Welcome to IMBRA: A global community of scholars and students who research the music business.
The International Music Business Research Association (IMBRA) is an international not-for-profit organisation that is incorporated in Vienna, Austria.
IMBRA aims to facilitate and present the latest research concerning the structures and processes within the music business/industries. IMBRA defines the music business in its broadest sense to include not only the production, distribution and reception of music, but also music training and teaching as well as supporting industries such as musical instrument manufacturing, the media and advertising.
The association pursues the following aims:
a) To serve the needs and interests of an academic community by providing education and by producing research across the world
b) To provide a forum where educators, researchers, and others in the field of music business research, can exchange information and documentation about their work
c) To encourage research relevant to the field and this community, and to stimulate intellectual interest in, and the development of, the field
d) To promote communication, co-operation and collaboration between Association members.
In addition, IMBRA publishes The International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR).
This is a double-blind reviewed academic journal that publishes the latest music business research. The IJMBR can be accessed via the following link: