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Karyln King
Karlyn King
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HELLO, I'M KARLYN KING,
GLOBAL MUSIC BUSINESS LECTURER, RESEARCHER, PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PODCASTER 
AS SEEN: BBC WOMAN'S HOUR, VI4YL, STEREO MAGAZINE, SPIRIT & DESTINY

As a popular music lead lecturer and course coordinator, I regularly speak at UK institutions and guest lecture in Nashville, TN. 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. Listen here 

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Karlyn King

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.

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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 also frequently speak in Nashville, USA as an expert on all things records, including the gendering of vinyl records spaces, which I discussed at Making Vinyl and Music Biz alongside music industry heavyweights.

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"KARLYN KING IS AUDACIOUS, ANIMATED, FULL OF VIGOUR AND IDEAS, THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL"

Dr Jerry Thackray/Everett True

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