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 600+ million streams on Spotify 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‘ by NCT Dream and ‘I Don’t Wanna Stop‘ by T.U.B.S. Currently Cimo is focusing on his own artist carreer and this year, he’ll be releasing music under his alter ego Mikel Franco and an EP with the first tracks being ‘Dancing On My Own‘ and ‘Any Longer‘.
Websites: www.cimofrankel.com – www.mikelfranco.com
Fadil El Ghoul, professionally known as R3HAB, is number #13 in the DJ 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. In 2019, he had a world succes with ‘All Around The World (La La La)’ featuring A Touch Of Class. The song gained more than 500 million streams cross-platforms, went platinum in the Netherlands and Switzerland and went gold in Denmark, Canada, Norway, Poland and Finland!
Websites: www.r3hab.com – www.cyb3rpvnk.com
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 250 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 single ‘On My Mind‘ with UK singer JC Stewart.
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 1,8 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 600+ 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, ‘Rainbow‘ by NCT DREAM and ‘The Beauty of Following Our Hearts‘ by T.U.B.S.
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 Monsta X. 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. 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 and the #1 Airplay NL hit ‘Hard To Say Goodbye‘ by RONDÉ.
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. Recently she had a number 1 hit with ‘Ze Huilt Maar Ze Lacht‘ by Dutch artist Maan. She co-wrote for artists such as David Puentez, Emma Heesters, Kes, Gil Glaze and YUQI. Internationally, Catalina wrote songs for the The Voice candidates in various countries and for the NBC series ‘I Feel Bad’. She also worked with artists such as Ava Max and the Eurovision Song Contest contesters. More recently, she wrote music for the Netflix movie ‘Just Say Yes‘ and for the Dutch musical ‘Diana & Zonen‘. She also releases music with her own artist project, CATALI, with the songs ‘Fire‘, ‘Therapy‘ (feat. Sagan) and ‘Talk To Me‘ (feat. Gromee).
ANNNA (Madara Perkone) is a Latvian/Dutch producer and singer from Amsterdam. Sustainability, burnouts and equality are some of the topics she covers in her ‘sus-pop’ aka ‘sustainable pop’ music, developping a bold story line with each track she writes. Her career started to bloom when she released ‘The One That Got Away‘ which was n°1 played track on one of the biggest radio stations in Latvia. Later on, she won the Amsterdam Dance Event’s Demolition with ‘Stardom/Hater‘, followed by the single ‘19‘ which was premiered on BBC Radio 1 and released on Defected records. In 2021, ANNNA was announced to be one of the Dutch magazine’s OOR Talent 2021 and has toured across Germany and the Netherlands these last months.
Guus Mulder is an artist, singer and songwriter based in Amsterdam. After being finalist in the Voice of Holland 2015, Guus started writing Pop & Dance hits for internationally recognized artists as well as Dutch acts. His writings include various chart topping songs such as Dutch popstar Emma Heester’s hit ‘Waar Ga Je Heen‘ and Alok & Dynoro’s smash hit ‘On & On‘, on which his vocals are also showcased. Aside from writing for others, he also releases music under the name ‘Guusje‘ including the hit ‘Balkon‘ and ‘Beter Alleen‘. Having shaped his own unique & innovative Dutch Pop sound, he recently released a new single ‘Glittersokken‘ and is working on an album to be released early 2022 featuring artists such as Roxanne Hazes.
Hailey is born & raised in Nashville, and is currently in between Los Angeles and Berlin. She is a 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’. Even though Hailey mostly writes music for others, she recently released a song called ‘Everything About You’ under her artist pseudonym your friend polly together with Sam Feldt.
” 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. Check out my first record ‘African Lady (Antenna) – RUDY x FUSE ODG‘. Stay tuned, more music is coming in 2022! “
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.