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.

Watch the introduction video here:

Introduction

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

The Tragically Hip, 2000

Clients


Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios, better known as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are 2 Belgian/Greek Brothers who have taken the dance world by storm over the last few years. Currently, sitting at number 2 in the reknowned DJ Mag Top 100. Last year, they released the mega hit ”Complicated”featuring David Guetta and American singer Kiiara. Momentarily, the song has reached more than 100+ million streams on Spotify. Furthermore, they collaborated within the same year with Whiz Khalifa for the song ”When I Grow Up” and with Snoop Dogg for the track ”Bounce” 

More information: dimitrivegasandlikemike.com

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 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. Cimo also co-wrote the monster track “Shotgun” for Dutch stars YELLOW CLAW and ”Mooie Dag” for JAYH JAWSON. Cimo has featured as a vocalist and co-writer on ARMIN VAN BUUREN’s track ”Strong Ones” and the Beatport #1 track “Belong” by phenom EDX. Furthermore, Cimo has worked with astablished names such as Skrillex, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Scott Storch, Bebe Rexha, Wildstylez, Bryan Kennedy, Far East Movement, Darrel Brown and many more. In addition, Cimo is featured on the Zaeden ‘’Never Let You Go’’ and ”City Of The Lonely Hearts” tracks, which he also co-wrote and co-produced. Cimo recently released another co-writing production “HowYouLoveMe”.

R3HAB + CYB3RPVNK Label

R3HAB once again breaks genre barriers with his new single “BAD!”, which fuses hip-hop rhythms and vocals with the artist’s signature high-energy, electronic sound. This dancefloor-friendly track pairs bouncy basslines and lively instrumentals with drawling rap vocals and downtempo melodies. Out now on R3HAB’s label CYB3RPVNK, ”BAD!” is a cover which features the structure and melodies of rapper XXXTENTACION’s hit single of the same name, the first released from his “Skins” album. R3HAB will kick off his “The Wave” North American tour on February 2nd, hitting Washington D.C., Denver, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and Brooklyn.

 

Rik Annema

Singer and songwriter Rik Annema, former frontman for 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 of 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. Recently, 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.

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 play 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.

Recently, he also co-wrote ‘’FLASH BACK’’ by the J-pop band ‘’Monsta X’’, which sold more than 90.000 cd’s in Japan.

Dante Klein

Dante Klein is Hollands best kept secret. A 21 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“. Now, 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 300+ million streams on Spotify. Accompanied by an equally unique extended video, ‘Turn Me On’ is a dance floor mainstay and you can say that it was THE European summer anthem of 2016. The breakthrough is happening now. Recently, Dante Klein did a remix for the great song ‘Invitation’ by Yellow Claw (ft. Yade Lauren). Furthermore, he released his single”Lost At Sea” on the 11th of January 2019, which came out on Spinnin’ Records. 

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

Beat Fever

Beat fever is the number 1 Mobile Music Game in the world. Over 5.000.000 Downloads in the first 60 days since its launch in August 2017. Guitar Hero for the Mobile, but in a modern MMO environment including the biggest hit records from the last few years + many custom environments for big artists, labels, DJs and more.

 

 

News

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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9 Million streams for ‘How You love Me’ Co-written by CIMO FRÄNKEL & RIK ANNEMA

February 5

Breakout vocalist Conor Maynard , hip hop icon Snoop Dogg, DJ Hardwell    join forces with CIMO FRÄNKEL and RIK ANNEMA to make ”How You Love Me,” a light and uplifting tune. Recently, it reached a new milestone on Spotify! Listen here: HowYouLoveMe

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R3hab’s The Wave Tour 2019 – Shows almost sold out!

February 4

The Wave tour 2019 is selling out fast be sure to get your ticket! New York & San Francisco are sold out and Chicago is close!!!⁣ Order tickets here: TheWavetour

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New Music Friday

December 14

Last Friday, 5 records came out created by various artists, songwriters & producers from our team. In total we reached every New Music Friday playlist in the world. Proud of the team!  Cimo Fränkel – Rik Annema – Yoshi Breen – R3HAB – Fabian Lenssen

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