Experience design for future festivals: two theses

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.

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The impact of festivalization on the Dutch live music action field

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.

Het grote LIVE publieksonderzoek [Dutch live music audience research]

“Livemuziek is leven. Het is een medicijn, een soort van therapie”

 

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Waarom bezoeken we popconcerten en –festivals? En hoe vaak doen we dat? Wat is het favoriete poppodium van de livemuziek consument, en het favoriete festival? Hoe denkt de concertbezoeker over smartphonegebruik tijdens de show? En storen we ons tijdens concerten nu echt massaal aan kletsende medebezoekers? Martijn Mulder van POPLIVE zocht het antwoord op deze en andere vragen en heeft de uitkomsten gebundeld in Het Grote LIVE Publieksonderzoek.

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Tribute Podcast

The increasing popularity of tribute acts in pop music: is it just a form of ‘babyboomer-entertainment’ or is it the new cool thing for younger generations? How do music venues and the audience think about tribute acts and how does the future of tribute look like? All this and more is discussed in the POPLIVE Tribute Podcast.

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Live music survey (in Dutch)

In december 2019 namen meer dan 1500 Nederlanders deel aan het livemuziek onderzoek. De deelnemers die op basis daarvan een prijs hebben gewonnen, hebben hierover inmiddels bericht ontvangen via het opgegeven mailadres.

Binnen enkele maanden worden de eerste resultaten van het onderzoek verwacht. Deze zullen onder andere via deze site gepubliceerd worden. Veel dank aan iedereen die de moeite heeft genomen de vragenlijst in te vullen!

Pop music venues and festivals: opportunities and threats

As part of the POPLIVE project, Martijn Mulder investigated the current state of the Dutch live music industry, more specific the most common stagers of live music: dedicated venues and festivals. Based on interviews with directors of both venues and festivals in Dutch cities, several themes were extracted and analyzed. The papers written on the basis of these data are currently under review. This blog gives a sneak preview of the results.

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Nightclubbing, risk and policy making at Dutch live music conference

The impressive music venue TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht (NL) was the location for the Dutch national conference on music venues, festivals and events on October 2, 2019. POPLIVE participated in three panels during the conference that was organised by our project partner, the Dutch association of music venues and festivals (VNPF). This blogpost presents our contributions to panels on nightclubbing, risk and trust in live music, and urban pop music policy.

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Poplive at Vienna Music Business Research Days 2019

How do risk and trust impact the work of businesses in the Dutch live industry? That was the subject of Poplive’s contribution to the 10th Vienna Music Business Research Days (VMBRD), from September 11 till 14 at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Austria’s capital. Poplive researchers Erik Hitters and Martijn Mulder presented their paper at the conference track day, among over 15 other music business scholars from all over the world.

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Dutch cultural policy ‘Culture Closer to Home’ presented

In April 2019 the Dutch Council for Culture presented its recommendations for the national cultural policy 2021-2024. This general report is partly a synthesis of the ten sectoral advices that were published earlier, among which the policy advise for the music sector that was published in 2017. The new policy strives to enhance the position of popular music, both artists and the stagers of pop music (venues and festivals).

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