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11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets”

The 11th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “Emerging Music Markets” will be held as an online only conference in times of the global COVID-19 crisis. Nevertheless we will have guests from all over the world to talk and discuss on emerging music markets in Asia and Eastern Europe.




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The conference day on September 23 will be also live video-streamed from 9:00-16:30 CEST at mdw’s Mediathek:


The morning sessions of the conference day on September 23 will highlight the specifities of several booming Asian music markets. Bernie Cho from the DFSB Kollective in Seoul/South Korea will talk about the South Korean music market and the economic relevanve of K-Pop. In the following sesssion the founder of Fake Music Media, which organizes the WISE Festival in Beijing, Philipp Grefer, highlights the network of the Chinese music industry and music market. The music market in India, which is still driven by the Bollywood film studios, will be analyzed by Achille Forler from the Indian-based sound design agency Music Curator and The Indian Performing Right Society in Mumbai. All three speakers will then discuss with Weining Hung, founder and organizer of the LUCfest in Tainan/Taiwan on “Emerging Music Markets in Asia”.

In the afternoon of September 23, Carina Sava (Agentia de Vise, Bucharest/Romania), Ania Kasperek (Chimes Agency, Poland) and Dartsya Tarkowska (Soundbuzz & Music Export Ukraine, Kiev) will highlight the specifities of the music markets in Romania, Poland and the Ukraine in short presentions in order discuss the economic relevance and future development of “Emerging Eastern European Music Markets”.

The Vienna Music Business research Days will be opened on Sep. 21th with the Young Scholars’ Workshop for master and PhD students to present their research to renown music business researchers in a closed online workshop.

On Sep. 22th music business researchers from all around the world will present their findings on different music business/industry topics (see program).




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The conference day on September 23 will be also live video-streamed from 9:00-16:30 CEST at mdw’s Mediathek:

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


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



Please send an abstract of your proposal to 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,-



Slavomira Martiskova (mailto:

Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM)

mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria





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

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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