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Dr Samuel Murray BA (Hons) MA PhD PGCHE FHEA

Lecturer Music


    Personal Statement

    Dr Sam Murray is a lecturer in music industries joining to cover for Dr Sarah Price who is on research leave. Alongside this role he is a lecturer in music business and arts management at Middlesex University, which he joined at the end of 2019 following his work as a Policy & Research Officer for UK Music, the main campaigning and lobbying group for the music industries in the UK. He has also previously worked with the Council of Music Makers.

    He has previously been a research associate at Teesside University on the Creative Fuse North East project, and a research assistant at Cardiff University as part of Creative Cardiff.

    He also previously worked for UK Music as a Policy & Research Officer working on their Music by Numbers Report as well as regional city reports exmaining music-making in Manchester and Sheffield. He also worked on policy research in support of reducing business rates for grassroots music venues, changes to the visa system to benefit musicians and improving support for the live music industry in Wales.

    For over 10 years Sam has played Clarinet with the touring band Me and My Friends and has released three albums Beneath a Level Head (2012), Hide Your Way (2016), Look Up! (2018) and Before I Saw the Sea (2023) with the band. The band have performed on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends Programme, featured on french station Radio Nova's compilations NovaTunes 3.5 and 3.9 and have performed at many of the UK's biggest festivals including Greenman, Shambala and Kendall Calling.