Projects & Activities

Current, Recent and Recurring Projects

Schedule 2020

08-09 Oct 2020 / AT-Vienna / Musikinformationstage (Wien Xtra)
16-17 Oct 2020 / SI-Ljubljana / Music Business Seminar (SIGIC) *postponed*
04 Nov 2020 / HU-Budapest / BUSH Conference (Online)
– Panel „Young Indie Label Associations in Deep Water“

past (2020)
24 Sep 2020 / LIVEurope Online Conference
Tallinn Music Week / 27-30 Aug
Mastering The Music Business, Bucharest / 27-29 Jul

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IFPI BOARD MEMBER

As of July 2020 I’ve been nominated and elected onto the Board of the Austrian IFPI chapter and will serve for a two-year term, along with my colleagues Dietmar Lienbacher (Sony Music/President), Cornelius Ballin (Universal Music), Franz Pleterski (Warner), Siegfried Wacker (Goodtogo) and Romy Reis (Grid).
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Explaining a labels and music agencies business on TV

I recently was guest at A1TVs „Feng Sushi“ to talk about a music agencies work and contribution to an artists career. Watch here.

STREAMING FOR UNDERDOGS

At Ment Ljubljana 2020 i spoke about how to step up in your streaming game, with a bunch of excellent colleagues from across the globe.

EUROPEAN MUSIC EXPORT STRATEGY

I’m invited to participate at the European Music Export Conference in Brussels (October 2019) to discuss with and along a small number of experts, export organisations and Members of the European Parliament in Brussels. The goal is to lay out and develop a joint strategy for future activities to strengthen the european music market in and outside the continent („Music Moves Europe“).

CERTIFIED UNIVERSITY MUSIC BUSINESS COURSE

In a joint project with the University of Applied Sciences in Kufstein and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna I created and curated a Certified University Music Business Course in 2015. An intense seven-weekend-course, it created almost 80 alumni in its four editions since, many of who eventually became part of the local music industry by working for promoters, labels, publishers or started their own venture based on what they’ve learned.
» Certified University Music Business Course

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Certified University Music Business Course – Class of 2018/19

BUUSTER FOR MUSIC ESTONIA

In winter and spring of 2019 I was sort of a temporary resident of Tallinn for lectures and mentoring present and future artist managers in Estonia in Music Estonia’s BUUSTER programme, including some mentorship at and around Tallinn Music Week. What an exciting time and project!
» Buuster for Music Estonia

WORKSHOP FOR HOTS

For the Hungarian Music Export Initiative HOTS I gave a workshop on how to break out of a (small) market/country with/as an independent artist at beautiful A38 ship in Budapest.
» HOTS Workshopfacebook Event

AUSTRIAN MUSIC CHARTA

A decade-long story of negotiations with public broadcaster ORF led to the „Music Charta“ agreement in June 2018. I had the pleasure of representing the Music Industry in these negotiations, together with my colleagues Georg Tomandl and Werner Müller.
» Music Charta Agreement (Government of Austria)

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Representatives of Austrian Public Broadcasting Corporation ORF and the Music Industry with Minister of Culture Gernot Blümel. Foto: Bundespressedienst / Andy Wenzel

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – JURY MEMBER 2018

For the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon in 2018 I was one of five members of the Austrian Expert Jury.
» Eurovision Song Contest 2018 – Austrian Jury & Results

FUNDAMENT – LECTURE IN LJUBLJANA

For the Slovenian Music Information Center SIGIC I held lectures within their FundaMENT programme.
» FundaMENT

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Some conferences I had the honour speaking at

Eurosonic (Groningen, NL)
Tallinn Music Week (Tallinn, EE)
Ment (Ljulbjana, SI)
Canadian Music Week (Toronto, CA)
Spot (Aarhus, DK)
Waves Vienna (Vienna, AT)

Organisations I currently hold seats in

Austrian Music Fund – Label Representative / General Assembly
IFPI Austria – Member of the General Assembly; Marketing Advisory Board
Chamber of Commerce, Music & Film Industry – Chairman of the Labels Society, Label Representative in the General Assembly

Select articles I wrote on Music Industry topics in magazines and papers over the past couple of years:

» ‚Down the Amazonas‘ (in the gap / on Amazon losing in court vs Austrias Collecting Society AuMe)
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‚Zum Leben zu wenig, zum Sterben zu viel‘ (in Vice, on the Vienna Popfest)
» ‚Ö3 und wir‘ (in derStandard.at, on the relation between the public broadcaster Ö3 and the Austrian pop scene)

Select articles about my work:
15 Years of Ink Music (Interview & Portrait, 2016 / music-austria)

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