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Peer-reviewed academic works

Below is a selection of peer-reviewed academic works related to my principal area of research. Email me to learn about my other research. Other research ongoing – contact me for information; miscellaneous conference papers also in circulation. Other non-academic writing here and here. Nine articles currently under review/in preparation – please contact for further information.

I also have two book chapters on postgraduate study tips (see below); I hope to develop a separate strand on this website on related topics in the long-term. In the meantime, find a podcast about viva preparation and related content on the Junk Drawer section of this website.

Look out for a new book co-edited by myself and Tom Holt (Michigan State University, USA) coming soon titled ‘Digital Piracy: A Global, Multidisciplinary Approach’ (Routledge), plus several new collaborative research articles.

Brown, S.C. (2017). Myths about Musicians and Music Piracy. The Skeptic, 26(3), 12–15.

Brown, S.C. (2016). A Viva survivors guide to preparing for your Doctoral examination. In C. McMaster, C. Murphy, S. Cronshaw and N. Codiroli-McMaster (Eds.), Postgraduate study in the United Kingdom: Surviving and succeeding. Faringdon, England: Libri Publishing.

Brown, S.C. and Karlsson, P.S. (2016). Married to your Dissertation? Staying in a relationship during postgraduate study. In C. McMaster, C. Murphy, S. Cronshaw and N. Codiroli-McMaster (Eds.), Postgraduate study in the United Kingdom: Surviving and succeeding. Faringdon, England: Libri Publishing.

Brown, S.C. (2016). Our Conspiracy-Generating Brains. Skeptical Inquirer, 40(5), 61-62

Brown, S.C. (2016). Where do beliefs about music piracy come from and how are they shared? International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 10(1), 21–39.

Brown, S.C. (2016). How Music Works [Review of the book How Music Works, by D. Byrne] [Special issue]. Popular Music and Society, 39(3), 381–383.

Brown, S.C. and Knox, D. (2016). Why go to pop concerts? The motivations behind live music attendance. Musicae Scientiae. Advance online publication.

Brown, S.C. and Knox, D. (2016). Why buy an album? The motivations behind recorded music purchases. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 26(1), 79–86.

Brown, S.C. (2016, March). Dealing with confrontations. The Psychologist, 29(3), 220–223.

Brown, S.C. (2015). The Psychology of Music Piracy. Psychomusicology, 25(2) 159–160.

Brown, S.C. (2015) Mediated Youth Cultures: The Internet Belonging and New Cultural Configurations [Review of the book Mediated Youth Cultures: The Internet Belonging and New Cultural Configurations, by A. Bennett and B. Robards (eds.)]. Popular Music, 34(2), 349-351.

Brown, S.C. (2014). Porn piracy: An overlooked phenomenon in need of academic investigation. Porn Studies, 1(3), 342-346.

Brown, S.C. and MacDonald, R.A.R. (2014). Predictive factors of music piracy: An exploration of personality using the HEXACO PI-R. Musicae Scientiae, 18(1), 53-64.

Brown, S.C. (2014). ‘With a little help from my friends’: Peer production and the changing face of the live album. International Journal of Music Business Research, 3(1), 52-66.

Brown, S.C. (2014). Approaches to digital piracy research: A call for innovation. Convergence, 20(2), 129-139.

Brown, S.C. (2014). Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music (Review of the book Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music, by Reed, S.A.]. Rock Music Studies, 1(2), 193-195.

Brown, S.C. (2013, July). Digital piracy and the moral compass. The Psychologist, 26(7), 538-539.

Brown, S.C. (2011). Artist autonomy in a digital era: The case of Nine Inch Nails. Empirical Musicology Review, 6(4), 198-213.

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