Update IMBRD ’21: conference Staging Popular Music

Only a couple of weeks left until the 12th International Music Business Research Days that will take place in Rotterdam. On November 3-4-5 Erasmus University will host the annual conference with this year’s theme Staging popular music: sustainable music ecologies for artists, industries and cities. The conference includes 2 key-notes, more than 40 scientific contributions, several industry panels and a young scholars workshop. Registrations are now open.

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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

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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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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.

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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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