MAASTRICHT Jan. 19, 2014 - Despite the cancellations of a long series of concerts abroad in 2010 and 2011 Maastricht citizen André Rieu still remembers how to always push when it comes to music export. And also thanks to him has the export of Dutch music risen for the eighth consecutive year in 2012. This information was according to a study commissioned by Buma Culture . The figures were announced Saturday at Eurosonic Noorderslag .
The Dutch popular classical music, a genre in which the Netherlands is known abroad, is represented by only one man and his Orchestra: André Rieu . And that has been going on for several years . In 2010 André Rieu became ill due to exhaustion. This had implications for 2010 and 2011 in the number of concerts that he could give. In 2011 André Rieu gave his first 7 concerts in South Africa and took his first steps towards South America by performing 7 concerts in Mexico. In the autumn of 2011 a North American tour of 21 concerts followed, and according to the researchers they ascertained that Rieu was on his way back.
The Netherlands continues to do well in the popular genres - classical, punk-metal-rock and dance. Especially in dance, where the Netherlands is on top with artists such as Tiësto , Armin van Buuren and Afrojack .The value of music exports in 2012 amounts to around 130 million euros, an increase of 31 percent compared to 2011 and a doubling in comparison with 2009. 80 Percent of that amount is attributable to performances by Dutch artists across its borders. In most cases dance performances .
About 15.4 percent of the Dutch music export is derived from copyrights and neighboring rights (15.42 million euros ). 8.23 Percent is earned from the exploitation of recordings of Dutch artists abroad (8.24 million) and 76.37 per cent of performances by Dutch artists outside their borders ( 76.48 million euros ). These figures compared with 2010 and next to an overall increase, show a definite increase in the segments, and an explosive growth in performances with a slight increase in rights and recordings.
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