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Journal Articles

Watson, A, Watson, JB, Tompkins, L (2022) Does social media pay for music artists? Quantitative evidence on the co-evolution of social media, streaming and live music, Journal of Cultural Economy, ISSN: 1753-0350.

Watson, A and Leyshon, A (2022) Negotiating platformisation: MusicTech, intellectual property rights and third wave platform reintermediation in the music industry, Journal of Cultural Economy, 15(3), pp.326-343, ISSN: 1753-0350. DOI: 10.1080/17530350.2022.2028653.

Watson, A, Derudder, B, Hoyler, M (2022) Transnational media corporations in global media cities: a geographical approach to understanding media power through corporate office networks, Global Media and Communication, ISSN: 1742-7665.

Watson, A (2020) Not all roads lead to London: insularity, disconnection and the challenge to ‘regional’ creative industries policy, Regional Studies, 54(11), pp.1574-1584, ISSN: 0034-3404. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2020.1738012.

Watson, A, Ward, J, Fair, J (2018) Staging atmosphere: collective emotional labour on the film set, Social and Cultural Geography, 22(1), pp.76-96, ISSN: 1464-9365. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2018.1551563.

Hoyler, M and Watson, A (2018) Framing city networks through temporary projects: (trans)national film production beyond ‘Global Hollywood’, Urban Studies, 56(5), pp.943-959, ISSN: 0042-0980. DOI: 10.1177/0042098018790735.

Tweed, F and Watson, A (2018) The screams all sound the same : the music of Of Monsters and Men and the Icelandic imaginary as geographical discourse, Area, ISSN: 0004-0894. DOI: 10.1111/area.12422.

Watson, A and Beaverstock, JV (2016) Transnational freelancing: Ephemeral creative projects and mobility in the music recording industry, Environment and Planning A, 48(7), pp.1428-1446, ISSN: 0308-518X. DOI: 10.1177/0308518X16641412.

Watson, A and Drakeford-Allen, D (2016) ‘Tuning out’ or ‘tuning in’? mobile music listening and intensified encounters with the city, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, ISSN: 0309-1317. DOI: 10.1111/1468-2427.12443.

Watson, A and Taylor, C (2014) Invisible Agents and hidden Protagonists: Rethinking Creative Cities Policy, European Planning Studies, 22(12), pp.2429-2435, ISSN: 0965-4313. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2013.790586.

Watson, A and Beaverstock, JV (2014) World city network research at a theoretical impasse: On the need to re-establish qualitative approaches to understanding agency in world city networks, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 105(4), pp.412-426, ISSN: 0040-747X. DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12098.

Watson, A and Ward, J (2013) Creating the right 'vibe': emotional labour and musical performance in the recording studio, Environment and Planning A, 45(12), pp.2904-2918, ISSN: 0308-518X. DOI: 10.1068/a45619.

Watson, A (2013) ‘Running a studio's a silly business’: work and employment in the contemporary recording studio sector, Area, 45(3), pp.330-336, ISSN: 0004-0894. DOI: 10.1111/area.12037.

Watson, A (2012) Sociological perspectives on the economic geography of projects: The case of project-based working in the creative industries, Geography Compass, 6(10), pp.617-631, ISSN: 1749-8198. DOI: 10.1111/gec3.12002.

Watson, A (2012) The world according to iTunes: mapping urban networks of music production, Global Networks, 12(4), pp.446-466, ISSN: 1470-2266. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0374.2011.00357.x.

Watson, A (2010) US Hegemony and the Obama Administration: Towards a New World Order?, Antipode, 42(2), pp.242-247, ISSN: 0066-4812. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00746.x.

Watson, A, Hoyler, M, Mager, C (2009) Spaces and networks of musical creativity in the city, ISSN: 1749-8198. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2009.00222.x.

Watson, A (2008) Global music city: knowledge and geographical proximity in London's recorded music industry, AREA, 40(1), pp.12-23, ISSN: 0004-0894. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00793.x.


Ballico, C and Watson, A (ed) (2020) Music Cities Evaluating a Global Cultural Policy Concept, Springer Nature, ISBN: 9783030358723.

Michael, H, Christof, P, Allan, W (ed) (2018) Global city makers: economic actors and practices in the world city network, Edward Elgar Publishing © Michael Hoyler, Christof Parnreiter and Allan Watson, ISBN: 9781785368943. DOI: 10.4337/9781785368950.

Watson, A and Taylor, C (ed) (2015) Rethinking Creative Cities Policy: Invisible Agents and Hidden Protagonists, Routledge, ISBN: 978-1138890084.

Watson, A (2014) Cultural production in and beyond the recording studio,ISBN: 9780415856065. DOI: 10.4324/9780203728260.


Watson, A and Leyshon, A (2021) User as asset, music as liability: The moral economy of the “value gap” in a platform musical economy. In The Routledge Companion to Media Industries, Routledge, pp.267-280, ISBN: 9780367225261.

Watson, A (2018) Music Tourism. In Special Interest Tourism Concepts, Contexts and Cases, CABI, pp.0-0, ISBN: 9781780645667.

Hoyler, M, Parnreiter, C, Watson, A (2018) Agency and practice in the making of global cities: towards a renewed research agenda. In Unknown Parent Title, Edward Elgar Publishing © Michael Hoyler, Christof Parnreiter and Allan Watson, pp.5-22, ISBN: 9781785368943. DOI: 10.4337/9781785368950.00008.

Ward, J and Watson, A (2017) "FX, drugs and rock 'n' roll": Engineering the emotional space of the recording studio. In The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure, Oxford University Press, pp.1-1, ISBN: 9780190244705.

Watson, A (2016) Laptops, Pro Tools and File Transfer Protocols: On the Intensification and Extensification of Recording Work in the Digital Age. In The Production and Consumption of Music in the Digital Age, Routledge, pp.11-24, ISBN: 9781317529651.

Watson, A (2016) “One Time I’ma Show You How To Get Rich!” Rap Music, Wealth and the Rise of the Hip-Hop Mogul. In Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.178-198, ISBN: 9781783474042.

Watson, A (2016) Digital Disruption and Recording Studio Diversification – Changing Business Models for the Digital Age. In Business Innovation and Disruption in the Music Industry, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.95-113, ISBN: 9781783478156.

Watson, A and Hoyler, M (2012) Materializing the digital commodity: recording studios in transnational project networks of digital music production. In Krätke, S, Wildner, K, Lanz, S (ed) Transnationalism and Urbanism, Routledge, pp.112-123, ISBN: 9780415898638.

Watson, A (2011) How global are the 'global media'? Analysing the networked urban geographies of transnational media corporations. In International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities, pp.284-294, ISBN: 9781848446472.

Watson, A and Hoyler, M (2011) Media centres in the world economy. In Taylor, PJ, Ni, P, Derudder, B, Hoyler, M, Huang, J, Witlox, F (ed) Global Urban Analysis: A Survey of Cities in Globalization, Earthscan, pp.40-47, ISBN: 978-1-84971-213-2.

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