The Vienna Music Business Research Days want to bring together scholars from all disciplines and interested music business professionals in Vienna every year in order to present their findings and exchange ideas about it.
Music business research is a new scientific approach at the intersection of economic, artistic, especially musical, cultural, social, legal, technological developments that aims at a better understanding of the creation/production, dissemination/distribution and reception/consumption of the cultural good music. It follows an inter-disciplinary research and teaching approach that is characterized by methodological diversity.
Summary of the 6th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 with all presentations and the audio- and video-stream on “Financing Music in the Digital Age” (Oct. 1st, 2015)
Call for Papers for the 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days (pdf version)
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.
Please send an abstract of your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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.
April 30, 2016 Abstract submission deadline
June 01, 2016 Notification of acceptance
August 31, 2016 Submission deadline for full papers
September 28, 2016 Conference day
September 29, 2016 Conference day for invited speakers on “Self-Management in the Music Business”
For students at all levels of the MA & PhD a doctoral colloquium (6th Young Scholars’ Workshop) will be held as part of the 7th Vienna Music Business Research Days on September 27, 2016. Find a separate call for papers here.
The registration fee includes conference attendance, reception, coffee breaks and lunch on conference days as well as the Heurigen-Dinner on September 29, 2016. The registration fee further includes access to all sessions and events organized by the Vienna Waves Festival 2016.
Registration fee: 225,- Euro
Registration fee – early bird (until June 30, 2015): 175,- Euro
Dagmar Abfalter (mailto: email@example.com)
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43-1-71155-3418 / Fax: +43-1-71155-3499
Institute for Cultural Management and Cultural Studies (IKM) and Institute for Music Sociology (IMS) of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Institute of Journalism and Communications Research (IJK) of University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover and International Association of Music Business Research
in cooperation with Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference
Sixth Vienna Music Business Research Days 2015 on Financing Music in the Digital Age
Fifth Vienna Music Business Research Days 2014 on the Monetization of Music in the Digital Age
Fourth Vienna Music Business Research Days 2013 on the Future of Music Licensing
Third Vienna Music Business Research Days 2012 on New Music Distribution Models