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09
Oct
15

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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14
Sep
15

Introducing our Guests: Michael Breidenbrücker (LastFM, speedinvest, Vienna & London)

Foto Michael_BreidenbrueckerThe 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.

Michael Breidenbrücker who co-founded music streaming service LastFM that was sold for US $280m to CBS Interactive in 2007 is now a business angel investor with focus on the music industry. He will participate on 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.

Michael is a serial entrepreneur who founded companies such as Last.fm and RjDj. You will find him either in the London startup scene or skiing and snowboarding in the Austrian mountains.

Michael co-founded Last.fm Ltd. and managed  the company as CEO from 2002 until 2005. His approach in combining music discovery, online radio and social software was awarded in Europe and the USA and brought the company to the attention of millions of consumers, global media and global players. In 2008 Michael founded Reality Jockey Ltd. which published several super innovative, world wide top 10 iOS applications such as “RjDj”, “Inception The App”, “Dimensions the game” or “The Dark Knight Rises Z+”.

Michael is Partner of Vienna based venture capital firm Speedinvest and also served on the board of 42Matters AG. He is founder of Speedstartstudio.com and an active angel investor and advisor to technology startups.

09
Sep
15

Introducing our guests: Selma Prodanovich (brainswork, Vienna)

Foto Selma Prodanovic editedThe 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.

Selma Prodanovich, who a Vienna based business angel start-up funding expert, participates on the panel “Music Start-up Funding in the Digitized Music Economy” in Joseph Haydn Hall from 15:15-16:45 on Oct. 1, 2015.

The Start-up-Grand-Dame Selma Prodanovic is one of the most influential startup and new business developers in Europe. An entrepreneur, speaker, advisor, and angel investor, she is renowned for her ability to identify, develop, and connect business potential.

Selma supported over 300 startups and shaped the growth of the creative industries, the startup, and the business angel eco-systems in Austria and beyond. Selma is founder of Brainswork a most influential startup and investment consultancy acting worldwide. She is co-founder and board member of the Austrian Angel Investors Association and board member of the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players (EBAN).

She initiated the one million startups worldwide campaign, established the Brainswork – Make a difference Award, founded IncrediblEurope 2049, and holds advisory and board member positions in a number of companies and organizations. Selma has pioneered various concepts such as Chief Networking Officer, the business development strategy brainsworking, and the Business-Angelina investment approach.

An inspiring speaker, Selma was over 1000 times on stage sharing her expertise in entrepreneurship, connecting, creativity, and innovation at universities, companies, and conferences. She edited and published the „Brainsbook on Networking” (2009) and her book “Between Steel and Chocolate – Inspiring Success Stories from Austria” was published in 2013. She was an investor in the Austrian startup TV show “2 minutes 2 million” and has media coverage in over 40 countries.

Selma believes that making a positive difference is a fundamental human right.

For her innovative approach to business and commitment to entrepreneurship and social change, Selma received numerous awards such as the Austrian “WOMAN Award” in 2006, the “100 World of Difference Award 2013” awarded by The International Alliance for Women in Washington and the “Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2014”.

Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Selma lived in several countries in Europe and North Africa and has been based in Vienna (Austria) since 1991. Educated at the University of Sarajevo, Saint Louis University in Madrid, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Selma speaks five languages.

Selma is happily married to her first love and proud mother of two fantastic teenagers.

 

 




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