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A full report on all sectors of the music industry of the Netherlands


  • According to the Dutch music trade association the NVPI, trade earnings from recorded music sales in the Netherlands edged down 1.3% in 2014, to €127.8m, from €129.6m in 2013.

Features and Benefits

  • The report details all aspects of the music industry in the Netherlands
  • Includes analysis of recorded music sales, record company market shares, royalty collections, broadcasting data, and a full analysis of the live music scene.

Key questions answered

  • Will trade earnings from recorded music sales rise this year?
  • What are the prospects for the Dutch live music sector?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Streaming slowdown sees market slip in 2014
  • Repertoire
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Positive general retail trend
  • The digital tipping point gets ever closer
  • Digital infrastructure and access developments

Intellectual property rights

  • Tighter controls on authors’ and performing artists’ contracts
  • Royalty collections


  • Pressure on traditional media from on-demand services
  • High digital radio coverage but slow uptake
  • Ziggo is the pay TV leader, while NPO leads viewing


  • Lower sales due to renovations and venue redevelopments
  • Festival sector heading for saturation


  • Methodology
  • Author

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