Politicians and regulators have been keen to understand streaming’s impact on the music industry and on artists in recent times.
Country Profile – Netherlands 2020
A tech-savvy population that has wholeheartedly embraced streaming has insulated the Dutch music industry from the worst effects of Covid
Dutch dance industry warns of Covid-19’s earnings impact
Electronic music is suffering considerably from the Covid-19 pandemic, given the difficulties of safely opening clubs and putting on live events at any scale.
The Netherlands may be in the most precarious position of all according to a new report presented at the ADE conference last week, and authored by Music Ally.
Figures from DJ Monitor/ Rightscheck.com, released in advance for the event, showed how the Netherlands is Europe’s leader when it comes to festivals (391 with a capacity of over 1000 people), with 85-90% of those estimated to be largely or wholly focused on electronic music.
Apple and Deezer reveal their latest books and audiobooks expansion
Music and podcasts are increasingly intertwined on various streaming services, but books – and specifically audiobooks – may also be joining the party.
We recently reported on Spotify’s ambitions on that front, but Apple already has an ebooks store with audiobooks options. Now it’s announced its latest related partnership, with Oprah Winfrey and her famous ‘Book Club’.
Her latest selection, ‘Caste’ by Isabel Wilkerson, is now available on Apple Books in ebook and audiobook form, with plans for Winfrey to curate related articles on the Apple News app next month; to interview Wilkerson in her Apple T+ show; and for a ‘Caste’ discussion guide on Apple Books.
Netherlands recorded music revenues grew by 13.2% in 2019
Individual country figures for recorded music revenues in 2019 are coming thick and fast at the moment: the Netherlands remains part of the double-digit growth party. According to figures published […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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% […]
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.
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 one
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 raised $2.5m through 2017’s buzziest funding mechanism: an initial coin offering (ICO). However, this is just from the pre-sale: Guts Tickets says it expects to raise another $17m when the ICO gets officially underway on 17 November.