Watson, Allan

United Kingdom
Dr Allan Watson is a Lecturer in Human Geography and researcher in the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University, UK. His research focuses on the geographies of music and the music industry. His work has been published in a wide range of journals as well as a research monograph, "Cultural Production in and Beyond the Recording Studio"(Routledge, 2014). He is Associate Director of the Globalisation and World Cities (GaWC) research network for Cultural and Creative Industries.


  • Editorial
    Over the past 20 years, interest in the ‘creative city’ concept and the ways in which cities might be re-imagined and place-branded through specific creative and cultural identities and activities has increased exponentially (Andersson et al.; Cooke and Lazzeretti; Evans; Grodach; Landry), with urban policy-makers in particular seeking to find ways to leverage these identities to drive a...Read more
  • Editorial
    The ways in which artists, musicians, filmmakers and other creative practitioners perceive, navigate and represent 'place' in their work is complex and multifaceted. Further, place-based conditions also influence the ways in which creative activity occurs in particular locales. This raises questions regarding the role of history, economics, attitudes towards and perceptions of particular...Read more