10th Vienna Music Business Research Days 


September 11, 2019 - Young Scholars' Workshop (closed event)

September 11, 2019 - Book Presentation

September 12, 2019 - Conference Track Day

September 13, 2019 - Invited Conference Day



The registration fee includes conference attendance, reception, coffee breaks and lunch on conference days as well as the Heurigen-Dinner on September 13.


Registration fee – early bird (until July 31):   

EUR 175,-
Registration fee:                   EUR 225,-
End of registration (no refund after this date):  August 31

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Book presentation

A book presentation event will take place within the 10th Vienna Music Business Research Days in Fanny Hensel-Hall at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna on September 11, 2019 from 19:30-21:30. The first two volumes of the “Music Business Research” series of Springer Publishing will be presented to public with a following panel discussion on “Big Data in the Digital Music Business”.

Daniel Nordgård of the University of Agder in Kristiansand/Norway will present his book “The Music Business and Digital Impacts. Innovations and Disruptions in the Music Industries“. Phil Graham of the University of the Sunshine Coast/Australia introduces his volume on “Music, Management, Marketing, and Law. Interviews Across the Music Business Value Chain“.

After the two short presentations the authors discuss with the music manager Peter Jenner (Sincere Music, London) and the founder and CEO of the Vienna-based data analytics company Legitary, Nermina Mumic on “Big Data and the Digital Music Business”

Admission free, but please register here: vmbrd@mdw.ac.at




The 10th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria, from September 11 to 13, 2019.

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 12, 2019.

Scholarly submissions on this year’s conference theme “The Future of Music Business” are equally welcome as on other aspects of music business research.



Conference Hotel Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier**** is located on Landstraßer-Hauptstraße 28 (1030 Vienna) – just across the street to the conference site (3 minutes walking distance, use Sünnhof-Passage).EUR 121,-/night (EUR 130,-/night for two people inc. breakfast)

Use the code "Vienna Music Business Research Days 2019" for your booking.

For further hotels please check our list of hotels and guesthouses that are either located near the conference venue or close to public transportation.



For information abour transport from the airport, please check: https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/vienna-music-business-research-days-2/conference-site-how-to-get-there/


Important dates

April 29, 2019 - Abstract submission deadline 

May 20, 2019 -  Notification of acceptance

July 31, 2019 - Submission deadline for full papers

September 12, 2019 - Conference day (paper sessions)

September 13, 2019 - Conference day for invited speakers on "The Future of Music Business"

For students at all levels of the MA & PhD a doctoral colloquium (Young Scholars' Workshop) will be held as part of the 10th Vienna Music Business Research Days on September 11, 2019.


For further information, please check:


Vienna Music Business Research Days

Media Library - 9th Vienna Music Business Research Days

Media Library - 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days

fairanstalten_mdw - less is more

This event is organized in accordance to the guidelines of the quality seal "fairanstalten_mdw – less is more" in order to contribute to resource conservation, climate protection, but also regional added value and raising awareness.

You can support us with this plan actively:

  • Use public transportation, the bicycle or go by foot for your arrival.
  • Avoid rubbish in the best way possible and separate unavoidable rubbish on site according to the specifications of the waste management system.
  • Use 100% recycled paper or at least non-chlorine bleached (TCF) paper for necessary printing.

Thank you very much!

You more information: www.mdw.ac.at/gruene-mdw