Ellis Nathaniel Jones

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Academic interests

  • Popular music and the internet
  • DIY, independent, and alternative music
  • Social media and subjectivity
  • Authenticity and genre
  • Cultural work


My work at RITMO, exploring the impact of platform copyright regulations on sample-based "mashup" music (as part of the MASHED project), reflects my long-term interest in researching the relationship between music cultures and the internet. My PhD thesis, completed at University of Leeds' School of Media and Communication (and supervised by David Hesmondhalgh and Leslie Meier), explored the changing nature of "DIY" (do it yourself) music in the age of social media. I have an MA in Music, Culture and Politics (Cardiff University), and a BA in English and Music (Oxford Brookes University).


  • IASPM Andrew Goodwin Prize 2017
  • HEA Associate Fellowship



  • Hesmondhalgh, D., Jones, E., Rauh, A., (forthcoming 2020). ‘SoundCloud and Bandcamp as Alternative Music Platforms’, Social Media + Society.
  • Jones, E. (online 2019; print forthcoming) 'DIY and Popular Music: Mapping an Ambivalent Relationship Across Three Historical Case Studies', Popular Music and Society.
  • Jones, E. (2019) 'What does Facebook ‘afford’ do-it-yourself musicians? Considering social media affordances as sites of contestation', Media, Culture and Society.
  • Jones, E. (2018). ‘Learning from inexperience: consumption “made strange” in the digital music economy’, Popular Music 37(3).
  • Jones, E. (2014) ‘The Slow Sublime and 9/11: Insecurity and Fear in William Basinski’s “The Disintegration Loops”’, Music and Politics 8(1).


Published Sep. 17, 2018 11:16 AM - Last modified Apr. 8, 2020 11:48 AM