Dr Holly Tessler BA(Hons), MBA, PhD, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer, Music Industries; Programme Leader, MA Beatles, Music Industry and Heritage Music


    Personal Statement

    I returned to the Department of Music in January, 2019, having completed my MBA (Music Industries) and PhD here in the 2000s.

    I previously held the post of Senior Lecturer, Commercial Music and Programme Leader, MA Music (Industries) at the University of the West of Scotland, from 2011-2019. I have also held various Music Industries lectureships at Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts), the University of East London and Birmingham City University.

    In addition, I have nearly ten years of commercial radio experience, having worked with several commercial and public radio stations in my native Philadelphia, including WXPN-FM (88.5), WIP-AM (610) and WMMR-FM (93.3), as well as serving as Music Manager for Radio Computing Services (RCS) in New York.

    Since rejoining the Department, I have created two university record labels: Redbrick Records, for staff research projects and original releases; and Merciful Sound, a fully student-run record label. I have also established the department's new postgraduate taught degree, MA The Beatles, Music Industry and Heritage, launching September, 2021.

    I am also founding co-editor of the Journal of Beatles Studies, published by Liverpool University Press. https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/journals/id/113/

    My research interests include the Beatles, music industries, music industries as creative industries, Garage Rock/Medway Sound, music branding, cultural branding, interactive audio, popular music culture and popular music history.