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6th Vienna Music Business Research Days in Retrospective

VMBRD-logo“Financing Music in the Digital Age” was this year’s main topic of the 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. International music experts and music business researchers approached this topic from different perspectives on the third conference day on Oct. 1.

However, the conference started with the Young Scholars’ Workshop on September 29. Graduate and PhD students from Brazil, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Norway and Poland presented their theses in a closed workshop in group of highly regarded music business/industry researchers. The best paper of the Young Scholars’ Workshop was awarded to Abner Pérez of the Universidad de las Americas Quito, Ecuador for his paper “Compulsory Licensing in the Recording Industry”. The paper will be published in the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR).

The second conference day on September 30, was devoted to academic music business research. Scholars from the Australia, Austria, China, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain highlighted in their papers the results of their music business/industry research.

The third conference day was then held in cooperation with the Waves Music Festival & Conference, Vienna & Bratislava.

For a detailed coverage of the entire conference– including most of the papers and presentation slides as well as the audio and video streams of almost all talks and discussions of Oct 1 – please click here.

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Introducing our guests: Luke O’Shaughnessy (The Opera Platform, Brussels)

Foto Luke O’ShaughnessyThe 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.

Luke O’Shaughnessy, Secretary General of the Opéra de Dijon and Project Manager of The Opera Platform in Brussels will be one of the panelists in the discussion on “The Economic Relevance of Classical Music Streaming” in Joseph Haydn-Hall of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from 10:15-11:15 on October 1, 2015.

Born and raised in London, Luke O’Shaughnessy started his career working as an administrator of several contemporary music festivals including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in the North of England, the Almeida Opera Festival in London and Ars Musica in Brussels.  Between 2002 and 2008, Luke worked as Director of RESEO (European Network for Opera and Dance Education); during this period the network grew considerably and secured a number of grants from the European Commission (EC).  Based in France since 2009, Luke worked for four years as Secretary General of the Opéra de Dijon.  In parallel to work as a freelance consultant on international cooperation projects, Luke’s main activity is now as Project Manager of The Opera Platform, Opera Europa’s innovative project, funded by the EC’s Creative Europe programme, to bring live streams from 15 partners opera houses in 12 countries to audiences on the web.



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