

MEDIA APPEARANCES/INTERVIEWS/PERFORMANCES

  • Twit.TV (This Week In Law #369): How Do You Define a Musical Work? December 9th, 2016. Interviewers: Denise Howell and J. Michael Keys. Video.
  • KIRO radio: What is a Forensic Musicologist? November 1, 2016. Interviewer: Rachel Belle. Transcript.
  • New York Times: The Man Musicians Call When Two Tunes Sound Alike. October 11, 2016. Interview with Peter Oxendale, Guy Protheroe and Joe Bennett. Interview: Alex Marshall. Article.
  • Virgin Radio: interview about memorabilility of song hooks. Interview: Jamie East, September 28, 2016. Audio.
  • BBC Radio Scotland: interview about the Millennial Whoop. Interviewer: Isabel Fraser. September 3, 2016. Audio.
  • BBC News Facebook Live: interview about Forensic Musicology. Interviewer: Dino Sofos. August 10, 2016. Video.
  • LA Times: Popular music and the loss of anger. Interviewer: Lorraine Ali. July 15, 2016. Article.
  • NPR Weekend Edition: Interview about alleged Stairway to Heaven plagiarism. Interviewer: Scott Simon. 18 June, 2016. Transcript.
  • BBC TV News: interview about alleged Stairway To Heaven plagiarism. Interviewer: Jane Hill. 14 June, 2016.
  • Associated Press (Salon.com/Washington Times/ABC news etc). Commentary on Stairway to Heaven. 16 June, 2016. Article.
  • BBC Radio Scotland: interview about Ed Sheeran’s Photograph. Interviewer: Bill Whiteford. 9 June 2016.
  • Virgin Radio UK: interview about Ed Sheeran’s Photograph and alleged similarity to Matt Cardle’s Amazing. Interviewer: Jamie East. 9 June 2016.
  • BBC Radio Scotland: feature about Forensic Musicology. Good Morning Scotland. Interviewer: Laura Maxwell. 16 April 2016.
  • BBC Radio 5 live: interview about alleged Stairway to Heaven plagiarism. BBC R5 Afternoon Edition. Interviewers: Sarah Brett and Ore Oduba. 12 April 2016. Audio.
  • The Daily Telegraph – ‘Why does Sam Smith’s Bond theme Writing’s on the Wall sound like Michael Jackson’s Earth Song?’. 25 Sept 2015. Interview.
  • BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat – ‘How to tell if a song’s been copied’. Broadcast 22 Sept 2015. Interview
  • BBC TV The One Show – discussion of the history of Auto-Tune. Broadcast April 2015. YouTube.
  • MTV News – discussion of the influences of ‘She’s Kinda Hot’. 20 July 2015. Web interview.
  • Discovery Channel ‘Man vs Expert’ – blues guitar with Alexis Conran. Worldwide syndication, from March 2015.
  • The Irish Independent – on Blurred Lines / Got To Give It Up comparison. 11 March 2015. Interview.
  • The Guardian – interview about forensic musicology. 20 January 2015.
  • MTV news – discussion of Uptown Funk. 9 January 2015.
  • Voice of Russia Radio – The Brendan Cole programme: ‘Stairway to Heaven and Taurus – panel discussion’. Panelist. Audio. 3 June 2014.
  • BBC Radio 4 Today programme: ‘Earworms – why do songs get stuck in our heads?’. With Elizabeth Margulis. Audio. 28 January 2014.
  • [as composer] Rockschool compositions (2006-2011 and 2012-2018) performed by guitar examination candidates in schools and other examination venues worldwide.
  • UK Songwriting Festival band: guitar and musical director, Bath Spa University (2005-2011) and Bladnoch, Scotland (2012-13).
  • [as composer] Songs co-written with Andi Neate performed at festivals and related venues (Glastonbury Festival, Wicker Man Festival, Prague Fringe. Tours include Falkland Islands and Canada. 2009-2014.
  • Song for Bath 2011: musical director, guitarist and judge. The Forum, Bath, 02.06.11
  • Joe Bennett and the Burnsong songwriters, Burnsong The Homecoming, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh (30.11.09). Concert and interview broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.
  • Burnsong The Gathering, BBC TV centre Glasgow (30.11.07). Interview broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.

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