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Call-for Papers: Rethinking the Music Business – Music Contexts, Rights, Data and COVID-19

Call for chapters for an edited volume to be submitted to Springer’s Music Business Research Series

Guy Morrow (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Daniel Nordgård (University of Agder, Norway)
Peter Tschmuck (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria)


COVID-19 had, and is having, a global impact on health, communities and the economy. As a result of COVID-19, music festivals, gigs and events were cancelled or postponed across the world. This directly affected the incomes and practices of many artists and the revenue for many entities in the music business. Despite this crisis however, there are pre-existing trends in the music business – the rise of the streaming economy, technological change (virtual and augmented reality, blockchain etc.), new copyright legislation etc. Some of these trends were impacted by the COVID-19 crisis while others were not.


This edited volume will therefore be structured in two parts. The first part will feature more general perspectives and the second will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the music business. This edited volume thus welcomes chapters that address issues within the music business before, during and after COVID-19.


The volume will be composed of 8000 word chapters (including footnotes and references), an Introduction by the editors and an Afterword.

– Deadline for submission of abstracts (300-400 words) and bio notes (100 words): 1 December 2020
– Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2021

– Book proposal submission: 20 January 2021
– Book contracted: February 2021
– First book chapter draft: 30 July 2021


Initial expressions of interest, enquiries and/or abstracts should be submitted to editors: Guy Morrow (, Daniel Nordgård ( and Peter Tschmuck (


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Introducing our guests: Dennis Collopy (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

In the 10th anniversary Vienna Music Business Research Days on the “Future of the Music Business” at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna/Austria) music business researchers and music business professionals look into the recent past of the music industry to learn more about its future. Find the program here.

Dennis Collopy’s keynote “Music 2025 – Is Music Data Fit for Purpose in the Digital Era?” focuses on the key legal and copyright ownership data issues that impact the benefits of the digital music economy especially for creators and non-corporate rightsholders . The data issues highlighted are an outcome of the Music 2025 manifesto first launched by Peter Jenner and Dennis Collopy at the 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days in 2014 and the keynote summarises the key findings of an 15 month intensive research project involving researchers at University of Ulster funded by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and supported by the two main UK collective rights management organizations PRS for Music and PPL.

Dennis’ talk is scheduled in mdw’s Joseph Haydn-Hall on Sep. 13th from 14:00-14:45 and he will be assisted by music manager and project partner Peter Jenner (Sincere Music, London). He will then moderate the panel discussion on the “Future of the Music Business – What’s Next after Music Streaming?” with Rebecca Brook (msuic industry consultant, London, UK), Pete Downton (7digital, London, UK), Phil Graham (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia) and Michael Smellie (Start-up investor, Brisbane, Australia).

Dennis Collopy is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, where he has specialised in Music and IP Rights related research including various studies for UK Music and the IPO. He has spent over 4 decades in music working across artist management, record labels and music publishing having been MD of Riva Music (signing the Clash and John Mellencamp) BMG Music Publishing (signing Bruce Hornsby, Steve Earle, Maria Mckee, Eurythmics and Clannad) EG (working with KLF, the Orb and Robert Fripp) and most recently his own Menace Music Management managing rights for artists and song writers like Matt Aitken (from Stock Aitken and Waterman), Frankie Miller, Slowdive/Mojave 3’s Neil Halstead, acclaimed reggae songwriter Gary Benson and one of the most successful singers in EDM, Steve Edwards. Dennis is a former director of PRS and board member of the UK’s MPA.



June 2023



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