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TOMMY ADVICE was founded in January 2019 by Thomas de Raad. After over 7 years of working experience at different positions in the music industry, Thomas decided to go by his own and set up a company in management, publishing, and consultancy.

Thomas' passion for music grew in his early years. At the age of 7, he started making his own radio shows by taping songs from radio and creating a radio show around it, recording his own voice with a home recorder. A year later he started playing the drums. Turning 13, he swapped his drumkit for a DJ set, and he mastered the wheels of steel to play at clubs and events at a later age.

Once graduated in Business Administration (with a minor in Music Marketing & Management) from the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, Thomas started working for Protocol Recordings, doing the day-to-day management for Nicky Romero. After a year he started managing his own acts signed to Nicky’s record label; French DJ and producer Arno Cost and Dutch duo Volt & State. In 2016 a new challenge crossed Thomas’ path. He started working as A&R for Europe’s leading independent publishing company CTM Publishing. Thomas’ main role was guiding songwriters and producers in the emerging dance-pop music scene, helping them cross-over to the mainstream, and expanding CTM’s roster within the electronic and pop genre, until the end of 2018.
Rinke van der Veen believes in sharing the ability to express any form of creativity with the rest of the world. Combining his passion for music with the knowlegde from studying Business Administration at the Uva to create and deliver talent the adequate recognision. Further having worked in the music industry for a couple of years for clubs and festivals, learning how every aspect of the music is connected. Now focussing towards the pursuit of new and unique ideas to inspire others to follow their desired path.

With a music taste varying across a large extent of  genres, he enjoys everthing from some classics such as Nat king Cole and Dean Martin to more contemporary as Anderson .paak and Tyler, The Creator and a lots more. Besides this, he can also play some serious tunes on the harmonics and can be hired for every type of party.
MEES STEIN has big dreams but an even bigger passion for music. In his early teen years he grew up with the sound of the streets: Hip-Hop. After discovering the healing power music can have on people, he decided he wants a career in music and contribute to the way music affects people.

He graduated at the Music Production Academy with a Music Production and Audio Engineer degree. He wanted to learn more about the music industry itself and secured a spot at one of the best music academies of the Netherlands: Herman Brood Academy. In his second year he started working for Tommy Advice as A&R / Creative assistent. In all those years he never stopped learning new things about music and himself, and will never stop doing so.
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