How Dutch Radio Relies on Music

Since its beginning in the 20th century, radio stations have amazed and entertained public by broadcasting news and entertainment 24/7. From around 1920-45, radio had successfully developed itself as the first electronic media as it gave a fairly good competition to newspapers and magazines all over the world. Around 1945 the TV began overtaking the radio’s role in mass media. Broadcast somehow managed to survive although its significance could not match the Television’s.

The T.V was then replaced by the internet but all in all the radio is still part of a lot of lives all around the world for several purposes whether it’s for news or people looking for new kinds of artists and music. When it comes to music in Netherland, electronic music has had the most influence on its residents and people all over the world.


Dance & Electronic Music in Netherlands

We have many names to refer to this genre of music. They include Hardstyle, dance, Gabber, Trance and many others. Dutch artists have taken the world by a storm. The most popular and top rated DJs in the EDM category are from the Dutch region. These include Tiësto, , Fedde le Grand, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Afrojack and many more. All of these DJs have consistently ranked high in world rankings. The Amsterdam Dance Event, or the ADE, has been the world’s foremost EDM conference and also the prime club festival for various EDM subgenres all over the world. These artists have contributed a lot to mainstream pop music as well and have performed all over the world. They have also performed with various distinguished artists from all over the world.

DJ Tiesto, one of the most famous DJs from the Netherlands has been ranked by the DJ Magazine as the best, three times in a row. Tiesto is still ranked in the top 10 list of DJs internationally.


100% NL

100% NL is a Dutch radio broadcasting station that has transmitted all over the country since 2006. It runs on Dutch content and is very popular among locals which has enabled it to get a high ranking among its users.

During the initial years of broadcasting, 100%NL profiled as a rock, pop and urban music station which aimed to target a younger audience. It later started focusing on nederpop, which comprised of soft music as well. It mainly covers a lot of genres now with dedicated timings for each type and is favored among users of all ages.

Dance Radio Amsterdam

Another station that is hard to miss is Dance Radio Amsterdam. They have a simple and bold aim of promoting dance music as well as promoting underground music. The best thing about this station is that it runs almost free of ads and focuses on pumping music all day, every day.

Music like this is what the Dutch radio culture relies on. The people love to listen to the radio and dance to their favorite beats. Even today when most people just stream their music on their phones, the Dutch people still tune into the radio when they want to entertain themselves with some blood pumping music.