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Program IMBRD 2024


Timetable 2024

9:00 AM

Opening Young Scholars Research Days

With: Carsten Winter, Peter Tschmuck & Nicolas Ruth


9:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Session 1 Actor-Relations (Chair Nicolas Ruth)

1. Ali Kiresci (09:15-09:40): Immigrant Cultural Workers (Feedback Guy Morrow)
2. Nina Himmelreich (09:40-10:05): Gender Inequality in the German Music Industry (Feedback Carsten Winter)
3. Marjan Wynia (10:05-10:35h): Woman Stage Managers (Feedback David Schreiber)
4. Finn Löw (10:35-11:00): The emergence of the NRW pop ecosystem (Feedback Peter Tschmuck)


11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

coffee break


11:15 AM – 12:45 PM

Session 2: Businesses (Chair Guy Morrow)

5. Barbora Mikolazsikova (11:15 – 11:40): Models of Functioning of Music Production Agencies in the Czech Republic (Feedback: Nicolas Ruth)
6. Laura Etemah (11:40 – 12:05): Interrogating International Collaborations: Afrobeats mining in Nigeria’s contemporary music industry (Feedback Guy Morrow)
7. Andreas Meland (12:05-12:30) Music Rights in Synergy (Feedback Peter Tschmuck)


12:45 PM – 01:30 PM

small in-house snack


01:00 PM – 02:45 PM

Session 3: Digital Developments (Chair Peter Tschmuck)

8. Liucija Fosseli (13:00-13:25): Fiction or Reality? Analysis of Opportunities for Artists in the Metaverse (Feedback Nicolas Ruth)
9. Tymon Napp-Molinski (13:25-13:50): Algorithms and its Influence on Musical Experiences (Feedback Guy Morrow)
10. Jelena Mijatovic & K.A. Kagnes-Borgersen (13:50-14:15): Platforms in Discord (Feedback Peter Tschmuck)


02:15 PM – 02:45 PM

coffee break

Transfer to “RAMPE Music Co-Working Space” Gerhardtstraße 3 to join GMM Future Heads Walk starting at 4 pm … 7 pm HYPE&FRIENDS Jazz Show Cases (also RAMPE)


10:00 – 10:15 AM

Opening: 15th International Music Business Research Days

10:20 AM -11:15 AM

Keynote: AI:OK – rewilding the music ecosystem

With: M. Clancy

11:20 AM -11:40 AM

Panel Discussion „Challenges & Opportunities of new Music Networks“

12:15 PM – 12:20 PM

Intro to the Agency Art Lab World Cafés

12:20 PM – 12:35 PM

Topic #1: „Challenges & Opportunities of new Agency-Festivals“

12:45 PM – 13:00 PM

Topic #2: „Challenges & Opportunities of new Music Cities“

13:10 PM – 13:25 PM

Topic #3: „Challenges & Opportunities of new Music Business and Music Culture Research as laboratory and future research“

13:35 PM – 13:45 PM

Topic #4: „Challenges & Opportunities of new Music Business and Music Culture Research as a challenge for sustainable entrepreneurship“

13:45 PM – 14:45 PM

Lunch Break

14:45 PM – 17:00 PM

Agency-Art-Lab World Cafés for Music Eco-System-Challenges & Opportunities

On the topics: „Challenges and Opportunities of Agency Music Festivals“ / „Challenges and Opportunities of new Music Cities“ / „Challenges and Opportunities of Music Business and Music Culture Research as laboratory and future research“ / „Challenges and Opportunities of Music Business and Music Culture Research as a challenge for sustainable entrepreneurship“

With: D. Kröhn, B. Flath, M. Strobel, D. Schwarte, Codruta

17:00 PM

General Assembly: IMBRA

18:30 PM

Admission to the HYPE Award-Gala

9:30 AM

Welcome and opening impulse

Leisewitzstraße 39

09:45 AM – 11:45 AM

parallel Sessions 1 & 2 (2 Rooms)

Session 1 (Chair Peter Tschmuck)
1. Beate Flath: Transdisciplinary research on music ecosystems
2. Guy Morrow: Music Artist Managers: Remuneration and Retention in the Popular Music Business Ecosystem
3. Dale Willis: Navigating the Post-Digital Soundscape: An Analytical Evaluation
4. Sotos Kourtellaris: Dive at centre stage: Torn between music industry and gay audiences
Session 2 (Chair Daniel Nordgard) 
1. Alex Timewell: Scoping Demand Across the Globe for Music Business Education
2. Dennis Collopy: Metadaten Ecosystems
3. Elisabeth Kosko: Lagos, a Music City
4. Tianshu Kong: Digitisation and Chinese Popular Music Authentication

Leisewitzstraße 39

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

late coffee break

Leisewitzstraße 39

12:00 PM – 02:00 PM

parallel sessions 3 & 4 (2 rooms)

Session 3 (Chair Guy Morrow)
1. Paul Muller with Fabrice Bidois: Social Network Inquiry of evolutions in creative practices
2. Jon Icazuriaga Barcena: The Music Recording Industry in Span during 2021, 22 and 23
3. Richard Osborne: How to License Music AI
4. Daniel Nordgard: Artist reluctance towards crowdfunded campaigns
Session 4 (Chair Dennis Collopy)
1. Fabio A. Sabetta-Morales: Strategic Management of Innovation and Value Creation in Music Industries Ecosystems
2. Frank Kimenai: Seeds of Change
3. Jamie Reddington: Scenes Creating new music networks: reimagining the music release as a collaborative mixed media experiment
4. Mathew Flynn & Richard Anderson:The Opportunities and Challenges of Identifying and Categorizing Liverpool City Region’s Entire Music Ecosystem
Transfer to Music Center Hannover, Emil-Meyer-Straße 26 …with… coffee break …

Leisewitzstraße 39

15:00 – 16:00 Closing Panel with a Key Note Panel Introduction by Peter Tschmuck (The new Ecosystem of Recorded Music. Music Streaming, Music Rights and AI) with Guests, followed by the “Design your Music Agency Art Lab with Young Professionals in Music” with Guy Morrow (16:30-17:00), the Conference Barbecue and HYPE&FRIENDS Pop Show Cases (19:00 – 23:00h)