Mr Ali Kiresci


I am an HPL and music business professional with over fourteen years of experience in the recorded and live music industries. I previously received my MA in Music and The Creative Economy and my M.Res in Small Business and Management Research from Kingston Business School. I deliver lectures to postgraduate students at the School of Music on Self-Employment, Freelancing, Entrepreneurship and Marketing in the Music Industries. 

I am also working towards my PhD focusing on immigrant musicians' cultural labour market experiences in London. As a researcher, I am enthusiastic about exploring cultural entrepreneurship, self-employment-freelancing, creativity and innovation in the cultural industries. 

I am a member of the societies and organisations below;

I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. 

I am a member of the Creative Industries Federation. 

I am a member of the International Music Business Research Association.

I am a member of Disability Rights UK. 

Academic responsibilities

Hourly Paid Lecturer


  • FRSA
  • M.Res in Small Business and Management
  • MA in Music and the Creative Economy
  • B.Mus in Music

Teaching and learning

Entrepreneurship in the Music Industries

Self-Employment and Freelancing in the Music Industries

Artistic Labour Markets

Music Marketing

Qualitative Research Methods

Postgraduate courses taught


My research interests lie at the intersection of music industries, economics and the sociology of work. 

Areas of specialism

  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Artistic Labour Markets
  • Self-Employment and Freelancing in the Cultural Industries
  • Qualitative Research Methods

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