EMC CPD Online: Commercial Practices in the Media with David Hesmondhalgh (Twilight 20.1.22)

Professor David Hesmondhalgh is one of the ‘key thinkers’ for the commercial practices element of A Level Media Studies. He works in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. He has a particular interest and expertise in digital platforms and has written many books on the cultural industries, including the music industries. This is an exciting opportunity to hear from him first-hand as he talks about his work and there will be time for your questions at the end of the lecture.

This is an EMC lecture, with Q&A. These lectures, from experts in their field, are designed to refresh and enrich teacher subject knowledge rather than apply directly to classroom practice.

Further details

  • This course will be recorded but participants will not be audible or visible.


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  • After the session you will receive the PowerPoint presentation, any resources used on the course and a £10 voucher to use against any purchase on www.englishandmedia.co.uk
  • A recording of the session will be available for 7 days after the event.

Course tutor: Professor David Hesmondhalgh

David Hesmondhalgh is Professor of Media, Music and Culture at the University of Leeds. His areas of expertise include digital platforms in the realm of culture; media studies; the cultural and creative industries; and all aspects of music, self and society, especially popular music. Recent books include Media and Society (with James Curran, Bloomsbury Academic, 2019), The Cultural Industries (4th edition, Sage Publications, 2019) and a major co-authored report on Music Creators’ Earnings in the Digital Era (Intellectual Property Office, 2021).

How to book your place

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