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2703, 2014

From music to marketing (and beyond)

By |March 27th, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on From music to marketing (and beyond)

Robert Jones – musician, teacher, avid reader, writer, runner, humanist and ‘Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainee’.

I graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2011 completing my MMus with distinction, with the aim of becoming a professional musician. My time at the Conservatoire had prepared me well for this, and when I finished studying I was already working as […]

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, […]

1009, 2013

The true impact of Black popular cultures on young Black women’s sense of self

By |September 10th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on The true impact of Black popular cultures on young Black women’s sense of self

Dionne Taylor – Lecturer in Criminology, PhD researcher  

“They speak about us as ‘bitches’ and refer to us as ‘whores’ – but we are always there, when they need you” – this unwitting quote is taken from  some of the young women in the study I Wanna Love –  an exploration into the role Hip […]

2702, 2013

Sounds to send you to sleep

By |February 27th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Sounds to send you to sleep

National Bed Month is The Sleep Council’s longest standing awareness campaign, which started in 1990 and runs throughout the whole of March.

As part of National Bed Month, Dr Michael Wolters (Deputy Head of Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University), shares his thoughts on sounds that may help to ensure that you have […]

202, 2011

Five hundred years of tragic bimbos

By |February 2nd, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off on Five hundred years of tragic bimbos

Professor David Roberts, Head of the School of English at Birmingham City University

It’s not often that a new opera is described as one of the arts events of the year, but Mark Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole, commissioned for performance at Covent Garden in February,has already generated a fever of media interest. You might wonder how […]