Posts Tagged ‘C3S


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:





4th Vienna Music Business Research Days in Retrospective

Logo VMBR-DaysIn the 4th Vienna Music Business Research Days the “Future of Music Licensing” was highlighted. The conference, therefore, focused on collective rights management and collecting societies respectively as well as the registration of music rights. However, in a broader perspective also the future of copyright in a digital society was discussed.

In the opening panel of the conference on Thursday the concept of creative commons licensing and the set-up of a collection society for CC-licensing by the C3S initiative in Germany was controversially discussed.

The first conference day, however, was devoted the 3rd Young Scholars’ Workshop. Fourteen young academics from 8 different countries – Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Palestine and Portugal – presented their papers on a wide range of music business research topics.

For a detailed coverage of the whole conference– including all papers and presentation slides as well as audio files of all talks and discussion – please click here.

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