On March 3, 2017, an international workshop on “The Blockchained Music Business” was organized by the Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM) of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Music Information Center Austria (MICA). Carlotta De Ninni (Mycelia for Music Foundation, London), Peter Jenner (Sincere Management, London) and Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic & Dot Blockchain Music, New York) were the workshop supervisors focusing on different aspects of the blockchain technology’s impact on the music business. In the second part of the workshop’s summary, we focus on the discussion of the workshop-group on the impact of blockchain technology on the music industry’s intermediaries that was supervised by Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic & Dot Blockchain Music, New York).
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The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna/Austria) from 12-14 September 2017. The overall topic of the next conference is the question “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?”. Digitization of the music industry has not reduced the market and gatekeeping power of the industry’s intermediaries as predicted by the long-tail and disintermediation hypotheses. However, it seems that the digital music business has become a blockbuster business with new powerful players appearing on the scene (e.g. Apple, Google/YouTube, Amazon). However, innovations such as the blockchain technology again challenge the newly established value-added network by providing tools for artists to circumvent intermediaries. Thus, the 8th Vienna Music Business Resarch Days will highlight the current developments with new research findings.
The call-for-papers for the conference track day on September 13, 2017 encourage all researchers (from post-doc level on) to submit paper proposals on the broad field of music business research including for e.g.:
- Past, current and future developments in the music industry (recorded music industry, live music sector, music publishing, music retailing and wholesaling, music instruments industry etc.);
- Music market research and music charts research;
- The economic and social situation of musicians as well as the labor market for musicians;
- The management of musicians and music institutions;
- Gender and diversity in the music business;
- The marketing of music;
- Music branding and sponsoring;
- Public and private funding of the music sector (including new forms of music funding such as crowdfunding);
- Case studies on music companies and other music institutions;
- Legal aspects of the music business (contracts, copyright, competition law/policy etc.);
- Music licensing and collecting societies;
- Music media (radio, TV, online-based media etc.);
- Economic aspects of music genres (classical, pop/rock, jazz, world music markets etc.);
- Business-related music education;
- Music export;
Please send an abstract of your proposal to email@example.com no later than March 31, 2017.
Other important dates:
May 15, 2017: Notification of acceptance
July 31, 2017: Submission deadline for full papers
September 13, 2017: Conference track day
September 14, 2017: Conference day for invited speakers on “Unchaining the Digital Music Business?”
Registration fee – early bird (until July 31, 2017): 175,- Euro
Registration fee: 225,- Euro
End of registration (no refund after this date): August 31, 2017
For students at all levels of the MA & PhD a doctoral colloquium (7th Young Scholars’ Workshop) will be held as part of the 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days on September 12, 2017. Find a separate call for papers here.
Dagmar Abfalter (mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria