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 citiesThis 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.