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.
Christopher Widauer, Head of Digital Development at the Vienna State Opera, will participate 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.
Christopher Widauer studies and works at Department of Philosophy, Salzburg and was then an arts manager in Germany and Austria, e.g. at Schubertiade Hohenems and as director of Styriarte Festival in Graz with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. From 1988-1991, he Developed a ticketing software that was installed in venues such as Viennese Konzerthaus Vienna, Salzburg Festival or Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. In 1989, he founded a puppet theatre for contemporary literature and music, touring internationally and playing at important festivals such as Biennale di Venezia, Bregenz, Lucerne, Kiev, Seoul, Bangkok, or Paris. From 2010-2013, he was Head of Theatre Department for Vienna’s City Councillor of Cultural Affairs. Since 2013, he is Head of Digital Development at Vienna State Opera, by developing and implementing a live broadcast programme that was launched in fall 2013.