Staff Profiles: Ben Wardle

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Staff Profile: Ben Wardle
Lecturer in Music Business and Creative Industries

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Ben Wardle

Lecturer in Music Business and Creative Industries

Music and Media

Film and Television

Ben has worked in the music business for what seems like centuries, mainly as an A&R person (Warners, RCA, V2) but also as an editor and writer (AOL Music, The Guardian).

Biography

Ben has worked in the music business for what seems like centuries, mainly as an A&R person (Warners, RCA, V2) but also as an editor and writer (AOL Music, The Guardian). He's written a number of books including The Art Of The LP and Pink Flag. Currently, Ben placates his obsession with records by penning features for Long Live Vinyl and writing and presenting music columns for BBC Front Row.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BA German University of Manchester 1988
PGCert Education University of East London 2011

Teaching and research

Level

Undergraduate

External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Record companies; A&R; Music management; Music journalism

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