Posts Tagged ‘Florian Drücke


5th Vienna Music Business Research Days in Retrospective

Logo VMBRD 2014The 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days were devoted to the question “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age”? Academics and business professionals  answered this questions from different perspectives. The VMBR-Days 2014 were held in cooperation with the Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference and attracted an even larger international audience than in the years before. On Oct 3rd, a conference track day complemented the invited conference day on Oct 2nd for the first time. Academics from Austria, Australia, Brasil, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom presented recent findings of a wide range of music business research topics.

The Young Scholars’ Workshop gathered for the fourth time students and mentors/discussants from more than 10 countries to discuss the findings a papers derived from master and PhD theses (see also the webpage of the Young Scholars’ Workshop 2014).

For a detailed coverage of the whole conference– including most of the papers and presentation slides as well as the audio streams of all talks and discussions of Oct 2nd – please click here. Continue reading ‘5th Vienna Music Business Research Days in Retrospective’


Introducing our guests: Florian Drücke, CEO of IFPI Germany

The 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from Oct 1-3, 2014.  A mixed group of music business professionals and music business researcher will highlight the question on “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” from different perspectives. All conference guest that will present/discuss on Oct 2, 2014 in Joseph Haydn-Hall will be introduced in a short blog series.

BVMI_Florian_Druecke_2014_hoch_2_c_Markus_NassFlorian Drücke (Foto credit: Markus Nass), CEO of IFPI Germany, will discuss “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” with Keith Harris (PPL and manager of Stevie Wonder), Marc Marot (CEO of Crown Talent & Media Group) and Andy Chen (CEO of ASPIRO that owns WiMP music streaming service) in Joseph Haydn-Hall on Oct 2, 2014 from 16:00-17:30.

Florian Drücke studied law in Berlin and Toulon and finished his law studies in France with the Maîtrise degree. In 2004, he earned his doctorate with a dissertation on competition law, comparing French and German law. After his legal training which he spent, inter alia, at the Berlin Senate Chancellery, at a law firm in Aix-en-Provence and at an international law firm that specializes in media law the lawyer became Legal Counsel at Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V. (ifpi Germany) in January 2006. In 2008, he took charge of the legal department and the political lobbying as Head of Legal & Policy. Since November 2010 Florian Drücke is Managing Director of Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Florian Drücke is a member of the Board of Directors of the German National Library and of the Advisory Boards of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg and the Reeperbahn Festival. He testified as an expert in different Committees of the German Bundestag as well as before the Federal Constitutional Court.




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