Paul Carr is Head of the Division of Music and Sound and Reader in Popular Music Analysis at the ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, in Cardiff. His research interests focus on the areas of musicology, widening access, the music industry and pedagogical frameworks for music related education - publishing in all of these areas. Publications include ‘An analysis of post 1970’s electric guitarists who have fused the jazz aesthetic with other music forms’ (Book chapter in De-Canonizing Music History, 2009), ‘Researching the Development of a Foundation Degree in Musical Instrument Retail Management: A Case Study Partnership between Glamorgan University and Roland UK’ (Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 2010) and ‘An Autocratic Approach to Music Copyright?: The potential negative impacts of restrictive rights on a composer's legacy: The case of the Zappa Family Trust’ (Contemporary Theatre Review, 2011). He is also an experienced performing musician, having toured and recorded with artists as diverse as The James Taylor Quartet and former Miles Davis saxophonist Bob Berg.
He is the editor of the book Frank Zappa and the And, which was published in February of 2013.