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Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr Gene Shill, is an Assistant Professor with specialisms in creative entrepreneurship, creative practice and contemporary record production. With a background in entrepreneurship and intellectual property law in the global creative industries, he is also the established contemporary saxophonist, record producer and DJ of the alias ST. AMANT.

He has written for both commercial and academic publications such as the European Business Review, Bloomsbury and SAGE and, provides commentary to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Developments' Creative Economy Programme on Creative Entrepreneurship and the commercialisation of intellectual property in the Creative Industries.

Musically, he has toured internationally with the likes of, The Blues Brothers, Simply Red, Dionne Warwick, and Cirque Du Soleil and has released music on Ministry of Sound (AUS), Red Cherry Records (Japan) Vicious Vinyl (AUS), Ridehouse Music (UK), Hed Kandi (USA), Interscope Records (USA), Sony BMG and Universal Worldwide.


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer (Music Industry), RMIT University
  • 2014–2015
    Senior Coordinator - Composition and Music Production, Australian Institute of Music
  • 2012–2014
    Program Leader - Contemporary Music Performance, Australian College of the Arts


  • 2017 
    Griffith University, PhD (Electronic Music Production)
  • 2009 
    RMIT University, Master of Arts (Entertainment Management)
  • 2003 
    RMIT University, Bachelor of Arts (Music Business)