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Introducing our guest: Beate Flath (University of Paderborn, Germany)

Beate Flath

Photo credit: Harald Morsch

Beate Flath is our keynote speaker on “New Virtual Worlds for Music” on October 20 in the 13th International Music Business Research Days at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and she will also join the following morning panel on “Rethinking the Music Business” with Guy Morrow (University of Melbourne, Australia), Zaria Peters (IESA Paris, France) and Daniel Nordgård (University of Agder, Norway).

Prof. Dr. Beate Flath studied musicology, art history, and business administration at the University of Graz, where she also received her doctoral degree in musicology. She conducted research at the University of Graz, the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and Paderborn University. Since 2021, she has been a Professor of Event Management with a focus on pop music cultures and digital media cultures at Paderborn University. Her research interests are transdisciplinary event studies, socio-political and cultural-political dimensions of event management, co-creation and participation in the context of digital media, and music business research as music culture research.

Selection of latest publications:

Beate Flath, Christoph Jacke & Manuel Troike (eds.) (2022), Transformational POP. Transitions, Breaks, and Crises in Popular Music (Studies) (~Vibes – The IASPM D-A-CH Series 2)

Beate Flath & Christoph Jacke (eds.) (2022), PopEventKulturen zwischen Management und Politik. Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven, Bielefeld: transcript

Beate Flath, Ina Heinrich, Christoph Jacke, Heinrich Klingmann & Maryam Momen Pour Tafreshi (eds.) (2022), Druckwellen. Eskalationskulturen und Kultureskalationen in Pop, Gesellschaft und Politik, Bielefeld: transcript

Beate Flath & Maryam Momen Pour Tafreshi (2021), Work-related practices of local managers of live music events in Ostwestfalen-Lippe (OWL) and their impact on cultural participation. Arts and the Market, Vol. 11, No. 2, 109-122.

Further information:


Call for Papers: 13th International Music Business Research Days 2022


13th International Music Business Research Days


Parallel Worlds in the Music Industry


October 18 – 20, 2022

Call-for-Papers for the Conference Track Day on Ocober 19, 2022



The 13th International Music Business Research Days will be held at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria, from October 18 to 20, 2022.

Music Business Research is an inter-discipline at the intersection of economic, artistic, cultural, social, legal, technological and further developments which contribute to the creation/production, dissemination/ distribution and reception/consumption of music. This interdisciplinary nature calls for methodological multiplicity and is open to scholars from all scientific areas.

The conference organizers invite scholars (from the postdoctoral level on) who have a research focus on music business/industry related topics to submit a paper proposal for the conference day on October 19, 2022.

Scholarly submissions on this year’s conference theme are equally welcome as on other aspects of music business research.
Indicative themes include but are not limited to:

  • Past, current and future developments in the music industry (recorded / live / publishing / retailing / wholesaling, etc.)
  • Economic and historic analyses of music markets, charts or audiences
  • Issues in marketing and/or branding music, musicians or music institutions
  • Aspects of musical and musician diversity in music business
  • Critical discourses on the economic, social and cultural contributions of (live) music
  • New products, formats and business models in the music sectors
  • Strategies and strategizing of musicians and music institutions
  • Situatedness and power in musician labor markets
  • Agency and social practices in the music business
  • Legal issues in the music business (contracts, copyright, policies) from an international perspective
  • Fit for the market? Acquiring skills for the music business
  • Doing things right! New solutions for fairness and transparency in the music business
  • Entrepreneurial musician und music entrepreneurs
  • An age of disruption? Technological developments in the music industry
  • etc.



Please send an abstract of your proposal to not later than May 31, 2022.
All submissions must include a title, authors (names, affiliations, e-mails of all authors and a notation (*) of the corresponding author), an abstract of 1,000-1,500 words and 3-5 keywords. Abstracts must be submitted in English, as a MS Word file (*.doc or *.docx) or *.pdf file, and include:

  • Objectives of the research
  • Brief description of the disciplinary/theoretical context/background
  • Research questions and/or hypotheses
  • Methodology
  • Main or expected conclusions / contribution9
  • Main references

Abstracts will be subject to a double-blind peer-review process by an international jury, and authors will be notified of acceptance by June 30, 2022.

Final papers should be sent before September 15, 2022. They should not exceed 7,000 words (including abstracts, figures, tables, references and appendices) and follow the author guidelines of the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR). You may also want to consider publication in IJMBR after the conference.


Important dates

May 31, 2022                Abstract submission deadline

June 30, 2022                Notification of acceptance

September 15, 2022    Submission deadline for full papers

October 19, 2022         Conference day (paper sessions)

October 20, 2022         Conference day for invited speakers on “Parallel Worlds in the Music Industry”

For students at all levels of the MA & PhD a doctoral colloquium (Young Scholars’ Workshop) will be held as part of the 13th International Music Business Research Days on October 18, 2022. Find a separate call for papers here.


Registration Fee

Registration ( will be open from July 1, 2022 to October 20,2022. There will be no refund after this date. The registration fee includes conference attendance, reception, coffee breaks and lunch on conference days as well as the Heurigen-Dinner on October 20, 2022.

Full registration fee
Until August 31, 2022 (early bird) Euro 175,-
After August 31, 2022 Euro 225,-




mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria


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