Thomas Hodgson
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Music and Data, Global Music Industry) ; Music Industry, Musicology

Thomas Hodgson is an ethnomusicologist who studies algorithms and AI in global contexts, with a particular focus on Pakistan and the Pakistani diaspora. He is currently finishing a book – Journeys of Love: Kashmiris, Music, and the Poetics of Migration – which explores questions of memory and exchange among musicians in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. Outside academia, Thomas co-founded the music technology platform Tigmus (This is Good Music). The company, which came to represent over 900 venues and 4000 artists, made use of data from streaming and social media platforms such as Spotify, YouTube and Facebook to tell artists optimally where and when they should perform. He is also a practicing musician and composer, playing the trumpet, keys and various other instruments in Stornoway, an indie folk band with three UK top-20 albums. Thomas recently collaborated with composer Edward Nesbit to produce an album in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The album – Aenigmata – was shortlisted for the 2019 RMA Tippett Medal.

Stornoway Releases a New Single
When Musicology professor Thomas Hodgson isn’t founding new peer-reviewed journals devoted to exploring music and data (yes, that’s right), he’s recording with his band Stornoway. And they have just released
Stornoway Drops New Album
Dig the Mountain is the new LP by British Indie band Stornoway. Musicologist Thomas Hodgson plays trumpet with the band, which has sold tens of thousands of albums worldwide. The
How Spotify Knows What You Want Next
When the Wall Street Journal wants to understand how Spotify’s algorithm works, they turn to Thomas Hodgson, assistant professor of musicology and music industry at The UCLA Herb Alpert School
Don Franzen
Adjunct Professor of Music (Music and Law, Forensic Musicology)
Kathryn Frazier
Lecturer in Music Industry
Dae Bogan
Lecturer in Music Industry (Entrepreneurship)
Bobby Borg
Lecturer in Music Industry (Industry Fundamentals)
Lauren A. Spalding
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music and Activism, Artist Management)
Tiffany Naiman
Director of Undergraduate Programs, Music Industry; Instructor, Music Industry & Musicology (Critical Perspectives, Capstone Sequence, History of Popular Music)
Tony Brancato
Guest Lecturer in Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Catherine Provenzano
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Critical and Contemporary Perspectives on Music Technology)
Monica Chieffo
Lecturer in Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Jeffery Jampol
Lecturer in Music Industry (Artist Management and Promotion)
Robert Beamer
Lecturer in Music Industry (Finance and Accounting)
Jason Feinberg
Lecturer in Music Industry (Digital Marketing and Promotion)
Catherine Gregory
Lecturer in Music, Music Industry (Artistic Citizenship and Community Engagement), Director of the Gluck Fellowship Program
David Leaf
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Music Documentary, Songwriters)
Judith Finell
Adjunct Professor in Musicology (Forensic Musicology)
Jonathan Beard
Lecturer - Electronic Music, Audio Engineering
Natasha Pasternak
Lecturer in Music Industry (Songwriting, Touring, Songwriter’s Workshop)
Amy Kathryn Kuney
Lecturer in Music Industry (Songwriting)
Hans Fjellestad
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music Supervision)
Stig Edgren
Lecturer in Music Industry (Concerts and Live Events)
Justin Paul
Lecturer in Music Industry
Lauren Kop
Lecturer in Music Industry (Digital Production and Beat Design)
Lee John
Lecturer in Music Industry (Rock/Pop Ensemble)
Allison Wolfe
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music Journalism, Audio Storytelling)
David MacFadyen
Mark Tramo
Adjunct Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Music, Mind, and Brain)
Jessica Schwartz
Associate Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Punk and DIY)
Adam Moseley
Lecturer in Music Industry (Studio Production)
Robert Fink
Chair of Music Industry Program, Professor of Musicology and Humanities (Music Theory, Analysis of Popular Music, Internships and Industry Partnerships)

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