Dr Adam Behr is a Lecturer in Contemporary and Popular Music at the International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University. His research covers popular music, the  music industries, cultural policy, and the intersection of music and politics. It includes extensive work on live music, including the UK Live Music Census and the Edinburgh Live Music Census as well as two AHRC funded projects on the Cultural Value of live music. Other work includes research on music tourism, digitisation and copyright (as part of CREATe – the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre), open mic nights, and on the history and sociology of bands.

He has taught a range of popular music and related courses at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and City University, London. He has also performed as a guitarist, bass player and DJ in a variety of contexts and published in academic journals including The International Journal of Cultural Policy, Rock Music Studies, Cultural Trends, The Journal for Cultural Research and Political Studies. His writing online and in print for a general audience has also appeared in numerous outlets including The Conversation and the New European.