The MA in Music Industries – Planzai’d

I’ve been running the MA in Music Industries (as well as the MA in Music Radio) this year at Birmingham City University. We had our first intake in February, and things really kicked in for the September intake. From September we’ve also been offering the...

Masters of Supervision

For the past six weeks or so, I’ve been doing a course at the university: being trained in the fine art of Masters supervision. Along with a bunch of other staff members (several pictured above) from different faculties, I’ve spent my Wednesday afternoons...

Talking about jazz and capitalism

One of the things you get to do as an academic is to read things, think about them, and then talk about them. And sometimes, you get to do that with people who really know what they’re talking about. There’s a small group of us that get together once a...

Guest lecture at Westminster

David Hendy consults his notes Once every now and again I get asked to do something that I take as an enormous compliment. It’s my job, generally speaking, to do lectures about music, culture and the internet – but to be asked to do a guest lecture about...