Rick Everts (1989) is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture. Rick’s PhD research focuses on the role of live music ecologies in the careers of pop musicians. Its objective is to contribute to a ‘healthy’ live music ecology by investigating the ways the different actors can contribute to skill development and nourishment of aspiring musicians. His research is part of the NWO-funded project Staging popular music: sustainable live music ecologies for artists, music venues and cities (POPLIVE), which is conducted in collaboration with the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, the VNPF (Dutch Association of Music Venues and Festivals) and MOJO Concerts. Rick’s work is supervised by Prof. Dr. Susanne Janssen, Dr. Pauwke Berkers and Dr. Erik Hitters.
Rick received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam (2012), followed by a research master’s degree in Social Sciences at the same university (2016) with a specialisation in the sociology of culture and the arts. In his thesis he explored the diffusion of house music and the establishment of national house fields. Previously Rick has worked as a lecturer in the Sociology Bachelor at the UvA, as a research assistant in various projects at the UvA and as a producer for Sonic Acts, a cultural organisation for music, visual arts, science and technology.
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
- Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
- Rick Everts (2023) - Making it big in live music: a multilevel analysis of careers in live music - Cultural Trends - doi: 10.1080/09548963.2023.2255849 - [link]
- Rick Everts (2023) - Making a living in live music: Early-career musicians in the changing music industries
- Rick Everts, Pauwke Berkers & Erik Hitters (2022) - Milestones in music: Reputations in the career building of musicians in the changing Dutch music industry - Poetics, 92, 1-11 - doi: 10.1016/j.poetic.2022.101647 - [link]
- 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
- Rick Everts & J Haynes (2021) - Taking care of business: The routines and rationales of early-career musicians in the Dutch and British music industries - International Journal of Cultural Studies, 24 (5), 731-748 - doi: 10.1177/13678779211004610 - [link]
- Rick Everts, Erik Hitters & Pauwke Berkers (2021) - The working life of musicians: mapping the work activities and values of early-career pop musicians in the Dutch music industry - Creative Industries Journal, 15 (1), 97-117 - doi: 10.1080/17510694.2021.1899499 - [link]
- Pauwke Berkers, Julian Schaap, Femke Vandenberg, Rick Everts, Britt Swartjes, Didier Goossens, Michael Berghman & Frank Kimenai (2021) - Muziek als medicijn tegen maatschappelijke kwalen? - Sociologie Magazine, 29 (1), 6-9
- 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]
- Rick Everts (2019) - Hoe waardeert de kunstenaar zijn werk? - Sociologie, 15, 1091-113 - [link]
- Martijn Mulder, Pauwke Berkers, Rick Everts, Erik Hitters & Arno van der Hoeven (2019) - Live popmuziek in stedelijke ruimten - AGORA: magazine voor sociaalruimtelijke vraagstukken, 35 (1), 24-27 - [link]
- Rick Everts (2021) - Crafting professional pop musicians: the added value of pop academies for a career in music.
- Rick Everts (2021) - Understanding success in live music
- Rick Everts (2021) - The Professional Pop Musician, How Dutch Pop Academies prepare their students for a career in music
- Rick Everts (2020) - License to Rock, How Pop Music Education creates Professional Musicians
- Rick Everts (2020) - License to Rock, On Professionalisation in Pop Music Education
- Rick Everts (2020) - ESNS: Wie gaat het maken?
- Rick Everts (2019) - Survival of the Fittest?
- Rick Everts, Pauwke Berkers & Erik Hitters (2019) - ‘All institutions die hard’, How beginning pop artists navigate the changing Dutch music industry
- Rick Everts, Pauwke Berkers & Erik Hitters (2018) - Making a Living in Live Music: entrepreneurial artists in the Dutch popular music industry
- Pauwke Berkers, Erik Hitters, Arno Hoeven, Rick Everts & Martijn Mulder (2017) - POPLIVE: denk mee over het grote livemuziek-onderzoek