Lecturer in Music Industries
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Iain Taylor is a Lecturer in Music Industries in Birmingham School of Media at Birmingham City University, and currently completing his PhD at University of the West of Scotland. Before joining Birmingham City University in September 2015, he was an Associate Lecturer in University of the West of Scotland’s School of Creative and Cultural Industries for five years. His research is concerned with the negotiation of value around music formats, and our relationship with recorded music in an age of ever increasing digital intangibility.
In particular, he is interested in the tensions that exist in our relationships with both analogue and digital music formats, and ways of thinking and talking about hybridity between analogue and digital media and practice. 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.