Believe the hype: Marike Jager is back with a vengeance. Over the last fifteen years, the singer-songwriter has created an innovative, highly personal body of work in The Netherlands and beyond. Jager kicked off her career with the talent award Grote Prijs van Nederland, while her records have racked up four nominations for the prestigious Edison music prize. As an acclaimed live act, she headlined several sold-out club and theatre tours and played every major Dutch festival, bowing to thousands of slap-happy music lovers. So far, so good. But now for some news: after a five-year hiatus, it’s time for something different. Marike's new single 'Wasted' is a prelude of some even more exciting music yet to come! www.marikejager.com
Artiest + Label = Teamwork
Marike Jager Marike Jager (NL), Sander Stijnen V2 (NL), Santina Elena Suburban (NL), Alexander Freise Ten Times A Million (NL), Michel Peek STMPL Management & Consultancy (NL)
Labels & Publishing
We lezen en horen het overal: Do it yourself! En veel artiesten doen het. Er zijn anno 2019 immers veel meer mogelijkheden voor een artiest dan pakweg 15 jaar geleden. Toch gaan artiesten tegenwoordig nog 'gewoon' samenwerkingen aan met labels. Een platenmaatschappij voegt blijkbaar toch iets toe. De samenwerking is niettemin sterk veranderd en veel meer verschoven naar teamwork, in plaats van het label dat de leiding pakt bij het vormgeven van de carrière.
Hoe ziet zo’n team er eigenlijk uit? Hoe komt een release tot stand? Hoe richten artiest en label een albumcampagne in? En wat is er dan zo anders dan 15 jaar geleden? Wie doet wat? Wie is waarvoor verantwoordelijk? Daar proberen we in dit panel achter te komen.
Marike Jager Marike Jager (NL)
Sander Stijnen V2 (NL)
Sander Stijnen (1989) is product and label manager at V2 Records (Nederland) B.V. and responsible for releases by artists such as Blaudzun, EUT, Marike Jager and Emil Landman. Sander is also the label manager for Nettwerk Music Group in The Netherlands.
Santina Elena Suburban (NL)
In 2015 Santina Elena joined Suburban Records, the Haarlem-based rock label whose roster includes artists like Peter Pan Speedrock, John Garcia and Navarone. Santina is currently label manager/project manager at Suburban, where her recent signings are female death metal band Sisters of Suffocation and Swedish action punk band Scumbag Millionaire. At Suburban Distribution she is the Benelux representative of labels like Rise Above Records, Indie Recordings and Prosthetic Records. Outside of office hours she is known as DJ Santina Runaway, or as Hank Von Hell likes to call her: “the most famous Rock & Roll DJ in the world”, with performances including festivals like Graspop, Lowlands and Helldorado.
Alexander Freise Ten Times A Million (NL)
Alex Freise is guitarist in Dutch/German alternative rock band Ten Times A Million. Their first single “When The Lights Go Out” was released last September, followed by their self-titled debut EP. This EP was recorded at Air Studios in London, in collaboration with producer Julian Emery (Gavin DeGraw, Nothing But Thieves and others) and engineer+mixer Adam Noble (Nothing But Thieves, Placebo and others).
In 2018 Ten Times A Million signed a deal with JuiceJunk Records; a new label brought to life by Bagels and Beans founder Ronald Bakker. Alex was strongly involved in finalising this first record deal.
Besides his music career, Alex is working in Cologne as a podcast expert for WDR/1LIVE, which is one of Germany's biggest and most popular radio stations.
Michel Peek STMPL Management & Consultancy (NL)
Michel Peek has been working in the music industry as a professional for over 13 years. After working as a tour manager for various Dutch artists during college, he graduated from the Tilburg Rockacademy by organizing the Dag van de Nederlandse Jazz for Buma Cultuur, which is currently held in Rotterdam under inJazz. Michel was hired as artist manager at AT Productions in 2007, representing various artists like Mr. Polska and Within Temptation. In collaboration with Boaz van de Beatz he set up the label Nouveau Riche Music. After 7 years Michel moved to MusicAllStars (Spinnin’ Records) joining the team as A&R manager.
In 2016 Peek decided to become self-employed and set up STMPL Management & Consultancy. In that role he currently services artists like Marike Jager, Sander van de Pavert (LuckyTV) and Tally. Out of STMPL Michel is also acting as Project Coordinator for STOMP (the Dutch independent trade organization) and Conference Director of the World Jazz Conference (fringing Amersfoort Jazz Festival). Since mid-2018 Michel Peek is heading Armada Publishing, a new independent publishing company under Armada Music.
Kees van Weijen IMPALA, STOMP (NL)
Kees van Weijen has been working in the Entertainment Industry in The Netherlands, Belgium and Great Britain since 1974. Throughout his career Kees has worked for Universal Music as Executive Vice President and for Mercury Records, MCA, Polydor and Rough Trade distribution. The Dutch IFPI awarded him with the 'Zilveren Fonograaf' for his outstanding contribution in the music industry in 2011. Kees was elected Chairman of the IMPALA (independent music companies association) board and is now President of IMPALA. He is also board member of WIN and Chairman of (Dutch independent label association) STOMP.