Posts Tagged ‘VMBR-Days 2016

01
Jan
17

Music Business Research 2016 – in retrospective

Dear readers of the music business research blog,

2016 seems to be the pivotal year in the recorded music industry. Although no annual statistics have been published until yet, we can take it for granted that the positive trend of 2015 continued in 2016. In 2015, the global recorded music market expanded by 3.4%. The US-market slightly grew by 0.9% and the German recorded music sales even increased by 4.4%.

The booming music streaming market was of course the main driver for the economic recovery of the recorded music business in 2015 and we can expect a further growth in 2016 and the upcoming year. The revenue growth of the streaming business compensated for the decline in CD sales, despite decreasing music download sales as highlighted in “The fate of the CD – an international CD-market analysis”. However, an in-depth analysis of the statistics unveils very different market dynamics in various countries. Whereas music streaming is the main business of the recorded music industry in Scandinavia, CD sales are still relevant in Germany and in Japan (see “The Music Streaming Market Revisited, 2011-2015”).

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23
Sep
16

Introducing our guests: Roxanne de Bastion (musician, London)

foto-roxanne-de-bastionThe 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 27-29, 2016 are devoted to “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”. International music business experts, therefore, discuss the challenges and chances of artist self-management as well as the future development. Find the program here.

As a self-managed artist, the London-based musician Roxanne de Bastion completes the panel on “Self-Management in the Digital Music Busines” in Joseph Haydn-Hall on Sep. 29th from 15:30-17:00. The other panelists are: Steve Power (music producer, London), Keith Harris (manager of Stevie Wonder, London) and Johannes Ripken (music consultant, Kiel). The moderator of the discussion is Harald Hanisch, successful music producer and vice president of the Austrian Composers’ Society.

Roxanne de Bastion is a singer, songwriter and performer. Born in Berlin to a musical, bilingual family, she started composing and performing at the age of 15. Soon after, Roxanne took her career in her own hands and moved to London, equipped only with her guitar, her songs and a one-way ticket.

Since then, Roxanne has released her debut album “The Real Thing” on her own label, Nomad Songs, and regularly tours across the UK, mainland Europe and the USA. Her music has gained support from BBC6, Xfm, R2 Magazine, The Sunday Times as well as major radio stations across Europe and MTV Germany.

As an independent musician she offers insight into the everyday workings of life as an artist in today’s ever-changing industry and has been invited to speak on subjects such as ‘the future of music’, ‘copyright in the digital age’ and ‘music streaming’. In 2014, Roxanne was invited to join the board of the FAC in order to represent up-and-coming musicians. The following year, Roxanne founded FM2U, a conference and network specifically from and for independent musicians.

 

“Standout number…astonishingly assured” (The Sunday Times)

“A real mover and shaker in the independent music world and a great writer” (Ruth Barnes, Amazing Radio)

“One of the most perfect voices I’ve ever heard” (Tom Whalley, BBC6)

 

Check her webpage: http://www.roxannedebastion.com/

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt7_SjYMYipAapOifHOoHgA

Soundcloud account: https://soundcloud.com/roxanne-de-bastion

Twitter account: https://twitter.com/roxannemusic

Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/roxannedebastion

 

19
Sep
16

Introducing our guests: Keith Harris (manager of Stevie Wonder, London)

keith-harris-colour-photoThe 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 27-29, 2016 are devoted to “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”. International music business experts, therefore, discuss the challenges and chances of artist self-management as well as the future development. Find the program here.

In the afternoon of Sep. 29th, a top-class panel discusses “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business” in Joseph-Haydn-Hall from 15:30-17:00. Keith Harris, manager of Stevie Wonder, is one of the panelists. Keith 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.

 

 

05
Sep
16

Introducing our guests: Johannes Ripken (Northstar Connection)

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The 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 27-29, 2016 are devoted to “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”. International music business experts, therefore, discuss the challenges and chances of artist self-management as well as the future development. Find the program here.

Dr. Johannes Ripken, a music busines consultant from Kiel/Germany, talks on Sep. 29 from 11:45-12:45 on “Organic Artist Development in the Digital Music Business”. Dr. Ripken has established himself as an expert in artist development for more than 10 years. His work experience as artist and label manager has been backed with many years of intensive studies research in the music industry which was gathered in his Ph.D. thesis on artist development. He has been working in the music industry since 2006 at Universal Music Germany for the Polystar division and the Domestic division for artists like Tiesto and Afrojack, with his own record label Sonic Art Music including sub labels, as artist manager of the established artist Dennis Sheperd and as artist himself. Additionally, he exploits his expertise as lecturer at several universities such as Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, Macromedia University and Akademie Deutsche Pop. On a regular basis, he is invited as speaker at business conferences and has built his profile as author of the book “Organic Artist Development”, published by Nomos.

Cover Organisches Artist Development_Ripgen     Johannes Ripken, 2015, Organisches Artist Development, Nomos.

 

 

21
Dec
15

Call for Papers: 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2016

The 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria, from September 27 to 29, 2016.

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 September 28, 2016.

Indicative themes on all music business research areas, include, but not limited to:

  • Self-management and career development (institutional and private) of music artists
  • Past, current and future developments in the music industry (recorded music industry, live music sector, music publishing, music retailing and wholesaling, music instruments industry etc.);
  • Music market research and music charts research;
  • The economic and social situation of musicians as well as the labor market for musicians;
  • The management of musicians and music institutions;
  • The marketing of music;
  • Music branding and sponsoring;
  • Public and private funding of the music sector (including new forms of music funding such as crowdfunding);
  • Case studies on music companies and other music institutions;
  • Legal aspects of the music business (contracts, copyright, competition law/policy etc.);
  • Music licensing and collecting societies;
  • Music media (radio, TV, online-based media etc.);
  • Economic aspects of music genres (classical, pop/rock, jazz, world music markets etc.);
  • Business-related music education;
  • Music export;

Gender issues are welcome and can be included in almost every research topic mentioned above.

 

Submission

Please send an abstract of your proposal to vmbrdays@gmail.com no later than April 30, 2016.

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 / contribution
  • 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 01, 2016.

Final papers 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). The best paper will be offered publication in IJMBR.

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