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.
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.
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.
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.
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.