Update IMBRD ’21: conference Staging Popular Music

September 21st, 2021

Only a couple of weeks left until the 12th International Music Business Research Days that will take place in Rotterdam. On November 3-4-5 Erasmus University will host the annual conference with this year’s theme Staging popular music: sustainable music ecologies for artists, industries and cities. The conference includes 2 key-notes, more than 40 scientific contributions, several industry panels and a young scholars workshop. Registrations are now open.

The full programme for the conference will be published soon. This is the preliminary programme:

Wednesday November 3rd: Young Scholars Workshop (afternoon) and conference opening event (evening)

Thursday November 4th: key-note + paper sessions (all day) and conference dinner (evening)

Friday November 5th: paper sessions (morning) and keynote + industry panels (afternoon)


Registrations are now open. For non-presenting attendees the fee is €35 per day (€15 for students). For more information see

We are looking forward to meeting you in Rotterdam!