Matt Grimes

Senior Lecturer and Music Industries Consultant in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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I am the Award leader for MA Music Industries, Degree Leader for Music Industries at the Birmingham School of Media and Senior Lecturer in Music Industries and Radio. I am also a researcher and PhD Candidate researching British anarcho punk and ageing fans at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research at Birmingham City University.

I also teach across a number of programmes in the Birmingham School of Media; specialist areas taught include music industries skills, music promotion and PR, music business, popular music culture, music industry innovation, punk rock studies, popular music and subcultural studies, popular music fandom and radio production/training.

I lead the award for MA Music Industries and BA (Hons) Media and Communication (Music Industries) degree specialism within the school, including evaluating and developing courses, as well as networking with industry and recruiting and managing visiting lecturers and guest speakers.

I am currently developing and managing internal and external student employability and industry engagement projects and currently hold the post of Equality and Diversity Officer for the Birmingham School of Media undergraduate programme.

I am the link tutor for the faculty of Performance Media and English where I manage and develop collaborative provision with franchise colleges and external educational providers.

I am also an external examiner to the BA/FdA Music Business and Management at Northbrook College (Brighton University) and BA(Hons) Music Business at BIMM London(University of West London).

I also advise on music industry SME's and music industry start-ups.

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    • Birmingham City University