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Export value pop music is stagnating

Export value pop music is stagnating

The export value of Dutch pop music for the first time since 2004, not increased but even slightly decreased.

In 2015, the export value 183,26 million euro, against 186,6 million a year earlier, according to research commissioned by organisation Buma Cultuur. The figures are Saturday presented at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, the netherlands.

The export value is made up from the revenues from the rights, recordings, and performances of Dutch music and artists abroad. The share of the rights and recordings took place in 2015 while the share performances dwindled. Rights provided 24,05 million in revenues, recording 12.6 million and performances 146,75 million.

The netherlands exports mainly dance music and artists (69 percent). Friday, it appeared that dj R3hab is the frontrunner, with 151 appearances outside the boundaries, followed by dj Chuckie and W&W.

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