Professor David Hesmondhalgh
- Job title: Professor of Media, Music and Culture
- Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures
- School: School of Media and Communication
David Hesmondhalgh is Professor of Media, Music and Culture in the School of Media and Communication. He is the author of Culture, Economy and Politics: The Case of New Labour (Palgrave, 2015, co-written with Kate Oakley, David Lee and Melissa Nisbett); Why Music Matters (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013); Creative Labour: Media Work in Three Cultural Industries (Routledge, 2011, co-written with Sarah Baker); and The Cultural Industries (Sage Publications), the fourth edition of which will be published in November 2018. He is also editor or co-editor of seven other books on media, music and culture, including Western Music and its Others (University of California Press, with Georgina Born, 2000) and The Media and Social Theory (Routledge, with Jason Toynbee, 2008). His main cultural policy interests are creative industries policy, arts policy, copyright, and cultural labour.