Posts Tagged ‘music entrepreneurship


Introducing our guests: George Musgrave (University of Westminster/UK)

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.

George Musgrave will be talking on “Control and Autonomy in the Digital Music Business” in Joseph-Haydn Hall from 11:45-12:45 on September 14, 2017. George Musgrave is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster. He also lectures at Goldsmiths, University of London. George earned his PhD with “Creativity, Capital and Entrepreneurship: The Contemporary Experience of Competition in UK Urban Music” (external examiner was Prof. Keith Negus) from the the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia.  He is an expert on researching the role of  intermediaries in the music industry, but he also highlights mental health and working conditions for musicians (see paper) in a current research project.

George Musgrave is also a practising musician signed to Atlantic Records and a songwriter for EMI/Sony-ATV publishing. He performed live at Reading Festival, Leeds Festival and Wireless (Olympic Park) and he is the winner of MTV Brand New 2012 as the first ever unsigned act.



International Journal of Music Business Research – October 2013, vol. 3, no. 2

The latest issue of the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR) is online now. In the first article Francisco Bernardo & Luís Gustavo Martins of the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto pose the crucial question of whether, in the digital age, disintermediation is reshaping the music industry and fostering independent approaches to the market. They argue that digital network media enable ordinary people to adopt a do-it-yourself or “DIY” approach to producing and disseminating music by eliminating intermediaries such as record labels. In the following, Ben O’Hare, Head of Higher Education (Music Business) at Box Hill Institute in Melbourne/Australia, argues in an article entitled  “Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Music Business Education” that in these days a music business education is essential to achieve success in the music business and provides valuable theoretical as well as empirical insights. Beatrice Jetto of the University of Technology and Notre Dame University in Sydney, Australia focuses in the last contribution on the relationship between music blogs and the music industry by analysing 18 semi-structured interviews with bloggers specialising in music.

Find all articles as well as the entire journal issue here:



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