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

Lecturer, Music Industries Music


    Personal Statement

    I returned to the Department of Music as a Lecturer in Music Industries 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.

    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