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About Matt Grimes

Degree Leader for Music Industries at Birmingham City University
2005, 2015

Will Spotify’s rumoured venture into video streaming see them start to make profits?

By |May 20th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Will Spotify’s rumoured venture into video streaming see them start to make profits?

Today we expect we will finally see the announcement of whether Spotify will launch a video streaming service or not.  Over the past few weeks rumours have been flying around music, entertainment and tech worlds regarding Spotify’s plans to launch “Spotify Now”, its new on-demand video service, if a recent CNBC report turns out to […]

3103, 2015

Is the Tide about to Turn for Music Streaming?

By |March 31st, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Is the Tide about to Turn for Music Streaming?

By Matt Grimes, Senior Lecturer Music Industries and Radio

So it seems that he gloves are off in the next round in the fight for streaming services and coming out of the corner with a ringside music celebrity support team is heavyweight music and business mogul Jay Z. Already a successful rapper it seems that in […]

801, 2014

‘Relax’ – it’s only music censorship

By |January 8th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on ‘Relax’ – it’s only music censorship

In relation to this month being the 30th anniversary of the BBC banning radio play of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’, Matt Grimes, Degree Leader for Music Industries at Birmingham City University, comments on the surrounding controversy of the ban and more recent music censorship cases.

As a parent of 3 children I know only too […]

111, 2013

Now! Is THAT What I Call Music?

By |November 1st, 2013|In The News|2 Comments

After launching 30 years ago in November 1983, Matt Grimes, Degree Leader for Music Industries at Birmingham City University, discusses whether the long-running NOW That’s What I Call Music! CD compilations fit into a music industry dominated by streaming music, downloads and digital platforms.

I have never been an avid listener of top 40 chart music, […]