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09
Oct
20

The 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2020 in retrospective

The COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to meet for the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Therefore the international conference on “Emerging Music Markets” went online and gathered conference guests from all around the globe to highlight the rising importance of music markets in Asia and Eastern European.

The first online event on September 21 was the 10th Anniversary Young Scholars’ Workshop, which offered a forum for junior scientists to present their master and PhD projects to renowned international music business researchers. Young scholars from Australia, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands discussed their findings with their mentors’ and other workshop participants. At the end of the conference Laura Weinert of the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media was rewarded for the Young Scholars’ Workshop best paper entitled “Music in the mediatised everyday life of young people”. Her contribution is considered to be published in the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR).

The Conference Track Day on September 22 gathered music business researchers from Australia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden, who presented their research findings on a broad range of music business topics, such as digital ecosystems for micro music businesses, the role of fandom in artist promotion, the power of reputation of festival directors, the digital transformation of value creation in the music business and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on music consumption and the live music scene in Germany (see program).

The online conference continued on September 23 with the Invited Conference Day focusing on the main conference topic “Emerging Music Markets”. Bernie Cho, President of the Seoul-based artist & label services agency DFSB Kollective, gave a keynote on the “Hip Hype Reality of the Korean Music Market” and highlighted the hugh economic impact of K-Pop for the Korean but also international music markets. Philipp Grefer, who is the founder of the Beijing-based Future-Think-Tank WISE explained it the next keynote how the Chinese music market developed from more or less nothing into the seventh largest recorded music market worldwide. In the following talk, Achille Forler, who is the managing director of the Indian-based sound design agency Music Curator and member of the advisory board of the Indian Performing Right Society, highlighted the specifities of the Indian music market that is still dominated by the big Bollywood film companies. They all joined Weining Hung, co-founder of the LUCfest in Tainan/Taiwan for the panel discussion on “Emerging Music Markets in Asia” and discussed the growing economic but also cultural impact of Asia in the global music market and music industry.

The virtual afternoon conference session was devoted to Eastern European music markets. Dartsya Tarkovska, founder of music consulting agency Soundbuzz and co-founder of Music Export Ukraine, explained how the Ukrainian recorded music industry is structured and analysed the music streaming market in the Ukraine. Ania Kasperek, who founded the all-female Chimes Agency in Poland, highlighted then the specifities of the Polish music market, before Carina Sava of the Agentia de Vise in Bucharest showed how the Romanian music market works. In the following panel discussion on “Emerging Music Markets in Eastern Europe”, all three speakers highlighted again the differences and similarities of music markets in Central and Eastern Europe and discussed the future potential of these markets.

 

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18
Sep
20

Introducing our guests: Ania Kasperek (Chimes Agency, Poland)

In times of the COVID-19 crisis it’s impossible to have an international conference with guests from all around the world in Vienna. Therefore, the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online conference only. Nevertheless we will have exciting conference guests from Asian as well as Eastern European countries to highlight the specifities of emerging music markets in these regions. Find the program (Central European Summertime) here.

Ania Kasperek (Chimes Agency, Poland) gives a short presentation on the Polish music market on Zoom on Sep. 23, from 14:20-14:40 (CEST) and will then join the virtual panel discussion on “Emerging Eastern European Music Markets” with Dartsya Tarkovska (Soundbuzz & Music Export Ukraine, Kiev) and Carina Sava (Agentia de Vise, Bucharest, Romania.

Ania is a manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Music Industry. Skilled in Artist Management, Music Business, Digital Strategy and International Strategy. Strong arts and business professional. Works hands-on with talent, plans and executes strategy, builds and manages teams around artists. Co-founder of all-female Chimes agency – artist management & consulting agency supporting artists & brands in strategy development and implementation. Part of Balance It Out talent development collective. Currently heads management teams for Hildur (IS), Wojtek (PL) and Reuben Gray (UK). Additionally, Ania is among the co-founders and serves as Operations Manager at European Music Managers Alliance (EMMA).

 

 

15
Sep
20

Introducing our guests: Philipp Grefer (WISE, Beijing, China)

In times of the COVID-19 crisis it’s impossible to have an international conference with guests from all around the world in Vienna. Therefore, the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online conference only. Nevertheless we will have exciting conference guests from Asian as well as Eastern European countries to highlight the specifities of emerging music markets in these regions. Find the program (Central European Summertime) here.

Philipp Grefer (WISE, Beijing, China) gives a keynote talk on the “Music Market in China” on September 23, 10:15-11:00 (CEST) and will then join the virtual panel discussion on “Emerging Music Markets in Asia” with Weining Hung (LUCfest, Tainan, Taiwan), Bernie Cho (DFSB Kollective, Seoul, South Korea) and Achille Forler (Music Curator and The Indian Performing Right Society, Mumbia, India).

In 2018 Philipp Grefer founded WISE – The Future Think Tank, (www.wisenotwise.com) in Beijing, bringing together thought leaders of the creative industries, science and tech to discuss how we will and should live in the Future.

He has been at the forefront of China´s music and events industry for over a decade – the only German and one of the few Westerners with such a deep experience in China’s music industry.

Since he first visited China in 2007 for the Midi Festival, he has worked at one of the world´s largest events, the EXPO 2010 Shanghai for German government institution GIZ, and co-founded his own music & creative agency / label FakeMusicMedia (FMM) / FakeLoveMusic (FLM)

He brought over 300 artists and speakers to China since (e.g Die Toten Hosen, Hot Chip, Royksopp) and has managed some of China´s best talents. Philipp has authored several reports about the Chinese Music Industry and consulted & curated for various brands and government organizations and is author of The China Music Industry Report.

He is fascinated by the possibilities of AI & VR for the creative sector and DJs sometimes under his moniker Metro Tokyo.

He holds a master in International Relations / Economics which he studied alongside Latin American Studies in Cologne and San Diego. Before coming to China he worked as a freelance journalist at Germany´s biggest broadcaster.

 

11
Sep
20

Introducing our guests: Weinig Hung (LUCfest, Tainan, Taiwan)

In times of the COVID-19 crisis it’s impossible to have an international conference with guests from all around the world in Vienna. Therefore, the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online conference only. Nevertheless we will have exciting conference guests from Asian as well as Eastern European countries to highlight the specifities of emerging music markets in these regions. Find the program (Central European Summertime) here.

Weining Hung (LUCfest, Tainan, Taiwan) is one of the discussants in the panel on “Emerging Music Markets in Asia” with Bernie Cho (DFSB Kollective, Seoul, South Korea), Achille Forler (Music Curator and  The Indian Performing Right Society, Mumbai, India) and Philipp Grefer (WISE, Beijing, China) on September 23 from 12:00-13:00 (CEST).

Weining Hung is the co-founder of LUCfest, a three-day showcase festival and conference in Tainan, Taiwan. She has always been a force for getting Asian musicians into European market. She is also the international manager for emerging artists like Phum Viphurit and ADOY. All over the years, she develops good knowledge of music market, especially Asia and Europe. Nowadays, Weining splits her time between Asia and Europe and passionate about stimulating networking activities and building Asian music industry platform.

 

 

08
Sep
20

Introducing our guests: Bernie Cho (DFSB Kollective, Seoul, South Korea)

In times of the COVID-19 crisis it’s impossible to have an international conference with guests from all around the world in Vienna. Therefore, the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online conference only. Nevertheless we will have exciting conference guests from Asian as well as Eastern European countries to highlight the specifities of emerging music markets in these regions. Find the program (Central European Summertime) here.

Bernie Cho (DFSB Kollective, Seoul, South Korea) will talk about the “Music Market in South Korea” and the economic impact of K-Pop on September 23, 09:15-10:00 (CEST) and will then join the onlinel panel discussion on “Emerging Music Markets in Asia” with Weining Hung (LUCfest, Tainan, Taiwan), Achille Forler (Music Curator and  The Indian Performing Right Society, Mumbai, India) and Philipp Grefer (WISE, Beijing, China).

Bernie Cho is the President of DFSB Kollective, a Seoul-based Artist & Label Services agency that specializes in providing digital media, marketing, and distribution solutions to 600+ Korean Pop music artists. As more K-Pop acts aspire to go independent and international, DFSB Kollective collaborates with artists and their management companies to devise customized strategies that directly connect them to their local and global fans. Since 2009, the agency has successfully produced numerous K-Pop concerts and showcases in North America, Asia, and Europe as well as secured #1 Apple iTunes Music chart debuts for various K-Pop albums in the US, Canada, Japan, Korea, Greater China, Australasia, Southeast Asia, and Europe.

In order to raise the recognition of Korean music internationally, DFSB Kollective is a member of Merlin Network (global digital music rights agency for world’s leading independent labels) and an official Korean content provider for Apple iTunes Music, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube Music, Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, iHeart Radio, Facebook, TikTok, Tencent Music, NetEase, KKBox, AWA, JioSaavn, Boomplay, and Yandex.

As one of the first and foremost K-Pop music exporters, DFSB Kollective and its artists have been featured speakers/performers at top international music industry events (CMJ, CMW, SXSW, Coachella, The Great Escape, Glastonbury, Summer Sonic, Music Matters, MusicBiz, MIDEM) and profiled in leading international media outlets (BBC, Billboard, Bloomberg, CNN, Discovery, E!, Forbes, Monocle, MTV, Newsweek, New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, Spin, Time, Wall Street Journal).

Prior to founding DFSB Kollective, Bernie served as the Head of MTV Korea’s Digital Media Production and worked for nearly 2 decades in the Korean music TV industry as a Creative Planner, Program Producer, and Show Host. He has earned a BA from Dartmouth College in Government/Asian Studies and has graduated from the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Executive Entertainment & Media Program) and the Vancouver Film School (Foundation Film Program).

 

 

04
Sep
20

Introducing our guests: Carina Sava (Agentia de Vise, Bucharest, Romania)

In times of the COVID-19 crisis it’s impossible to have an international conference with guests from all around the world in Vienna. Therefore, the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online conference only. Nevertheless we will have exciting conference guests from Asian as well as Eastern European countries to highlight the specifities of emerging music markets in these regions. Find the program (Central European Summertime) here.

Carina Sava (Agentia de Vise, Bucharest, Romania) gives a short presentation on the Romanian music market on Zoom on Sep. 23, from 14:00-14:20 (CEST) and will then join the virtual panel discussion on “Emerging Eastern European Music Markets” with Dartsya Tarkovska (Soundbuzz & Music Export Ukraine, Kiev) and Ania Kasperek (Chimes Agency, Poland).

Carina Sava is an Artist Manager at Agentia de Vise, a Bucharest based artist development agency that manages all aspects of their artists’ careers including writing, recording, touring, publishing, brand partnerships, merchandise, endorsements, theatre, television and publicity. Agentia de Vise’s roster includes established artists such as VAMA and VUNK – top Romanian pop rock bands and Tudor Chirila – actor and musician.

Carina is a founding member of Romanian Artist Worldwide Association and the Conference Program Manager of Mastering the Music Business (MMB), the leading Romanian music conference and showcase event that takes place every year in March in Bucharest.

 

 

31
Dec
19

Music Business Research 2019 – in retrospective

Dear all,

Music streaming has been still on the rise in 2019 as an international market analysis highlights. However, a closer look unveils that in some markets – especially in Scandinavia (part 1, part 2, part 3) – the streaming markets have matured and will be soon saturated. Therefore we can expect a market consolidation in 2020 with some stand-alone music streaming services disappearing. Spotify seems to be “to big to fail”, however, it will rely on strong partners to back the Swedish company in rough sea.

The Universal Music Group (UMG) will have a strong partner in 2020. Today it was announced that a consortium led by Chinese Tencent Holdings will buy up a 10% stake of UMG from the French parent company Vivendi. Since the world`s largest recording company will be partly owned by a Chinese conglomerate this could be a game changer in the music industry and the Chinese recorded music market will become even more relevant for the international music business. This blog will be the place to analyse the new situation.

And Asia will be also in the focus of the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets”, which will be held from September 21-23, 2020 at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. We expect keynotes on the Chinese, Indian and South Korean music markets as well as short presentations and panel discussion on several Eastern European markets. The call-for-paper for the Young Scholars’ Workshop on Sep. 21 and the Conference Track Day on Sep. 22 are already open for submissions of abstracts.

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10
Dec
19

Call-for-papers: 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days, September 21-23, 2020

About

The 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria, from September 21 to 23, 2020.

Music Business Research is an inter-discipline at the intersection of economic, artistic, cultural, social, legal, technological and further developments which contribute to the creation/production, dissemination/ distribution and reception/consumption of music. This interdisciplinary nature calls for methodological multiplicity and is open to scholars from all scientific areas.

The conference organizers invite scholars (from the postdoctoral level on) who have a research focus on music business/industry related topics to submit a paper proposal for the conference day on September 22, 2020.

Scholarly submissions on this year’s conference topic “Emerging Music Markets” are equally welcome as on other aspects of music business research.

Indicative themes include but are not limited to:

  • Past, current and future developments in the music industry (recorded / live / publishing / retailing / wholesaling, etc.)
  • Economic and historic analyses of music markets, charts or audiences
  • Issues in marketing and/or branding music, musicians or music institutions
  • Aspects of musical and musician diversity in music business
  • Critical discourses on the economic, social and cultural contributions of (live) music
  • New products, formats and business models in the music sectors
  • Strategies and strategizing of musicians and music institutions
  • Situatedness and power in musician labor markets
  • Agency and social practices in the music business
  • Legal issues in the music business (contracts, copyright, policies) from an international perspective
  • Fit for the market? Acquiring skills for the music business
  • Doing things right! New solutions for fairness and transparency in the music business
  • Entrepreneurial musician und music entrepreneurs
  • An age of disruption? Technological developments in the music industry

 

Submission

Please send an abstract of your proposal to vmbrd@mdw.ac.at no later than May 31, 2020.

All submissions must include a title, authors (names, affiliations, e-mails of all authors and a notation (*) of the corresponding author), an abstract of 1,000-1,500 words and 3-5 keywords. Abstracts must be submitted in English, as a MS Word file (*.doc or *.docx) or *.pdf file, and include:

  • Objectives of the research
  • Brief description of the disciplinary/theoretical context/background
  • Research questions and/or hypotheses
  • Methodology
  • Main or expected conclusions / contribution
  • Main references

Abstracts will be subject to a double-blind peer-review process by an international jury, and authors will be notified of acceptance by July 1, 2020.

Final papers should be sent before August 31, 2020. They should not exceed 7,000 words (including abstracts, figures, tables, references and appendices) and follow the author guidelines of the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR). You may also want to consider publication in IJMBR after the conference.

 

Important dates

May 31, 2020                Abstract submission deadline

July 1, 2020                   Notification of acceptance

August 31, 2020           Submission deadline for full papers

September 22, 2020    Conference day (paper sessions)

September 23, 2020    Conference day for invited speakers on “Emerging Music Markets”

For students at all levels of the MA & PhD a doctoral colloquium (Young Scholars’ Workshop) will be held as part of the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on September 21, 2020. Find a separate call for papers here.

 

Registration Fee

Registration will be open from May 4, 2020. The registration fee includes conference attendance, coffee breaks and lunch on conference days as well as the Heurigen-Dinner on September 23, 2020. Please note that there will be no refund after September 6th.

Full registration fee
Until August 31, 2020 (early bird) Euro 175,-
After August 31, 2020 Euro 225,-

 

Contact

Slavomira Martiskova (mailto: vmbrd@mdw.ac.at)

Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM)

mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria
https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

 

 

10
Dec
19

Call-for-papers: 10th Young Scholars’ Workshop of the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2020, September 21st

The Young Scholars’ Workshop, as part of the 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days (Vienna, Austria), invites once again young researchers to submit paper abstracts of all disciplines exploring questions that help understand economic and managerial problems as well as processes of the music business sector and in the field of music management. There are many questions that call for investigation and need to be discussed in music business research, for example:

  • What drives innovation in the music business sector?
  • How can we scientifically understand and differentiate music business models?
  • What do we know about (changing) success factors and music business (entrepreneurship)l?
  • What rationalities affect this very “personal” industry?
  • What does it mean to be self-managed in the music business?
  • What can we learn about the customer’s willingness to pay for music recordings or related goods?
  • How do non-western music markets and practices work e.g. within Asian, African, Latin American or Russian contexts
  • How can we understand the role of brands within the music industry?
  • What is the role of new technologies in the music sector e.g. AI or machine learning?
  • What issues of gender, class or “race” exist in a music business context? How are they dealt with?

 

These research questions are not exhaustive, papers may also address other aspects.

The workshop organizers Prof. Dr. Carsten Winter (Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media) and Prof. Dr. Peter Tschmuck (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) strongly encourage submissions from students at all levels of MA & PhD. Students are supposed to work on their MA or PhD thesis and discuss it with senior researchers of music business research.

Abstracts (of about 1,000 characters) are due by April 30, 2020, and full papers (15-30 pages) are due by July 31, 2020. Only abstracts and papers submitted on time will be considered.

A maximum of 6-8 papers will be selected for presentation to guarantee a workshop atmosphere. The sessions will combine paper presentations and discussions including interactive elements. Information on the acceptance of the paper proposal will be sent until May 20, 2020, at the latest.

Please email your submission to youngscholars@imbra.eu

Paper proposals and final papers must be submitted as pdf documents and should include contact information, at least affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number and postal address of the author(s).

 

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30
Sep
19

The 10th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2019 in retrospective

At the 10th anniversary Vienna Music Business Research Days music business researchers and music industry representatives from around the globe looked into the crystal ball to highlight and discuss the “Future of the Music Business”.

The Young Scholars Workshop traditionally opened the conference as a forum for master and PhD students to present and discuss their research results with renown international music business scientists. This year two papers were awarded by an international jury with the first prize: “THE NEW MAGIC PEOPLE: An Ethnographic Study of East London’s Cultural Workers at Shoreditch House” by Sam Edrisi of Westminster University and King’s College London and “Creativity, Constraints, and Copyright – Hired Music Guns and the Case of Soundalikes” by Konstantin Hondros of the University Duisburg-Essen. Both papers are considered tob e published in the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR).

On the following Conference Track Day, music business researchers from Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Romenia, Spain, South Africa, UK and the US presented their research results on a broad range of music business topics, such as gender aspects in the classical music sphere, the live music business in the Netherlands, self-management and entrepreneurship of musicians, the demand for music in the music streaming age, music branding, music labour markets and music education issues (see program).

The final Invited Conference Day on September 13th focused on the conference main topic the “Future of the Music Business”. The London-based entertainment lawyer Cliff Fluet held the introductory keynote “The Music Business & Technology – How Their Past and Present will Dictate Their Future” and joined the following panel discussion on “The Future of Music Copyright” with Ros Lynch (Intellectual Property Office, London) and the blockchain start-up founder Steve Stewart (vezt, Los Angeles), moderated by Sally Gross (University of Westminster, London). The panelists discussed the impact of new technologies such as the blockchain and artificial intellectual on copyright legislation.

Michael Smellie, the former COO of Sony/BMG and Australian start-up investor, closed the morning session by looking back into the music industry’s recent past with his keynote on the music industry’s “Seven Deadly Sins” to learn more about the industry’s future.

 

After the lunch break Paul O’Hagan of the University of Ulster had a conversation with music manager Peter Jenner on the concept of label service contracts, which Peter Jenner introduced by signing Billy Bragg to Cooking Vinyl. Label service contracts have become very popular among superstars such as Taylor Swift, since there is no need to contract away all rights to the labels. Peter Jenner was also a mastermind and initiator of the “Music 2025” project, which was introduced for the first to the public by him and Dennis Collopy (University of Hertfordshire, UK) in 2014 at the Vienna Music Business Research Days. This year Dennis Collopy presented the project’s results to an international audience.

In the following keynote “What Are the Key Drivers of Growth in Music Streaming?” music industry analyst Chris Carey outlined the past, present and future developments in the music streaming economy. This was a good starting point for the final panel discussion on “Future of the Music Business – What’s Next after Music Streaming?” with Rebecca Brook (music industry consultant, London), Chris Carey (Media Insight Consulting, London), Phil Graham (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia) and Michael Smellie (start-up investor, Australia), moderated by Dennis Collopy (University of Hertfordshire).

The 10th Vienna Music Business Research Days were supplemented by a book presentation event in the evening of September 11th. Daniel Nordgård of the University of Agder in Kristiansand/Norway presented the first volume of the Springer book series “Music Business Research” entitled The Music Business and Digital Impacts. Innovations and Disruptions in the Music Industries. Phil Graham of the University of the Sunshine Coast/Australia followed with the presentation of the book series’ second volume Music, Management, Marketing, and Law. Interviews Across the Music Business Value Chain. Subsequently both authors joined a panel discussion on “Big Data in the Music Business” with the Vienna-based start-up entrepreneur Nermina Mumic and music manager Peter Jenner.

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