November 2019: Self-Reflection and Networking
This module included a lecture on the diversity of European music markets as well as extensive coaching and peer-to-peer learning sessions on topics such as self-reflection, strategic networking, the development of a career roadmap, exchange of knowledge and information regarding diverse national music sectors; as well as it provided an opportunity to exchange experiences with well-established musicians and music industry protagonists.
Lecturers and facilitators:
Sally-Anne Gross, University of Westminster
Aliette Dörflinger, economist, trainer and facilitator
Digital hangout I
December 2019: Taxes and Social Security Systems (online)
This webinar session provided information and exchange on tax and social security systems.
Helge Hinteregger, mica – music austria
January 2020: “Hard Skills” for Independent Work
This module included input on the economics of music and hands-on workshops on business model development, market analysis, and project financing; it also addressed crowdfunding and fundraising with sponsors and international foundations, as well as provided an opportunity to exchange experiences with well-established musicians and music industry protagonists.
Dagmar Abfalter, mdw – Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies
Peter Tschmuck, mdw – Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies
Wolfgang Gumpelmaier-Mach, Crowdfunding-Service.com
Digital hangout II
February 2020: Preparation of Final Presentations (online)
Discussion and peer exchange on preparing the final presentations.
February 2020: Self-Marketing & Final Presentations
This module included input on self-marketing and promotion in the music business (both online and offline), theatre-based training, and final presentations by the participants.
Michaela Rosen, actor and trainer
Christoph Gruber, mica – music austria
Digital hangout III
April 2020: Follow-Up on the Training Programme and Mentoring Process (online)
Discussion and peer exchange with regard to learning experiences.
International Mentoring Programme
Participants were offered mentoring by an experienced person of their own choice from their respective fields in order to ensure the sustainability of the training course and to provide opportunities for reflection.
All in-person teaching modules took place on the premises of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and mica – music austria in Vienna, Austria.
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