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[ecrea] Who needs Classical Music? - Conference on the Classical Music Industry

Fri Oct 05 15:19:35 GMT 2018

*One-Day Conference on the Classical Music Industry*

On *Tuesday, 16 October 2018*, Middlesex University (London) is hosting a one-day conference<>, focussing on the central practices and theories that empower the classical music industry. With speakers and delegates from both industry and academia, the Classical Music Industry conference is the first of its kind and aims to foster links between both sectors, allowing for debates that examine the industry from a range of angles.

*Gillian Moore CBE, Director of Music, Southbank Centre *will give the keynote address. Entitled /Who Needs Classical Music?/, the talk will explore the role of classical music in the 21st century. Talks throughout the day explore a range of topics including /Programming and Curation/, /the Composer Today/, /Diversity and Education/, /Live Music/, and the /Record Industry/. The conference will draw to a close with a reception, including a brief discussion by Dr Chris Dromey and Julia Haferkorn of the newly published book<>on /The Classical Music Industry/ (Routledge, 2018). *For the full schedule of the conference please see below*.*To book your place at the conference *click here<>*.*Standard registration is £35, concessionary registration £25. The fee includes hot lunch and refreshments.

Middlesex University is based in North London (NW4 4BT<>); the nearest tube station is Hendon Central on the Northern Line.

For any queries please e-mail Chris Dromey ((c.dromey /at/ or *Julia Haferkorn *((j.haferkorn /at/

We look forward to seeing you there!













Parallel Session 1a


*/Contemporary Challenges/*, chaired by Julia Haferkorn (Middlesex University)


Dr Annabelle Lee (Royal Holloway), ‘Social Media and the Classical Music Industry: Catalysts for Change or “Classical Cult?”’


Dr Antony Feeny (independent researcher), ‘Researching Classical Music Business Data: A Symphony of Silence?’


Dr Brian Kavanagh (King’s College, London), ‘Reimagining Classical Music Performing Organisations for the Digital Age’



Parallel Session 1b


*/Diversity and Education/*, chaired by Dr Chris Dromey (Middlesex University)


Dr Christina Scharff (King’s College, London), 'The Classical Music Industry: A Sociological Perspective"


Esther Bishop (Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen), 'You get what you want, but not what you need? A Curriculum Analysis of Music Performance Programmes in Germany.'


Dr Artemis Ignatidou (Ernst Bloch Centre for German Thought, University of London), ‘Participatory Music Outreach Programmes among Migrant Women in Athens’








Parallel Session 2a


*/The Composer Today/*, chaired by Susanna Eastburn MBE (Chief Executive, Sound and Music)


Dr Neil T. Smith (University of Nottingham) and Dr Rachel Thwaites (University of Lincoln), ‘Emerging Composers and the Composition Opportunity’


Composers Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Samantha Fernando and Steven Daverson join Harriet Wybor (PRS for Music): ‘Making a Living as a Composer: Current Perspectives'



Parallel Session 2b


*/Programming, Curation and Engagement/*, chaired by Prof. Peter Fribbins (Middlesex University and London Chamber Music Society)


Dr Ingrid Bols (University of Glasgow), ‘Programming Choices in French and British Symphony Orchestras: Canonic Practices, National Culture and Corporate Innovation’


Masa Spaan (music curator and independent researcher), ‘Curating Classical Music: Towards a Synergetic Concert Dramaturgy’


Prof. Stephanie Pitts, Dr Marta Herrero and Dr Sarah M. Price (University of Sheffield), ‘The Gift of Music: Re-envisioning Audience Engagement through Membership Schemes’








Parallel Session 3a




Dr Neil Washbourne (Leeds Beckett University), ‘Locating Classical 105.9 WQXR-FM in New York City: Commercial Radio to NPR, On-Air Supplemented by On-Line’


Dr Chris Dromey (Middlesex University), ‘Talking about Classical Music: Radio as Public Musicology’


Chris Marshall (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), ‘The Royal Albert Hall as Maori Meeting Hut: Commissioning Music for the 1982 Proms’



Parallel Session 3b


*/Publishing and Copyright/*


Dr Brian Inglis (Middlesex University), ‘Classical Music, Copyright, and Collecting Societies’


Péter Munkácsi (independent researcher), ‘Modernisation of EU Copyright Rules and Their Effects on the Classical Music Industry’


Sarah Osborn (Incorporated Society of Musicians), ‘“Growing a Forest”: The Changing Business of Classical Music Publishing’








Parallel Session 4a


*/Live Music/*, chaired by Dr Brian Kavanagh (King's College, London)


Dr Sarah M. Price (University of Sheffield), ‘“It sounded exactly like a CD…”: Articulating the Value of Live Classical Music’


Dr Jutta Toelle (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics), ‘The Pitfalls and Promises of Audience Participation’


Julia Haferkorn (Middlesex University), 'Dancing to Another Tune: Classical Music in Nightclubs and Other Non-traditional Settings’



Parallel Session 4b


*/The Record Industry/*, chaired by Dr Brian Inglis


Sara Lambrecht (Universiteit Utrecht), ‘The Impact of New Technology on the Formats of Musical Consumption and the Shifting Role of Classical Music Recordings’


Evgeniya Kondrashina (Goldsmiths, London), ‘A Phoenix Rising from the Ashes? The State Label Melodiya in Post-Communist Russia’


Dr Marius Carboni (University of Hertfordshire), ‘Evolving Business Models in the Classical Record Industry’




*Break*- proceeding to the *Concert Room*, second floor of the nearby Grove B Building, for the Keynote and Reception




*Keynote /Who Needs Classical Music?/***- Gillian Moore CBE (Director of Music, Southbank Centre),



Followed by *Reception*, including a brief discussion by Dr Chris Dromey and Julia Haferkorn of /The Classical Music Industry/ (Routledge, 2018)

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