Music Rights on Tour with Daan Ligtvoet (Donda Nisha) – Dutch spoken

Music Rights on Tour makes a stop at Buma Music in Motion. Dutch Copyright organization Buma/Stemra and related rights organization Sena and NORMA invite Daan Ligtvoet (Donda Nisha) at their table and use his case, the hit ‘Smoorverliefd’ for the Interpolis commercial, to answer all questions about music law and most importantly try to take away all misunderstandings that often come with it.

Many musicians experience music rights as a difficult puzzle to solve. Does the entire band have to be registered at Buma/Stemra? Do I also receive royalties from Sena for live performances? And when is it useful to become a member of NORMA? During this panel, Daan Ligtvoet (Donda Nisha) takes a seat in the studio and answers questions like: How did this collaboration come about? What issues do you encounter as a producer and musician with regards to music rights? How do you determine the distribution of royalties?

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Silvia Biemans (accountmanager relations, Sena, NL)

Sena manages the rights of performers and producers. They receive a payment from us if their music has been played in public. We work every day to obtain the best possible outcome for our rightsholders, of which there are currently more than 33,000.

For over 25 years, Silvia has worked in the music industry, starting in live music. As Office Manager Dutch Festivals, she was Mojo Concerts’ spider in the web for such festivals as Llowlands and Pinkpop. After working at Mojo, Silvia went on to work as a booker at The Alternative (later split into Double Vee Concerts & Friendly Fire) and as an independent producer, which brought her to festivals like Motel Mozaique, Metropolis Festival, Hemelbestormers and Best Kept Secret.

Since 2017 Silvia has been working for Sena as Account Manager Relations, maintaining relations with key accounts and rightsholders. In addition, she travels the NBetherlands to answer questions and clear up uncertainties about Sena with (future) rightsholders at showcase festivals and other events.

Do you have a question on neighboring rights, national or international? Please don't hesitate to contact Silvia!

Daan Ligtvoet (composer, producer, Donda Nisha, NL)

Daan Ligtvoet, better known as Donda Nisha, is a 22-year-old composer and producer. He is the secret weapon for such artists as Pjotr and pop sensation Snelle.

Daan's musicality doesn't limit itself to one instrument or one form. In the midst of all the beatmakers in the world, there's still a handful of purists who completely apply themselves to composing and lose themselves in their creations, which results in songs with unparalleled originality and timelessness.

Together with rapper Snelle, Daan started making music in 2016. Still unknown then, but bursting with talent and ambition, they worked on the music that would go on to deliver Snelle his breakthrough not much later. Snelle has quickly become a household name, for which he has Daan to thank.

Following Snelle, more and more established artists are knocking on his door. In addition, Daan is very much a supporter of upcoming artists, like Pjotr. Young talent will always remain a focus point in Daan's carreer.

Esther Maijer (manager customer care, Buma/Stemra, NL)

Buma/Stemra licenses and collects copyright for over 30.000 composers, lyricists and publishers. Rights holders receive compensation for their music when played on the radio, tv, online streaming services at events, in cafés, bars, restaurants, hotels and other such venues.

Esther's career … As Manager Customer Care, she is responsible for maintaining relations between rights holders and service & support. If you have any questions on how to find your way in copyright as a composer, lyricist or publisher, Esther will be more than happy to answer them.

moderator: Martijn Crama (artist management, music consultant, NL)

Martijn Crama runs a management agency and represents TAPE TOY. Alongside working as an artist manager, Crama is a consultant in the music industry advising both artists and music organizations about their career plan. In 2018 Martijn released his first book for ambitious and debuting musicians called ‘Basisbagage’. A management curriculum designed for music conservatory students of the ArtEZ Popacademy was designed by Martijn.