Posts Tagged ‘Vienna Music Business Research Days 2014

03
Jan
15

Music Business Research 2014 – in retrospective

Dear readers of the music business research blog,

Music streaming dominated the music business year 2014. Taylor Swift attracted global media attention when she pulled her music catalogue from Spotify music streaming service blaming the Swedish company for insufficient royalty payments. She, thus, followed the footsteps of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and other artists who have criticized Spotify and other streaming services for poor payouts – a fact also highlighted in my blog post “Is Streaming the Next Big Thing? – The artists’ perspective”.

Nevertheless, music streaming has been a booming business model in 2014. Revenues from music streaming increased in almost all markets – e.g. in the U.S., Japan, Germany and Brazil. New services have been launched such as Amazon’s Prime Music and YouTube’s Music Key. And music subscription service Beats was part of the largest takeover in the music industry when Apple purchased Beats Electronics, but mainly for the valuable headphone line. Apple again was in the headlines when it announced that the latest U2 album “Songs of Innocence” was given away for free to all the Apple users – a US $100m marketing campaign for Apple with questionable results.

The business model of music streaming was also one of the main topics of the 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days on “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” (October 1-3, 2014), which were held the first time in cooperation with the Waves Vienna Festival & Conference at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. A conference track day supplemented for the first time the Young Scholars’ Workshop and the invited conference day with conference papers presented by academics from Austria, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. In the course of the VMBR-Days the best paper of the Young Scholars’ Workshop was awarded for to Jordana Viotto da Cruz of University 13 Paris and to Esther Bishop of Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen. Both papers are considered for publication in the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR).

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14
Oct
14

5th Vienna Music Business Research Days in Retrospective

Logo VMBRD 2014The 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days were devoted to the question “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age”? Academics and business professionals  answered this questions from different perspectives. The VMBR-Days 2014 were held in cooperation with the Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference and attracted an even larger international audience than in the years before. On Oct 3rd, a conference track day complemented the invited conference day on Oct 2nd for the first time. Academics from Austria, Australia, Brasil, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom presented recent findings of a wide range of music business research topics.

The Young Scholars’ Workshop gathered for the fourth time students and mentors/discussants from more than 10 countries to discuss the findings a papers derived from master and PhD theses (see also the webpage of the Young Scholars’ Workshop 2014).

For a detailed coverage of the whole conference– including most of the papers and presentation slides as well as the audio streams of all talks and discussions of Oct 2nd – please click here. Continue reading ‘5th Vienna Music Business Research Days in Retrospective’

22
Sep
14

Introducing our guests: Andy Chen, CEO of Aspiro and WiMP

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.

Andy_Chen_Aspiro_WiMP_CEOAndy Chen, who will be a panelist on Oct 2 from 16:00-17:30 in Joseph Haydn-Hall, is the CEO of Aspiro Group, a media technology company publically listed in the Stockholm NASDAQ/OMX. Aspiro is the company of WiMP Music, TIDAL Hifi, and RADR Music News. Andy is responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of the group company’s strategy, development and operations. WiMP Hifi is the market leader in Hifi/lossless music streaming in Scandinavia, Germany and Poland. TIDAL Hifi is the recently launch premium lossless streaming service in the US, and RADR Music News is a B2B music video syndication service that distributes music video content to publishers.

Prior to joining Aspiro Group, Andy was the CEO of Preview Networks, a leading venture-backed video content syndication and advertising platform in Europe with 7offices in 10 markets, which was acquired in February 2013. Before that Andy was the former Vice President for MTV Networks Europe and Viacom International, responsible for all digital sales, strategy and the creation of digital commercial ventures for the company. Andy has also spent many years with Aegis Media as the Global Director of Digital Strategy for Carat and Isobar Global Management in London and San Francisco.

A digital media veteran, Andy started his career during the dotcom 90s in San Francisco with Universal Music, Interscope Records, McCann-Erickson Worldwide, and Tonic360/J.Walter Thompson. Andy has a triple B.A. degree in Architecture, City Planning and Scandinavian Cultures from University of California, Berkeley in the US, and an MBA from Stockholm University, Sweden. He is an angel investor and advisor to various venture funded technology start-ups in Europe and US. Andy speaks English, Mandarin Chinese, and Swedish.

Click for the detailed conference programme here: https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

17
Sep
14

Introducing our guests: Emilien Moyon, Program Director at Berklee College of Music Valencia

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.

Emilien Moyon, Director of the Global Entertainment and Music Business Program at Berklee College of Music, Valencia will open the Vienna Music Business Research Days 2014 with a talk on “Business Model Innovation in the Recording Industry” on Oct 2 from 09:15-10:00 in Joseph Haydn-Hall.

Emilien Moyon is Associate Professor and specialized in Business Model Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy (http://valencia.berklee.edu/academic-programs/faculty/emilien-moyon/)

He holds a PhD in Strategy for which he received the 2012 award for the best PhD dissertation in France. His research focuses on the business model innovation process. His academic work was published in top academic journals such as International Studies of Management and Organization or Management International and presented to international conferences. Dr. Moyon is also a co-founder of the Business Model Community, an academic community involving more than 250 researchers worldwide.

To share the results of his research to practitioners in the music industry, Emilien Moyon co-organizes Rethink Music which was created to explore and understand the changing dynamics of the music and creative industries.

Emilien Moyon is also the founder and director of TEDxBerkleeValencia (http://tedxberkleevalencia.com).

Click for the detailed conference programme here: https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

15
Sep
14

Introducing our guests: Marc Marot, CEO of Crown Talent & Media Group

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.

Marc Marot is one of the panelists in discussing the question “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” on Oct 2 from 16:00-17:30 in Joseph Haydn-Hall.

Marc_Marot_photoMarc Marot has worked with some of the UK’s most successful artists over the past 33 years.

He started as a musician (Van der Graaf Generator) but moved over to music publishing at the beginning of the 1980’s running Chris Blackwell’s Blue Mountain Music, the music publisher U2, Bob Marley and many others. He went on to run each of the Island companies over the course of the next 18 years including ten years as the president Island records ltd. In 1996 he merged Island, Universal and MCA records into its current structure, which is now the most successful record label in the UK.

Artists signed and/or developed by Marot’s team while at Island Records included PulpPJ HarveyStereo MCsP. M. DawnThe CranberriesThe OrbTalvin SinghTrickyNine Inch NailsChaka Demus & Pliers and Elbow. As the head of the label Marot worked closely with U2 on all albums from ‘Achtung Baby’ to ‘All you can’t leave behind’.

The Mercury Music Prize started in 1992, was dominated by Island acts in the 1990s. The company scored 12 nominations and two wins in the first eight years of the awards. Artists signed under Marot’s tenure have subsequently gone on to win a quarter of all the album of the year awards over the Mercury Music Prize’s 20 year history.

As a manager, Marot has worked with Richard Ashcroft, Paul Oakenfold, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Lemon Jelly and the Audio Bully’s. He is currently the Chairman of the Crown Talent and Media group, which manages Jessie J, Union J, Maya Jane Coles and the Sugarbabes amongst a roster of 20 acts. The company also manages a number of sports stars including Formula 1 racing driver Max Chilton, who made his debut in 2013.

Click for the detailed conference programme here: https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

 

11
Sep
14

Introducing our guests: Keith Harris, manager of Stevie Wonder

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.

We start with Keith Harris, who is Director of Performer Affairs of British collecting society PPL and manager of Stevie Wonder. He is one of the discussants of the panel “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” on Oct 2 from 16:00-17:30 in Joseph Haydn-Hall.

 

Keith Harris colour photoKeith Harris started in the music industry in 1974 working for Transatlantic, a small independent UK label. In 1976 Keith joined EMI Records where he initially worked for several in-house EMI labels in the promotions department. These included Rocket where he worked on the Elton John album ‘Blue Moves’, Fantasy, Ariola and EMI International. He then joined Motown becoming General Manager working with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. He left in 1978 to work with Stevie Wonder and became Operations Manager for his companies.

In 1982 he formed his own management company and was involved in the management of various UK based artists, while also continuing to represent Stevie Wonder. He is a Senior Fellow of the University of Westminster School of Music, Film and Fashion where he has lectured since 1993. He is a former Chairman of the MMF, the managers’ trade body, and he is the Chairman of Musictank. Keith joined PPL in 2006 and was made an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Westminster in November 2007.

Click for the detailed conference programme here: https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/

 

 




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