Archive for August 30th, 2017


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 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.




August 2017



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