The VMBRDays, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster took place at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna between September 12–14, 2017. Scholars from around the world attended the conference to present and discuss current research relevant in the development of today's music business (modern research about music business developments) .
This year’s conference titled "Unchaining the Digital Music Business” focused on transition-processes in the music industry related to new digital technologies such as streaming and blockchain. The participants held lively and debated discussions on current developments and implications. A closed workshop for young scholars took place at the beginning of the conference. Doctoral candidates presented their current research to an international group of renowned researchers in the field of music business. Benjamin Schiemer provided insight into his research in the Organized Creative, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster-project. He also received the 2017 Young Scholars Award for his paper titled “Virtual Songwriting: Fostering Creative Processes through “Challenge” and “Collaboration”. In an interesting and engaging way, the paper unfolds the creative processes on a music platform between incompleteness and closure. Congratulations!