Archive for August, 2017

30
Aug
17

Introducing our guests: Kelly Snook (University of Brighton/UK)

The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 12-14, 2017 are devoted to the question “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?”. Over the past few years new gatekeeping processes in the digital music business have emerged and international music business experts, therefore, highlight the role of new and old gatekeepers as well as the impact of innovative technologies such as the blockchain on structures and processes in the musis biz. Find the program here.

Kelly Snook, Professor of Media Arts Technology at the University of Brighton, is one of the dicussants in the panel on “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?” in Joseph-Haydn Hall in the afternoon of Sep. 14. She will highlight the impact of blockchain technology but also other innovative technologies on the music business. Other panelists are Carlotta de Ninni (Mycelia for Music Foundation, London/UK), Alan Graham (OCL – OneClickLicence, London) and moderator Wolfgang Senges (ContentSphere, Berlin).

Kelly Snook is a music producer, engineer, and data sonification researcher based in London and Portland, Oregon. She is one of the original developers of the mi.mu gloves for gestural control of music and visuals. She currently serves as Professor of Media Arts Technology at the University of Brighton and holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. She spent two decades as a NASA Research Scientist with a focus on Mars and the moon, before turning her attention to music full-time in 2010 when she joined Imogen Heap as her studio manager and musical assistant. Her current research project is the development of Concordia, an immersive musical instrument for scientific exploration based on the work of Johannes Kepler, which allows people to experience and play the music of the spheres. She also runs her own recording studio, called “It’s Not Rocket Science Studios,” in Portland, producing and mixing music by independent musicians.

 

 

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28
Aug
17

Introducing our guests: Wolfgang Senges (contentSphere, Berlin)

The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 12-14, 2017 are devoted to the question “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?”. Over the past few years new gatekeeping processes in the digital music business have emerged and international music business experts, therefore, highlight the role of new and old gatekeepers as well as the impact of innovative technologies such as the blockchain on structures and processes in the musis biz. Find the program here.

Wolfgang Senges is the keynote speaker on “The Benefits and Challenges of Blockchain Technology in the Music Business” in Joseph-Haydn Hall at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the afternoon of Sep. 14. He will also moderate the following panel discussion “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?” that highlights the impact of blockchain technology but also other innovative technologies on the digital music business.

Wolfgang Senges is a freelance advisor in music and technology and co-founder of the Blockchain Working Group. Following up to positions in marketing and project management at software providers he co-curated all2gethernow and worked as Co-Head of Programme at Berlin Music Week. For promotional service Songpier he was in charge of marketing. He co-founded Cultural Commons Collecting Society SCE (C3S SCE) where he held the role of an Executive Director. Artists he worked with include Marillion, Martin Atkins, Amanda Palmer, Ingrid Chavez, Zoe Leela and Luci van Org. Core topics of his work are the evolution of technology and its impact on the music industry, and Blockchain in particular. Publications: “Innovative Geschäftsmodelle der Online-Distribution” (2008); “ContentSphere: Readings in Music and Technology” (2008-2017)[1]; “Blockchain als Chance der Verwertungsgesellschaften” (2017). Contact: wolfgang.senges@contentsphere.de

[1] https://www.contentsphere.de/blog

 

 

25
Aug
17

Introducing our guests: Sally Gross

The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 12-14, 2017 are devoted to the question “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?”. Over the past few years new gatekeeping processes in the digital music business have emerged and international music business experts, therefore, highlight the role of new and old gatekeepers as well as the impact of innovative technologies such as the blockchain on structures and processes in the musis biz. Find the program here.

Sally Gross is a discussant on “New Gatekeeping Processes in the Digital Music Business” along with Scott Cohen  (The Orchchard, London and New York),  Sarita Stewart (Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville/USA) and Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt (International Music Managers Forum, London).

Sally Gross is the Program Director, MA Music Business Management at the University of Westminster. She started her career in the music industry as a music manager in 1990 and over the course of two decades has been involved with 5 acts (either as a manager or a record company director) that have each sold over a million records: Adamski, Rollo and Rob D (who are responsible for Dido), Urban Cookie Collective, William Orbit, Gotan Project and now One Direction with the song Little Things, penned by her client Fiona Bevan.

In 2000, she won the Helena Kennedy Award for Outstanding Legal Criticism whilst studying law at Birkbeck University, after which she spent a couple of years working in entertainment law.  She has been involved with all aspects of the music industry from raves in the French Alps to sold out shows at Hollywood Bowl to Sydney Opera House.

Sally continues to work as international business affairs manager for Ya Basta Records and Science et Melodie Publishing in Paris, home of Gotan Project and producer and DJ Philippe Cohen Solal and is currently working on an album and stage project about the world renown US outsider artist Henry Darger.

More recently Sally’s research interests have concerned working conditions and mental health issues within the music industries.

 

 

24
Aug
17

Introducing our guests: Scott Cohen

The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 12-14, 2017 are devoted to the question “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?”. Over the past few years new gatekeeping processes in the digital music business have emerged and international music business experts, therefore, highlight the role of new and old gatekeepers as well as the impact of innovative technologies such as the blockchain on structures and processes in the musis biz. Find the program here.

Scott Cohen is a discussant on “New Gatekeeping Processes in the Digital Music Business” along with Sally Gross (Westminster University, London),  Sarita Stewart (Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville/USA) and Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt (International Music Managers Forum, London).

Scott is the co-founder of digital distribution pioneer The Orchard.  The Orchard is the world’s leading distributor of music, film and video with operations is 25 global territories.  As a well-recognized public speaker and lecturer, Scott travels the world evangelizing new business models for the digital age.

Scott’s music career started in the late 80’s in independent and major label artist management.  In addition to his responsibilities at The Orchard, he manages the Raveonettes, Dan Owen and Fallulah.

 

 

21
Aug
17

Introducing our guests: Sarita Stewart

The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 12-14, 2017 are devoted to the question “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?”. Over the past few years new gatekeeping processes in the digital music business have emerged and international music business experts, therefore, highlight the role of new and old gatekeepers as well as the impact of innovative technologies such as the blockchain on structures and processes in the musis biz. Find the program here.

Sarita Stewart, Assistant Professor in the Entertainment Industry Studies program in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville/USA, is one of the panel discussants on “New Gatekeeping Processes in the Digital Music Business”. Along with Sally Gross (Westminster University, London),  Scott Cohen (The Orchard, London and New York) and Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt (International Music Managers Forum, London) she discusses the role of new and old gatekeepers in the digitized music industry.

Dr. Sarita Stewart teaches in the area of public relations, music marketing, and consumer research. Her main research focus is the topic of music consumption, with accompanying interests in the areas of video games, social media, and mood management. She also serves as a Series Editor for the forthcoming Springer Music Business Research series.

Dr. Stewart also presents a paper on “The use of the artist-fan engagement model as a strategy tool” at the preceding conference day on September 13.

Stewart’s previous entertainment industry experience includes stints as Director of Marketing at Curb Records; U.S. Marketing Manager at AKG Acoustics; as well as entrepreneurial endeavors in the field of artist management. Stewart holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University, Masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, and a Ph.D. in Communication from The University of Alabama.

 




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