Introducing our guests: Robert Zimmermann (Berlin Phil Media GmbH)

Foto R. ZimmermannThe 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 focus on “Financing Music in the Digital Age”. International experts and academics discuss new and alternative revenue sources for the music scene such as music streaming for the classic music business, crowdfunding and business angel funding.

Robert Zimmermann, CEO of the Berlin Phil Media GmbH of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, will join the panel discussion on “The Economic Relevance of Classical Music Streaming” in Joseph Haydn-Hall of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from 10:15-11:15 on October 1, 2015.

Robert Zimmermann, management consultant and film producer with a long track record within the media industry, is the CEO of Berlin Phil Media GmbH and initiator of the Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In this unprecedented online concert venue, all concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker are broadcast live online and later become available within a video archive. This archive, a who is who of classical music, already boasts more than 320 concerts from seven seasons.

As manager and consultant, Mr. Zimmermann has worked on a wide variety of projects for prestigious clients such as Lufthansa, the World Bank Group and various international banks. He has held several posts as restructuring manager and is managing partner of eins54 Film GmbH.

As a film producer, he produced award-winning culture and music programs such as “One Night. One Life” and “Dichterliebe” which both feature Christine Schäfer. Mr. Zimmermann’s connection with the Berliner Philharmoniker goes back to his production of the silent movie “Le Sacre du Printemps” which was accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle during Berlinale 2004.


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