Martin McLoone is Emeritus Professor of Media Studies at Ulster University. He has researched and published extensively on many aspects of screen culture and popular music in Ireland, including Irish Film: The Emergence of a Contemporary Cinema (BFI, 2000); Film, Media and Popular Culture in Ireland: Cityscapes, Landscapes, Soundscapes (Irish Academic Press, 2008) and Rock and Popular Music in Ireland: Before and After U2 (Irish Academic Press, 2012).