Dutch hip-hop sees streaming-powered domestic boom but export is still the nut to crack
Our latest country profile (available to Music Ally subscribers) is now online and looks at the Netherlands. The country was ranked number 11 globally in 2018 by IFPI and streaming now makes up 51% of the recorded music...
October 15, 2019
Country Profile – Netherlands 2019
Homegrown acts and local hip-hop artists have driven a surge in streaming in the Netherlands over the past four years. There are signs this trend is slowing but industry figures are positive there’s room for more growth
October 14, 2019
Report: Spotify nears 3m listeners in the Netherlands
This isn’t an official stat from Spotify: instead it’s an estimate from research company Multiscope, which has been tracking Spotify’s (and music-streaming’s) growth in the Netherlands. It claims that Spotify now...
September 4, 2019
Study: Spotify is now installed on 33% of Dutch smartphones
Mobile-industry research site Telecompaper has published some new figures on the popularity of music-streaming apps in the Netherlands. It pegs Spotify as the leader, with its app now installed on 33% of Dutch smartphones,...
February 14, 2019
Spotify now reaches 36% of over-13s in the Netherlands
A new report from research firm GfK claims that Spotify now has 5.2 million monthly listeners in the Netherlands, which the firm estimates to be 36.2% of the population aged 13 and over.
November 26, 2018
Country Profile – Netherlands 2018
As in Scandinavia, the Netherlands was swift to warm to streaming and it has had a positive impact on local musical talent. Combined with the country’s strong digitial infrastructure, the industry outlook is a positive...
October 10, 2018
Blockchain startup Guts Tickets raises $2.5m (so far) from ICO
Dutch startup Guts Tickets is one of the companies exploring blockchain technology’s potential for the music industry – but in its case, the focus is on selling tickets rather than recorded music. The company has just...
October 31, 2017
REPORT 410: AR SPECIAL–MUSIC’S AUGMENTED FUTURE
Lead: Take an in-depth look into the world of AR and ask if this is finally the time for a technology that has been knocking on the door for some time now to finally take off in a meaningful way. Beyond Music: Try these brilliant...
October 24, 2017
Spinnin’ Records follows X5 in joining Warner Music Group
By now you’ll likely have heard about Warner Music Group getting its chequebook out again, acquiring Dutch dance-music company Spinnin’ Records yesterday. WMG is thought to have paid more than $100m for the label,...
September 8, 2017
GUTS Tickets aims to tackle touting with blockchain technology
We’ve seen a growing cluster of startups using blockchain technology to try to solve some of the problems in the recorded-music ecosystem. Now there’s one applying the tech to the issue of online ticket touting. Amsterdam-based...
February 17, 2017