George Musgrave was educated at the University of Cambridge where he read for a BA in Social and Political Science, and at UEA where he read for an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. His ESRC funded PhD at The Centre for Competition Policy (UEA) examined the notion of competitiveness in cultural markets, qualitatively exploring how competition is experienced both behaviourally and psychologically by artists. His research interests include contemporary processes of cultural intermediation, artistic entrepreneurship, qualitative research methods, and conditions of creativity.
He is currently a Senior Lecturer on the MA in Music Business Management, where he is the module leader on the Enterprise and Finance Module, and the dissertation/Project Module, and is a researcher based in the world-leading Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster. George welcomes PhD proposals from students who share his interdisciplinary research interests, particularly projects which combine a focus on economics, sociology, cultural anthropology, and/or psychology with relation to creative markets.
George is also a musician signed to both EMI/Sony/ATV for his publishing, and legendary music moguls Danny D and Tim Blacksmith (Stargate, Rihanna, NeYo) for his records. His music has earned support from the likes of Mike Skinner, Plan B, Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran, and he has been labelled 'Middle England's Poet Laureate' by BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Mistajam. Prior to signing to his record deal, he was the first ever unsigned artist to win a place on the coveted MTV 'Brand New' list, and has played at festivals including Reading, Leeds, Wireless and BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend.