Program of the first Vienna Music Business Research Days


Date: June 9-10, 2010

Locations: University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn-Hall and Joseph-Haydn-Hall, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna


Program on June 9, 2010

02.30-04.00 pm: Workshop (in German) on “Methoden zur Musik-Filesharing-Forschung” (“Music File Sharing Research Methods”) by Prof. Felix Oberholzer-Gee of Harvard Business School at the Institute of Culture Management and Culture Sciences (Karlsplatz 2/2nd floor/top 9, 1010 Vienna).

07.30-09.30 pm: Musikwirtschaftsdialog (panel discussion in German) on the question “Wie böse ist das Musik-Filesharing?“ (“How Evil Is Music File Sharing?”) with Prof Felix Oberholzer-Gee (Harvard Business School) and Mag Philip Ginthör (General Manager of Sony Music Entertainment Austria). The discussion is conducted by Dr Irene Suchy (Ö1, Austrian Broadcasting System) and Prof Peter Tschmuck (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna).

Program on June 10, 2010

Conference site: Joseph-Haydn-Hall at the University of Music and Performings Arts Vienna

09.00 – 09.30 am: Welcome and opening address

09.30 – 10.00 am: Prof Peter Tschmuck, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, speech: „The Economics of Music File Sharing – A Literature Overview“

10.00 – 10.30 am: Discussion


11.00 – 11.30 am: Prof Stan J. Liebowitz, School of Management at the University of Texas in Dallas, speech: “What Do Careful Examinations Reveal About the Impact of File Sharing?”

11.30 – 12.00 am: Discussion


02.00 – 02.30 pm: Prof Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Harvard Business School, speech: “It Is Time to Rethink Copyright”

02.30 – 03.00 pm: Discussion

03.00 – 03.30 pm: Eric Garland, BigChampagne (Los Angeles), speech: „Statistical Trends in Music File Sharing“

03.30 – 04.00 pm: Discussion


04.30 – 06.00 pm: Panel discussion: “Pros and Cons of Music Flat Rate Models”  with Electric Indigo, DJ and musician, female: pressure (Vienna), Eric Garland, BigChampagne Media Measurement (Los Angeles), Peter Jenner, music manager and record producer (London), Richard Mollet, Director of Public Affairs, BPI – British Recorded Music Industry (London), Seymour Stein (Sire Records and music producer)

08.00 pm: Conference closing party


Program folder

Conference sites & how to get there

Conference papers


Organized by

The Institute of Culture Management and Culture Sciences (IKM), the Institute of Music Sociology (IMS), the International Association of Music Business Research (IAMBR)


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  • Peter now closes the conference. Have a nice evening everybody. See you next year at the #vmbrd + Stay informed via 3 days ago
  • It was a close race. The winner is Abner Pérez from the Universidad de las Americas - Quito, Ecuador. Congratulations! 3 days ago
  • Last but not least. Peter Tschmuck and Carsten Winter will award the winner of the Young Scholar Award now. 3 days ago
  • JS: Is wrapping up the panel discussion. Thanks to panel, the audience, the questions and comments. Have a nice evening! 3 days ago
  • PJ: We need it and it has to be done. The law could change the record companies. MB: Do it with a VC. PJ: Yes partly but law stays important 3 days ago



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