Mathew Flynn is a lecturer in music industry. Prior to joining the Music department he taught music business at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Before moving into higher education, Mat was a self-employed practitioner in the music industries, owning rehearsal rooms and an independent record label. His music industries research has been published in the edited collection Music Entrepreneurship and in academic journals Kinephanos and The Listening Experience Database. In addition to his writing, in 2017 Mat coordinated the Liverpool section of UK Live Music Census project, the world’s first national survey of live music.