Matt Grimes

Matt Grimes is Degree Leader for Music Industries and  Senior Lecturer in Music Industries and Radio at Birmingham City University. He is also a member of the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research where he is currently studying for a PhD, conducting research into British anarcho-punk (1979-85) and its cultural impact through and within the life courses of a group of ageing  anarcho-punks. Matt also has an interest in radio as a tool for social change, where he has facilitated a number of community radio projects with marginalised groups such as Gypsies and Travellers, young people in rural communities as well as delivering radio training projects in prisons. Matt currently co-manages a project called Parkside Works www.parksideworks.com which connects students with local and regional music industry businesses to create meaningful internships, that develop industry skills for students and helps support the local and regional music industry.

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