Posts Tagged ‘music financing

27
Sep
15

Introducing our guests: Kieran Garvey (Cambridge University)

Foto Kieran GarveyThe 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 focus on “Financing Music in the Digital Age”. International experts and academics discuss new and alternative revenue sources for the music scene such as music streaming for the classic music business, crowdfunding and business angel funding.

Since Bryan Zhang cannot participate in the Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 due to health problems, his colleague, Kieran Garvey, will talk about “Alterative Financing of Music” in Joseph Haydn-Hall from 11:45-12:30 on October 1.

Kieran Garvey is the Policy Programmes Manager and Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, helping to coordinate and deliver the Centre’s world class, alternative finance benchmarking reports. He is also involved in developing the Centre’s policy development networks, seeking to balance the promotion of financial innovation in the industry, while also ensuring investor interests are safeguarded.

Previously, Kieran was the Head of Partnership at Crowdcube, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, where he helped establish their presence in London and Northern England. He was also responsible for sourcing and securing 40 companies that went on to raise over €20 million. His role focussed on building strategic partnerships with a wide array of organisations, supporting all manner of entrepreneurs across a wide range of sectors and stages.

Prior to this, Kieran was a Parliamentary Crowdfunding Advisor helping to establish the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Crowdfunding and Non-Bank Finance. He also ran the day-to-day operations of the UK Crowdfunding Association, representing all crowdfunding models to promote the sector as a valuable and viable means to raise funds to the public, press and policymakers. Before this, he established a microfinance venture in Vietnam, inspired by Kiva.

15
Sep
15

Introducing our guests: Bryan Zhang (Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge Judge Business School)

Foto Bryan ZhangThe 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 focus on “Financing Music in the Digital Age”. International experts and academics discuss new and alternative revenue sources for the music scene such as music streaming for the classic music business, crowdfunding and business angel funding.

Bryan Zhang, who is Director of Operations & Policy of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School will highlight “Alternative Financing for Music” and will give special insights into the international landscape of music crowdfunding in Joseph Haydn-Hall from 11:45-12:30 on October 1st, 2015.

Bryan Zhang is a co-author of four industry reports on the state of alternative finance both at national and international levels. Bryan has advised and consulted for numerous businesses and institutions including the Royal Society of Arts, the British Business Bank, Ben & Jerry’s, the Department of International Development and the European Commission. He is also a Research Fellow in Finance at the Judge Business School.

[Update]: Due to health problems, Bryan Zhang won’t be able to come to Vienna. Instead, Kieran Garvey, Research Programmme Manager of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School will talk on “Alternative Financing of Music” in Joseph Haydn-Hall from 11:45-12:30 on October 1st, 2015.

14
Sep
15

Introducing our Guests: Michael Breidenbrücker (LastFM, speedinvest, Vienna & London)

Foto Michael_BreidenbrueckerThe 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 focus on “Financing Music in the Digital Age”. International experts and academics discuss new and alternative revenue sources for the music scene such as music streaming for the classic music business, crowdfunding and business angel funding.

Michael Breidenbrücker who co-founded music streaming service LastFM that was sold for US $280m to CBS Interactive in 2007 is now a business angel investor with focus on the music industry. He will participate on the panel on “Music Start-up Funding in the Digitized Music Economy” in Joseph Haydn Hall from 15:15-16:45 on Oct. 1, 2015.

Michael is a serial entrepreneur who founded companies such as Last.fm and RjDj. You will find him either in the London startup scene or skiing and snowboarding in the Austrian mountains.

Michael co-founded Last.fm Ltd. and managed  the company as CEO from 2002 until 2005. His approach in combining music discovery, online radio and social software was awarded in Europe and the USA and brought the company to the attention of millions of consumers, global media and global players. In 2008 Michael founded Reality Jockey Ltd. which published several super innovative, world wide top 10 iOS applications such as “RjDj”, “Inception The App”, “Dimensions the game” or “The Dark Knight Rises Z+”.

Michael is Partner of Vienna based venture capital firm Speedinvest and also served on the board of 42Matters AG. He is founder of Speedstartstudio.com and an active angel investor and advisor to technology startups.

10
Sep
15

Introducing our guests: Andreas Mahringer (Record Bird, Vienna)

Foto Andreas MahringerThe 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 focus on “Financing Music in the Digital Age”. International experts and academics discuss new and alternative revenue sources for the music scene such as music streaming for the classic music business, crowdfunding and business angel funding.

Andreas Mahringer will highlight the relevance of business angels for music start-up companies in a project presentation. He will then join the panel on “Music Start-up Funding in the Digitized Music Economy” in Joseph Haydn Hall from 15:15-16:45 on Oct. 1, 2015.

Andreas is the Founder & CEO of Record Bird (recordbird.com). Record Bird notifies music fans about new and upcoming records by their favorite bands and musicians. Currently in private beta, Record Bird is about to close their first round of seed financing.

After graduating in ‘International Economics and Business Sciences’ from the University of Sydney and University of Innsbruck, Andreas has been working in the field of strategic planning and consulting in some of the world’s leading advertising agencies and advised one of the largest government projects in Australia in their corporate communication strategy.

Record Bird is the product of Andreas’ passion for digital technology and music, with the ultimate goal of creating a frictionless information flow between artists and fans in the context of recorded music. Get in touch with Andreas on Twitter/Medium: @mahringer_a

 

 

09
Sep
15

Introducing our guests: Selma Prodanovich (brainswork, Vienna)

Foto Selma Prodanovic editedThe 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 focus on “Financing Music in the Digital Age”. International experts and academics discuss new and alternative revenue sources for the music scene such as music streaming for the classic music business, crowdfunding and business angel funding.

Selma Prodanovich, who a Vienna based business angel start-up funding expert, participates on the panel “Music Start-up Funding in the Digitized Music Economy” in Joseph Haydn Hall from 15:15-16:45 on Oct. 1, 2015.

The Start-up-Grand-Dame Selma Prodanovic is one of the most influential startup and new business developers in Europe. An entrepreneur, speaker, advisor, and angel investor, she is renowned for her ability to identify, develop, and connect business potential.

Selma supported over 300 startups and shaped the growth of the creative industries, the startup, and the business angel eco-systems in Austria and beyond. Selma is founder of Brainswork a most influential startup and investment consultancy acting worldwide. She is co-founder and board member of the Austrian Angel Investors Association and board member of the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players (EBAN).

She initiated the one million startups worldwide campaign, established the Brainswork – Make a difference Award, founded IncrediblEurope 2049, and holds advisory and board member positions in a number of companies and organizations. Selma has pioneered various concepts such as Chief Networking Officer, the business development strategy brainsworking, and the Business-Angelina investment approach.

An inspiring speaker, Selma was over 1000 times on stage sharing her expertise in entrepreneurship, connecting, creativity, and innovation at universities, companies, and conferences. She edited and published the „Brainsbook on Networking” (2009) and her book “Between Steel and Chocolate – Inspiring Success Stories from Austria” was published in 2013. She was an investor in the Austrian startup TV show “2 minutes 2 million” and has media coverage in over 40 countries.

Selma believes that making a positive difference is a fundamental human right.

For her innovative approach to business and commitment to entrepreneurship and social change, Selma received numerous awards such as the Austrian “WOMAN Award” in 2006, the “100 World of Difference Award 2013” awarded by The International Alliance for Women in Washington and the “Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2014”.

Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Selma lived in several countries in Europe and North Africa and has been based in Vienna (Austria) since 1991. Educated at the University of Sarajevo, Saint Louis University in Madrid, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Selma speaks five languages.

Selma is happily married to her first love and proud mother of two fantastic teenagers.

 

 

07
Sep
15

Introducing our guests: Peter Jenner (Sincere Management, London)

Peter JENNER (Musikproduzent und Pop-Manager), © Walter Wobrazek 10.06.2010

Peter JENNER © Walter Wobrazek 10.06.2010

The 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 focus on “Financing Music in the Digital Age”. International experts and academics discuss new and alternative revenue sources for the music scene such as music streaming for the classic music business, crowdfunding and business angel funding.

London-based music manager Peter Jenner is one of the discussants of the panel on “Music Start-up Funding in the Digitized Music Economy” in Joseph Haydn Hall from 15:15-16:45 on Oct. 1, 2015.

Peter Jenner is legendary in the music business. One time manager to Pink Floyd, The Clash, Ian Dury & Billy Bragg amongst many others, he is now at the forefront of the debates surrounding the digital use of music. He is President Emeritus (IMMF), Director (UK MMF) and on the advisory board of FAC. He is also a visiting professor for the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Adger in Norway. For more details, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Jenner (not all of it accurate).

For more details of the program of the 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna) see here: https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

06
May
15

International Journal of Music Business Research – April 2015, vol. 4, no. 1

The April issue of the International Journal of Music Business Business Research is now available online. This special issue – edited by Martin Lücke (professor at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences Berlin) and Carsten Winter (professor at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media – focuses on the German music economy. In the first article, Helmut Scherer & Carsten Winter (both full professors at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media) discuss success factors for music-based crowdfunding in Germany. Ronny Gey (University Jena), Frank Schumacher, Stephan Klingner (both University Leipzig) and Bettina Schasse de Araujo (Institute for Applied Informatics) highlight the conflict between artistic and economic rationales in a shrinking recorded music market that negatively affects creative and innovative processes in the music industry. In the third article David-Emil Wickström (Pop Academy Baden-Württemberg), Martin Lücke and Anita Jóri (both Macromedia University of Applied Sciences Berlin) discuss the higher education of musicians and music industry workers within the field of Popular Music in Germany.

Volume 4, no 1, April 2015 – special issue on the German Music Economy

Editorial by Martin Lücke & Carsten Winter, pp. 4-8

Helmut Scherer & Carsten Winter: Success factors for music-based crowdfunding as a new means of financing music projects, pp. 9-25

Ronny Gey, Frank Schumacher, Stephan Klingner & Bettina Schasse de Araujo: Buried by administration: How the music industry loses its creativity. An empirical study of German music labels and publishers, pp. 26-54

David-Emil Wickström, Martin Lücke & Anita Jóri: The higher education of musicians and music industry workers in Germany, pp. 55-88




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