Whiting, Sam

University of South Australia

Dr Sam Whiting is a popular music scholar and a Lecturer in Creative Industries at the University of South Australia. His published papers explore issues of access, identity, gender, heritage, live music, and scenes through the lens of popular music studies. He is currently working on a book about small venues for Bloomsbury Academic.


  • Articles
    The Creative City Unlike the terms ‘creative industries’, which nobody ever quite understood, and ‘creative class’, about which actual ‘creatives’ were always ambiguous, the ‘creative city’ has been an incredibly successful global policy meme, to which cities across the world continue to aspire. From the early 1990s, faced with de-industrialisation, rising...Read more