Iain Taylor

Iain Taylor

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20202022

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Overview

Dr Iain Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Programme Leader for BA Commercial Music at UWS. His research is concerned with the changing materialities of music forms, formats and spaces. 

Iain is an editor and designer of Riffsa 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.

Current teaching activities and interests

Iain is the Programme Leader for BA Commercial Music, and teaches on the MA Music suite at University of the West of Scotland. 

His current teaching stradles Music Industries studies, music research practice, audiences & participation, and analysing creativity.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Co-Managing Editor, Riffs: Experimental Writing on Popular Music

2021 → …

Keywords

  • M Music

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