In 2017 Martijn started his PhD research on live music experiences and ecologies at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, under supervision of Prof. Susanne Janssen, Dr. Erik Hitters and Dr. Paul Rutten. He will research how local live music ecologies can contribute to value creation in the position of music venues and festivals, and the local (urban) society in general, focusing on (1) how to find a balance between structural and temporary live music infrastructure, which caters for diverse audiences and (2) how to optimize the value of live music experience within its complete ecology. This PhD research is part of the NWO funded project Staging Popular Music: sustainable live music ecologies for artists, music venues and cities. In this project Erasmus University cooperates with Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Dutch association of music venues and festivals (VNPF) and live music organization Mojo Concerts (part of Live Nation).
Martijn (Rotterdam, 1977) studied Leisure Science at Tilburg University (NL) and Sheffield Hallam University (UK). In 2006 he started working at the Leisure department of Willem de Kooning Academy, which is part of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Since 2011 he is research leader and senior lecturer at the research center ‘Creating 010’. His research focuses at 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 and experiences. He has been working on projects for several Dutch cities and regions, the Rotterdam Festival Organisation, World Expo Milan 2015, Museum Rotterdam and other leisure related organizations.
Martijn is author of the book “Leisure! Inleiding in de Vrijetijd” 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.
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
- Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
- Martijn Mulder (2023) - I was there!: Pop venues and festivals and their value in the ecosystem of live music
- Arno van der Hoeven, Rick Everts, Martijn Mulder, Pauwke Berkers, Erik Hitters & Paul Rutten (2021) - Valuing value in urban live music ecologies: Negotiating the impact of live music in the Netherlands - Journal of Cultural Economy, 15 (2), 1-16 - doi: 10.1080/17530350.2021.2002175
- Martijn Mulder & Erik Hitters (2021) - Visiting pop concerts and festivals: measuring the value of an integrated live music motivation scale - Cultural Trends (online), 30 (4), 355-375 - doi: 10.1080/09548963.2021.1916738 - [link]
- Arno van der Hoeven, A Behr, C Hamilton, Martijn Mulder & P Rozbicka (2021) - 1-2-3-4! Measuring the values of live music: methods, models and motivations - Arts and the Market, 11 (2), 147-166 - doi: 10.1108/aam-09-2020-0041 - [link]
- Martijn Mulder, Erik Hitters & PWM Rutten (2020) - The impact of festivalization on the Dutch live music action field: a thematic analysis - Creative Industries Journal, 1-25 - doi: 10.1080/17510694.2020.1815396 - [link]
- Martijn Mulder & D Schaart (2020) - De Tribute Podcast - [link]
- Martijn Mulder (2020) - Het grote live publieksonderzoek - [link]
- Erik Hitters & Martijn Mulder (2020) - Live music ecologies and festivalisation: the role of urban live music policies - International Journal of Music Business Research (online), 9 (2), 38-57 - [link]
- Arno van der Hoeven, Erik Hitters, Pauwke Berkers, Martijn Mulder & Rick Everts (2020) - Theorizing the production and consumption of live music: A critical review - doi: 10.5040/9781501355905.0006 - [link]
- Arno van der Hoeven & Martijn Mulder (2019) - POPLIVE: de wetenschap van livemuziek - [link]