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Dutch dance music included in government's 'top sector' focus

Friday 21 December 2012

MPs have agreed to include pop and dance music in the Netherlands’ top industrial sector focus, by officially adding it to the creative sector definition.

Dutch djs such as Armin van Buuren, Tiësto and Afrojack are among the best in the world and MPs agreed they are a ‘valuable addition’ to the Dutch economy and the Netherlands’ image abroad, news agency ANP reported.

Fashion, gaming and architecture are already included in the creative industry focus.


In October, the Parool reported that the Dutch dance scene booked turnover of €587m last year, with big festivals and events showing the fastest growth since 2002, when the first research was carried out.

The Sensation events organized by ID&T and Van Buuren’s A state of trance events were the big money spinners abroad, the research, by EVAR Advisory Services, showed.

The government’s top sector innovation policy focuses on nine key areas including technology, water and energy, as well as the creative sector.

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Readers' Comments

After Tiesto, Van Burren and all the other DJs from the Netherlands are gone in the next 50+years they will be considered the be the mosarts of the century. The Dutch DJs music is played in over 150 countries daily that's more then any musican can say since the music went electronic in the last 20 years. Long live Tiesto and Armin Van Burren long after they are no longer with us their music brings so much joy and happiness in people's lives.

By David Kesner | 21 December 2012 5:49 PM

Aaw You forgot to mention the great remixer/producer/DJ Ferry Corsten :)

By Dave Rush | 21 December 2012 6:01 PM

And you guys forgot to mention that electronic/dance/pop music reached its creative zenith in the mid-'90s and the stuff put out by Dutch DJs is as bland as it is uncreative.

By B | 24 December 2012 3:56 PM

why didn't you print my comment? there was nothing offensive about it, just points out the hypocracy of Amsterdam city officials, thanks for the censorship DutchNews, wouldn't want your readers to read anything interesting or honest

By annoyed | 25 December 2012 9:18 AM

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