Fri 18 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Back 7 | 15:00 - 16:00

Overleven in de Superstar-economy: Lessen uit Wetenschap en Praktijk

Aafke Romeijn Artist (NL), Minke Weeda Rotown (NL), Pim van Klink (NL), Johan Gijsen Le Guess Who (NL), Jonas Kiesekoms (NL), Martijn Mulder Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (NL)

Education

Dutch spoken

Wetenschap en popcultuur; niet per se 'a match made in heaven'. Pim van Klink trapt het onderzoekspanel af met een gesproken column waarin hij pleit voor meer toegepast wetenschappelijk onderzoek voor de sector. Om vervolgens de wetenschappers zelf aan het woord te laten. Insteek: wat zijn de gevolgen van de toenemende superstar-economy op de praktijk van de live-industrie? In deze sessie wordt ingegaan op het nut van wetenschappelijk onderzoek voor de praktijk van muzikanten, festivals en podia. Hoe houden muzikanten het hoofd boven water? Kun je als podium nog riskant programmeren? Kunnen we data gebruiken om kaartverkoop te voorspellen? Zijn er nieuwe businessmodellen voor festivals? Oplossingen op basis van de nieuwste onderzoeksinzichten worden kritisch besproken met het werkveld.

Speakers

  • Aafke Romeijn

    Aafke Romeijn Artist (NL)

    Aafke Romeijn studied composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and Modern Dutch Literature at Utrecht University. She released two electro-pop albums and played at Noorderslag and Lowlands Festival in 2017. In 2018 she made her debut as a novelist with Concept M, a political science fiction novel published by renowned literary publisher De Arbeiderspers. In April 2019 she releases a new full-length album that will function as a soundtrack to her novel. As a journalist, she writes for a wide range of newspapers and magazines.

  • Minke Weeda

    Minke Weeda Rotown (NL)

    Minke Weeda is directeur van poppodium Rotown te Rotterdam en eigenaar van boekings- en promotiekantoor/evenementenorganisator/uitgeverij Rock 'n' Roll Highschool.

  • Pim van Klink

    Pim van Klink (NL)

    Pim van Klink is kunsteconoom en zijn hele leven werkzaam geweest in de kunst. Als directeur van De Oosterpoort heeft hij bijvoorbeeld in 1985 het initiatief genomen voor het Noorderslagfestival. De afgelopen jaren heeft hij onderzoek gedaan naar succesfactoren in de kunst. Daarover heeft hij het boek ‘De bijzondere economie van het kunstenaarschap’ gepubliceerd. Naast zijn onderzoekswerk is hij ook actief als bestuurder in de culturele sector. Zo was hij de afgelopen zes jaar voorzitter van de Federatie Auteursrechtbelangen.

  • Johan Gijsen

    Johan Gijsen Le Guess Who (NL)

    Johan Gijsen’s career in music started at a young age; at 15, he began promoting pop shows at a youth centre in his hometown of Roggel. Ten years later, he moved to Utrecht to start as a music programmer at famous Dutch music venue Tivoli. After Tivoli merged in 2014 with

    redenburg to become TivoliVredenburg, a modern venue representing a uniquely diverse range of genres, Gijsen was appointed as a senior booker. He resigned in 2017 to turn his focus entirely to Le Guess Who?, the music festival he co-founded in 2007. Next to Le Guess Who?, Gijsen also became involved in the creation of Into The Great Wide Open festival in he Netherlands. He’s also board member of the Grasnapolsky Festival.

  • Jonas Kiesekoms

    Jonas Kiesekoms (NL)

    Jonas Kiesekoms is research coordinator at PXL-Music University for applied science and arts in Belgium. He is a member of the electronic music duo Mumbai Science

  • Martijn Mulder

    Martijn Mulder Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (NL)

    Martijn Mulder is a PhD candidate on live music experiences and ecologies at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. This research is part of the NWO funded project, Staging Popular Music: sustainable live music ecologies for artists, music venues and cities. Martijn studied Leisure Science at Tilburg University (NL) and Sheffield Hallam University (UK). Since 2011 he is researcher and senior lecturer at the research centre Creating 010 (Rotterdam University). His research focuses on the attractiveness of cities, the value of cultural supply and events in urban development, the value of leisure experiences and user-centered approaches of leisure. Martijn is author of the book “Leisure!” and co-author of the Dutch national profile of Leisure Studies. He is a member of the advisory committee Brabant C, an investment fund for the creative industries and he is a juror for the annual Dutch Event Awards.

Moderator

  • Erik Hitters

    Erik Hitters Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL)

    Erik Hitters is Associate Professor at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has founded and is managing director of ERMeCC, the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture. He lectures for the MA in Media Studies and the International BA in Communication and Media. Erik’s research interests lie in the broad field of transformations in the media and cultural Industries. He is Project Leader of the NWO funded Creative Industries Strategic Research Project 'Cultures of Innovation in the Creative Industries' and most recently, he has been awarded a Creative Industries Smart Culture Strategic Research Project Grant for 'Staging popular music: sustainable live music ecologies for artists, music venues and cities (POPLIVE)', funded by NWO & SIA. In 2015, he co-founded and is board member of the International Music Business Research Association (IMBRA).