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23
Sep
14

Introducing our guests: Kristin Thomson, Consultant for Future of Music Coalition

The 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from Oct 1-3, 2014.  A mixed group of music business professionals and music business researcher will highlight the question on “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” from different perspectives. All conference guest that will present/discuss on Oct 2, 2014 in Joseph Haydn-Hall will be introduced in a short blog series.

Kristin Thomson 2011Kristin Thomson, who is a consultant for Future of Music Coalition gives a presentation on the income sources of U.S. musicians in the digital age on Oct 2, 2014 from 14.00-14.45 in Joseph Haydn-Hall.

Kristin Thomson is a community organizer, social policy researcher, entrepreneur and musician. After graduating with a BA in Sociology from Colorado College in 1989, Kristin moved to Washington, DC where she worked for two years as a national action organizer for the National Organization for Women. She left NOW in 1992 to make a full-time commitment to Simple Machines, an independent record label she co-ran with Jenny Toomey. Over the label’s 8-year history, Simple Machines released over seventy records and CDs, published the Mechanic’s Guide to Putting Out Records, Cassettes, and CDs, and organized three high-profile music festivals in Washington, DC. While running the label, Kristin and Jenny also wrote, recorded and released four highly-acclaimed Tsunami records on Simple Machines, and toured the US, Canada, England and Europe extensively.

After Simple Machines stopped putting out new records in 1998, Kristin permanently relocated to Philadelphia, PA. In 2001, Kristin graduated with a Masters in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware. During her graduate program she was a recipient of a School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy Fellowship, and the Urban Affairs Association Award that recognized her thesis, The Internet as an Agent of Change, as a valuable contribution to the body of usable social knowledge.

She has been with the Future of Music Coalition since 2001 and has overseen project management, research and event programming, including Future of Music Policy Summits from 2002-2007. In 2011-12, Kristin became a consultant for FMC, and served as Co-Director of the multi-method Artist Revenue Streams research project. She was also the main author of Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies, released by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project in January 2013. She also works with consumer privacy expert Ashkan Soltani. She lives near Philadelphia with her husband Bryan Dilworth, a concert promoter, and their son, where she also plays guitar in the lady-powered band, Ken.

Click for the detailed conference programme here: http://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

22
Sep
14

Introducing our guests: Andy Chen, CEO of Aspiro and WiMP

The 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from Oct 1-3, 2014.  A mixed group of music business professionals and music business researcher will highlight the question on “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” from different perspectives. All conference guest that will present/discuss on Oct 2, 2014 in Joseph Haydn-Hall will be introduced in a short blog series.

Andy_Chen_Aspiro_WiMP_CEOAndy Chen, who will be a panelist on Oct 2 from 16:00-17:30 in Joseph Haydn-Hall, is the CEO of Aspiro Group, a media technology company publically listed in the Stockholm NASDAQ/OMX. Aspiro is the company of WiMP Music, TIDAL Hifi, and RADR Music News. Andy is responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of the group company’s strategy, development and operations. WiMP Hifi is the market leader in Hifi/lossless music streaming in Scandinavia, Germany and Poland. TIDAL Hifi is the recently launch premium lossless streaming service in the US, and RADR Music News is a B2B music video syndication service that distributes music video content to publishers.

Prior to joining Aspiro Group, Andy was the CEO of Preview Networks, a leading venture-backed video content syndication and advertising platform in Europe with 7offices in 10 markets, which was acquired in February 2013. Before that Andy was the former Vice President for MTV Networks Europe and Viacom International, responsible for all digital sales, strategy and the creation of digital commercial ventures for the company. Andy has also spent many years with Aegis Media as the Global Director of Digital Strategy for Carat and Isobar Global Management in London and San Francisco.

A digital media veteran, Andy started his career during the dotcom 90s in San Francisco with Universal Music, Interscope Records, McCann-Erickson Worldwide, and Tonic360/J.Walter Thompson. Andy has a triple B.A. degree in Architecture, City Planning and Scandinavian Cultures from University of California, Berkeley in the US, and an MBA from Stockholm University, Sweden. He is an angel investor and advisor to various venture funded technology start-ups in Europe and US. Andy speaks English, Mandarin Chinese, and Swedish.

Click for the detailed conference programme here: http://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

17
Sep
14

Introducing our guests: Emilien Moyon, Program Director at Berklee College of Music Valencia

The 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from Oct 1-3, 2014.  A mixed group of music business professionals and music business researcher will highlight the question on “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” from different perspectives. All conference guest that will present/discuss on Oct 2, 2014 in Joseph Haydn-Hall will be introduced in a short blog series.

Photo Emilien MoyonEmilien Moyon, Director of the Global Entertainment and Music Business Program at Berklee College of Music, Valencia will open the Vienna Music Business Research Days 2014 with a talk on “Business Model Innovation in the Recording Industry” on Oct 2 from 09:15-10:00 in Joseph Haydn-Hall.

Emilien Moyon is Associate Professor and specialized in Business Model Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy (http://valencia.berklee.edu/academic-programs/faculty/emilien-moyon/)

He holds a PhD in Strategy for which he received the 2012 award for the best PhD dissertation in France. His research focuses on the business model innovation process. His academic work was published in top academic journals such as International Studies of Management and Organization or Management International and presented to international conferences. Dr. Moyon is also a co-founder of the Business Model Community, an academic community involving more than 250 researchers worldwide.

To share the results of his research to practitioners in the music industry, Emilien Moyon co-organizes Rethink Music which was created to explore and understand the changing dynamics of the music and creative industries.

Emilien Moyon is also the founder and director of TEDxBerkleeValencia (http://tedxberkleevalencia.com).

Click for the detailed conference programme here: http://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

15
Sep
14

Introducing our guests: Marc Marot, CEO of Crown Talent & Media Group

The 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from Oct 1-3, 2014.  A mixed group of music business professionals and music business researcher will highlight the question on “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” from different perspectives. All conference guest that will present/discuss on Oct 2, 2014 in Joseph Haydn-Hall will be introduced in a short blog series.

Marc Marot is one of the panelists in discussing the question “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” on Oct 2 from 16:00-17:30 in Joseph Haydn-Hall.

Marc_Marot_photoMarc Marot has worked with some of the UK’s most successful artists over the past 33 years.

He started as a musician (Van der Graaf Generator) but moved over to music publishing at the beginning of the 1980′s running Chris Blackwell’s Blue Mountain Music, the music publisher U2, Bob Marley and many others. He went on to run each of the Island companies over the course of the next 18 years including ten years as the president Island records ltd. In 1996 he merged Island, Universal and MCA records into its current structure, which is now the most successful record label in the UK.

Artists signed and/or developed by Marot’s team while at Island Records included PulpPJ HarveyStereo MCsP. M. DawnThe CranberriesThe OrbTalvin SinghTrickyNine Inch NailsChaka Demus & Pliers and Elbow. As the head of the label Marot worked closely with U2 on all albums from ‘Achtung Baby’ to ‘All you can’t leave behind’.

The Mercury Music Prize started in 1992, was dominated by Island acts in the 1990s. The company scored 12 nominations and two wins in the first eight years of the awards. Artists signed under Marot’s tenure have subsequently gone on to win a quarter of all the album of the year awards over the Mercury Music Prize’s 20 year history.

As a manager, Marot has worked with Richard Ashcroft, Paul Oakenfold, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Lemon Jelly and the Audio Bully’s. He is currently the Chairman of the Crown Talent and Media group, which manages Jessie J, Union J, Maya Jane Coles and the Sugarbabes amongst a roster of 20 acts. The company also manages a number of sports stars including Formula 1 racing driver Max Chilton, who made his debut in 2013.

Click for the detailed conference programme here: http://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

 

11
Sep
14

Introducing our guests: Keith Harris, manager of Stevie Wonder

The 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from Oct 1-3, 2014.  A mixed group of music business professionals and music business researcher will highlight the question on “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” from different perspectives. All conference guest that will present/discuss on Oct 2, 2014 in Joseph Haydn-Hall will be introduced in a short blog series.

We start with Keith Harris, who is Director of Performer Affairs of British collecting society PPL and manager of Stevie Wonder. He is one of the discussants of the panel “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” on Oct 2 from 16:00-17:30 in Joseph Haydn-Hall.

 

Keith Harris colour photoKeith Harris started in the music industry in 1974 working for Transatlantic, a small independent UK label. In 1976 Keith joined EMI Records where he initially worked for several in-house EMI labels in the promotions department. These included Rocket where he worked on the Elton John album ‘Blue Moves’, Fantasy, Ariola and EMI International. He then joined Motown becoming General Manager working with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. He left in 1978 to work with Stevie Wonder and became Operations Manager for his companies.

In 1982 he formed his own management company and was involved in the management of various UK based artists, while also continuing to represent Stevie Wonder. He is a Senior Fellow of the University of Westminster School of Music, Film and Fashion where he has lectured since 1993. He is a former Chairman of the MMF, the managers’ trade body, and he is the Chairman of Musictank. Keith joined PPL in 2006 and was made an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Westminster in November 2007.

Click for the detailed conference programme here: http://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

 

14
Jul
14

Is piracy ‘good’ or ‘bad’? – guest post by Steven Brown

Steven Brown is a Doctoral Research Student at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. His mixed-methods research into music piracy has appeared in diverse publications including The Psychologist,  Musicae Scientae, and Convergence.

In his guest post he reflects his long experience in the psychology in music piracy research to question if piracy is economically ‘bad’ or ‘good’. He comes to the conslusion that the answer is strongly dependent on the methodology used in the research. This is in line with my findings in the blog series “How Bad is Music File Sharing?”

Read more on Steven’s thoughts on music file sharing research here:

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01
Jun
14

The phonographic market in Brazil, 2000-2013

Brazil is the ninth largest phonographic market in the world according to the latest IFPI report, despite the fact that the revenue from recorded music sales has decreased by 58 percent since 2000. However, the Brazilian market for recorded music is more or less stable for six years now due to relatively high music video sales and the considerable growth of the digital music segment. Thus, the digital music sales have increased by 82.2 percent from BRL 24.3m to BRL 136.7m with music streaming playing an increasingly important role in the sales mix. In the following I highlight the Brazilian recorded music market by figures reported by the Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos (ABPD).

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