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ART LAB Speaker

We are happy to have found actors from relevant networks and institutions from the city, the country and internationally, who can place and answer questions about the future of music and its professionalization in local regional, national and international contexts and processes.


Erik Hitters is Associate Professor at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has co-founded and is managing director of ERMeCC, the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture. He lectures for the MA programme in Media Studies and IBCoM, the International Bachelor in Communication and Media. Erik’s research interests lie in the broad field of transformations in the media and cultural industries. His research and publications deal firstly with the changing logics of institutional and field dynamics in the media and cultural industries, including the film, music and broadcasting industries. His second interest is in local, regional and national creative industries, clustering and creative cities. He leads two large research projects. The first is the NWO funded Creative Industries Strategic Research Project “Cultures of Innovation in the Creative Industries”. The second is the Smart Culture Strategic Research Project “Staging popular music: sustainable live music ecologies for artists, music venues and cities (POPLIVE)”, jointly funded by NOW and SIA. His work on popular music has resulted in a number of conference papers and publications. In 2015, he co-founded and is board member of the International Music Business Research Association (IMBRA).


Marija Maglov is Research Associate at the Institute of Musicology, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Her main research interests are interdisciplinary musicological studies of music and media, music practices of 20th and 21st centuries, music industry, agency festivals, and theory of media and mediation. She received her PhD at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade in 2022. In 2018, she received DAAD Short-term research grant for research project carried out at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hanover, Germany. In addition to monography The Best of: Classical Music in PGP (Belgrade: FMK, 2016), she published numerous studies, presented at scientific conferences and took part in agency festivals Kontakt konferencija and Indirekt Showcase Festival in Belgrade as presenter and panel moderator.