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Ruud Berends

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 Ruud started Networking Music, a one stop shop for the international (live) music industry. Present and past Clients include: ESNS: Head of Conference | Manager ETEP | Chair Steering Committee MMETA & International Relations IFF: proud co-founder of the IFF (London, GB) Export of Dutch Music: Dutch Rock & Pop Foundation (NPI), Buma Cultuur, MCN, PSB Program, Dutch Impact Parties & Dutch Music Export. Advising / Consulting for: Where's is The Music? (Norrkoping, Sweden), EEMC (East European Music Conference, Sibiu, Romania), Marcato (Canada), Motorpsycho (Norway), Westway LAB (Portugal). Ruud Speaks on Meet the European Festivals