In the diverse world of music, there are singers, songwriters, producers and the rare multi-talents who combine all three roles into one, like Cimo Fränkel. He has many big hits on his name such as the smash single ‘Sex‘ by Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam, which has over 640 million streams on Spotify alone and has gone platinum in multiple countries. Cimo also worked with many established names such as Armin van Buuren, Conor Maynard, Hardwell, Snoop Dogg, Lucas & Steve, R3HAB, Skrillex and Yellow Claw. He has had many asian cuts too with hits like ‘Rainbow‘ (NCT Dream) and ‘I Don’t Wanna Stop‘ (T.U.B.S). In 2020, Cimo focused on his own artist career with his self eponymous album ‘Cimo Fränkel‘ and released music under his EDM alter ego Mikel Franco. More recently he released the tracks ‘Dancing On My Own‘, ‘Any Longer‘, ‘Go Your Own Way‘ and his “Cimo Fränkel (Deluxe)” album.
Websites: www.cimofrankel.com – www.mikelfranco.com
Songwriter page: Spotify
Welcome to HEATT.
A brand new collective raising temperatures on dance floors around the world in summer 2022. HEATT released their first official single on August 5th called ‘XTC‘. Stay tuned for more!
Spotify: Top 20 songs.
Jonasu (Jonas Kröper)
Jonasu boasts an innate ability to make people move. It’s something he learned early on when he first started making music, “The reason I loved playing drums was that people started dancing”, an undeniable and true musician whose training and influence were born during his decade long stay in Amsterdam. He now resides in Berlin, but spends his time recording in studios out of London, Stockholm & L.A, creating his next anthem. His single ‘Black Magic‘ is an official UK Top 5 single and has over 350 million streams worldwide. In addition to making his own music, Jonasu has written with and produced for other artists including Sam Feldt (multi-platinum selling single “Post Malone”) and Alok & Dynoro (smash single “On & On”). He also remixed music from Tate McRae, Dillon Francis, Clean Bandit, 220 Kid, James Arthur and Alex Hosking to name a few. More recently, he contributed to the banger ‘Don’t Be Shy‘ by Tiësto & Karol G and released the singles ‘On My Mind‘ with JC Stewart, ‘All Night & Every Day‘ with Rêve, the smash ‘Trouble‘ with Georgia Ku and ‘True‘ with Karen Harding.
Songwriter page: Spotify
Karma Nine is an acronym for singer-songwriter Rik Annema, former front man of the Dutch indie-pop band, A Silent Express. He has over 2 billion streams all combined and has co-written and co-produced for an array of national and international artists such as Armin van Buuren, Conor Maynard, Damon Sharpe, Hardwell, Gatüsso, Brennan Heart, HRVY and James Arthur. He notably co-wrote and co-produced the massive hit ‘Sex‘ by Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam, which has over 635 million streams on Spotify and has gone platinum in multiple countries. Rik has also co-written the tracks ‘As Long As I’m With You‘ by the Jamaican artist OMI, ”Where Have You Gone (Anywhere)’ by Lucas & Steve and ‘All Around The World (La La La)‘ by R3HAB & A Touch of Class. Equally, he has some remarkable cuts in the asian market with the hits ‘Made to Love‘ by Xiao Zhan (#7 in the Global Digital Single Awards of 2020), ‘Rainbow‘ by NCT DREAM and ‘The Beauty of Following Our Hearts‘ by T.U.B.S.
Songwriter page: Spotify
Yoshi Breen is an award winning Dutch songwriter. He has a rich history playing in indie-bands and is now entirely focused on his songwriting career. He started writing songs at the age of 9 and has been around the globe to collaborate with and work for internationally recognised artists. Being an all rounder and multi-instrumentalist, he has co-written and co-produced songs for Armin van Buuren, Lost Frequencies, Hardwell, Snoop Dogg, Sam Feldt and Alex Hosking to name a few. Also Martin Garrix’s hit ’Burn Out’ and the smash single ‘On & On‘ by Alok & Dynoro which both have over 100 million streams on Spotify alone. Additionally, his music has been used for syncs by brands such as AXE, Samsung and San Miguel Beer. More recently, he contributed to the banger ‘Don’t Be Shy‘ by Tiësto & Karol G which has over 400 million streams on Spotify. He also co-wrote & co-produced the #1 airplay smash in the Netherlands and platinum selling single, ‘Hard To Say Goodbye‘ by RONDÉ, as well as their latest hit single ‘Love Myself‘.
Songwriter page: Spotify, Apple Music
Catali (Catalina Schweighauser)
Catalina aka CATALI, is a 26 year old Amsterdam based artist and platinum rewarded topliner. Pop, dance and house music are Catalina’s main genres with lyrics being one of her main strengths. Her mixed background (American, Dutch, Swiss and Italian) gives her the ability to write in multiple languages fluently. She had a number 1 hit with ‘Ze Huilt Maar Ze Lacht‘ by Maan, which is on n°293 in the Top 2000 best songs of the Netherlands. She worked with artists such as David Puentez, Emma Heesters, Kes, YUQI, wrote songs for the The Voice candidates in various countries and worked with artists such as Ava Max and the Eurovision Song contest contesters. She also wrote music for the Netflix movie ‘Just Say Yes‘ and for the Dutch musical ‘Diana & Zonen‘ (production by Medialane). She equally releases music with her own artist project, CATALI, with the songs ‘Fire‘, ‘Therapy‘ (ft. Sagan) and ‘Talk To Me‘ (ft. Gromee). More recently, she contributed to the hit ‘Athletic Girl‘ by K-pop girlband H1-KEY and the single ‘Ring Ma Bell‘ by Billlie.
CMC$ (Yael Nahar)
Yael Nahar better known under his stage name CMC$, is a Dutch multiplatinum awarded DJ, producer and songwriter. He notably co-wrote and co-produced Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha’s smash hit “In The Name Of Love” which has over 1 billion streams on Spotify alone. CMC$ released music on renowned labels such as Spinnin’, STMPD, Universal Music and Ultra. His top 10 tracks on Spotify altogether amass over the insane amount of 240 million streams including the singles “Understand Me” with Conor Maynard, “As Long As I’m With You” with OMI and “X’s” with GRX and Icona Pop. He is equally great at creating power-charged remixes such as Martin Garrix & David Guetta’s “So Far Away” remix, showcasing his diverse pallet of production techniques as an artist. He also performed at Tomorrowland (BEL), New Horizons (GER), Looptopia Festival (TWN) and did a debut for STMPD at Balaton Sound (HUN).
Your Friend Polly (Hailey Collier)
Hailey is born in Nashville, started her music career in Los Angeles and currently resides in Berlin. She is a prolific songwriter and vocalist, and is especially great with melodies. She co-wrote many hits such as J Balvin’s single ‘Bola Rebola’, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs David Guetta’s single ‘Complicated’, Betty Who’s ‘I Remember’ song and Icona Pop & Hayden James single ‘Right Time’. Other artists she’s worked with include Stephanie Poetri, Jonasu, Dante Klein, Evan Klar, Girls Generation, Kumi Koda and more. Even though Hailey mostly writes music for others, she also releases her own music under the pseudonym your friend polly such as the track ‘Everything About You’ with Sam Feldt. She also has upcoming cuts with Loud Luxury, Bhaskar and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to name a few.
” Hi! I am Rudy. As a kid, I always wanted to become a model, but all agencies said, they aren’t looking for a non human model. So to comfort me, my mum bought me a guitar when I was 13. But when I saw Alicia Key’s Unplugged Concert on MTV, I knew I wanted to sing and write songs. I have a fragile heart, you see. So here I am, still in the same bedroom, making music. Stay tuned!” His recent releases include the tracks ‘Love Sex Magic‘, ‘Move Ya Body‘, ‘Honey – Jetta (RUDY & Jonasu)‘ and African Lady (Antenna) – RUDY x FUSE ODG‘.
Nordic Music Partners
Nordic Music Partners is the first international publishing collective owned and run by successful writers and producers. Founded in Helsinki & Oslo by award winning songwriters Teemu Brunila, Andreas “Axident” Schuller and Jukka Immonen, they have recently expanded to Europe with offices in Amsterdam and Paris. Nordic Music Partners is a creator-driven publisher with pioneering founders who have collaborated with acts including Justin Bieber, Tiesto, FloRida, Jason Derulo, Dua Lipa and Doja Cat among others. They focus on creative development and ensure global success for their writers by building an extensive catalog of great music while creating a network linking up songwriters from the Nordic region to the rest of Europe and the United States. Read more on Music Week’s recent article.
Music at Work is providing legal services to MDLBEAST, an entertainment company anchored in the Middle East and rooted in music culture. From MDLBEAST Records and MDLBEAST Frequencies to MDLBEAST XP, the company has continuously expanded across different business lines. A couple years ago, they also launched MDLBEAST Soundstorm, the largest music festival in the region which will reunite in 2021 over 400K visitors and over 150 artists including David Guetta, Afrojack, Adam Beyer, Benny Benassi, Deadmau5, The Chainsmokers, Tiësto and many more.
JOON is also enjoying Music at Work’s advisory & legal services as they are currently developing the first legal music streaming platform for the global Farsi-speaking market. Founded by Farshid Rafe Rafahi and Siavash Davarnia, the platform aims to give millions of music lovers a place where they can find a complete catalog of their favorite music to stream and/or download. But also, to solve the most crippling insufficiency of the Persian music industry: the lack of a royalty system that fairly compensates music creators, artists, and labels who’ve until now had very limited paths to reach mass audiences as a result.