Tribute Podcast

May 28th, 2020

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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Covid-19 and the live music sector: useful resources

April 6th, 2020

This post provides an overview of various resources and articles about the impact of the Corona-virus on the live music sector.

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Live music survey (in Dutch)

February 1st, 2020

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

December 20th, 2019

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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Early-career musicians in the Dutch music industry

October 29th, 2019

At the end of 2018 Rick Everts, Dr. Pauwke Berkers and Dr. Erik Hitters investigated 21 early-career pop acts who performed at the Eurosonic Noorderslag edition of 2018. These musicians were interviewed about their career strategies, the way they approached their work and their experiences in the Dutch music industry. In addition, they participated in a diary study to map their daily work activities. While the articles written on the basis of these data are currently under review, in this blog post some of the main findings are presented.

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Nightclubbing, risk and policy making at Dutch live music conference

October 9th, 2019

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

September 16th, 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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Interview De Nieuwspeper on live music

July 12th, 2019

This week, POPLIVE teammember Arno van der Hoeven was interviewed for the Nieuwspeper about the relationship between live music and the city. Read his interview (in Dutch) here.

POPLIVE and the Smart Venue project (in Dutch)

June 3rd, 2019

The Dutch music venue Effenaar experiments with new technologies in their Smart Venue project. In a blogpost published on the website of Smart Venue, researchers Arno van der Hoeven and Martijn Mulder discuss the connections between this project and POPLIVE. Read the blogpost here (in Dutch).

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Dutch cultural policy ‘Culture Closer to Home’ presented

May 13th, 2019

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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