POPLIVE onderzoekt concertbeleving [in Dutch]

In het voorjaar van 2022 doet POPLIVE-onderzoeker Martijn Mulder onderzoek naar de publieksbeleving bij popconcerten. Concertbezoekers die deelnemen aan dit onderzoek worden voor, tijdens en na het concert gevolgd en ondervraagd door de onderzoeker: voorafgaand aan het concert vult de bezoeker een vragenlijst in over de motieven om het concert te bezoeken en de verwachtingen; tijdens het concert (tussen de muziek door) beantwoordt de deelnemer enkele hele korte vragen over de beleving op dat moment en meteen na afloop van het concert interviewt de onderzoeker de bezoeker over diens beleving tijdens en meteen na het concert. Door deze specifieke onderzoeksopzet, waarbij de beleving zoveel mogelijk in het moment gemeten wordt, hopen we een beter inzicht te krijgen in de beleving, de waarde en betekenis van het bijwonen van popconcerten. Deze kennis draagt bij aan het beter begrijpen en erkennen van de waarde van livemuziek voor individuen, helpt de sector de live-ervaring te verbeteren en kan beleidsmakers en subsidieverstrekkers helpen bij het waarderen van de popsector.

 

Indien je in april of mei een popconcert bezoekt en graag deel wilt nemen aan dit onderzoek, stuur dan een mail naar mulder@eshcc.eur.nl. Deelnemers ontvangen na afloop van het onderzoek een cadeaubon. UPDATE: op dit moment zoeken we vooral nog vrouwelijke respondenten voor dit onderzoek!

Dutch Live Music Monitor launched

POPLIVE presents the first Dutch Live Music Monitor, an overview of twelve years of live music in the Netherlands (2008-2019) consisting of almost 300.000 gigs by 30.000 artists. Among other things, the monitor describes the development of pop venues and festivals in general, artist’s live careers, indexes of the most healthy live music cities, venues and festivals and trends in relation to genre and gender in live music.

The monitor and more information (in Dutch) can be found here. An English summary can be found here.

In a panel at the Eurosonic ’22 conference, POPLIVE-researcher Martijn Mulder launched the report, presented the most interesting results and discussed these with a panel of Dutch music industry people. More information about the Eurosonic panel can be found here. ES delegates can watch the panel back via the ESNS website.

 

 

Looking back at the successful IMBRD conference in Rotterdam

POPLIVE organised the 12th International Music Business Research Days on November 3-5, 2021 in Rotterdam. This post provides an overview of the contents of the conference. The link to the online video’s of keynotes and industry panels can be found here. We would like to thank all participants for making this conference a great success.

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The future of music festivals in cities: an analysis of stakeholders’ pursued values and experienced effects

Together with the rapid growth of urban music festivals in the second decade of the 21st century, most cities densified and gentrified at an equally fast pace. This increasingly leads to challenges for all stakeholders involved in urban festival planning: do we have enough suitable festival locations? How do we prevent nuisance? How to find a balance between the needs of both festival goers and local communities? How do we sustain our inner city festival culture?

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Whitepaper – A glimpse into the future of livestream music experience

In 2021, we live in a world where virtual live music has become mainstream, at least temporarily. More than a year ago, the corona crisis turned the entire music sector upside down, forcing music venues, festivals and artists to find alternative ways to stage the artists’ performances. Commissioned by POPLIVE, Pink Kattenberg developed a whitepaper to start a discussion about livestreaming experiences. Outlining various future scenarios, the paper provides the music industry a look into the future.

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The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Live Music Industries

How does COVID-19 affect the live music sector in different European countries? What similarities and differences can be identified between these countries, concerning government support, live music regulations, performance opportunities and the resilience of the sector in general? On March 17th, POPLIVE participated in an IASPM_UK hosted seminar that outlined a sample of some of the academic work that has been taking place both regionally and nationally across Europe since the pandemic emerged. Martijn Mulder presented his paper ‘Music Missionaries: The Dutch live music sector’s responses to the pandemic’. Other contributions came from the UK (Wales, Liverpool, Birmingham), Germany and Norway. The seminar has been recorded and can be viewed here.

Missing the Masses: responses to the lack of nightlife activities during the pandemic – the Rotterdam case.

During the COVID-pandemic, the lack of nightclubbing, dancing and drinking has a huge impact on both the social and mental aspects of nightlife visitors. Research by POPLIVE member Martijn Mulder affirms this social and mental relevance of the nightlife economy. ‘Going out’ is not just fun, it’s a basic need in the lives of many. In an additional report (in Dutch) Martijn advises the municipality of Rotterdam to adopt new strategies that better justify the value of urban nightlife.

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POPLIVE @ Eurosonic Conference 2021

[for English see below]

POPLIVE heeft bijgedragen aan een positieve noot tijdens Eurosonic 2021, dat vanzelfsprekend geheel in het teken stond van de gevolgen van Covid-19 voor de muziekindustrie. Op zaterdag 16 januari was het panel ‘Het Mooie van de Crisis’, waarin POPLIVE-onderzoeker Martijn Mulder een presentatie gaf over de veerkracht van de Nederlandse liveindustrie tijdens het eerste jaar van de pandemie.

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