Vienna Music Business Research Days


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.

Program from September 29, 2016

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Welcome and opening address

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Martin Lücke (Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Berlin): “Career Centers at Music Universities – Best Practices”

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Panel discussion “Career Centers at Music Universities – Best Practices”

Panelists: Angela Myles Beeching (Manhattan School of Music, author of “Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music”, New York), Gretchen Amussen (L’Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Paris), Stefan Simon (Head of Career Center of the University for Music Detmold) moderated by Martin Lücke


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Johannes Ripken (Northstar Connection, consultant of Universal Music Group book author, Kiel): “Organic Artist Development in the Digital Music Business”


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Keynote by Stephen Power (music producer, e.g. Robbie Williams, Blur, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross): “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”


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Panel discussion: “Self-Management in the Digital Music Business”

Panelists: with Roxanne de Bastion (musician, London), Stephen Power (music producer, London), Keith Harris (music manager, London), Johannes Ripken (music consultant, Kiel)

17.00-17.15: Young Scholars’ Workshop Best Paper Award

20.00: Visit of a traditional Viennese Heurigen for full paying conference participants and invited guests

Organized by

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