Carsten Winter is Chair Professor of Media and Music Management at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media (Germany). His research interests are new networks, music cities and strategic media development. He works in numerous professional societies and publications. He is e.g. one of the editors of the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR), Board Member of the International Music Business Research Association (IMBRA) and was founding President of the German Gesellschaft für Musikwirtschafts- und Musikkulturforschung e.V. (Association for Music Business and Music Culture Research).