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Dr. Simon Zagorski-Thomas is Reader in Music at the London College of Music and is co-chair of the Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production. He has worked for over 30 years as a composer, sound engineer and producer and is, at present, conducting research into recorded popular music. He was recently awarded a visiting fellowship at the University of Cambridge and was the Principle Investigator in the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded network on Performance in the Recording Studio. His book on The Art of Record Production, which he co-edited with Simon Frith, was published by Ashgate Press in 2012 and his monograph on the Musicology of Record Production for Cambridge University Press was published in 2014. He still composes and produces when he can find the time.