Marcus O’Dair

Associate Professor in Music and Innovation
Middlesex University

Marcus O’Dair is Associate Professor in Music and Innovation at Middlesex University in London, and convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries cluster. His book on the impact of blockchain technology on the creative industries is shortly to be published by Palgrave; he is also the author of an insight paper on the topic for the Blockchain Research Institute. Marcus has published academic research in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. He has also written for publications including the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, the Financial Times and the Irish Times and appeared on CNN, Radio 1, Radio 3, 6 Music and the World Service. Different Every Time, his 2014 biography of the musician Robert Wyatt, was a Radio 4 book of the week and was shortlisted for the Penderyn music book prize. A former session musician with Passenger, he has also released three acclaimed albums and toured Europe as one half of Grasscut.