10th Vienna Music Business Research Days

Young Scholars Workshop 2019 (call-for-papers, closed)

Vienna, September 11, 2019



Program of the 9th Young Scholars’ Workshop

of the Vienna Music Business Research Days


Sep. 11th, 2019, 09:00-16:45

Large Conference Room at the Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM), Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria


09:00-09:15 Welcome address by Carsten Winter & Peter Tschmuck


Session 1: Gender Aspects in the Music Industry

Chair: Carsten Winter (Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany)

09:15-10:00 Hüllbrock Marlen (University of Westminster London, UK): “New Rules, We Count ‘Em”: How Do You Break Female Artists in the Streaming Age?

Mentoring and discussion: Sarita Stewart (Belmont University Nashville, USA)

10:00-10:45 Toppin Julia (University of Westminster London, UK): “They’re Not In It Like The Man Dem” – Race, Gender and Digitalisation in the Drum and Bass Music Industries

Mentoring and discussion: Michael Huber (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria)


10:45-11:15 Refreshments


Session 2: A&R in the Digital Age

Chair: Guy Morrow (University of Melbourne, Australia)

11:15-12:00 Hondros Konstantin (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany): Creativity, Constraints, and Copyright – Hired Music Guns and the Case of Soundalikes

Mentoring and discussion: Phil Graham (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia)

12:00-12:45 Wagner Simon (University of Westminster London, UK): Talent Acquisition: What Does Your Gut-Feeling Tell You About Data?

Mentoring and discussion: Daniel Nordgård (University of Agder, Norway)


12:45-14:00 Lunch Break


Session 3: The Music Streaming Economy

Chair: Sarita Stewart (Belmont University Nashville, USA)

14:00-14:45 Woods Christopher (University of Liverpool, UK): “Independence” in the Music Industries in the Digital Age: Meaning- and Sense-making

Mentoring and discussion: Sally Gross (University of Westminster London, UK)

14:45-15:30 Edrisi Sam (University of Westminster London, UK): THE NEW MAGIC PEOPLE: An Ethnographic Study of East London’s Cultural Workers at Shoreditch House

Mentoring and discussion: Carsten Winter (Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany)


15:30-16:00 Refreshments


Session 4: Independence in the Music Business

Chair: Peter Tschmuck (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria)

16:00-16:45 Kok Vincent (University of Agder, Norway): Streaming Currencies: The Cost of Free Music

Mentoring and discussion: Dennis Collopy (University of Hertfordshire, UK)



Paper proposals and final papers must be submitted as pdf documents and should include contact information, at least affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number and postal address of the author(s).


Contact: youngscholars@imbra.eu


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