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26
Sep
16

7th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”

VMBRD-logo.jpgThe 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business” are held from Sep. 27-29, 2016 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. As in the prior years, music business research from all around the world and music industry prfessionals will discuss current developments in the music business/industry in numerous presentations and panel discussions.

The Young Scholars’ Workshop (closed event) gathers for the sixth time students from all around the globe to present their research projects and to discuss them with renown music business researchers.

After the workshop,  Angela Myles Beechings presents her book in the keynote “Beyond Talent: the Psychology of Music Entrepreneurship and Self Management” in IKM’s Large Conference Room on Sep. 27th  from 19:30-21:00 (building E on university’s campus).

On Sep. 28th, music business researchers from eight different countries present their recent findings on the music business/industry. The topics range from the economics and psychology of music streaming and music education to team diversity in sound recording projects: Click here for the program.

The entire last conference day on Sep. 29th, is devoted to the conference’s main topic.  Martin Lücke (Macromedia University, Berlin) talks on best-practice models of career centers at music universities, before moderating a panel discussion with Gretchen Amussen (L’Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Paris), Angela Myles-Beeching (Manhattan School of Music, New York) and Stefan Simon (Music University Detmold) on the same topic.

After the panel discussion, music consultant Johannes Ripken highlights his concept of “Organic Artist Development”.

After the lunch break (14:00),  Stephen Power highlights in a keynote speech his very personal approach of “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”. Stephen Power is a very successful music producer working with Robbie Williams, Blur, Diana Ross etc. In the following panel discussion, the successful Austrian music producer and vice-president of the Austrian Composers’ Society, Harald Hanisch, moderates a panel with Roxanne de Bastion (musician, London), Keith Harris (manager of Stevie Wonder, London), Stephen Power (music producer, London) and Johannes Ripken (musik consultant, Kiel) the challenges of “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”.

The last conference day will be closed with awarding the best paper of the Young Scholars’ Workshop.

Conference program: https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

How to get there and campus map: https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/conference-site-how-to-get-there/

Video-Livestream on Sep. 29th: http://www.mdw.ac.at/mdwMediathek/livestream/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ViennaMusicBusinessResearchDays

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VMBRD

23
Sep
16

Introducing our guests: Roxanne de Bastion (musician, London)

foto-roxanne-de-bastionThe 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 27-29, 2016 are devoted to “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”. International music business experts, therefore, discuss the challenges and chances of artist self-management as well as the future development. Find the program here.

As a self-managed artist, the London-based musician Roxanne de Bastion completes the panel on “Self-Management in the Digital Music Busines” in Joseph Haydn-Hall on Sep. 29th from 15:30-17:00. The other panelists are: Steve Power (music producer, London), Keith Harris (manager of Stevie Wonder, London) and Johannes Ripken (music consultant, Kiel). The moderator of the discussion is Harald Hanisch, successful music producer and vice president of the Austrian Composers’ Society.

Roxanne de Bastion is a singer, songwriter and performer. Born in Berlin to a musical, bilingual family, she started composing and performing at the age of 15. Soon after, Roxanne took her career in her own hands and moved to London, equipped only with her guitar, her songs and a one-way ticket.

Since then, Roxanne has released her debut album “The Real Thing” on her own label, Nomad Songs, and regularly tours across the UK, mainland Europe and the USA. Her music has gained support from BBC6, Xfm, R2 Magazine, The Sunday Times as well as major radio stations across Europe and MTV Germany.

As an independent musician she offers insight into the everyday workings of life as an artist in today’s ever-changing industry and has been invited to speak on subjects such as ‘the future of music’, ‘copyright in the digital age’ and ‘music streaming’. In 2014, Roxanne was invited to join the board of the FAC in order to represent up-and-coming musicians. The following year, Roxanne founded FM2U, a conference and network specifically from and for independent musicians.

 

“Standout number…astonishingly assured” (The Sunday Times)

“A real mover and shaker in the independent music world and a great writer” (Ruth Barnes, Amazing Radio)

“One of the most perfect voices I’ve ever heard” (Tom Whalley, BBC6)

 

Check her webpage: http://www.roxannedebastion.com/

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt7_SjYMYipAapOifHOoHgA

Soundcloud account: https://soundcloud.com/roxanne-de-bastion

Twitter account: https://twitter.com/roxannemusic

Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/roxannedebastion

 

21
Sep
16

Introducing our guests: Steve Power (music producer, London)

stephen-power-photoThe 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 27-29, 2016 are devoted to “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”. International music business experts, therefore, discuss the challenges and chances of artist self-management as well as the future development. Find the program here.

The London-based highly regarded music producer Steve Power will hold the keynote on the conference’s main topic on Sep. 29 from 14:00-15:00. In the following panel discussion, Steve Power discusses on “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business” with Roxanne de Bastion (musician, London), Keith Harris (manager of Stevie Wonder, London) and Johannes Ripken (music consultant, Kiel).

Steve Power was born in Liverpool and as a teenager was was part of the nascent punk and new wave scene of the late seventies there. The band he was in were signed to Richard Branson’s Virgin records in 1981. The band used a large part of their record company advance to create a professional recording studio and made their album there.

When the band went on the road to promote the album Power remained behind and ran the studio as a commercial enterprise and worked with bands such as Dead or Alive and Frankie goes to Hollywood.

In 1984 Steve moved to London and after a while became a house engineer at Battery studios. Here he worked with artist such as Billy Ocean, Womack and Womack, and Bon Jovi. In the late 1980’s he produced Blur and worked with a number of other notable guitar bands such as The Stone Roses, and mixed tracks for The Charlatans.

After a quiet period in the early 1990’s when Power almost gave up the business, success on a grander scale finally arrived. Spaceman (Babylon Zoo), You’re Gorgeous (Babybird), preceded 26 hit singles with Robbie Williams including Angels, Strong, She’s the One, Millenium and Rock Dj followed.

Since then Steve has produced Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Kylie Monogue, Enrique Iglesias and Andrea Bocceli, and continues to be be busy, production credits on the most recent Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams of only a couple of years ago demonstrate that he is still in demand.

Check Steve’s webpage: http://www.stevepowermix.co.uk/

 

 

 

19
Sep
16

Introducing our guests: Keith Harris (manager of Stevie Wonder, London)

keith-harris-colour-photoThe 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 27-29, 2016 are devoted to “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”. International music business experts, therefore, discuss the challenges and chances of artist self-management as well as the future development. Find the program here.

In the afternoon of Sep. 29th, a top-class panel discusses “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business” in Joseph-Haydn-Hall from 15:30-17:00. Keith Harris, manager of Stevie Wonder, is one of the panelists. Keith started in the music industry in 1974 working for Transatlantic, a small independent UK label. In 1976 Keith joined EMI Records where he initially worked for several in-house EMI labels in the promotions department. These included Rocket where he worked on the Elton John album ‘Blue Moves’, Fantasy, Ariola and EMI International. He then joined Motown becoming General Manager working with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. He left in 1978 to work with Stevie Wonder and became Operations Manager for his companies.

In 1982 he formed his own management company and was involved in the management of various UK based artists, while also continuing to represent Stevie Wonder. He is a Senior Fellow of the University of Westminster School of Music, Film and Fashion where he has lectured since 1993. He is a former Chairman of the MMF, the managers’ trade body, and he is the Chairman of Musictank. Keith joined PPL in 2006 and was made an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Westminster in November 2007.

 

 

16
Sep
16

Introducing our guests: Martin Lücke (Macromedia University, Berlin)

foto-martin-luecke-015_kleinThe 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 27-29, 2016 are devoted to “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”. International music business experts, therefore, discuss the challenges and chances of artist self-management as well as the future development. Find the program here.

Martin Lücke, Professor for music management at the Macromedia University, campus Berlin, will talk on “Career Centers at Music Universities – Best Practices” in Joseph-Haydn-Hall on Sep. 29 from 9:30-10:15. In the following discussion  on the same topic he will moderate a panel with Angela Myles Beeching (Manhattan School of Music, author of “Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music”, New York), Gretchen Amussen (L’Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Paris), Stefan Simon (Head of Career Center of the University for Music Detmold).

Dr. Lücke was appointed as professor for Music Management at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Munich in 2009. In 2013 he changed to the Berlin campus and resumed the position as Head of Media School. He is co-author of “Management in der Musikwirtschaft” (Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2013). Martin Lücke studied musicology, history and politics at the University in Bochum. After his doctoral thesis about Jazz in Totalitarism (published in 2004), he worked in the cultural sector for several years, for the Bochumer Symphoniker as dramatic advisor (2003–2006) and for the historical museum Haus der Geschichte in Bonn as research assistant (2006–2008). Martin Lücke published several books and articles; he is also board member in scientific associations such as the Fachverband Kulturmanagement, the International Association for Music Business Research and the Gesellschaft für Musikwirtschafts- und Musikkulturforschung. Among other topics, he focuses his research on crowdfunding, music education and popular music. You find further details on his website: www.klangtext.de.

 

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Martin Lücke and Josef Limper, 2013, Management in der Musikwirtschaft. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

14
Sep
16

Introducing our guests: Gretchen Amussen (Paris Conservatoire)

foto_gretchen_amussenThe 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 27-29, 2016 are devoted to “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”. International music business experts, therefore, discuss the challenges and chances of artist self-management as well as the future development. Find the program here.

After the introduction of Angela Myles-Beeching and Stefan Simon, who will be discussants on “Career Centers at Music Universities – Best Practices” in Joseph-Haydn-Hall on Sep. 29 from 10:15-11:15, we introduce now the third panelist: Gretchen Amussen.

Gretchen Amussen is Director for External Affairs and International Relations at the Paris Conservatoire. Over the last twenty years she has helped promote the Conservatoire, its students and teachers through an extensive worldwide network of educational and cultural organizations. Particularly active within European networks, she co-chaired the European Association of Conservatoires’ (AEC) first thematic working group dedicated to the implications of the Bologna Process (2001-2004), and subsequently co-chaired the AEC’s Polifonia working group dedicated to the music profession. Gretchen served as AEC Vice-President from 2010-2013 and from 2011-2014 she chaired the AEC’s Polifonia working group dedicated to entrepreneurship in music (www.musicalentrepreneurship.eu). She is currently a board member of the European Music Council and of the Paris Centre for Chamber Music.

 

12
Sep
16

Introducing our guests: Stefan Simon (Music University Detmold)

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The 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 27-29, 2016 are devoted to “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”. International music business experts, therefore, discuss the challenges and chances of artist self-management as well as the future development. Find the program here.

This time we are introducing a further discussant of the panel on “Career Centers at Music Universities – Best Practices” held in Joseph-Haydn-Hall on September 29 from 10:15-11:15. Stefan Simon, who is the Head of the Career Center at the Music University Detmold.

Stefan Simon studied Musicology, History and Journalism in Mainz and Arts Management in Ludwigsburg. As project manager for the Förderverein Interkultur, he organised international choir festivals in Germany, Sweden and South Korea. He then went freelance, published the first Who is Who in Choral Music with Gent Lazri, and organised events for Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz, including the 2005 Vocal Jazz Summit, a series of mediaeval vocal music concerts, and the Internationale Orgelfestwochen.

As managing director of the SMS – Singen Macht Sinn project, Stefan Simon came to Detmold in 2008 and became head of HfM’s Careers Centre in 2011. Since then he has advised students, held seminars on the music industry and freelancing, and coordinated various scholarship programmes. In the winter 2015/16 semester, he and Prof. Joachim Thalmann temporarily led the masters course Musikvermittlung und Musikmanagement for music professionals.

 




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