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Nella Wisseloord Academy non entri solo in un centro educativo altamente professionale, ma anche nella rete di alcuni dei principali artisti, compositori, produttori, cantautori, ingegneri e professionisti del settore del paese.

I partecipanti (non guardiamo agli studenti, ma ai musicisti e agli artisti che si uniscono a noi per sviluppare le proprie capacità, indipendentemente dal loro livello) imparano a produrre da alcuni dei produttori di maggior successo del pop olandese, rock, dance, indie o scena rap. Imparano a scrivere topline o canzoni con cantautori vincitori di dischi di platino, imparano a pubblicare dagli editori, ascoltano artisti che parlano della loro carriera o imparano a registrare o mixare con ingegneri che registrano o mixano dischi di successo.

Tutte le lezioni sono progettate in modo tale che i docenti condividano il proprio approccio al lavoro mentre i partecipanti sono al centro dell’attenzione per ottenere lo spazio per sviluppare la propria musica e metodi di lavoro.

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Erroll Antonie

Music Publisher - Head of A&R BMG Benelux

Coco Bans

American Iowa-born, Paris-based singer-songwriter Coco Bans, aka Allyson Ezell, has been carving out an impressive path with her epic and tender alt-pop since her 2019 debut EP, Fantasy & Parables, garnering early support from MTV, Earmilk and The Line of Best Fit. Rolling Stone named her a live artist to watch and she has since opened sold-out shows for Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) and Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes). Follow-up single “Pray” was synced in Grey’s Anatomy, in parallel with major editorial playlists and European radio play. Signed with Warner Chappell Music Publishing, Coco Bans has already written for artists such as Woodkid, Lil Wayne, Kiddy Smile and French star GIMS. Her debut LP Chronicles of an Altered Life, co-written with Grammy-winner Hue Strother and K Major (Playboi Carti, Future) and produced by Coco Bans and London-based producer Jo Pereira, is expected in 2022.   Allyson Ezell is a musician and songwriter in total command of her powers. Think Annie Lennox and Shakespeares Sister meets St Vincent and Paloma Faith, but in a 21st century blend of optimism, nostalgia and vintage beats.

Therry M-L

Therry M.L. is a French multiplatinum music producer, songwriter and artist. Discovered by David Guetta's management team, Therry wrote some of the biggest urban pop hits of the last decade in France with his producer duet LNT. He is now embarking on a solo journey, working on his own artist project "Johsef" and using his A&R skills to help artists define their sound and vision. Main music collaborations Céline Dion , David Guetta, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Wyclef Jean, Soprano , TAL, Zaho, Grand Corps Malade, Hippocampe fou, Ralph Beaubrun, Olivier Dion...

Sony Music Publishing Italy

Lectures, 1 on 1 feedback, briefings from the whole Sony Music Publishing Italy team

BMG Rights Management

Meet and get classes from A&R's from the whole European BMG team

Clement Le Gal

International Coordinator at Universal Music Publishing France

Kahina Khimoune

Coming from a family of artists, Kahina had the chance, from an early age, to be immersed in this privileged environment. At the age of 8, she began the piano at the National Regional Conservatory of her city and, throughout her schooling, joined classes offering students the opportunity to follow school programs as well as reinforced artistic education, the expected extension of which is the Professional orientation. With a General Literary Baccalaureate in hand, she studied Modern Literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, but she quickly understood that she felt more at ease and above all more useful, behind the scenes than on the front of the stage. Already perceiving, within his family, the problems with which artists and actors in the cultural sector are confronted in administrative and relational management; these difficulties that hinder them in the accomplishment of their artistic and creative work, the idea of ​​offering services to artists is gaining ground. She then joined a renowned school of communication and press officer in Paris, after which she worked for 5 years at Radio FG as a relationship manager with international resident artists. After a two-year stay in London, in 2009 she joined David Guetta's team, where she is the administrator of many companies. At the same time, she takes care of organizing all his professional and artistic meetings, organizes writing workshops, accompanies him in the studio, thus assisting in the genesis of many worldwide successes. Kahina acquired international expertise in the development of artistic careers, in the management of production and publishing companies specializing in music. During her 12 years spent alongside David Guetta and through her many encounters, she will find that the musical field is not the only one concerned but that other sectors are just as affected by the difficulty of collaborating with reliable people. , serious and trustworthy. Aware that digital has considerably transformed culture and in particular music with streaming, and fully determined to help all these artists find themselves in the jungle of these new codes, both administrative and digital, in 2021, she decided to create Kahin@ gency a structure in harmony with an evolving and ambitious context, but responsible, at the height of its convictions.

Davide Ruffini

Mixing engineer : The Voice, Soul & Noamle, Supa Dupa, NAVY, Nelson Dialect, Leelo, MAJAN, Kilian & Jo

Philippe Weiss

Madonna, David Guetta, Dua Lipa, Alicia Keys, Selah Sue, Ben L’oncle Soul…

Malik Berrabah

Malik Berrabah is owner of Wisseloord and founder of the Wisseloord Academy. His track record as a songwriter, composer, arranger and producer is rich of countless national and international records in various genres. He has contributed to the production of numerous albums, singles, television programs, etc., and regularly advises the Majors in a neutral way on the level of new musical projects in development. Malik is also Adviseur of the Amsterdam Fonds Voor de Kunst the organisation providing state grants to the main cultural projects of the dutch capital. His love for sharing with growing talents leads him, when his schedule allows, to participate as a jury for international conservatory exams. Since the beginning of his career 25 years ago, Malik has decided to do all his musical work under various pseudonyms in order to keep his career detached from any stylistic labels, to keep his creative freedom and to stay away from the ego games of the music industry.

Noah Smits

Noah is one of the most recognized music marketeers and data analysts of The Netherlands. Working as consultant for numerous artists and labels, Noah is one of the figures of the field that cannot be missed out.

Vallo Kikas

Vallo Kikas has produced, mixed and mastered over the years for a variety of award-winning Estonian artists such as Karl-Erik Taukar, Liis Lemsalu, Elina Born and nublu. This year, he was nominated in the mixing/mastering/recording category at the Estonian Music Industry Awards. Vallo is part of electronic music duo ‘Kisma’, whose most popular song ‘Fingertips’ has over 11 million streams on Spotify and over 21 million views on Youtube. In 2019, Vallo co-wrote the topline for Syn Cole’s track ‘Discovery’, which was released by Martin Garrix’s record label STMPD RCRDS. In Spring 2021 he co-wrote and produced ‘Doomino’ by Liis Lemsalu and Stefan, which became number one played on Estonian radios for the whole summer.

Stig Rästa

Stig Rästa has been in the music industry for over 20 years, establishing him as one of the top songwriters in Estonia. He has his own solo project and is also a part of electronic music duo ‘Kisma.’ Their first single ‘We Are’ was released in 2017 by No Copyright Sounds and has been played over 7 million times on Spotify and Youtube. In 2015, he represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest with his song ‘Goodbye to Yesterday’, which placed 7th in the final. The song has over 12 million streams on Spotify and won ‘Song of the Year’ award at Estonian Music Awards in 2016. Stig has written for many award-winning artists such as Victor Crone, Joakim Lundell, Elina Born, Traffic and Karl-Erik Taukar. Stig co-wrote ‘Storm’ by Victor Crone, which represented Estonia in Eurovision in 2019 and kick-started Victor’s further career.The song was played over 15,000 times on Swedish radios. Stig was also the writer for ESC 2016 Estonian entry song ‘Play’ by Jüri Pootsmann.

Karl Killing

Karl Killing, a mere 20 years old, has immensely proven himself over the past few years in the Estonian music scene. He is actively working with many loved Estonian hip-hop and rap artists such as 5MIINUST, säm, Pluuto, nublu and villemdrillem. This year Karl participated in the Eesti Laul contest (Estonia’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest) where he placed 7th with his song ‘Kiss Me’. His solo project kick-started in 2020 when he released his debut single ‘High Heels’, which came out with Canadian record label found/red. This year was massive for Karl as he signed to Warner Music Baltics, released a video single ‘powerless’ with them, and intends to release his first album in 2022. While his solo project is on the softer, pop side, for his producing he definitely has a weakness for hip-hop.

Hugo Martin Maasikas

Hugo has a solo project Whogaux and is also part of two successful EDM projects WATEVA and Cartoon. Cartoon’s most successful track ‘On & On’ has 170M+ streams on Spotify and 400M+ on Youtube, making them an absolute flagship in Estonia’s electronic music scene. Hugo has released music with many well established record labels such as Armada Music, Selected, NCS, Future House Music, Enhanced Music and Liquicity. Hugo with this talent and passion for sure has a lot to provide for the lovers of fine electronic music.

Gevin Niglas

Gevin Niglas is a producer for a number of different award-winning artists such as nublu (Estonian Male Artist of the Year 2019 and 2020) and 5MIINUST (Artist of the Year 2020). In 2021, nublu released his debut album ‘Café Kosmos’, where Gevin co-wrote/co-produced four songs. The album was very well received by both critics and Estonian radios. In 2020, they produced ‘paaristõuked’ by 5MIINUST together with Karl Killing and ‘niiea’ by Elina Born and Villemdrillem – both some of the most played songs on Estonian radio that year. Gevin is also actively working with several new stars in Estonian music scene like Maian, Heleza and Anett Kulbin. In 2021, he started working on his solo project. “My solo project – I’d say it’s trap-rnb influenced pop. When I write or produce for others, I don’t have a specific favourite genre – everything that’s authentic is appealing to me,” Gevin says.

Kertu Mägar

Kertu Mägar is running an independent publishing company FAAR Music, which represents Baltic and Nordic songwriters/producers, helping them with all the aspects of their projects.   FAAR Music works globally and their roster includes many established and well-known Estonian pop music makers as well as new upcoming talent. At FAAR, Kertu takes care of international relations and partnerships, contracts & administration, and manages the creative department.   Prior to her role in FAAR Music, Kertu worked in the music industry in various roles, incl. PR & Marketing Manager for Dutch electronic label Future House Music, artist manager for electronic artists signed to her own management company and event producer of Estonia's biggest young artists competition.   Kertu has a Bachelor's Degree in Music & Choir Conducting and a Master's Degree in Art Management.

To be announced

Federico Cirillo

Label director Island Records Italy