Dr Sean McLaughlin


Lecturer - Music and Music Business


  • Programme Leader - Popular Music BA(Hons) 
  • Lecturer and Researcher in Popular Music 
  • PAT Popular Music BA(Hons) Year 4


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh, 2012
  • Teaching Qualification for Further Education, The University of Dundee, 2010.
  • Master of Musicology, The University of Edinburgh, 2006.
  • BA Popular Music Performance (Distinction), The Open University, 2005.

Professional Membership

  • Journal of Popular Music Education Editorial Board
  • PRS for Music
  • Former Executive Board Member - IASPM
  • Musicians' Union


Teaching subjects

  • Music and Music Business

Sean McLaughlin


Technical/Research Interest

Industry Experience

  • Dante (Scottish Indie-folk Band): Songwriter, guitars, vocals. Currently working on a new album at Castle Sound with producer Andy Monaghan from Frightened Rabbit and Garry Boyle. Just returned from a spring Scottish Tour and a live STV Riverside session.
  • Stitch Records (Independent Record Label): Co-Owner and Director
  • The Birthday Suit (Scottish Indie Band): Songwriter, Guitarist. Working with Rod Jones of Idlewild.

Employment history

  • Director/Owner, Stitch Records (2006 - Present)
  • Writer/Musician/Composer, Self-Employed (2002 - Present)