Andrew Rae



Andrew Rae is a post-graduate from the University of Glasgow (M.Litt, Music Industries) and performance graduate from the University of Liverpool (BA Music & Popular Music). He is the research assistant for the What's Going On Now? report team at RCS.


He has worked for the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) on research for database projects and organising the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award. Andrew also has experience in marketing for artists and record companies. He has worked for London based record label Ninja Tunes and subsequently worked as a marketing co-ordinator for volunteer and working abroad company BUNAC.


Andrew is part of the committee for Sound Thought Festival based in Glasgow and has an interest in electroacoustic music. He has produced tracks and music videos for a variety of artists based in Liverpool and Glasgow. 


Selected Publications and Articles


2017 'Music Education in Scottish Secondary Schools' - A Comparative Analysis: State, Independent and Specialist Music Schools (University of Glasgow)

2017 'Data Matters' - Spotify for Artists (University of Glasgow)

2017 'The Role of the Producer' - A Comparative Account of Two Eras (University of Glasgow)

2016 'The Importance of Music in Scotland's Economy' (University of Liverpool)








  • MLitt, University of Glasgow

    Music Industries

  • BA, University of Liverpool

    Music & Popular Music