Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

We are delighted to announce the Keynote Programme of our Conference. Plenary lectures will be held by Susana Zapke, Martin Cloonan and Will Straw. We are very happy about the appearance of these three highly respected scholars that cover different perspectives of music policy – from below ground up to critical reflections of institutional urban and state interventions.

Univ. Prof. Dr. Susana Zapke (Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna). Prof. Susana Zapke is Prorector of the University MUK, Director of the Department of Arts and Resarch, and Professor of Musicology at the same University.

Prof. Dr. Martin Cloonan (University of Turku). Professor Martin Cloonan is Director of the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS). Before joining TIAS, Martin was Professor of Popular Music Politics at the University of Glasgow.

Prof. Dr. Will Straw (McGill University Montreal). Professor Will Straw is James McGill Professor of Urban Media Studies. He researches the social and institutional dimensions of popular music, and the development of the notion of music scene.