Tag: netherlands

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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

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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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Country profile – Netherlands 2016

The Netherlands is, in many ways, the perfect market – combining growing digital revenues with strong physical sales. We look at how they’ve managed it and how much longer this “best of both worlds” scenario can...
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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...
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Whoozy Music is an indie-focused streaming service

Is there room for an eMusic of streaming – a music-streaming service focusing entirely in independent artists? Dutch startup Whoozy Music is trying the idea, billing itself as “the music streaming service to discover...
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ADE conference to host sessions on VR, millennials and Spotify

This month’s Amsterdam Dance Event is lining up some tempting digital sessions, amid the wider DJ interviews and live events. YouTube is hosting a session on ‘the future of music, videos and VR’ which will explore...
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Netherlands mid-year figures reveal 23.2% growth

Mid-year figures are still coming in for recorded-music around the world, but the Netherlands might just be the country creating most optimism with its stats. Overall recorded-music revenues were up an impressive 23.2%...