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Live music survey (in Dutch)

November 27th, 2019

Heb je afgelopen jaar livemuziek bezocht in Nederland? Neem dan deel aan het livemuziek onderzoek van POPLIVE. In dit onderzoek stellen we je vragen over concerten en festivals die je hebt bezocht. Ook horen we graag je mening over specifieke onderdelen van je livemuziekbeleving zoals betalingswijze en het gebruik van smartphones tijdens optredens. Invullen van de vragenlijst kost je ongeveer 10-12 minuten en als je deelneemt maak je kans op 1 van de 10 Ticketmaster giftcards à €50. Om deel te nemen aan het onderzoek klik je hier.

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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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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