Matt Grimes

Matt Grimes

Course Director BA (Hons) Music Business; Senior Lecturer in Music Industries and Radio

Birmingham School of Media
0121 331 6642

Dr Matt Grimes is the course director for the BA (Hons) Music Business course and a Senior Lecturer in Music Industries and Radio, with over 15 years experience in higher education. In 2020, he received his PhD exploring ageing and identity in British anarcho-punks.

Matt’s published research and research interests include anarcho-punk and DiY punk scenes; ageing within popular music scenes; popular music memory and nostalgia; DiY music cultures/subcultures and scenes; music activism, music industries entrepreneurship. Matt is General Secretary of the Punk Scholars Network and sits on the editorial board for The Punk Scholars Press and Punk and Post-Punk journal.

Prior to joining the Birmingham School of Media and the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR) as an academic, Matt worked within the music industries, for a number of DiY record labels, tour manager, music promoter and within music festival production.

Areas of Expertise
Postgraduate Supervision
Media Work
Work With Industry
Links and Social Media