I work as a (dance) music journalist for over eleven years now. Interviewing artists, hosting award shows and moderating panels at (music) conferences. I’ve also worked as a film producer and since 2011 I DJ internationally as well.
In 2009 I started my company Splash MusicMedia, initially a multi media agency originally focussed
on the electronic music scene. Over the years I noticed my knowledge and experience in the music industry was also useful in other areas as I have a professional background in the media and marketing business as well.
I'm active as a host and moderator for on- & offline media and events and I help clients with concept development, brainstorms and media productions.
Because of my extended network in de media and music industry I have been functioning as an intermediary and consultant as well, creating cooperation possibilities between brands and artists.
The electronic music business is like an ocean to me where I feel like fish in water.
Ever since the first house records reached the Netherlands at the end of the 80’s I was hooked.
After hundreds of interviews I still know details about every conversation I had with all these amazing and inspiring people.
Interviewing, public speaking and DJ-ing is how I tell my stories.
By interviewing I get the best stories out of the people I speak with.
Everybody has a story inside him or her and I've always been fascinated to hear those and bring these stories out.
Stories can empower, inspire and move people, often in a way it can actually transform people's lives.
As a public speaker, I share my story in the fast and hectic music industry and the importance of learning to set your boundaries in order to avoid excessive stress, fatigue and burnout. I'm passionate about having meaningful conversations with leading and ambitious change makers that have incredible stories to share, inspire and educate us on the effects excessive ambition can have on our mental health.
My goal is to end the stigma on mental health issues inside the music industry and to reach and involve people in- and outside
the music industry by starting a conversation to create waves, a movement of awareness and solidarity.