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Moderator & Panelist

At various music festivals: Round Table Kristiansand, Tallinn Music Week, Athens Music Week, West Way Lab Guimaraes Portugal, Runda Digital days Zagreb, 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.

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.

Artist Management

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.

International Network

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.

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Kees is a valued member of several boards and participates in many committees. He is a guest lecturer at the Fontys Rock Academy since 2009. During the lectures/presentations and one-on-one conversations he tries to transfer his knowledge to the younger generation.

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 and Artificial Intelligence.

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 Benelux as Executive Vice President, Managing Director for Mercury Records, Def Jam recordings, Interscope, Motown, Island, Verve and A&M. 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.

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 equivalent of the Grammy Awards .

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).

Since 2018 Kees is a member of the steering committee of the Music Moves Europe (MME) Awards. In 2023 Kees became a jury member of the Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI).



Speaker, moderator & Panelist

As a speaker, Kees focuses on interpreting current and future developments in the international music industry. Especially in the field of New Tech in the digital realm. Knowledge transfer is also an important topic.

Media, Honors & Awards

Why would you want to be at ESNS?

Why would you want to be at ESNS?

Annually, Groningen becomes the epicenter of the European music industry for four days in January. This is when Eurosonic Noorderslag takes place. This year marked the 38th edition of the event. The...

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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...

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Encore | Achter de schermen

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...

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A2IM Indieweek 2018 | Interview

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....

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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.