Owner / General Manager / Head Of Promotion, Barley Arts (IT)
Nei suoi primi 38 anni, Barley Arts Promotion ha organizzato migliaia di concerti di artisti italiani e internazionali, tra i quali AC/DC, Queen, Kiss, Cure, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Aerosmith, Chemical Brothers, Mika, Deep Purple, Pearl Jam, Ligabue, Negramaro. Inoltre, è attiva nel mondo delle mostre (Gateway to Space, Goal! The Football Experience), dell’edutainment (Walking With Dinosaurs, BBC Earth Concerts) e dello street food di qualità (Streeat® Food Truck Festival). In the first 38 years of activity, Barley Arts Promotion organised thousands live concerts of Italian and International artists such as AC/DC, Queen, Kiss, Cure, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Aerosmith, Chemical Brothers, Mika, Deep Purple, Pearl Jam, Ligabue, Negramaro. Moreover, the company produces several exhibitions (Gateway To Space, Goal! The Football Experience) and a travelling street food festival (Streeat®Food Truck Festival). During the span of his career Kees has worked for Universal Music as Executive Vice president, Managing director of Mercury records, MCA and Polydor, Rough Trade Distribution, with artists such as INXS, Kiss, Elton John, Dire Straits, LIVE, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, No Doubt, U2, Lionel Ritchie, Andrea Bocelli, Caro Emerald, Tiesto, Jimmy Lidel, Armin van Buuren, The Editors and many others. He is currently running HIT4US as managing director, Dutch IFPI awarded him in 2011 with the “Zilveren Fonograaf “ for outstanding contribution in the music industry. President of STOMP, Stichting Onafhankelijke Muziek Producenten in the Netherlands. Executive of the Dutch Pop Coalition Export. Kees was elected Chairman of the IMPALA board and after 4 years at the helm in 2017 President of IMPALA. Kees is board member of WIN World Wide Independent Network.