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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: Christopher Widauer (Vienna State Opera)

Foto Christopher WidauerThe 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.

Christopher Widauer, Head of Digital Development at the Vienna State Opera, will participate 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.

Christopher Widauer studies and works at Department of Philosophy, Salzburg and was then an arts manager in Germany and Austria, e.g. at Schubertiade Hohenems and as director of Styriarte Festival in Graz with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. From 1988-1991, he Developed a ticketing software that was installed in venues such as Viennese Konzerthaus Vienna, Salzburg Festival or Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. In 1989, he founded a puppet theatre for contemporary literature and music, touring internationally and playing at important festivals such as Biennale di Venezia, Bregenz, Lucerne, Kiev, Seoul, Bangkok, or Paris. From 2010-2013, he was Head of Theatre Department for Vienna’s City Councillor of Cultural Affairs. Since 2013, he is Head of Digital Development at Vienna State Opera, by developing and implementing a live broadcast programme that was launched in fall 2013.



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