HIT4US has an all-inclusive approach in artist management and acts as a liaison in managing contracts, tours, events & tv-shows and all promotional, media, marketing and press activities. Experienced in artist-endorsement deals and the supervision of (musical) careers as well as (musical) tv-shows and video’s.
Consultant & Advisor
HIT4US advises on all aspects of the music industry as a one stop. Whether it’s about synchronisation deals (film music, advertising campaigns) or closing sponsor deals, we’ll guide the way.
HIT4US has built up a substantial international network in the field. Bearing responsibility for content specific processes where the artists are number 1. Connecting the right people to turn promising ideas into a successful event.
Moderator & Panelist
At music festivals like Midem, A2IM New York Indie Week, Amsterdam Dance Event, Canadian Music Week Eurosonic Noorderslag ESNS, Ment Music Festival Ljubljana, Indirect Festival Belgrade, Music & Media Finland, Mastering the Music Business Bucharest, Rio Music market Brasil, Sorviev Kristiansand Norway, Trondheim Music Festival Norway, Ireland Music Week, Linecheck Milano, Prima Vera Barcelona and AIM England.
Experienced Entrepreneur & Music Marketeer
Currently Kees is very active in the music industry Tech sector. In the social media sphere with streaming, NFT’s , YouTube, Spotify, Deezer, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and the likes. Right in the middle of the current developments. Areas including live music entertainment, music education, music production, artist management, marketing and PR.
Kees has been working in the entertainment industry in The Netherlands, Belgium and Great Britain since 1969. Specialised in management, digital exploitation, sales & distribution and consultancy. Moderator and panellist. Self-made man & team player.
Throughout his career Kees has worked for Universal Music as Executive Vice President, Managing Director for Mercury Records, Def Jam recordings, Interscope, Motown, Island, Verve and many others.
Managing Director MCA Benelux, Universal Music Netherlands, Polydor, with artists such as INXS, Status Quo, U2, Kiss, Elton John, Dire Straits, LIVE, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, No Doubt, U2, Mary J. Blige, Lionel Ritchie, Andrea Bocelli, and Co-owner Rough Trade distribution Benelux. Caro Emerald, Kyteman, Tiësto, Wombats, Jamie Lidell labels like A&M.
In 2011 the Dutch IFPI (NVPI) awarded him with the Zilveren Fonograaf for his outstanding contribution in the music industry. In 2006 Kees received a special Edison Music Award for being chairman of the Edison foundation from 1994 till 2006. During this time Kees supervised the organisation of the Edison Music Awards ceremonies, for Pop Classics and Jazz. i.e. the ‘Dutch Grammy.
Kees was Chairman (2013-2017) and subsequently President of IMPALA (2017-2021) and now serves as executive board member. In 2022 Kees received the IMPALA Outstanding Contribution Award for his relentless work towards a stronger European independent music sector. He also served on the board of WIN and is President of the Dutch independent label association STOMP (Stichting Onafhankelijke Muziek Producenten in the Netherlands).
Media, Honors & Awards
Impala Outstanding Contribution Award 2022
Brussels, 22nd June 2022 IMPALA’s summer honours go to President of STOMP and former IMPALA president Kees van Weijen for his outstanding contribution to the European independent music sector....
Kees van Weijen from STOMP on the EU copyright directive, the Netherlands being the first to implement it nationally, what it means for platforms and what changes now, IMPALA’s work in navigating...
Encore | Achter de schermen
A nice conversation between Kees van Weijen and Bas Westerweel about Ramses Shaffy, INXS and Caro Emerald. They discuss how independent music labels are the breeding ground for talent. Worldwide...
A2IM Indieweek 2018 | Interview
Interview with Kees van Weijen, President, IMPALA (the European Trade Association), at indieweek, 2018. Host Gita Cellei interviewed Kees on the Red Carpet on the opening Night of Indieweek 2018....
In 2011 the Dutch IFPI (NVPI) awarded Kees with the ZILVEREN FONOGRAAF for his outstanding contribution to the music industry. The 'Zilveren Fonograaf' is an award given to people who have made a...
In 2006 Kees received a special Edison Music Award for being chairman of the Edison foundation from 1994 till 2006. During this time Kees supervised the organisation of the Edison Music Awards...
Involved in deal making, marketing, promotion and introduction of new products all local and international
Adviser to artists, mangements and entertainment companies
A wide experience of 48 years in the entertainment industry
Former vice president of Universal Music Holland.