Author Archive for Peter Tschmuck

23
Aug
19

Introducing our guests: Peter Jenner (Sincere Management, London)

https://musicbusinessresearch.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/foto-peter-jenner.jpgIn the 10th anniversary Vienna Music Business Research Days on the “Future of the Music Business” at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna/Austria) music business researchers and music business professionals look into the recent past of the music industry to learn more about its future. Find the program here.

In an additional book presentation event the former Pink Floyd manager Peter Jenner will be a panelist on “Big Data in the Digital Music Business” in mdw’s Fanny Hensel-Hall on Sep. 11th from 19:30-21:30. Find more details about the book presentation event here. Mr. Jenner will also assist Dennis Collopy (University of Herfortshire) in presenting the results of the “Music 2025” project on Sep. 13th from 14:00-14:45 at mdw’s Joseph Haydn-Hall.

Peter is legendary in the music business. He put on a number of free concerts in London’s Hyde Park which included the 1969 concert by The Rolling Stones. He was one time manager to Pink Floyd, The Clash, Ian Dury & Billy Bragg amongst many others. Now Peter is at the forefront of the debates surrounding the digital use of music. He is President Emeritus (IMMF), former Director (UK MMF) and on the advisory board of FAC. He is also a visiting professor for the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Adger in Norway. For more details, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Jenner (not all of it accurate).

Peter Jenner was among the first guests of the 1st Vienna Music Business Research Days in 2010 and participated frequently in the following conferences. In 2018, Peter Jenner was unanimously voted by to be the first “Honorary Member” of the International Music Business Research Association (IMBRA).

 

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22
Aug
19

Book presentation event on “Big Data in the Digital Music Business”

A book presentation event will take place in Fanny Hensel-Hall at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna on September 11, 2019 from 19:30-21:30. The first two volumes of the “Music Business Research” series of Springer Publishing will be presented to public with a following panel discussion on “Big Data in the Digital Music Business”.

Daniel Nordgård of the University of Agder in Kristiansand/Norway will present his book “The Music Business and Digital Impacts. Innovations and Disruptions in the Music Industries“. The book provides rare insights into the difficult and complex dialogues between stakeholders within and outside the music industries in a time of transition. It builds on a series of recorded meetings in which key stakeholders discuss and assess options and considerations for the music industries’ transition to a digital era. These talks were closed to the public and operated under the Chatham House Rule, which means that they involved a very different type of discussion from those held in public settings, panels or conferences. As such, the book offers a much more nuanced understanding of the industries’ difficulties in adjusting to changing conditions, demonstrating the internal power-struggles and differences that make digital change so difficult.

 

Phil Graham of the University of the Sunshine Coast/Australia introduces his volume on “Music, Management, Marketing, and Law. Interviews Across the Music Business Value Chain“. This collection of interviews captures a period of historic change for the global music business along with a wealth of professional knowledge that extends from the late 1960s through to late 2012 when the interviews were conducted. They record the experiences and insights of people who helped to shape a global business that is quickly passing into history and transforming into something entirely new, often because of decisions the interviewees have been directly involved in making. The material includes the aesthetic, artistic, technical, commercial, legal, and strategic aspects of the music industry. What is said is timeless in its historical significance for the music business and in its relevance for researchers engaged in studies on the dynamics of change in the global commercial music landscape.

 

After the two short presentations the authors discuss with the music manager Peter Jenner (Sincere Music, London) and the founder and CEO of the Vienna-based data analytics company Legitary, Nermina Mumic on

“Big Data and the Digital Music Business”

Admission free, but please register here: vmbrd@mdw.ac.at

 

The book presentation event is held within the 10th Vienna Music Business Research Days in cooperation with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21
Aug
19

Introducing our guests: Steve Stewart (vezt, Los Angeles)

Steve Stewart is the CEO & Co-Founder of Vezt Inc., a music-driven tech platform giving people the ability to participate in the royalties of their favorite songs. The blockchain-based app makes it easy for artists, writers, producers, labels and publishers to monetize their IP directly from music fans.

Steve has more than 20 years of professional experience in the music, tech and television industries, and is the former personal manager of multi-platinum alternative rock band Stone Temple Pilots, managing their career from their inception through their fifth major label release on Atlantic Records. Under Steve’s management, the band’s worldwide record sales exceeded 25 million records, generating more than $450 million in gross revenues. Along the way, they were awarded a Grammy, an American Music Award, numerous Billboard Music Awards, MTV Music Video and MTV Movie Awards, and a number of Pollstar, ASCAP and BMI accolades. His acts have toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Neil Young and Cheap Trick, playing live to more than 5 million people worldwide.

As CEO of Steve Stewart Management, he has negotiated and secured lucrative major label record and publishing contracts on behalf of approximately 20 recording artists with companies such as Sony Music, Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, Disney’s Hollywood Records, A&M Records, Geffen Records, Elektra Records, American Records, Maverick Records, EMI Music Publishing, Famous Music Publishing, Rondor Music, Warner Chappell Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing.

He has held COO positions at tech startups – GoYodel (retail deal bundler) and SportsBuddyz (sports video platform). As well as Head of Business Development at SURKUS (social engagement app). He has also managed and handled business development for new media personalities, including one of the Top 25 Most Viewed Channels on YouTube (“Hot For Words” 440 million views, 460,000 subscribers), creating, negotiating and securing media, sponsorship and advertising opportunities with companies such as HarperCollins, Go Daddy, Guthy-Renker, DC Shoes, among others, including a 100 episode deal with Russian television network RTV. He has secured venture funding for new media ventures in the mobile/sports/video space. Steve has produced a number of multi-million dollar national tours (800+ live shows), at most of the major arenas in the country, including Madison Square Garden, The Los Angeles Forum and San Francisco’s Shoreline Amphitheater, and worked with rapper/actor Ice T during development of the first Lollapalooza Tour.

He has also produced television programming for Comcast/DirecTV, MTV and VH-1. He was contracted to create the studio facility and production package for the Larry King Now show on Hulu and as well as Larry King’s 2012 Election live coverage for YouTube, and was supervising production assistant for Stephen J. Cannell Productions’ “21 Jump Street,” “Wise Guy,” and “Hunter”.

 

 

20
Aug
19

Introducing our guests: Vaughn McKenzie-Landell (JAAK, London, UK)

In the 10th anniversary Vienna Music Business Research Days on the “Future of the Music Business” at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna/Austria) music business researchers and music business professionals look into the recent past of the music industry to learn more about its future. Find the program here.

In the afternoon panel discussion on “What’s Next after Music Streaming?” the blockchain start-up entrepreneur Vaughn McKenzie-Landell is one of the panelist along with Lucie Caswell (Featured Artist Coalition, London, UK), Pete Downton (7digital, London, UK), Phil Graham (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia) and Michael Smellie (Start-up investor, Brisbane, Australia)

Vaughn McKenzie-Landell is CEO and co-founder at JAAK. He has been a pivotal figure in communicating the bold vision of JAAK to build a space for convergence and collaboration for media industries, and has spoken at conferences around the world including SXSW, FastForward and EthCC. Following an initial spell in finance at Dow Jones, Vaughn co-founded music production group, The Arcade, before venturing into the world of User Experience Design and Product Development. Vaughn most recently spent four years consulting at Virgin Media on Software Adoption. In early 2018, Vaughn was named one of Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30′.

 

 

 

 

17
May
19

Towards a music streaming economy – Scandinavia part 3

Part 1 of the blog series highlights that the Scandinavian countries are the world’s music streaming avant-garde due to a well-established broadband Internet infra-structure, a high smartphone penetration rate and domestic business innovations (see also part 2). The most influential Scandinavian business innovation was Sweden’s Spotify, which was launched in October 2008 at the culmination of The Pirate Bay lawsuit. However, several other services early offered music access to music in Scandinavia. In 2009, Finnish smartphone company Nokia launched the Comes-With-Music service, which allowed unlimited music access for a year on special Nokia Comes-With-Music phones. In the same year, Swedish Sony-Ericsson in collaboration with Norwegian Telenor offered the PlayNow plus service on its special edition of Sony Ericsson Walkman phones (IFPI 2009: 8). However, the mobile phone manufacturers failed to meet the music consumers’ convenience. Nokia’s music was DRM protected until 2010 and limited to special Nokia devices, whereas Sony Ericssons’ music was DRM free, but limited in time and to special devices.

In 2011 both services were, therefore, were discontinued,[1] when Spotify, WiMP and TDC Play started to dominate the digital music market. In 2009, the Danish TDC Play was the first ISP music service offering unlimited music streaming from 6.1 million tracks without any additional costs (IFPI 2010: 8). Spotify’s ad-supported unlimited streaming tier was also bundled in ISP TeliaSonora in Sweden and Finland and the premium tier could be directly paid on the broadband bill (ibid.: 9). WiMP’s subscription service also succeeded in Norway due to its bundling in Telenor’s mobile phone contracts (IFPI 2011: 9).

Consumer convenience, therefore, was the key success factor for music streaming services in Scandinavia. It was easier to access music by a streaming services than downloading music from P2P file sharing networks with the risk of malwares and viruses. Music consumption studies in Norway and Sweden highlight this shift from P2P file sharing to music streaming as outlined in the following analysis.

Continue reading ‘Towards a music streaming economy – Scandinavia part 3’

24
Apr
19

Towards a music streaming economy – Scandinavia part 2

A series of blog entries tells the story of how the Scandinavian countries have become the forerunners of the music streaming economy and highlights the background of this development. In the second part of the  series on Scandinavian’s way to a music streaming economy technological and business innovations that fostered music streaming are highlighted.

The Scandinavian countries are forerunners in broadband Internet penetration. From 2000 until 2006 the share of households with broadband Internet access increased from almost zero to 70 percent in Denmark and Norway, even to 80 percent in Finland and Sweden. Currently, almost all Scandinavian households have a broadband high-speed Internet access (figure 1).

 

Figure 1: Recorded music revenue and broadband Internet penetration in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, 1996-2017

Source: Wlömert and Papies (2019: 56).

 

Continue reading ‘Towards a music streaming economy – Scandinavia part 2’

18
Apr
19

International Journal of Music Business Research – April 2019, vol. 8, no. 1

The April issue 2019 of the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR) opens with the article “Digital enabled experience – the listening experience in music streaming”. Bård Tronvoll, Professor of Marketing at the Business School of Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, analyses the drivers as well as the outcomes of music listening on streaming platforms such as Spotify.

The second article – “An analysis of ticket pricing in the primary and secondary concert marketplace” – by Terrance Tompkins of Hofstra University in New York City is a literature survey on the factors that impact the pricing of concert tickets in primary and secondary markets.

Silvia Donker, who was awarded the best paper in the Young Scholars’ Workshop of the 9th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2018, contributes the third article of this issue. “Networking data. A network analysis of Spotify’s socio-technical related artist network” provides a case study on Spotify’s related artist network of the Dutch drum & bass band Noisia.

This issue rounds up with a book review of “The Music Business and Digital Impacts. Innovations and Disruptions in the Music Industries” by Daniel Nordgård, published as the first volume in the Music Business Research series of Springer Publishing.

 

Volume 8, no 1, April 2018

Editorial by Peter Tschmuck, pp. 4-5

Bård Tronvoll: Digital enabled experience – listening experience in music streaming, pp. 6-38

Terrance Tompkins: An analysis of ticket pricing in the primary and secondary concert marketplace, pp. 39-66

Silvia Donker: Networking data. A network analysis of Spotify’s sociotechnical related artist network, pp. 67-101

Book review by Peter Tschmuck: The Music Business and Digital Impacts. Innovations and Disruptions in the Music Industries by Daniel Nordgård, pp. 102-105

 

 




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