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24
Jun
13

4th Vienna Music Business Research Days in Retrospective

Logo VMBR-DaysIn the 4th Vienna Music Business Research Days the “Future of Music Licensing” was highlighted. The conference, therefore, focused on collective rights management and collecting societies respectively as well as the registration of music rights. However, in a broader perspective also the future of copyright in a digital society was discussed.

In the opening panel of the conference on Thursday the concept of creative commons licensing and the set-up of a collection society for CC-licensing by the C3S initiative in Germany was controversially discussed.

The first conference day, however, was devoted the 3rd Young Scholars’ Workshop. Fourteen young academics from 8 different countries – Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Palestine and Portugal – presented their papers on a wide range of music business research topics.

For a detailed coverage of the whole conference– including all papers and presentation slides as well as audio files of all talks and discussion – please click here.


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17
Jun
13

Is Streaming the Next Big Thing? – The Business Models of Music Streaming Services

The music streaming market is currently the most dynamic segment in the music industry. The market entry of Apple with iTunes Radio and Google with All Access underpin the relevance of music streaming. It is just a question of time when Amazon will announce the launch of its rumoured music streaming service. Google, Apple & Co., however, enter a highly contested market. In the relatively small Austrian music market, eight streaming operators offer their services to the consumers (IFPI Austria 2013: 13) – not counted are the myriads of Internet radios, video streaming platforms such as YouTube, TapeTV, Vimeo and Hulu as well as the cloud-based music services of Amazon, Apple and Google.

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14
Jun
13

4th Vienna Music Business Days

Logo VMBR-DaysThe 4th Vienna Musis Business Research Days will be held on the “Future of Music Licensing” in Joseph Haydn Hall at the University of Music Performing Arts Vienna (Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna) from June 20-21, 2013. This international conference gathers scholars from different disciplines, but also business professionals and decision-makers from state and private bodies to discuss the future of collective music licensing as well as the future of copyright in a digital society. In addition young scholars present their recent findings on music business industry topics in an international workshop.

 

Admission free, but please register under music.business.research@gmail.com

 

You can follow the 4th Vienna Music Business Research from 19:30, June 20 (CEST until 18.00, June 21, 2013 (CEST) on a live audio stream: http://www.mdw.ac.at/mdwMediathek/livestream/

 

For the conference program, please click here.

 

Media coverage of the 4th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2013

Musikmarkt. Das Branchenmagazin, “Zwischen Theorie und Praxis. Die Wiener Tage des Musikwirtschaftsforschung”, Issue 22/2013, p. 44.

Salzburger Nachrichten, “Ein Ständchen kann teuer werden”, June 14, 2013.

Futurezone, “Experten diskutieren Musiklizenzierung in Wien”, June 17, 2013.

The Gap, “The Next Big Thing”, June 19, 2013.

 

 

04
Jun
13

Is Streaming the Next Big Thing? – An International Market Analysis

After years of recession optimism is back in the phonographic industry. In the current Recording Industry in Numbers by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI 2013) the first but small increase of 0.9 percent in global recorded music sales were reported since 1999.The decreases in CD sales and in other physical formats could be compensated by increases in digital music sales. The revenue streams of music streaming services seem to play a crucial role in the recovery. Spotify, Deezer & Co. report annually growing number of users, which makes streaming the fastest growing segment in the phonographic market.

In a series of blog posts entitled “Is Streaming the ‘Next Big Thing’?” I would like to highlight the boom of music streaming services and their business models. But I also ask whether and how labels and publishers as well as artists benefit from the growing streaming music market. In part 1 the development of the digital music market in different countries with special regard to the music streaming market is analysed in detail.

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