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6th Vienna Music Business Research Days in Retrospective

VMBRD-logo“Financing Music in the Digital Age” was this year’s main topic of the 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. International music experts and music business researchers approached this topic from different perspectives on the third conference day on Oct. 1.

However, the conference started with the Young Scholars’ Workshop on September 29. Graduate and PhD students from Brazil, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Norway and Poland presented their theses in a closed workshop in group of highly regarded music business/industry researchers. The best paper of the Young Scholars’ Workshop was awarded to Abner Pérez of the Universidad de las Americas Quito, Ecuador for his paper “Compulsory Licensing in the Recording Industry”. The paper will be published in the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR).

The second conference day on September 30, was devoted to academic music business research. Scholars from the Australia, Austria, China, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain highlighted in their papers the results of their music business/industry research.

The third conference day was then held in cooperation with the Waves Music Festival & Conference, Vienna & Bratislava.

For a detailed coverage of the entire conference– including most of the papers and presentation slides as well as the audio and video streams of almost all talks and discussions of Oct 1 – please click here.

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Introducing our guests: Andreas Mahringer (Record Bird, Vienna)

Foto Andreas MahringerThe 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 focus on “Financing Music in the Digital Age”. International experts and academics discuss new and alternative revenue sources for the music scene such as music streaming for the classic music business, crowdfunding and business angel funding.

Andreas Mahringer will highlight the relevance of business angels for music start-up companies in a project presentation. He will then join the panel on “Music Start-up Funding in the Digitized Music Economy” in Joseph Haydn Hall from 15:15-16:45 on Oct. 1, 2015.

Andreas is the Founder & CEO of Record Bird ( Record Bird notifies music fans about new and upcoming records by their favorite bands and musicians. Currently in private beta, Record Bird is about to close their first round of seed financing.

After graduating in ‘International Economics and Business Sciences’ from the University of Sydney and University of Innsbruck, Andreas has been working in the field of strategic planning and consulting in some of the world’s leading advertising agencies and advised one of the largest government projects in Australia in their corporate communication strategy.

Record Bird is the product of Andreas’ passion for digital technology and music, with the ultimate goal of creating a frictionless information flow between artists and fans in the context of recorded music. Get in touch with Andreas on Twitter/Medium: @mahringer_a



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