This October 2014 issue of the International Journal of Music Business Research opens with the award-winning paper from the 4th Vienna Music Business Research Days 2013. In this Francisco Bernardo & Luís Gustavo Martins of the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto pose the crucial question of whether, in the digital age, disintermediation is re-shaping the music industry and fostering independent approaches to the market. Aspects of Bernardo & Martins' article are echoed in the subsequent paper by O'Hare entitled, "Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Music Business Education". The author argues these days a music business education is essential to achieve success in the music business. The third article in this volume is a contribution by Beatrice Jetto of the University of Technology and Notre Dame University in Sydney, Australia. In this she focuses on the relationship between music blogs and the music industry by analysing 18 semi-structured interviews with bloggers specialising in music.