Hello, I'm Karlyn King,
a lecturer, researcher, published writer and podcaster celebrating all things music and magick.
As a popular music lecturer, I regularly speak at BIMM London, University of the West of Scotland and ICMP. I am near completion of a PhD at University of Birmingham researching the enduring format of vinyl records. I am also the host and producer of The Songs Are Spells Podcast, described as "the magickal version of Song Exploder" by Sony Music.
I have an MA Hons Psychology from University of Glasgow and a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Innovation & Entrepreneurship from University of West of Scotland.
I am about to complete my PhD at University of Birmingham exploring the enduring format of vinyl records in the digital era:
I have written for top tier academic journals Popular Music and Popular Music History which can be viewed below.
I have presented my research at numerous academic conferences including Goldsmiths, Durham University, Oxford Brookes, University of Westminster and Canterbury Christ Church University.
I have also organised my own research conference called “Identity and Vinyl Culture” at University of Birmingham, securing funding from the Royal Music Association.
In industry, I am a regular panel speaker on all things vinyl including a recent event at BIMM London with IDLES.
I was also invited to speak to Making Vinyl in Nashville, USA as an expert on all things records.
"KARLYN KING IS AUDACIOUS, ANIMATED, FULL OF VIGOUR AND IDEAS, THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL"
Dr Jerry Thackray/Everett True