The Economics of Music
Professor Peter Tschmuck, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, will give a guest lecture concerning his new book The Economics of Music. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring industry and academic guests, moderated by Dr Guy Morrow (University of Melbourne).
The Economics of Music (Agenda Publishing) provides a concise and rigorous presentation of the economics of the music business. It highlights the economic principles that govern a business that is an economic good protected by copyright law. The core sectors of the industry – publishing, recording, live music – are examined in relation to how they operate together through a myriad of licencing arrangements. The book examines how a combination of established publishers, new promoters, and a new generation of music providers have created a heady mix of competing and collaborative economic models.
The book makes an important contribution to the field of music business research and is a valuable study aid for the graduate students in the Arts and Cultural Management program within the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Shane Homan, Monash University
Associate Professor Shane Homan
Shane Homan is internationally known for his research in music policy, the cultural industries and cultural histories. He has been involved in individual and team research grants across a range of local, national and international cultural industry and popular music studies projects. Many of these projects have directly influenced industrial and government practice, including local cultural industry planning, music funding, music copyright and live music venue regulation in Australia.
Dr Daniel Nordgard, University of Agder
Dr Daniel Nordgard
University of Agder
Daniel Nordgård teaches music business in the master's program of Music Management at the University of Agder, Norway and researches the international music industries and specifically digital disruption within these industries. He has recently completed his doctoral dissertation "Determining Factors on Digital Change in the Music Industries". Nordgård led the governmentappointed Nordgård committee in 2013, which released a comprehensive report on the Norwegian streaming market last year. Nordgård has previously been active in the music industries as a concert promoter in Kristiansand. Specifically, he promoted the Quart Festival. In addition to his academic work, Nordgård serves on a number of boards and committees, nationally and internationally.
Ben O'Hara, Dean
As the Dean of Collarts, Ben O’Hara provides leadership and oversees the academic and operational running of the college. Ben has taught music industry business at a number of institutions across Australia, including the Sydney Institute of TAFE Ultimo, the University of Tasmania, EORA College, and JMC Academy in Sydney and Melbourne. His most recent position saw him working as the Head of Higher Education (Music Business) at Box Hill Institute in Melbourne. Ben has a broad range of experience in the music industry, having worked in music publishing and licensing as well as event and artist management. He has also been a performer for over 15 years, and runs his own booking agency. Ben also runs thebiz.com.au, an online music business resource centre and has published six textbooks on the music industry. Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts in contemporary music (Honours) from Southern Cross University and a Masters of Business in Arts and Cultural Management from the University of South Australia. He is also currently completing a PhD at Monash University.
Catherine Haridy, Artist manager
Catherine Haridy Management
In 2006 Catherine Haridy decided to make the move from labels to fulltime artist management and founded the friendly empire. At present, Catherine Haridy Management’s (CHM’s) stable includes a roster of talented musical artists including Eskimo Joe, Jebediah, Adalita, Tigertown, Kav Temperley and Bob Evans along with some of the brightest talents in Music Production and Writing: Steven Schram, Tony Buchen, Joel Quartermain, JP Fung, Jimi Maroudas, Anna Laverty, Mick Glossop (ANZ only) and Ian Caple (ANZ only). The management company has also expanded into managing nonmusical artists forging a partnership with Berlinbased Australian, Craig Schuftan, who has had three works published, won an ARIA for his work with The Chaser on radio and broadcast the successful “Culture Club” on national youth network Triple J.
Professor Peter Tschmuck, Professor for Cultural Institutions Studies
Professor Peter Tschmuck
Professor for Cultural Institutions Studies
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Peter Tschmuck is Professor for Cultural Institutions Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He also teaches courses at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, at the Danube University in Krems, the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover, and at the Zeneipari Hivatal in Budapest. His books include *Creativity and Innovation in the Music Industry* (2nd edn, 2012) and *Music Business and the Experience Economy* (2013). He is Editor of the *International Journal of Music Business Research*.