Dr George Musgrave

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Email g.musgrave (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 296 4255
Dr George Musgrave

George is a Lecturer at Goldsmiths (University of London) based in the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, and is the module leader for Creative and Social Enterprises, which forms part of the BSc in Management and Entrepreneurship.

Academic qualifications

  • ESRC funded PhD, The Centre for Competition Policy (UEA) examining the notion of competitiveness in cultural markets 2018
  • MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (UEA) 2016
  • BA in Social and Political Science, University of Cambridge 2013

Teaching and Supervision

Research interests

His research interests include contemporary processes of cultural intermediation, artistic entrepreneurship, qualitative research methods, and conditions of creativity.
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.



Musgrave, George. 2019. Making Sense of My Creativity: Reflecting on Digital Autoethnography. Journal of Artistic and Creative Education, ISSN 1832 – 0465

Musgrave, George. 2017. Collaborating to Compete: The Role of Cultural Intermediaries in Hypercompetition. International Journal of Music Business Research, 6(2), pp. 41-68. ISSN 2227-5789

Further profile content

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.