12th International Music Business Research Days
Staging popular music: sustainable music ecologies for artists, industries and cities
Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 3-4-5 November 2021
This conference focuses on the intersection between key transformations in the popular music industries. Music represents and generates value on various levels from the individual to the global, and in many different spheres from the cultural and social to the economic and political. Popular music is staged through multiple platforms, actors, businesses, intermediaries and policies. The current COVID-19-crisis both challenges the music industries and acts as a catalyst of new digital innovations. This is a vital moment to (re)consider the future directions of the music industries. While the music industries are characterized by continuous change and transformation, significant disruptions have always impacted its resilience. Such disruptions can be external shocks, including the current crisis, new technologies, political change or aesthetic-cultural innovations. From an ecological perspective, all transformations force the industry to reshape and rethink itself. This will likely result in both positive as negative consequences. We need to critically reflect on what the immediate and long-term future of music ecologies entails, who benefits and who suffers from such disruptions. Focusing on a select number of interrelated themes, this conference aims to bring together scholars and professionals from various countries and disciplines. Participants bring their own perspective to the stage in an international exchange of ideas and current research insights about the contemporary music industries.
PROGRAMME, PRACTICALITIES AND OTHER INFORMATION
- The conference programme and conference locations can be found here.
- Each presenter will have 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for discussion.
- Click here for visitors information (e.g. hotels and attractions in Rotterdam).
- Hotel Emma has a special conference rate for POPLIVE. In the period 2-7 November, the price of a standard 1-persoon room is € 85 per night and € 110 for a two-person room (including breakfast, excluding tourist tax). Make sure to use the code ‘poplive21’ when booking.
- Accepted abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts of the conference. Any lists of references will not be published in the conference book. If necessary, you can update your abstract in Easychair until 1 October 2021.
- Participants in the Young Scholars Network will need to upload their paper before October 1, 2021 via the submission page in EasyChair (choose ‘add file’ in the top-right corner on the page of your submission).
- The best papers of this conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR). In case you want to be eligible for this special issue, full papers should be sent before October 1, 2021 via the submission page in EasyChair (choose ‘add file’ in the top-right corner on the page of your submission). They 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). A first selection will be made after the conference by the editors, after which a double-blind peer review process is in place for these submissions.
To confirm your participation, we would like to invite you to 1) register and 2) pay before 1 October 2021. Click here to complete the registration in Easychair. The payment will need to be done separately by clicking on one of the following registration types:
Conference attendee (Non-Presenting)
The conference is organized by the POPLIVE research team and supported by IMBRA, the International Music Business Research Association. It is hosted by ERMeCC, the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture in cooperation with Creating010. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.