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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.




Introducing our guests: Peter Jenner (Sincere Management) & Dennis Collopy (University of Hertfordshire)

The 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from Oct 1-3, 2014.  A mixed group of music business professionals and music business researcher will highlight the question on “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” from different perspectives. All conference guest that will present/discuss on Oct 2, 2014 in Joseph Haydn-Hall will be introduced in a short blog series.

Peter Jenner (Sincere Management) & Dennis Collopy will present “The Future of Monetizing Music – the Kristiansand Roundtable Initiative 2025 for the music business” in Joseph Haydn-Hall on Oct 2, from 11:15-12:00.

Peter JENNER (Musikproduzent und Pop-Manager), © Walter Wobrazek 10.06.2010Peter 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 (not all of it accurate).

Dennis Collopy_photo 2014Dennis Collopy’s lengthy music industry career included roles at Chrysalis, RCA, Riva, BMG and Big Life before setting up Menace Music. 

 Menace has worked with a range of successful recording artists, record producers and songwriters. Since 2003 he has taught at various UK Universities. At the University Of Hertfordshire he leads the Music and Entertainment Industry Management programme. He co-authored the 3-year ‘Music Experience and Behaviour in Young People” study and co-edits the International Journal of Music Business Research. In 2013 he led a project for the UK’s IPO investigating methods for measuring IP Right infringement.


Music Experience and Behaviour in Young People in the UK

The study Music Experience and Behaviour in Young People is the third survey of its kind – after 2008 and 2009 – for 2011. After a presentation of the key findings of the study in the 3rd Vienna Music Business Research Days, it’s now an honour and pleasure to exclusively present the results of the current study on the blog. The 2011 study is based on a comprehensive online survey of 1,888 of 14-24 year olds across the UK. The main conclusion of the current research is “(…) that when it comes to music and young people, everything is different, and yet everything is still the same”; compared to 2008 and 2009.

The key findings of the 2011 study are:

  • The computer is no longer their main entertainment hub.
  • Digital music collections are still huge.
  • Digital music collections still contain 50 percent “free” music.
  • Ownership is still important.
  • Music is no longer the most popular entertainment type.
  • There remains a very clear “value gap”.
  • The popularity of file sharing has changed significantly.
  • The 14-25 years olds are prepared to pay for digital music.
  • But there are still challenges for streaming music online.
  • Digital music consumption is still complex.
  • They have a clear understanding and grasp of what copyright law is.

Please read further if you want to know more about the research results.

Continue reading ‘Music Experience and Behaviour in Young People in the UK’


Music Experience and Behavior in Young People in the UK – a workshop presentation

On 17 January 2011 Dennis Collopy and David Bahanovivh from the University of Hertfortshire presented the results of the panel study on “Music Experience and Behavior in Young People” in a workshop at the Institute of Culture Management and Culture Studies at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Until now results are available for 2008 and 2009, but the next wave of interviews will be conducted in spring 2011.

Music Experience and Behavior in Young People, Survey results 2008

Music Experience and Behavior in Young People, Survey results 2009

Presentation of the 2008 and 2009 results 

In the following the results of both studies will be highlighed: Continue reading ‘Music Experience and Behavior in Young People in the UK – a workshop presentation’

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