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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 1st, 2018
During the KISMIF conference in Porto, Poplive PhD researcher Rick Everts presented his first results on the careers of beginning pop artists. Below you find a blog about his experiences.
September 27th, 2018
This summer the researchers of the POPLIVE team presented the plans and preliminary outcomes of the project at various conferences around the world. Below you find a presentation showing the initial ideas and results of the project.
January 19th, 2018
Erik Hitters, Martijn Mulder, Rick Everts (Media and Communication), Pauwke Berkers and Alina Pavlova (Arts and Culture Studies) will present their research at music industry conference Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen on Saturday 20 January, together with partners the Popcoalitie, POPnl, MOJO concerts, and VNPF.