How can visitor experiences at music festivals be optimized? Commissioned by POPLIVE two students dedicated their bachelor thesis to this topic, respectively focusing on innovative solutions for on-site festival challenges and crowd behavior at different types of festivals. In this blog post the results of these projects will be presented.
In a recently published article in Creative Industries Journal, POPLIVE researchers Martijn Mulder, Erik Hitters & Paul Rutten analyse the effects of festivalization on the strategic action field (SAF) of the Dutch live music ecology. This study approaches the concept of festivalization from inside the strategic action field (SAF) of live music and place it within the context of the rapidly changing music industries. The outcomes emphasize the significant multiple value creation produced by festivals, the strategic advantages of festivals in relation to traditional music venues and the potential co-evolution within the live music action field.
The article can be found here.
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.
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