Hip Hop

Armin van Buuren
Jan 15 '20 13:40

Dutch music is still going strong as an export product. In 2018, a total of 216 million euros were made by exporting music abroad, up from 201 million the year before, according to figures from Buma Cultuur, which annually charts the export value of Dutch music, NOS reports.

The amount of 216 million euros comes from 174 million euros from performances abroad, 29 million euros from rights, and 13 million euros from recordings. Buma Cultuur investigated 1,319 artists. 963 of them were active abroad, in 82 countries. 

Faisal Mssyeh, better known as Feis Ecktuh
Jan 2 '19 12:51

An end-of-year spate of violent, dramatic crimes in Rotterdam spilled over into the new year, with the fatal shooting of rap musician Faisal Mssyeh. The 32-year-old, better known as Feis ​Ecktuh or just "Feis", died at a hospital shortly after the 5:15 a.m. incident on Tuesday.

A second person was hurt in the shooting, a 31-year-old man, who was also taken to a hospital, police said. Seven suspects were taken into custody, including four men between the ages of 36 and 45, two women aged 32 and 59, and a 15-year-old girl.

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May 27 '16 12:00

Mojo Concerts director Wilbert Mutsaers thinks Dutch music festivals should feature more hip-hop and R&B acts like Beyonce and Kanye West instead of sticking to old-school rock, he said in an interview with the Volkskrant on Friday.

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Feb 3 '15 17:45

Music discovery service 22tracks announced their first-ever music festival, 22Fest, scheduled for July 18. The Amsterdam-based company is holding the outdoor event in the nearby Diemerbos in Diemen, near Amsterdam Southeast.

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Nov 26 '14 17:03

“I was worried my movie about a group of elderly people from New Zealand wouldn’t resonate on a global scale,” says documentary director Bryn Evans, in an exclusive interview with the NL Times. The film has four more screenings at the International Documentary Film-festival Amsterdam.

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Apr 1 '14 09:42

The organizers of the weekly R&B and Hip Hop evening 'Encore' in the Melkweg in Amsterdam will be debuting the first edition of their new festival with the same name, which will take place on the 31st of August on the NDSM-docks.

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