Introducing our guests: Stefan Baumschlager (Record Bird)

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.

Due to a last minute cancellation Stefan Baumschlager of Record Bird will replace Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt as discussant in the panel on “New Gatekeeping Processes in the Digital Music Business” 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) moderated by Daniel Nordgård in Joseph Haydn-Hall on September 14 from 10:15-11:15.

Stefan Baumschlager currently heads up marketing and business development at Record Bird. He joined the young company based in Austria’s capital from Google where he’s been managing European publishing partnerships and licenses for the past 2+ years. Prior to Google Stefan helped now defunct streaming service Rdio from the creators of Skype with their roll out across Europe in the capacity as Head of European Partnerships. Before joining Rdio, Stefan spent close to 6 years at Last.fm, the last two heading its music department overseeing global label relations as well as indie content licensing. Prior to Last.fm, Stefan held several roles in terrestrial radio and worked with Gilles Peterson, Karen Pearson, Somethin-Else Productions and Austria’s public service broadcaster ORF among others. He holds an MA in Communications and a BA in Media Studies from the University of Westminster in London.




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