Faculty of Music

Jay Hodgson

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


Dr. Jay Hodgson is on faculty at Western University, where he primarily teaches courses on songwriting and project paradigm record production. He is also one of two mastering engineers at MOTTOsound — a boutique audio services house situated in England, whose credits include work on records by the likes of Rush, Three Days Grace, The New Pornographers, Glen Campbell, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Barenaked Ladies, and numerous other household names. In the last few years, Dr. Hodgson's mixes and masters have twice been nominated for Juno Awards, topped Beatport’s global techno and house charts, and he has contributed music to films recognized by the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, and which screened at the United Nations General Assembly. He was awarded a Governor General’s academic medal in 2006, primarily in recognition of his research on audio recording; and his second book, Understanding Records (2010), was recently acquired by the Reading Room of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has other books published, and forthcoming, from Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury, Continuum, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Focal Press and Routledge.