30
Oct
20

International Journal of Music Business Research – October 2020, vol. 9, no. 2

The October issue 2020 of the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR) is a special issue on the “Festivalisation of Live Music” edited by Erik Hitters and Carsten Winter. After a introductory editorial, the first article by Jeff Apruzzese presents a close-up look into the practices of the music festival industry in the USA, by focusing on radius clauses, also known as exclusivity deals. Apruzzese draws up a compelling argument on how these clauses affect local venues and other organizers of live music, effectively obstructing their choice of bands to play for local audiences.

Erik Hitters & Marijn Mulder explore local policies on live music and festivals in their contribution “Live music ecologies and festivalization: the role of urban live music policies”. In particular, their focus is on how such policies have been subject to festivalization.

A special contribution is from renowned live music researcher Martin Cloonan, who looks back at fifteen years of active involvement in live music research in the UK. In “Trying to have an impact: Some confessions of a live music researcher” he mindfully reflects on the paradoxes of his role as an academic observer and analyst and the need for informed and impactful interventions in the business and policies of live music.

The special October issue rounds up with a book review by Daniel Nordgard on “Can Music Make You Sick? Measuring the price of musical ambition” by Sally A. Gross and George Musgrave.

Volume 9, no 2, October 2020 – special issue on the festivalization of live music

Editorial by Erik Hitters & Carsten Winter: The festivalization of live music, pp. 4-12

Jeffrey Apruzzese: Navigating troubled waters; how are music festivals affecting the local concert industry, pp. 13-37

Erik Hitters & Martijn Mulder: Live music ecologies and festivalisation: the role of urban live music policies, pp. 38-57

Martin Cloonan: Closing the Gap: Trying to have an impact: Some confessions of a live music researcher, pp. 58-82

Book review by Daniel Nordgård: Book review: Can Music Make You Sick? Measuring the price of musical ambition by Sally A. Gross & George Musgrave, pp. 83-86

09
Oct
20

The 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2020 in retrospective

The COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to meet for the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Therefore the international conference on “Emerging Music Markets” went online and gathered conference guests from all around the globe to highlight the rising importance of music markets in Asia and Eastern European.

The first online event on September 21 was the 10th Anniversary Young Scholars’ Workshop, which offered a forum for junior scientists to present their master and PhD projects to renowned international music business researchers. Young scholars from Australia, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands discussed their findings with their mentors’ and other workshop participants. At the end of the conference Laura Weinert of the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media was rewarded for the Young Scholars’ Workshop best paper entitled “Music in the mediatised everyday life of young people”. Her contribution is considered to be published in the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR).

The Conference Track Day on September 22 gathered music business researchers from Australia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden, who presented their research findings on a broad range of music business topics, such as digital ecosystems for micro music businesses, the role of fandom in artist promotion, the power of reputation of festival directors, the digital transformation of value creation in the music business and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on music consumption and the live music scene in Germany (see program).

The online conference continued on September 23 with the Invited Conference Day focusing on the main conference topic “Emerging Music Markets”. Bernie Cho, President of the Seoul-based artist & label services agency DFSB Kollective, gave a keynote on the “Hip Hype Reality of the Korean Music Market” and highlighted the hugh economic impact of K-Pop for the Korean but also international music markets. Philipp Grefer, who is the founder of the Beijing-based Future-Think-Tank WISE explained it the next keynote how the Chinese music market developed from more or less nothing into the seventh largest recorded music market worldwide. In the following talk, Achille Forler, who is the managing director of the Indian-based sound design agency Music Curator and member of the advisory board of the Indian Performing Right Society, highlighted the specifities of the Indian music market that is still dominated by the big Bollywood film companies. They all joined Weining Hung, co-founder of the LUCfest in Tainan/Taiwan for the panel discussion on “Emerging Music Markets in Asia” and discussed the growing economic but also cultural impact of Asia in the global music market and music industry.

The virtual afternoon conference session was devoted to Eastern European music markets. Dartsya Tarkovska, founder of music consulting agency Soundbuzz and co-founder of Music Export Ukraine, explained how the Ukrainian recorded music industry is structured and analysed the music streaming market in the Ukraine. Ania Kasperek, who founded the all-female Chimes Agency in Poland, highlighted then the specifities of the Polish music market, before Carina Sava of the Agentia de Vise in Bucharest showed how the Romanian music market works. In the following panel discussion on “Emerging Music Markets in Eastern Europe”, all three speakers highlighted again the differences and similarities of music markets in Central and Eastern Europe and discussed the future potential of these markets.

 

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20
Sep
20

Call-for Papers: Rethinking the Music Business – Music Contexts, Rights, Data and COVID-19

Call for chapters for an edited volume to be submitted to Springer’s Music Business Research Series

Editors
Guy Morrow (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Daniel Nordgård (University of Agder, Norway)
Peter Tschmuck (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria)

 

COVID-19 had, and is having, a global impact on health, communities and the economy. As a result of COVID-19, music festivals, gigs and events were cancelled or postponed across the world. This directly affected the incomes and practices of many artists and the revenue for many entities in the music business. Despite this crisis however, there are pre-existing trends in the music business – the rise of the streaming economy, technological change (virtual and augmented reality, blockchain etc.), new copyright legislation etc. Some of these trends were impacted by the COVID-19 crisis while others were not.

 

This edited volume will therefore be structured in two parts. The first part will feature more general perspectives and the second will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the music business. This edited volume thus welcomes chapters that address issues within the music business before, during and after COVID-19.

 

The volume will be composed of 8000 word chapters (including footnotes and references), an Introduction by the editors and an Afterword.

– Deadline for submission of abstracts (300-400 words) and bio notes (100 words): 1 December 2020
– Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2021

– Book proposal submission: 20 January 2021
– Book contracted: February 2021
– First book chapter draft: 30 July 2021

 

Initial expressions of interest, enquiries and/or abstracts should be submitted to editors: Guy Morrow (guy.morrow@unimelb.edu.au), Daniel Nordgård (daniel.nordgard@uia.no) and Peter Tschmuck (Tschmuck@mdw.ac.at)

 

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18
Sep
20

Introducing our guests: Ania Kasperek (Chimes Agency, Poland)

In times of the COVID-19 crisis it’s impossible to have an international conference with guests from all around the world in Vienna. Therefore, the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online conference only. Nevertheless we will have exciting conference guests from Asian as well as Eastern European countries to highlight the specifities of emerging music markets in these regions. Find the program (Central European Summertime) here.

Ania Kasperek (Chimes Agency, Poland) gives a short presentation on the Polish music market on Zoom on Sep. 23, from 14:20-14:40 (CEST) and will then join the virtual panel discussion on “Emerging Eastern European Music Markets” with Dartsya Tarkovska (Soundbuzz & Music Export Ukraine, Kiev) and Carina Sava (Agentia de Vise, Bucharest, Romania.

Ania is a manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Music Industry. Skilled in Artist Management, Music Business, Digital Strategy and International Strategy. Strong arts and business professional. Works hands-on with talent, plans and executes strategy, builds and manages teams around artists. Co-founder of all-female Chimes agency – artist management & consulting agency supporting artists & brands in strategy development and implementation. Part of Balance It Out talent development collective. Currently heads management teams for Hildur (IS), Wojtek (PL) and Reuben Gray (UK). Additionally, Ania is among the co-founders and serves as Operations Manager at European Music Managers Alliance (EMMA).

 

 

15
Sep
20

Introducing our guests: Philipp Grefer (WISE, Beijing, China)

In times of the COVID-19 crisis it’s impossible to have an international conference with guests from all around the world in Vienna. Therefore, the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online conference only. Nevertheless we will have exciting conference guests from Asian as well as Eastern European countries to highlight the specifities of emerging music markets in these regions. Find the program (Central European Summertime) here.

Philipp Grefer (WISE, Beijing, China) gives a keynote talk on the “Music Market in China” on September 23, 10:15-11:00 (CEST) and will then join the virtual panel discussion on “Emerging Music Markets in Asia” with Weining Hung (LUCfest, Tainan, Taiwan), Bernie Cho (DFSB Kollective, Seoul, South Korea) and Achille Forler (Music Curator and The Indian Performing Right Society, Mumbia, India).

In 2018 Philipp Grefer founded WISE – The Future Think Tank, (www.wisenotwise.com) in Beijing, bringing together thought leaders of the creative industries, science and tech to discuss how we will and should live in the Future.

He has been at the forefront of China´s music and events industry for over a decade – the only German and one of the few Westerners with such a deep experience in China’s music industry.

Since he first visited China in 2007 for the Midi Festival, he has worked at one of the world´s largest events, the EXPO 2010 Shanghai for German government institution GIZ, and co-founded his own music & creative agency / label FakeMusicMedia (FMM) / FakeLoveMusic (FLM)

He brought over 300 artists and speakers to China since (e.g Die Toten Hosen, Hot Chip, Royksopp) and has managed some of China´s best talents. Philipp has authored several reports about the Chinese Music Industry and consulted & curated for various brands and government organizations and is author of The China Music Industry Report.

He is fascinated by the possibilities of AI & VR for the creative sector and DJs sometimes under his moniker Metro Tokyo.

He holds a master in International Relations / Economics which he studied alongside Latin American Studies in Cologne and San Diego. Before coming to China he worked as a freelance journalist at Germany´s biggest broadcaster.

 

11
Sep
20

Introducing our guests: Weinig Hung (LUCfest, Tainan, Taiwan)

In times of the COVID-19 crisis it’s impossible to have an international conference with guests from all around the world in Vienna. Therefore, the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online conference only. Nevertheless we will have exciting conference guests from Asian as well as Eastern European countries to highlight the specifities of emerging music markets in these regions. Find the program (Central European Summertime) here.

Weining Hung (LUCfest, Tainan, Taiwan) is one of the discussants in the panel on “Emerging Music Markets in Asia” with Bernie Cho (DFSB Kollective, Seoul, South Korea), Achille Forler (Music Curator and  The Indian Performing Right Society, Mumbai, India) and Philipp Grefer (WISE, Beijing, China) on September 23 from 12:00-13:00 (CEST).

Weining Hung is the co-founder of LUCfest, a three-day showcase festival and conference in Tainan, Taiwan. She has always been a force for getting Asian musicians into European market. She is also the international manager for emerging artists like Phum Viphurit and ADOY. All over the years, she develops good knowledge of music market, especially Asia and Europe. Nowadays, Weining splits her time between Asia and Europe and passionate about stimulating networking activities and building Asian music industry platform.

 

 

10
Sep
20

11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets”

The 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online only conference in times of the global COVID-19 crisis. Nevertheless we will have guests from all over the world to talk and discuss on emerging music markets in Asia and Eastern Europe.

 

Join the Zoom-conference here: ZOOM-LINK TO THE VIENNA MUSIC BUSINESS RESEARCH DAYS 2020

 

or stream us on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViennaMusicBusinessResearchDays/

and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSQ_kzb0cbCThmPLpGYNM6A

The conference day on September 23 will be also live video-streamed from 9:00-16:30 CEST at mdw’s Mediathek: https://live.mdw.ac.at/

 

The morning sessions of the conference day on September 23 will highlight the specifities of several booming Asian music markets. Bernie Cho from the DFSB Kollective in Seoul/South Korea will talk about the South Korean music market and the economic relevanve of K-Pop. In the following sesssion the founder of Fake Music Media, which organizes the WISE Festival in Beijing, Philipp Grefer, highlights the network of the Chinese music industry and music market. The music market in India, which is still driven by the Bollywood film studios, will be analyzed by Achille Forler from the Indian-based sound design agency Music Curator and The Indian Performing Right Society in Mumbai. All three speakers will then discuss with Weining Hung, founder and organizer of the LUCfest in Tainan/Taiwan on “Emerging Music Markets in Asia”.

In the afternoon of September 23, Carina Sava (Agentia de Vise, Bucharest/Romania), Ania Kasperek (Chimes Agency, Poland) and Dartsya Tarkowska (Soundbuzz & Music Export Ukraine, Kiev) will highlight the specifities of the music markets in Romania, Poland and the Ukraine in short presentions in order discuss the economic relevance and future development of “Emerging Eastern European Music Markets”.

The Vienna Music Business research Days will be opened on Sep. 21th with the Young Scholars’ Workshop for master and PhD students to present their research to renown music business researchers in a closed online workshop.

On Sep. 22th music business researchers from all around the world will present their findings on different music business/industry topics (see program).

 

Join the Zoom-conference here: ZOOM-LINK TO THE VIENNA MUSIC BUSINESS RESEARCH DAYS 2020

 

or stream us on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViennaMusicBusinessResearchDays/

and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSQ_kzb0cbCThmPLpGYNM6A

The conference day on September 23 will be also live video-streamed from 9:00-16:30 CEST at mdw’s Mediathek: https://live.mdw.ac.at/

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08
Sep
20

Introducing our guests: Bernie Cho (DFSB Kollective, Seoul, South Korea)

In times of the COVID-19 crisis it’s impossible to have an international conference with guests from all around the world in Vienna. Therefore, the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online conference only. Nevertheless we will have exciting conference guests from Asian as well as Eastern European countries to highlight the specifities of emerging music markets in these regions. Find the program (Central European Summertime) here.

Bernie Cho (DFSB Kollective, Seoul, South Korea) will talk about the “Music Market in South Korea” and the economic impact of K-Pop on September 23, 09:15-10:00 (CEST) and will then join the onlinel panel discussion on “Emerging Music Markets in Asia” with Weining Hung (LUCfest, Tainan, Taiwan), Achille Forler (Music Curator and  The Indian Performing Right Society, Mumbai, India) and Philipp Grefer (WISE, Beijing, China).

Bernie Cho is the President of DFSB Kollective, a Seoul-based Artist & Label Services agency that specializes in providing digital media, marketing, and distribution solutions to 600+ Korean Pop music artists. As more K-Pop acts aspire to go independent and international, DFSB Kollective collaborates with artists and their management companies to devise customized strategies that directly connect them to their local and global fans. Since 2009, the agency has successfully produced numerous K-Pop concerts and showcases in North America, Asia, and Europe as well as secured #1 Apple iTunes Music chart debuts for various K-Pop albums in the US, Canada, Japan, Korea, Greater China, Australasia, Southeast Asia, and Europe.

In order to raise the recognition of Korean music internationally, DFSB Kollective is a member of Merlin Network (global digital music rights agency for world’s leading independent labels) and an official Korean content provider for Apple iTunes Music, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube Music, Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, iHeart Radio, Facebook, TikTok, Tencent Music, NetEase, KKBox, AWA, JioSaavn, Boomplay, and Yandex.

As one of the first and foremost K-Pop music exporters, DFSB Kollective and its artists have been featured speakers/performers at top international music industry events (CMJ, CMW, SXSW, Coachella, The Great Escape, Glastonbury, Summer Sonic, Music Matters, MusicBiz, MIDEM) and profiled in leading international media outlets (BBC, Billboard, Bloomberg, CNN, Discovery, E!, Forbes, Monocle, MTV, Newsweek, New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, Spin, Time, Wall Street Journal).

Prior to founding DFSB Kollective, Bernie served as the Head of MTV Korea’s Digital Media Production and worked for nearly 2 decades in the Korean music TV industry as a Creative Planner, Program Producer, and Show Host. He has earned a BA from Dartmouth College in Government/Asian Studies and has graduated from the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Executive Entertainment & Media Program) and the Vancouver Film School (Foundation Film Program).

 

 

04
Sep
20

Introducing our guests: Carina Sava (Agentia de Vise, Bucharest, Romania)

In times of the COVID-19 crisis it’s impossible to have an international conference with guests from all around the world in Vienna. Therefore, the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online conference only. Nevertheless we will have exciting conference guests from Asian as well as Eastern European countries to highlight the specifities of emerging music markets in these regions. Find the program (Central European Summertime) here.

Carina Sava (Agentia de Vise, Bucharest, Romania) gives a short presentation on the Romanian music market on Zoom on Sep. 23, from 14:00-14:20 (CEST) and will then join the virtual panel discussion on “Emerging Eastern European Music Markets” with Dartsya Tarkovska (Soundbuzz & Music Export Ukraine, Kiev) and Ania Kasperek (Chimes Agency, Poland).

Carina Sava is an Artist Manager at Agentia de Vise, a Bucharest based artist development agency that manages all aspects of their artists’ careers including writing, recording, touring, publishing, brand partnerships, merchandise, endorsements, theatre, television and publicity. Agentia de Vise’s roster includes established artists such as VAMA and VUNK – top Romanian pop rock bands and Tudor Chirila – actor and musician.

Carina is a founding member of Romanian Artist Worldwide Association and the Conference Program Manager of Mastering the Music Business (MMB), the leading Romanian music conference and showcase event that takes place every year in March in Bucharest.

 

 

02
Sep
20

Introducing our guests: Achille Forler (Music Curator and The Indian Performing Right Society, Mumbai, India)

In times of the COVID-19 crisis it’s impossible to have an international conference with guests from all around the world in Vienna. Therefore, the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online conference only. Nevertheless we will have exciting conference guests from Asian as well as Eastern European countries to highlight the specifities of emerging music markets in these regions. Find the program (Central European Summertime) here.

Achille Forler gives a keynote talk on the “Music Market in India” on September 23, 11:15-12:00 (CEST) and will then join the virtual panel discussion on “Emerging Music Markets in Asia” with Weining Hung (LUCfest, Tainan, Taiwan), Bernie Cho (DFSB Kollective, Seoul, South Korea), Philipp Grefer (WISE, Beijing, China).

Achille Forler is the founder and managing director of the Indian-based sound design agency Music Curator and member of the advisory board of the The Indian Performing (& Mechanical) Right Society. He founded Deep Emotions Publishing, India’s first full-service music publishing company in 1995, which was acquired by Universal Music Publishing in 2012. From 2012-2016 he was managing director of Universal Music Publishing, India, but left Universal to establish the sound design agency Music Curator with branches in Thane/India and Lisbon/Portugal.

Four decades of experience in the creative industries – as director of a cultural center, as a public servant (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs), in politics as an elected representative, and finally as an entrepreneur – has given Achille an intimate understanding of the role of creative industries in a country’s economic development; the economic, political and social determinants that underlie creativity; the relationship between economy and culture; the role of the State; the administration of rights in the global circular copyright economy.

 

 




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