The 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.
Luke O’Shaughnessy, Secretary General of the Opéra de Dijon and Project Manager of The Opera Platform in Brussels will be one of the panelists in the 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.
Born and raised in London, Luke O’Shaughnessy started his career working as an administrator of several contemporary music festivals including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in the North of England, the Almeida Opera Festival in London and Ars Musica in Brussels. Between 2002 and 2008, Luke worked as Director of RESEO (European Network for Opera and Dance Education); during this period the network grew considerably and secured a number of grants from the European Commission (EC). Based in France since 2009, Luke worked for four years as Secretary General of the Opéra de Dijon. In parallel to work as a freelance consultant on international cooperation projects, Luke’s main activity is now as Project Manager of The Opera Platform, Opera Europa’s innovative project, funded by the EC’s Creative Europe programme, to bring live streams from 15 partners opera houses in 12 countries to audiences on the web.