The mission of IMIRGe is to produce world-class analytical and empirical music industries research that informs public and policy debates in Scotland, the UK, and internationally. We also specialize in the study of popular music culture and society.
Our staff have a track record of leading funded research projects in dialogue with policy makers, charities and the third sector, trade bodies and the wider music industries.
We value our role as an independent voice and aim to be a highly respected source of critical analysis.
Matt Brennan IMIRGe Director, Professor of Popular Music
John Williamson IMIRGe Deputy Director, Lecturer in Popular Music
Dominic Chalmers Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Robert Allan PhD candidate
Arthur Ehlinger PhD candidate
Marisa Androvik PhD candidate
Samantha Barr PhD candidate
Jayne Stynes Lecturer (University of the West of Scotland)
Diljeet Bhachu Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer (Musicians' Union)
Martin Kretschmer Professor of Intellectual Property Law
Kate Oakley Professor of Cultural Policy
Kenny Barr Postdoctoral Research Associate
Our researchers have led the following projects:
Imagining a just and green future for music cities: the case of Glasgow as a UNESCO City of Music (2023)
Postgraduate taught degree:
Gain a foundation in music industries research, including work-based learning in the form of entrepreneurship and placement opportunities.
Postgraduate research degree:
As a leading centre for music industries research, IMIRGe has a highly experienced team of PhD degree supervisors.