Jay Hodgson

Associate Professor
Office: TC 226
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x84331
Email: jhodgs5@uwo.ca


Jay Hodgson is an associate professor of Popular Music Studies at Western University, where he teaches courses on songwriting and modern record production. He was awarded a Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal in 2006, primarily in recognition of his research on recording practice. In the last little while, Jay has mastered two records nominated for Juno awards, contributed music to films recognized by the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine and which screened at the United Nations General Assembly, all while maintaining an active schedule as a producer and songwriter himself. His students currently have more than 400 million streams on Spotify alone, and have entertained tens of thousands of ravers at live events such as Toronto’s Veld Festival and the national Juno Awards gala. Jay has authored and edited numerous books on recording practice, published with, among others, Bloomsbury, Taylor & Francis, Continuum, Focal, Routledge, and Oxford University Press.