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The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
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Jeremy Peters

Wayne State University
Assistant Professor of Music
Detroit, MI

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Jeremy Peters, FRSA, MBA (Cantab), is an Assistant Professor of Music (Business & Entrepreneurship) in the Department of Music at Wayne State University and is a co-founder of Quite Scientific Records. He maintains an active teaching, performing, and researching practice and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. He is primarily interested in how entrepreneurship and organizational processes relate to the creative and cultural industries, and uses ethnographic and archival research methodologies to investigate them. 

Previously, he was the Director of Music Publishing for Ghostly International, having built the division at the company. At Ghostly, he worked on projects for film, television, advertising, and video games with brands such as Nike, Microsoft, HUMMER, Apple, Lincoln, Motorola, Ford, Adult Swim, major television networks, and Sony PlayStation. As well, he was the music supervisor for the EMMY Award-winning documentary film, “MEDORA.”

Jeremy previously held lecturing positions with the University of Michigan Law School and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, teaching coursework on copyright, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and the music industry. He has presented papers at conferences for the Society of Arts Entrepreneurship Educators, International Association of Arts and Cultural Management, IUPUI-NEA Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab, and the Creativity, Knowledge, Cities conference. Additionally, he spoke at conferences such as Iceland Airwaves, Reeperbahn Festival, by:Larm, South by Southwest, CMJ, A2IM Indie Week, Billboard Film & TV Summit, Future of Music Summit, and the Michigan Ross School of Business’ Entrepalooza Conference.

Jeremy graduated with an MBA (concentrating in Strategy with courses in Creative, Arts and Media Management) from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He is a life member of Clare Hall College, where he was the recipient of the Culture, Arts, and Media, Boak Research, Clare Hall, and Mellon Bursaries to support studies of the intersection of culture and business practice. He holds an undergraduate degree with dual concentrations in Music and Political Science from the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts.

He is a voting member of The Recording Academy (the GRAMMYs), the Society of Arts Entrepreneurship Educators,