Andy Zondervan is the CEO of RightsShare, a platform to introduce and accelerate a seamless rights licensing and settlement procedure in the music industry, with the EDM sector as the launching party.
Zondervan is an experienced professional, with a track record in the music industry. For years he was in charge of new business development at music rights organisation BumaStemra, where he initiated, created and managed the Music Meets Tech initiative (The first start-up innovation network program in the music sector created from within a collective rights organization.)
RightsShare: Reshaping the music industry
Electronic Dance Music is the soundtrack of the digital revolution. It grew BIG with global revenues of more than 7 billion US$ in 2016. The Netherlands is considered as the birthplace: the Amsterdam Dance Event 2017 attracted 395,000 attendees (2,500 artists, 500 shows, 160 locations) and a handful Dutch DJs belong to the world’s best (DJ Hardwell, DJ Tiësto, DJ Armin van Buuren and DJ Martin Garrix).
Backed by DJ Hardwell (16M US$ revenues in 2016, dominant in social media (8,8M likes by 900M users on Facebook, 5,5M Twitter followers, and 3,8M YouTube subscribers), DJ Tiësto (38M US$ in 2016) and Black Hole Recordings (more than 100 EDM artists and more than 70 EDM labels), the aim is to build a platform to introduce and accelerate a seamless rights licensing and settlement procedure with the EDM music industry as the launching party.