My current research focuses on the economic and sociocultural impact of live music on cities. This work is part of the project Staging popular music: sustainable live music ecologies for artists, music venues and cities. This a large-scale research project on live music that takes place from 2017 to 2021 at the Erasmus University and the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, in collaboration with the VNPF (Dutch Association of Music Venues and Festivals) and MOJO Concerts BV. The project is funded by the NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) as part of the Topsector Creative Industries.
My publications about live music:
- Van der Hoeven, A., & Hitters, E. (2020). Challenges for the future of live music: a review of contemporary developments in the live music sector. In E. Mazierska, L. Gillon and T. Rigg (eds.), The future of live music. (pp. 34-50). London: Bloomsbury.
- Van der Hoeven, A., Hitters, E., Berkers, P., Mulder, M. & Everts, R. (2020). Theorising the production and consumption of live music: a critical review. In E. Mazierska, L. Gillon and T. Rigg (eds.), The future of live music (pp. 19-33). London: Bloomsbury.
- Van der Hoeven, A. & Mulder, M. (2019). POPLIVE: de wetenschap van livemuziek. Smart Venue (Dutch blog post).
- Mulder, M., Berkers, P, Everts, R., Hitters, E. & Van der Hoeven, A. (2019). Live popmuziek in stedelijke ruimten. Agora, 35(1), 24-27. (Dutch professional publication).
- Van der Hoeven, A., & Hitters, E. (2019). The social and cultural values of live music: Sustaining urban live music ecologies. Cities, 90, 263–271.