Owayne Smith

Research Assistant
Owayne Smith


Owayne has been a dedicated contributor to the Birmingham music scene for over five years. Holding a Master’s in Creative Professional Studies, he offers both theoretical knowledge and real-world expertise as a Research Associate for the Birmingham Live Music Project.

His research into music ecosystems has provided valuable insights into building sustainable musical communities, especially within Birmingham. Beyond academia, Owayne’s history as a DJ and A&R has given him a unique vantage point into the industry’s heartbeat.

His involvement doesn’t stop with music; Owayne’s previous stint in youth work emphasized the significant role music can play in enriching communities, underscoring its potential to inspire and unite.

In melding research, artist development, and community outreach, Owayne is subtly shaping the future of Birmingham’s musical landscape.

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