About us

Rick Haayen founded Music at Work in May 2014, he grew up on both sides of the Atlantic, becoming equally fluent and at home as an American in Holland or a Dutchman in the US. Combining both cultures and experiences has given him a unique international perspective, Rick has worked over 30 years in the international entertainment industry both in Europe and the United States.

Having worked at major labels (Universal Music Group in USA + Europe) as well as independent labels (CNR + V2 Benelux in Europe) and management firms (The Entertainment Group & Montana ECI), Haayen decided to set up his own firm, Music at Work – a management & consultancy firm that represents successful artists & producers in the global Pop and Dance music scene, singer-songwriters from all genres, and also provides label services, legal services, song pitching & publishing options for the entertainment industry at large.

Management Clients

Jonas Kroper (Jonasu)

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and artist Jonasu has in a short space of time seen himself climb to the forefront of the rising stars list in the Pop and Dance music world. His songs and songwriting contributions have seen him accumulate hundreds of millions of streams and gain international recognition amongst his peers and fans alike. Having previously toured the world as a session musician, Jonasu has now turned his attention to creating songs with catchy melodies, driving house beats and unforgettable hooks in his first solo outing.

Cimo Frankel

Cimo Fränkel is a songwriter, producer and artist who has contributed to songs that have amassed over 2 billion streams worldwide. Songwriting and production credits include the multi-platinum single ‘Sex’ by Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam which has over 700 million streams on Spotify alone. Also, Hardwell, Snoop Dogg & Conor Maynard’s hit ‘How You Love Me’, CMC$ & OMI’s single ‘As Long As I’m With You’, and Lucas & Steve’s smash ‘Where Have You Gone (Anywhere)’. Cimo’s signature voice has been courted by internationally acclaimed artists including Armin van Buuren, R3HAB, ARTY, Daddy’s Groove, EDX and many more, to which he’s been featured on popular records. 

Yoshi Breen

Yoshi Breen is an award-winning Dutch songwriter, vocalist and producer. He has a rich history of playing in bands and has now shifted his focus to a fulltime songwriting career. He started writing songs at the age of 9 and has been around the globe to collaborate with and work for internationally recognized artists. Yoshi is an all-rounder and multi-instrumentalist. He has written and co-produced for artists such as Rita Ora, Tiësto, Karol G, Martin Garrix, Alok, Dynoro, Armin van Buuren, Lost Frequencies, Hardwell, Snoop Dogg, Conor Maynard, Sam Feldt, Majestic, Emma Heesters, Martin Jensen, FAULHABER, Möwe, Rompasso, KSHMR, The Him, MOGUAI, Jack Wins and many more.

Yael Nahar (CMC$)

Yael Nahar, better known under his stage name CMC$, is a Dutch multi-platinum awarded DJ, producer and songwriter. He co-wrote and co-produced Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha’s smash hit 'In The Name Of Love' which has over 1 billion streams on Spotify alone. Having fine-tuned his production expertise in the studio over the past 7 years, CMC$ has built up a proven track record of releasing high-impact material and has powerful releases with his name locked on them. He received a Platinum status with DVBBS & Gia Koka on their single 'Not Going Home'  and a Golden record with 'Parallel Lines' - also with the Canadian duo DVBBS.

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Legal & Consultancy

Music at Work uses its 30+ years of International experience to offer consultancy in the broadest sense to all entertainment businesses or individual clients needing advice, deal support, and contract help in all facets. The company has a full-fledged 4 person legal department available for anybody in the entertainment business looking for expert consultation. The team is experienced in all fields of music, film, international trade law, rights and registrations. Clients include MDLBeast LLC, Chocolate City Records, YAP Agency, Replete Music, 3LAU, Tomorrowland, DAW Productions as well all the management and label services clients of Music at Work. Email tatiana@musicatwork.biz for more information and/or a free consultation.



With extensive experience in global repertoire rollouts and successful promotion and marketing strategies, Music at Work offers the 100th Meridian Music service. This service, inclusive of top-line global distribution, caters to artists seeking an independent release approach, avoiding being lost among numerous acts on larger labels. 
Notably, Music at Work has provided label services for R3HAB's immensely successful CYB3RPVNK label, aiding in amassing over 23 million monthly listeners and achieving over 1 billion streams independently. Additional label clients encompass Florian Picasso, Dante Klein, Cimo Fränkel, Ayko, and more.


Explore our diverse studio locations! In Los Angeles, nestled in the iconic Laurel Canyon, we offer a serene sanctuary for music creation. In Berlin, our central office and studio serve as a vibrant meeting point for creative minds, infused with the city's dynamic energy. Meanwhile, our original hub in Amsterdam provides a custom-built studio for unleashing musical potential.

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