The 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 27-29, 2016 are devoted to “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”. International music business experts, therefore, discuss the challenges and chances of artist self-management as well as the future development. Find the program here.
This time we are introducing a further discussant of the panel on “Career Centers at Music Universities – Best Practices” held in Joseph-Haydn-Hall on September 29 from 10:15-11:15. Stefan Simon, who is the Head of the Career Center at the Music University Detmold.
Stefan Simon studied Musicology, History and Journalism in Mainz and Arts Management in Ludwigsburg. As project manager for the Förderverein Interkultur, he organised international choir festivals in Germany, Sweden and South Korea. He then went freelance, published the first Who is Who in Choral Music with Gent Lazri, and organised events for Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz, including the 2005 Vocal Jazz Summit, a series of mediaeval vocal music concerts, and the Internationale Orgelfestwochen.
As managing director of the SMS – Singen Macht Sinn project, Stefan Simon came to Detmold in 2008 and became head of HfM’s Careers Centre in 2011. Since then he has advised students, held seminars on the music industry and freelancing, and coordinated various scholarship programmes. In the winter 2015/16 semester, he and Prof. Joachim Thalmann temporarily led the masters course Musikvermittlung und Musikmanagement for music professionals.