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Dr Jürgen Brandhorst

Director of the Society for Musical Performance and Mechanical Reproduction Rights (GEMA)

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Dr Jürgen Brandhorst works as a director at the Society for Musical Performance and Mechanical Reproduction Rights (GEMA). In addition, he is Managing Director of the GEMA Foundation and a member of the Executive Board of the Franz Grothe Foundation. He studied, among other things, musicology, history and German. In 1992, he was awarded a doctorate by the University of Münster. Subsequently, he worked as a lecturer in musicology at the Osnabrück Conservatory and as a research assistant in the DFG research project "Political Value Change and Popular Music" at the Institute for Political Science in Münster. He is a lecturer at various universities and colleges. He regularly gives lectures on topics related to cultural management and music law.

Dr Jürgen Brandhorst at IAMIC2020


Music Distribution & Authors' Rights


What are the tensions between (free) offerings and the compensation of authors? What effect does streaming have on the promotion of artists? Who is compiling playlists, and how established are streaming platforms in the context of classical music? Which role do streaming providers play in the development of young composers?


Introduction, panel discussion


Wednesday, 3 June 2020
International Conference (open to the public):
Musical Life at the Crossroads between Tradition and the Future

15:00–16:05 Session 4

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