Iain Taylor


Dr Iain Taylor is a Lecturer in Music Industries in the Birmingham School of Media. His research is concerned with music, materiality, and digitalisation. 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.

Iain is an editor and designer of Riffs, a journal run by the staff and students of the BCMCR, providing a space for publication of experimental writing on the subject of popular music.

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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