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Lecturer in Music Industry Management, University of Central Lancashire

Tony Rigg is a Music Industry Advisor and Educator affiliated with the University of Central Lancashire, UK, where he leads the Master of Arts Programme in Music Industry Management. He has occupied senior management roles in market-leading organizations including Operations Director for Ministry of Sound, overseen the management of more than one hundred music venues and delivered thousands of music events. As an artist/ producer he has a chart pedigree with tracks featured on chart-topping and gold-selling albums. His notable publications include Popular Music in the Post-digital Age: Politics, Economy, Culture and Technology (Bloomsbury 2018), The Future of Live Music (Bloomsbury 2020) and The Evolution of Electronic Dance Music (Bloomsbury 2021), which he co-edited with Ewa Mazierska and Les Gillon, The Present and Future of Music Law (Bloomsbury 2021), which he co-edited with Ann Harrison, and Challenges to British Nightclubs During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic (Dancecult 2021).