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 special contribution to the music industry. The assessment is made by a special committee within the NVPI Audio Board, based on, among other things, the quality of the work performed, the results delivered to the music industry and the duration of the work.
The Zilveren Fonograaf’has been awarded since 1981. Willem Duys, Bernard Haitink and Ton Koopman, among others, were previously awarded a Silver Phonograph. After Kees van Weijen, Ed Nijpels (2014), Anne de Jong (2017) and Matthijs van Nieuwkerk (2020) successively received the award.