About us

Music at Work was founded in May 2014 by Rick Haayen who has worked over 25 years in the international entertainment industry both in Europe and the United States. Haayen grew up on both sides of the Atlantic as well becoming equally fluent and at home as an American in Holland or a Dutchman in the US. Combining both cultures and experiences has given him a unique International perspective.

Having worked at major labels (Universal Music Group in USA + Europe) as well as independent labels (CNR + V2 Benelux in Europe) and also management firms (The Entertainment Group & Montana ECI), Haayen decided to set up his own firm, Music at Work BV – a management & consultancy firm that represents successful DJs & Producers in the global Dance scene, singer / songwriters & artists from all genres, Mobile & Music solutions for labels, games & popular Apps alike.

Music at Work recently opened an office and a studio in the legendary Laurel Canyon LA area, creating an additional music hub for her clients in addition to the Amsterdam home. The core business will always be entertainment with Music at Work – creating a flexible and comfortable home for the creative community as a whole no matter where the talent calls home.

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“I had a bird’s eye view of a bird’s eye view”

The Tragically Hip, 2000



Fadil El Ghoul, professionally known as R3HAB, has had an amazing year until now with the world succes of ”All Around The World (La La La)” featuring A Touch Of Class. The song gained more than 250+ million streams cross-platforms, went platinum in the Netherlands and Switzerland and went gold in Denmark, Canada, Norway, Poland and Finland! He is number #14 in the Mag Top 100 and is from Dutch-Moroccan heritage. The last few years R3HAB collaborated with Zayn, HRVY, Andy Grammar, Sofia Carson, Clara Mae & Russian pop-star Elena Temnikova. Look out for R3HAB’s new work, much more to come!

Cimo Fränkel

Born in Amsterdam, Cimo Fränkel is a singer/songwriter as well as a music producer. After participating in a few televised contests, Cimo Frankel went on to cultivate his talent as a composer and singer collaborating with a variety of Dutch artists, co-writing and co-producing the massive hit ”Sex” for KRIS KROSS AMSTERDAM, which has over 500+ million streams on Spotify, has gone platinum in several countries and has hit the #2 position in the Dutch Top 40. Cimo has co-written the monster track “Shotgun” for Dutch stars YELLOW CLAW and ”Mooie Dag” for JAYH JAWSON. Cimo has also worked with other established names such as Skrillex, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Scott Storch, Bebe Rexha, Wildstylez, Bryan Kennedy, Far East Movement, Darrel Brown and many more.

Cimo has featured as a vocalist and co-writer on several tracks of Armin van Buuren as well, such as, ”Strong Ones” and the Beatport #1 track “Belong” by phenom EDX. Recently, they released the amazing track”All Comes Down”, which features on Cimo’s debut album, released in April 2020. Cimo Frankel Album


Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s path from celebrated DJs to dominating the global electronic music scene has been on a constant, upward trajectory leading them to once again become the World toppling No.1 DJs. Having won the 2019 edition DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll the pioneering duo return to the top spot following their debut back in 2015, that saw them become the first ever duo to win the No.1 DJ’s crown. Their unique live shows have propelled them into global stars and enabled them to take centre stage amongst the ever-changing musical landscape, whilst leading the duo to winning further accolades that include ‘Best Breakthrough Act’, ‘Best European DJ’s’, ‘Best European DJ’ & ‘Best Artist Group’ at the IDMA’s, also garnering 2 x ‘Best Global DJ’ at the EMPO TV awards in Mexico, as well as ‘Best Big Room’ and ‘Best Music Video’ for their star-touting anthem ‘The Hum’. Receiving further recognition at home as double winners of the MTV EMA for ‘Best Belgian Act’, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have grown to become two of the most prominent dance music figures of the modern era.

More information: dimitrivegasandlikemike.com

Yoshi Breen

Yoshi Breen, born in Delft went across the whole world to study music from the Netherlands to Chicago, China and the rest of the planet. He started writing songs since 18 years old and eventually joined the Indie-pop band ‘’Sunday Sun’’ which went on to receive a ton of radio plays in his home market. After some time, the bandmembers decided to focus on other ventures and Yoshi began to focus on a full-time songwriting career. He has co-written songs for several huge artists, such as; Martin Garrix’s ‘’Burn Out’’, which reached more than 50 million streams on Spotify and ‘’How You Love Me’’by Hardwell (feat. Conor Maynard & Snoop dogg) with more than 10 million Spotify streams.

He also co-wrote ‘’FLASH BACK’’by the J-pop band ‘’Monsta X’’, which sold more than 90.000 cd’s in Japan. Lots of new co-written tracks from Yoshi Breen coming soon!



Fabian Lenssen

Fabian Lenssen has been one of Holland’s most revered producers for over 20 years. Starting out in the 90’s, Fabian produced for loads of R&B and pop talent around Europe before finding a niche in the electronic music scene in the 2000’s. Working with most of the top notch talent including Chuckie & R3HAB – most notably mixing ”Cold Water” by Major Lazer, Justin Bieber & MØ, which became one of the biggest hits of the year 2016 and mixed the following year ”Run Up” by Major Lazer, PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj. Moreover, on January 25th of 2019, the track ”Distance” by DJ Nicky Romero and Olivia Holt was released which was produced and mixed by Fabian.

Check out more music on www.fabianlenssen.com


Rik Annema

Singer/songwriter Rik Annema is the former frontman of the indie-pop band A Silent Express, which garnered a lot of success at Dutch radio between 2010 & 2014. Currently, focussing on songwriting and producing for an array of national and international artists. Rik is also a frequent collaborator with fellow Music at Work client, Cimo Fränkel. Rik and Cimo co-wrote and co-produced the massive hit ”Sex” for rising stars KRIS KROSS AMSTERDAM, which has over 500+ million streams on Spotify, has gone platinum in several countries and has hit the #2 position in the Dutch Top 40.

Rik has co-written the track ”As Long As I’m With You” by the Jamaican artist Omi. Additionally, he co-written the tracks ”I Don’t Think About You” by HRVY and ”Where Have You Gone” by Lucas & Steve.



Florian Picasso

‘Picasso’ is no stage name; Florian is the great-grandson of the mighty Pablo, adopted by the Picasso family after being born in Vietnam. Growing up between Paris, Cannes and Switzerland, Florian found his first musical love in the form of classic hip-hop, before discovering the likes of Basement Jaxx and Groove Armada and beginning his explorations into electronic music. He began DJing at the age of 13, learning basic scratching techniques and honing his skills for a few years before he started messing around with beats.




Dante Klein

Dante Klein is Hollands best kept secret. A 23-year-old phenom, that is about to hit the scene with a few big records. In 2015 he gave everyone a taste of talent with the release of “Ertesuppe“. In 2016, his huge track with LA Group Cheat Codes, “Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On)” has exploded on Spotify & Youtube. The mega hit has over 400+ million streams on Spotify. You can say that ”Turn Me On” was one of the European summer anthems of 2016. After 2016 he released multiple tracks including”Lost At Sea”, ”Don’t Know Shit ”, In Your Eyes ( Dante Klein Remix) and ”Escape”. Much more to come from Dante Klein, so keep your eyes and ears open!


Next Music

Next Music is the biggest virtual music festival, where you will discover what is next in music. Catch a live performance of your favorite artist or tap to the beat of your favourite songs. From Pop to Latin, EDM to Classical, there is something for every music fan. Sit in on a live interview with artists like TI, Mariah Carey, NGHTMRE and more. Ask your most pressing questions directly and chat with other fans. You can also challenge your friends or millions of music fans for a duel to see who has the fastest hands. Win prizes, earn bragging rights and watch your name climb the leaderboard as you go for world domination! 




Los Angeles

Music at Work recently opened an office and studio in the legendary Laurel Canyon LA area, creating an additional music hub for her clients in addition to the Amsterdam home. The core business will always be entertainment with Music at Work – creating a flexible and comfortable home for the creative community as a whole, no matter where the talent calls home.


Music at Work Los Angeles is a studio, office and home all in one. A very relaxed and fully equipped location in the famous Laurel Canyon neighbourhood.
Click on the link below to view the AirBnB page.

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Steve Aoki Remix

February 3

Steve Aoki #10 at the DJ MAG Top 100 made a remix of R3HAB & ZAYN’s collaboration called ‘Flames’, listen to it now on Spotify and Apple Music Flames (with ZAYN) (Steve Aoki Remix)

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Flames (With ZAYN)

December 3

The new release ”Flames” by R3HAB, ZAYN and Jungleboi is R3HAB’S biggest Rollout ever! The song entered #25 in the Dutch Top 40! It achieved 2.5 million streams on Youtube in its first 11 days and is being spinned at several radio station globally! Don’t miss it! Listen to the track here:Flames (With ZAYN)

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AATW: Platinum in the Netherlands & Switzerland!

October 1

A huge achievement for R3HAB, his track ”All Around The World (La La La)” with a Touch Of Class has been certified platinum status in the Netherlands and in Switzerland.   In addition, the track is gold in Denmark, Canada, Norway, Poland and Finland!   Congratulations to R3HAB!   Don’t miss the latest remix on […]

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Debut performance by Cimo Fränkel on July 25th!

July 9

New Announcement! Cimo Fränkel will be part of the line-up for ‘‘Live Nation Source” in Old Blue Last, London on the 25th of July! Live Nation Source is featuring the best of live new music, they are a carefully curated concert series focused on showcasing exciting talent across London. The line-up will consist out of […]

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All Around The World (La La La) enters the Billboard chart list

June 21

R3HAB & A Touch of Class, “All Around the World (La La La)” DJ/producer R3HAB (Fadil El Ghoul) and German-based act A Touch of Class (formerly known as ATC) debut at No. 36 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “All Around the World (La La La).” The track, a remake of ATC’s global hit, earned 1.1 […]

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New Milestones for R3HAB

May 29

”Don’t Give Up On Me Now’‘ by R3HAB & Julie Bergan, achieved 5 million streams across all DSP’s within two weeks! and that’s not all ”All Around The World (La La La)” by R3HAB & A Touch Of Class, currently, has more than 15 million streams across all DSP’s and peaks #1 in the ”Sommerhits 2019”     Listen […]

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