10th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2019

Future of Music Business
13 September 2019

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.


13 September 2019,
at Joseph Haydn-Hall


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WELCOME by Johannes Meissl designated Vice President of mdw for Internationalization and the Arts & Peter Tschmuck
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Keynote by Cliff Fluet (Lewis Silkin LLP, London, UK): “The Music Business & Technology – how their past and present will dictate their future”
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Panel discussion on “The Future of Music Copyright” with Karl Ryan (Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google UK), Ros Lynch (Intellectual Property Office, London, UK), Cliff Fluet (Lewis Silkin LLP, London, UK) and Steve Stewart (vezt, Los Angeles, USA) moderated by Sally Gross (University of Westminster, London, UK)
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Keynote by Michael Smellie (Start-up investor, Brisbane, Australia and former COO of Sony Music Entertainment): “Music Industry, the 7 deadly sins!”
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Paul O’Hagan (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland): “Why Label Services? – The Case of Taylor Swift, Billy Bragg & The Bluebells, Or How To Avoid Indentured Servitude In The Music Business” – a conversation with Peter Jenner (Sincere Managment, London)
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Keynote by Dennis Collopy (University of Hertfordshire, UK): “Music 2025 – Is Music Data Fit for Purpose in the Digital Era?”
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Panel discussion “Future of the Music Business – What’s Next after Music Streaming?” with Lucie Caswell (Featured Artist Coalition, London, UK), Pete Downton (7digital, London, UK), Phil Graham (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia) and Michael Smellie (Start-up investor, Brisbane, Australia) moderated by Dennis Collopy (University of Hertfordshire, UK)