Richard Frenneaux

Assistant Professor in International Communications, Dr

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Dr. Richard Frenneaux offers a distinctive blend of academia and a notable background in the music industry. With significant contributions as the principal songwriter, frontman and producer for Red Light Company, he achieved commercial success, propelling their album to the 13th spot on the UK charts. Notably, as a writer and producer, his collaborations with renowned artists like Lana Del Rey and Natasha Bedingfield, as well as production maestro Flood, culminated in the achievement of a Gold Record. In 2023, Dr. Frenneaux transitioned to academia, assuming the role of Assistant Professor in International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus in China. His research includes notable works such as "A New Paradigm of Engagement for the Socially Distanced Artist" (2021) and "The Rise of Independent Artists and the Paradox of Democratisation in the Digital Age" (2023).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Platform Disruption and the New Music Industry: The Influence of the Co-Creative, Networked Digital Age on Music Artists, Griffith University Queensland

Award Date: 18 Jul 2022

Bachelor, Creative Music Technology, University of Hull

Award Date: 1 Apr 2004

External positions

Record Producer, Songwriter and Co-Writer, Universal Music Group

1 May 20151 May 2018

Record Producer, Songwriter and Co-Writer, Notting Hill Publishing

1 Mar 20121 Mar 2015

Songwriter, Producer and Frontman, Columbia Records

1 Mar 20071 Aug 2009

Songwriter, Producer and Frontman, Sony ATV Publishing

12 Dec 200512 Dec 2009


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