Archive for September 8th, 2017


Introducing our guests: Daniel Nordgård (University of Agder/Norway)

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.

Daniel Nordgård holds the introductory talk on “New Gatekeeping Processes in the Digital Music Business” in Joseph Haydn-Hall on September 14 from 9:30-10:15. He will then moderate the panel discussion on the same topic with Sally Gross (University of Westminster, London), Sarita Stewart (Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, Belmont University Nashville/USA), Scott Cohen (The Orchard, London and New York), Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt (International Music Managers Forum, London).

Daniel Nordgård is associate professor at the University of Agder in Kristiansand/Norway. He has a broad background from music, foremost as musician and artist, but later working as a project manager and occupying different positions in the Norwegian music sector. In particular Nordgård has been working with music festivals and the live-sector in various positions, and in the period 2007-2008 as the festival manager for the Quart-festival in Norway. Nordgård recently finished his doctorate in music with the dissertation: Determining Factors on Digital Change in the Music Industries (2017). Nordgård teach music business at the University of Agder’ master’s program on music management and works as a senior researcher at Agder Research, a private research institute. His research is very much devoted to the music industry and the cultural industries, however with a special emphasis on digital change in the music industry. In 2013 Nordgård was appointed by the Norwegian Government to lead their committee on digital changes in the music industry. He holds several positions in different boards, nationally and internationally, including Gramo (the Norwegian collecting society for recording artists and record companies), The Norwegian Film Institute, Gramart (The Norwegian featured artist organization). He also sits on the board of the International Music Business Research Association (IMBRA) and is boor review editor of the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR).




September 2017



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