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“De meeste Nederlandse bands houden het maar kort vol”

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Naar aanleiding van het proefschrift Making a living in live music dat POPLIVE onderzoeker Rick Everts op 17 februari verdedigd heeft aan de Erasmus Universiteit, publiceerde De Volkskrant en Trouw op die datum artikelen over de studie van Everts. De artikelen zijn te lezen via onderstaande links:

Volkskrant: De meeste Nederlandse bands houden het maar kort vol. Wat maakt dat je het redt?

Trouw: Vijf jaar na Noorderslag is de helft van de bands verdwenen. ‘Dan komt de reality-check’.

PhD defence Rick Everts: Making a Living in Live Music

POPLIVE researcher Rick Everts successfully defended his dissertation ‘Making a Living in Live Music‘ on Friday 17 February 2023 at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Within the POPLIVE project he studied early-career pop musicians in The Netherlands. Ahead of his PhD defence, Rick has been interviewed by Dutch news radio De Nieuws BV (Radio 1). The interview can be found here

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Staging Popular Music: Researching Sustainable Live Music Ecologies for Artists, Music Venues and Cities

POPLIVE is a large-scale research project on live music at the Erasmus University and the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, in collaboration with the VNPF and MOJO Concerts. The project is funded by the NWO as part of the Topsector Creative Industries.

The project is focused on how local live music ecologies can contribute to value creation in the careers of pop musicians, the position of music venues and festivals, and the local (urban) society in general. What is the role of live music ecologies in skill and talent development of young artists? What is a healthy balance between structural and temporary live music infrastructure? What is the value of live music ecologies for cities? In the project a mixed approach is used of both extensive quantitative, and intensive qualitative information.

On this website you can learn more about the POPLIVE project, the latest news, the team, partners and publications. Furthermore, we are more than interested to hear your opinion. So if you have any ideas, suggestions, comments or questions about the POPLIVE project, do not hesitate to contact us!

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