Tag: netherlands

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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...
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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
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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...
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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,...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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Country Profile – Netherlands 2017

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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...
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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,...
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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...
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Music Ally Report 396 – A “Bloody Fortune”

Lead: Secondary ticketing is seen as fleecing the fans (according to its critics) or providing a valuable service that ticketing companies can’t or won’t offer (according to its supporters). Beyond that, however, is...