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Dr Iain Taylor


Lecturer in Music Industries

Birmingham School of Media
0121 300 4446

Dr Iain Taylor is a Lecturer in Music Industries, and a researcher within the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. As an educator, Iain teaches primarily on the BA (Hons) Music Industries degree, leading modules which explore the cultural and emotive value of music, and how this translates into the business models and intellectual property rights of the music industries.

Iain also contributes teaching and expertise to a range of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in the Birmingham Institute of Media and English, including BA (Hons) Media and Communication, BA (Hons) Music Journalism, BA (Hons) Media Production, MA Media and Cultural Studies, and MA Global Media Management.

Iain sits on the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media’s Archives Collections Management Board, which manages and sources acquisitions for the faculty’s extensive archives of art, photography, music, and media.

Prior to entering academia, Iain worked variously in events marketing and PR, music tuition, and as a multi-instrumentalist musician. As a performing artist he has released music on a variety of Scottish independent labels including Glasgow-based indie label Olive Grove Records, Hebridean micro-label Lost Map, and the now defunct Fife-based Fence Records.

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