Academic Career

Dr Lachlan Goold is a Lecturer in Contemporary Music at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).

His research focuses on practice-based music production approaches, theoretical uses of space, the music industry and cultural geography. Lachlan continues research in recording studio practice with attention on remote and regional areas, the broader music industry, and the implications of government legislation on the music industry in Australia.

His research focuses on spatiotemporal attitudes toward recording space and he posits that DIY recording is a new paradigm of the recording studio.

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Below are some published articles:

Journal Articles

Barratt, M. J., Maddox, A., Smith, N., Davis, J.L., Goold, L., Winstock, A.R., Ferris, J.A., Who uses digital drugs? An international survey of ‘binaural beat’ customers. Drug and alcohol review

Puljević, C., Carah, N., Miller, P.G., Wood, B., MacFarlane, C., Kilpatrick, E., Goold, L., Regan, S. and Ferris, J., 2021. The impact of the Queensland Government’s Tackling Alcohol‐Fuelled Violence Policy on live music performances in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia. Drug and alcohol review, 40(5), pp.738-745.

Nicholas Carah, Scott Regan, Lachlan Goold, Lillian Rangiah, Peter Miller & Jason Ferris (2021): Original live music venues in hyper-commercialised nightlife precincts: exploring how venue owners and managers navigate cultural, commercial and regulatory forces, International Journal of Cultural Policy, 27(5), pp.621-635.

Book Chapters

Lachlan Goold & Phil Graham (2019): The Uncertain Future of the Large-Format Recording Studio Proceedings of the 2017 Art of Record Production Conference, Royal College of Music, Stockholm. Journal on the Art of Record Production and Royal College of Music