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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The social and cultural values of live music for cities

March 7th, 2019

In a recently published article, Dr. Arno van der Hoeven and Dr. Erik Hitters examine the social and cultural values of live music for cities. To this end, they analysed live music reports and strategies from 7 different countries. This blogpost presents some of the main findings from their study.

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POPLIVE at the Eurosonic Conference 2019

January 31st, 2019

What are the consequences of the superstar economy on the live music industry? On Friday January 15th the POPLIVE team hosted a panel on this topic at the conference of Eurosonic Noorderslag. Moderated by Erik Hitters and with a presentation of Martijn Mulder, the panel talked about the lessons from scientific research for the music sector. Read here a blog about the event.

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The festivalisation of Noord-Brabant

November 27th, 2018

The Dutch province of Noord-Brabant has a relatively high festival density and the number of festivals is still increasing. Can this growth continue or is there a limit? And how does the province manage a sustainable growth? These and other questions were debated at the knowledge café Festivalisation that was organized by Brabant Kennis in the city of Tilburg on 22 November 2018.

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RASL publication

November 23rd, 2018

For the recent RASL essay publication, Pauwke wrote an article about the POPLIVE project and investigated the Rotterdam live music ecologies. Below you find the link for his article.

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Tour de Machine 010

November 5th, 2018

On Friday November 2nd Rotterdam welcomed Atze de Vrieze and Niels Aalberts from the VPRO 3voor12 Podcast De Machine for an afternoon about the Dutch music industry. Together with other colleagues of the Erasmus University, the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and Codarts, the POPLIVE team organized one leg of their college tour for students interested in the backstage machinery of the world of pop music, which resulted in a fruitful conversation about an incredible wide range topics: from the Maassilo to Armoo and from the long tail economy to the rise of K-Pop. Read here a blog about this event.

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