Staff profile

John Crossley

Programme Leader: BSc Music Technology and Production


Music and Music Production


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



Teaching responsibilities

Module leader for Undergraduate Music Business, Entertainment Industry, Studio Post-Production aned Post graduate Studio Production

Professional interests

Research interests

The use of surround sound techniques in live music performance. 

As part of my university research, I recently put together a live music show in ground breaking 16-channel surround sound that was based on ESA’s Rosetta satellite.

The performance was in Derby Theatre and included a large screen projection and lights show, but it was also streamed live around the world. You can see the documentary version of the show or individual tracks at


Recent conferences

Sounds in Space 2015 - presenter

Experience in industry


Launched as one of the first indie dance labels specialising in releasing records aimed at the then fast expanding dance market.  Released 28 records and licensed numerous individual tracks and albums to various majors and independents around the world.  Over the years the label moved closer to the musical mainstream, concentrating on licensing artists to Major labels and signed artists to deals at Virgin, Sony and MCA


Time took over the original brief of Submission - releasing cool underground dance tracks.  Time released more than 15 EP’s and two compilation albums and established itself an enviable reputation for quality and innovation whilst having gained a very strong media following

EMIT (em:t)

A new label set up by the original partners of Time Recording.  Emit was geared towards releasing albums and developing artists which may have links with club music, but aimed very much as home listening with an emphasis on quality and originality. Despite Emit ceasing several years ago, the original recordings are still in demand and there are various web-sites set up by fans and enthusiats around the world.


Based at the Square Centre and in partnership with New College Nottingham, the school was set up to deliver Music Technology and Music Business courses at BTEC Level. Music Industry Skills was designed  to offer to students an opportunity to learn about whilst, in effect, working in, the music industry. 

Produced several surround sound mixes for Imogen Heap recent projects. 


Artist  Title     Position    Rec. Co.
DEPECHE MODE I feel you Remix Mute

NEW ORDER                

World in motion    "    "
ABC Real Thing     "     Phonogram
ABC                                              One better world    "   "
ETERNAL                              Crazy          Remixed       EMI
BLOW MONKEYS Celebrate     " BMG
NATIVE                         Laura Mayne-Kerbratt Eng/Co-Producer    BMG(France)


La Coleur    
  De L’Amour(Album)  Engineer/Co-Producer      BMG(France)
ARIEL Let it Slide(3 track EP)  Produced Deconstruction
QUINCY JONES Listen Up   Remix DMC
SUGAR BULLETT    Album     Produced    Virgin
VARIOUS In Dub (Album)     Produced    Guerrilla
KICKING BACK                               Devotion     Produced    Ten
WHYCLIFFE                            Roughside(Album)  Co-Produced  MCA
CARLEEN DAVIS                 Album  Remixed/Produced         Gee Street(USA)
SUPEREAL  Album   Produced     Guerrilla
HONEY CHILD   Steppin' Stone  Produced     Sony
UNIQUE 3   J'us Unique(Album)    Eng/Co-Produced      Ten
ELECTRONIC  Getting away with it      Eng/Prgm (Rmx)   Factory
REBEL MC   Better World   "       Desire

Recent publications

Sound on Sound January 2015 - Live Surround Sound