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On the Boundaries of Digital Markets: The Case of Spotify

February 25, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm CST

On the Boundaries of Digital Markets: The Case of Spotify

Dr. Patrick Vonderau – On the Boundaries of Digital Markets: The Case of Spotify

*Friday, February 25, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM CT*

Location: BMC 5.208

& via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/99936814002

What are we speaking about when we speak of digital markets? Taking a previous collaborative research project on Spotify as its starting point, this talk aims to contribute to an ongoing discussion among media and culture scholars on how to define and describe digital markets, including those often deemed to lie outside the bounds of formal or legal economic activity. Drawing from economic sociology, ethnographic fieldwork, and interviews, the talk presents some fresh data and conceptual suggestions on how to overcome some of the binaries that characterize much of our thinking about media and/as markets.
Patrick Vonderau is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Halle, Germany, and an Affiliate Professor in Film Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. His most recent book publications include the co-authored Advertising and the Transformation of Screen Cultures (Amsterdam University Press, 2021, with Bo Florin and Yvonne Zimmermann) and Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music (MIT Press, 2019, with Maria Eriksson, Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, and Pelle Snickars). He is a co-founder of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS, necs.org).
Presented by Global Media Industries Speaker Series (GMISS), co-sponsored by the Department of Radio-Television-Film and the Center for Entertainment & Media Industries.


February 25, 2022
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm CST
Event Category:
DMC 5.208 (Dean’s Briefing Room)


DMC 5.208 (Dean’s Briefing Room)


Target Audience
Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students
Center for Media and Entertainment Industries, Department of Radio-Television-Film

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