17 May 2019 17:00 - 18:30 Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge CB2 1TP


CDH Distinguished Lecturer Series
Highway to Hell or Stairway to Heaven? How Digital Changed the Music Industry 
Edgar Berger 
Music was the first media to be hit by digital revolution resulting in a dramatic decline. Two decades later music comes out of it as the shining star having undergone two digital transformations – from selling CDs to digital download and from downloads to streaming subscription services. With the new world everything has changed: the way artists are discovered by record labels and by consumers, the way artists release their work and of course all the economics. Only one thing remains unchanged: music is the world’s most popular form of art.  
Edgar Berger is an international media entertainment executive. He has held the position of chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment International, sat on the board of the international music association IFPI, and worked for Bertelsmann and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and as a political correspondent for RTL Televison. During Easter Term 2019 he will hold CDH’s first Knowledge Exchange Fellowship in addition to a Fellow Commonership at St John’s College. 
For more information and to register for a place, visit  https://highway-to-hell.eventbrite.co.uk
This lecture will run from 5.00pm to 6.30pm and will be followed by a wine reception.  

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