RUUD BERENDS

NL

1979 – 1988: CO-founder venue / youth centre  ‘Debarak’ in Zutphen, The Netherlands (booking the bands, bar, the crew, dj-ing, cleaning the toilets, cooking, finances).

1984 – 1986: cultural worker in youth club ‘De Steile Trap’ in Deventer, The Netherlands

1981 – 2000 Paperclip Agency, Co-owner & founder, senior agent & international Director. Talent scout, coordinate tours, production, budgets and accounts. Artists include; The Feelies, Screaming Trees, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Tad, Nirvana, Hole, Lemonheads, Union Carbide Productions, Soul Asylum, Buffalo Tom, The Doughboys, Femi Anikulapo Kuti, Spain, Andre Williams, Link Wray, L7, Babes In Toyland, Yo La Tengo, Motorpsycho, Afghan Whigs, The Flaming Lips, The Gunclub, Alex Chilton, The Saints, The Fuzztones, The Hellacopters, Gluecifer, The Nomads, The Turpentines, Suicide, The Wipers, Dead Moon and many, many more.

In 2001 I started Networking Music, a one stop shop for the international (live) music industry; Events, Projects, Advise & Connect.

Past and present Clients, Projects and Events include:

ESNS – Head of Conference & ETEP

IFF (iff.rocks) in London (co-founder & agenda), Dutch Music Export, Buma Cultuur, CEETEP, Dutch Impact Parties, Westway Lab in Portugal, East European Music Conference (EEMC) in Romania, Where’s is The Music? in Sweden, Music Export Greece, and artists such as Motorpsycho and DeWolff.