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29
Sep
17

The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days in Retrospective

The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?” were held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from September 12-14, 2017. Over the past few years new gatekeeping processes in the digital music business have emerged and international music business experts, therefore, highlighted 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 music business.

Students from Austria, Bardados, Canada, Germany, Serbia and South Africa on a master and PhD level opened the conference with the Young Scholars Workshop presenting and discussing their research findings with reknown academics in the field of music business research (workshop program). The article “Virtual Songwriting: Fostering Creative Processes through ‘Challenge’ and ‘Collaboration'” by Benjamin Schiemer from the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria was awarded by an international jury as best paper and is considered to be published in the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR).

Music business researchers from Austria, Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom and the US gathered on the conference track day (September 13) to present their recent findings on the music business and discuss them with the audience. The topics ranged from the economics of music festivals, music piracy, regulatory aspects in the music business and on choreographies to artist-fan engagement, music management, social media in the music business to the impact of blockchain technology on the music industry (see program).

The invited conference day on September 14 highlighted the role of new gatekeepig processes in the digital music bsuines by new and old players of the music industry. Daniel Nordgård from the University of Agder in Kristiansand/Norway held the introductory talk on “New Gatekeeping Processes in the Digital Music Business” and moderated then a panel discussion 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) and Stefan Baumschlager (Record Bird, Vienna). In the following presentation George Musgrave from the University of Westminster in London talked on “Control and Autonomy in the Digital Music Business”.

In the afternoon Alan Graham and Wolfgang Senges critically reflected in two keynotes – “The Applications of Blockchain Technology in the Music Business” and “The Benefits and Challenges of Blockchain Technology in the Music Business” the current hype about blockchain technology  and discussed with Carlotta de Ninni (Mycelia for Music project) and Kelly Snook (University of Brighton) its impact on the music business.

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07
Sep
17

8th Vienna Music Business Research Days

New technologies had always an impact on the music business – last but not least in the course of the digital revolution. However, new disruptive technologies as the blockchain technology, 3D concert projections and interactive human-computer-interfaces might revolutionize again the value-added processes in the music industry. The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) from September 12-14, 2017 will highligh recent technological developments and their impact on the music business.

Live video stream from Joseph Haydn Hall of mdw starts on September 14, 2017 at 9:15.

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8th Vienna Music Business Research Days on „Unchaining the Digital Music Business?“

September 12-14, 2017, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw)

Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna

Tickets for passive participation for EUR 50.- are available on Eventbrite.

A detailled programme of the 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days can be found here: https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

 

06
Sep
17

Introducing our guests: Alan Graham (OCL – OneClickLicence, London)

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.

Alan Graham is the keynote speaker on “The Applications 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 is also a discussant in 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.

Alan Graham discribes himself as a digital chameleon, technologist, and producer, working in over 10 profound technologies in his 20+ year career, from digital video, animation, e-commerce, online hiring, presence detection, blogging, mobile computing, RSS, online publishing, and more. He has appeared as an author in numerous magazine, several O’Reilly books and blogs, the ZDNet Web 2.0 founding author, as well as being a widely cited expert in design.  In 2003-04 Alan created the world’s first book dedicated to blogs as literature, “Never Threaten to Eat Your Co-Workers.” Many of the writer’s featured have gone on to be recognized for their online writing, including Heather Armstrong (Dooce), Will Wheaton (Star Trek), Choire Sicha (The Awl), & Mark Fraunfelder (boing boing).

Alan also spent three years at Discovery Channel as the Community and Music Liaison during the launch of their Planet Green TV channel and was responsible for the creation and launch of Discovery’s first music website.

 

 

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

 

 

31
May
17

8th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?”

The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held again at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from September 12-14, 2017. This year’s conference topic is “Unchaining the Digital Music?”. Digitization has brought music streaming to the centre of the music industry’s value-added network and new gatekeeping processes have been established by new and “old” players of music business.

The morning session of the the invited conference day on September 14, therefore, will focus on new gatekeeping process in the digital business with a introductory talk by Daniel Nordgård of University of Agder/Norway and a panel discussion with Sally Gross (Westminster University, 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) moderated by Daniel Nordgård.

George Musgrave of the University of Westminster in London will wrap up the panel discussion with his talk on  “Control and Autonomy in the Digital Music Business” providing a model for new gatekeeping processes in the digital music industry.

 

In the afternoon session the keynotes by Paul Crick (Senior Managing Consultant, Digital Transformation, Media & Entertainment, IBM, Flintham/UK) and Wolfgang Senges (Strategic Consultant in Digital Media, ContentSphere, Berlin) will explain the fundamentals of blockchain technology and how it could disrupt the music industry again. Please read my blogpost “The Music Business in the Blockchain” to learn more about the impact of blockchain technology In the following panel discussion both keynote speakers will discuss the question “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?” by new technologies such as the blockchain with Carlotta de Ninni (Mycelia for Music Foundation, London), Kelly Snook (Professor of Media Arts Technology, University of Brighton/UK), Peter Harris (resonate, Berlin).

On September 12, the VMBR-Days 2017 will traditionally be opened by the  Young Scholars’ Workshop. Master and PhD students from Austria, Barbados, Canada, Germany, Serbia and South Africa will present their research result in a closed workshop to an international group of highly regarded music business researchers.

The next conference day on Sep. 13 will be devoted to a broad range of music business research papers submitted by academics from all around the globe.

Find the conference’s program – including registration details – here: https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

15
Mar
17

The Blockchained Music Business – towards a Global Music Rights Database?

On March 3, 2017, an international workshop on “The Blockchained Music Business” was organized by the Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM) of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Music Information Center Austria (MICA). Carlotta De Ninni (Mycelia for Music Foundation, London), Peter Jenner (Sincere Management, London) and Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic & Dot Blockchain Music, New York) were the workshop supervisors focusing on different aspects of the blockchain technology’s impact on the music business. The third part of the workshop’s summarizes the results of the workshop group discussing the question, if the blockchain is a useful tool for setting up a global music rights database. The workshop group was supervised by Peter Jenner (Sincere Management, London) and you find the summary here:

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14
Mar
17

The Blockchained Music Business – the Intermediaries’ Perspective

On March 3, 2017, an international workshop on “The Blockchained Music Business” was organized by the Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM) of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Music Information Center Austria (MICA). Carlotta De Ninni (Mycelia for Music Foundation, London), Peter Jenner (Sincere Management, London) and Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic & Dot Blockchain Music, New York) were the workshop supervisors focusing on different aspects of the blockchain technology’s impact on the music business. In the second part of the workshop’s summary, we focus on the discussion of the workshop-group on the impact of blockchain technology on the music industry’s intermediaries that was supervised by Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic & Dot Blockchain Music, New York).

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