This page has a growing list of interesting research papers that are recommended. Noting that a recommendation does not mean that I agree with the all the papers claims or even that I understand an area enough to even have an opinion on the research. It does mean that they raise an interesting point, challenge an accepted wisdom, reveal something that was hidden before or is just an entertaining read.
Music, Multimedia and Spectacle: The one-man band and audience relationships in the digital age Read here: From Organised Sound – Volume 20, Issue 3 (Aesthetic Radicalism, Future and Past) December 2015, pp. 349-356