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VMBRDays 2018 : Vienna Music Business Research Days 2018 - Music Life is Live


When Sep 12, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018
Where Vienna
Submission Deadline Apr 9, 2018
Notification Due May 15, 2018
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2018
Categories    music business

Call For Papers

Vienna Music Business Research Days
September 12 – September 14, 2018
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Joseph Haydn-Hall, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Conference call for papers

The 9th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna,Austria, from September 12 to 14, 2018.
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 13, 2018.
Scholarly submissions on this year’s conference theme “Music Life is Live” or other aspects of music business research are welcomed.

Indicative themes, include, but are not limited to:
 Past, current and future developments in the music industry (recorded / live / publishing / retailing / wholesaling, etc.)
 Economic and historic analyses of music markets, charts or audiences
 Issues in marketing and/or branding music, musicians or music institutions
 Aspects of musical and musician diversity in music business
 Critical discourses on the economic, social and cultural contributions of (live) music
 New products, formats and business models in the music sectors
 Strategies and strategizing of musicians and music institutions
 Situatedness and power in musician labor markets
 Agency and social practices in the music business
 Legal issues in the music business (contracts, copyright, policies) from an international perspective
 Fit for the market? Acquiring skills for the music business
 Doing things right. New solutions for fairness and transparency in the music business
 Entrepreneurial musicians und music entrepreneurs
 An age of disruption? Technological developments in the music industry

Please send an abstract of your proposal to no later than April 9, 2018.
All submissions must include a title, authors (names, affiliations, e-mails of all authors and a notation (*) of the corresponding author), an abstract of 1,000-1,500 words and 3-5 keywords. Abstracts must be submitted in English, as a MS Word file (*.doc or *.docx) or *.pdf file, and include:

 Objectives of the research
 Brief description of the disciplinary/theoretical context/background
 Research questions and/or hypotheses
 Methodology
 Main or expected conclusions / contribution
 Main references

Abstracts will be subject to a double-blind peer-review process by an international jury, and authors will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2018.
Final papers should not exceed 7,000 words (including abstracts, figures, tables, references and appendices) and follow the author guidelines of the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR). The best paper will be offered publication in IJMBR.

Important dates
April 9, 2018 Abstract submission deadline
May 15, 2018 Notification of acceptance
July 31, 2018 Submission deadline for full papers
September 13, 2018 Conference day
September 14, 2018 Conference day for invited speakers on "Music Life is Live."
For students at all levels of the MA & PhD a doctoral colloquium (8th Young Scholars' Workshop) will be held as part of the 9th Vienna Music Business Research Days on September 12, 2018.

Registration Fee
The registration fee includes conference attendance, reception, coffee breaks and lunch on conference days as
well as the Heurigen-Dinner on September 14, 2018.
Registration fee – early bird (until July 31, 2018): 175,- Euro
Registration fee: 225,- Euro
End of registration (no refund after this date): August 31, 2018
Dagmar Abfalter (mailto:
Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM)
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43-1-71155-3418 / Fax: +43-1-71155-3499

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