Franco Fabbri was amongst the founders of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, which he chaired for three mandates. He teaches popular music history, analysis and economy at the University of Milan and at the Conservatory of Parma. His main interests are in the fields of genre theories, the impact of media and technology across genres and musical cultures, and the history of popular music. Among his publications: Il suono in cui viviamo (Feltrinelli, 1996, 3rd edition il Saggiatore, 2008), Around the clock. Una breve storia della popular music (Utet 2008), Made in Italy: Studies in Popular Music (co-edited with Goffredo Plastino, Routledge, 2014).