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The New Era of Music Economics

Economics of the Music Industry targets academic scholars interested in emerging topics in the music industry.

This two-day conference (1-2 December, Hamburg, Germany) brings together leading academics and early-career researchers from a diverse set of disciplines (e.g., marketing, economics, information systems, management), to discuss their latest work and get feedback from an engaged audience.

Another important aspect of this conference is to bring together academic scholars with industry professionals – which will help to make research insights more actionable.

Finally, doctoral students can participate in the Young Scholars Workshop, in which they can present research ideas and receive feedback from participants and invited speakers.

Submit papers for presentation during this unique 2-day event.

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Valuable Insights

Get research insights on emerging topics in the music industry.

International and Diverse Audience

Interact with leading scholars and industry insiders to sharpen your own research ideas.

Community Building

Build a network of scholars interested in studying the music industry – across disciplines.



  • 8.30am

  • 9.00am

    Collecting Novel Datasets Using Web Scraping and Application Programming Interfaces

    Workshop by Hannes Datta (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
    • How to select web data sources and extraction methods for academic research (in general) and music (in specific)?
    • How do a researcher’s design decisions affect research validity, technical feasibility, and ethical/legal risks of collecting web data?
    • Apply learnings to own data collections and discuss future research opportunities in music using web data
  • 12.00pm

    Lunch Break

  • 1.00pm

    Young Scholar Workshop

    PhD students, with participants and invited scholars
    • The Path to Fame - Exploiting Curator Networks to Predict Human Brand Success, Daniel Winkler (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
    • Covid-19 & Playlist Consumption, Ned Choungprayoon (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden)
    • Catalog music consumption, Nazli Alagöz (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
    • The Impact of Renumeration Models on Digital Subscription Services, Levent Uyar (University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • 4.00pm-6.00pm

    Emerging Topics in the Music Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

    • Nils Wülker, Musician
    • Dr. Mathias Giloth, Managing Director of GfK Entertainment
    • Dr. Hartmut Obendorf, CTPO Chainstep

    Discussion led by Michel Clement (University of Hamburg)

  • 6.00pm onwards

    Get-together with food and drinks

  • After hours

  • 8.30am

  • 9.00am-9.45am

    The Whole World in Their Hands: The Aggregate Impact of Playlists on Music Success

    Luis Aguiar (University of Zürich, Switzerland)

    Co-authors: Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota, USA), Axel Zeijen (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

  • 9.45am-10.30am

    Fairness and Royalty Payment Systems on Music Streaming Services

    François Moreau (University of Sorbonne Paris Nord, France)

    Co-authors: Ola Haampland and Rune Johannessen (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway), Patrik Wikstrom (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

  • 10.30am-11.00am

    Coffee break

  • 11.00am-11.30am

    On the Road Again: Concerts and The Digitization of Recorded Music

    Franziska Kaiser (University of Lausanne-HEC, Switzerland)

    Co-authors: Christian Peukert (University of Lausanne-HEC, Switzerland) and Jörg Claussen (LMU Munich, Germany)

  • 11.30am-12.00pm

    Contextual Set-Based Music Recommendations Using Interlocked Hypergraph Convolutional Neural Networks

    Khaled Boughanmi (Cornell University, USA)

    Co-authors: Asim Ansari (Columbia University, USA) and Yang Li (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, China)

  • 12.oopm-12.30pm

    What Drives Demand for Playlists on Spotify?

    Max Pachali (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

    Co-author: Hannes Datta (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

  • 12.30pm-13.30pm


  • 1.30pm-2.00pm

    How Music Fandom is Acted Out in 2022

    Julian Hofmann (EM Normandie Business School, France)

    Co-author: Dina Rasolofoarison (Université Paris Dauphine, France)

  • 2.00-2.30pm

    ‘My my, hey hey. Rock and roll is here to stay’: The value of celebrity death

    Abhishek Borah (Insead, France)

    Co-authors: Andrea Ordanini (Boconni, Italy) and S. Cem Bahadir (UNC Greensboro, USA)

  • 2.30pm-3pm

    Economic Consequences of Safe Harbor Provisions for Content Industries

    Dominik Papies (University of Tübingen, Germany)

    Co-authors: Nils Wlömert (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria), Michel Clement (University of Hamburg, Germany) and Martin Spann (LMU Munich, Germany)

  • 3.00pm-3.30pm

    Coffee Break

  • 3.30pm-4.00pm

    The Decline of Superstars: Information Spillover Effects in the Streaming Age

    Christian Hotz-Behofsits (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)

    Co-authors: Nils Wlömert (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria) and Eitan Muller (Reichman University, Israel and NYU, USA)

  • 4.00pm-4.30pm

    Canceling the Artist but not the Art? Demand Effects of Human Brand Misconduct

    Nils Wlömert (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)

    Co-authors: Daniel Winkler (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria), Jura Liaukonyte (Cornell University, USA)

  • 4.30pm-5.30pm

    Closing Remarks

  • 7.00pm

  • 10.00pm



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  • Coffee breaks
  • Networking
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  • Coffee breaks
  • Networking
  • Social program on day 1
  • Conference dinner on day 2
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Invited speakers

Who’re speaking

Next to welcoming submissions from scholars, a few top academic scholars doing research in the music industry have already accepted our invitation to come to Hamburg.

Dina Rasolofoarison

Dina Rasolofoarison

Associate Professor of Marketing and Communication, University Paris-Daphine PSL, France

Franziska Kaiser

Franziska Kaiser

PhD Candidate, HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne), Switzerland

François Moreau

François Moreau

Professor, University Paris 13, France

Julian Hofmann

Julian Hofmann

Associate Professor of Marketing, EM Normandie Business School (Paris), France

Khaled Boughanmi

Khaled Boughanmi

Assistant Professor, Cornell University, USA

Levent Uyar

Levent Uyar

PhD Candidate, Universitiy of Hamburg, Germany

Luis Aguiar

Luis Aguiar

Assistant Professor, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Max Pachali

Max Pachali

Assistant Professor, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Nazli Alagöz

Nazli Alagöz

PhD Candidate, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Tanetpong (Ned) Choungprayoon

Tanetpong (Ned) Choungprayoon

PhD Candidate, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden


Michel Clement, University of Hamburg

Hannes Datta, Tilburg University

Dominik Papies, University of Tübingen

Nils Wlömert, Vienna University of Economics and Business


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