Ruud Berends

1979 – 1988: C0-founded venue (Debarak) in Zutphen, The Netherlands (acts, bar, the crew, dj-ing, cleaning the toilets, cooking, finances)

1984 – 1986: cultural worker in youth club De Steile Trap in Deventer.

1981 – 2001 Paperclip Agency, Co-owner&founder, senior agent & international Director. Discovering and build up new talent, 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 more.

In 2001 i started Networking Music, a one stop shop for the international (live) music industry.
Clients include: NPI, Buma Cultuur, MCN, PSB program / Dutch Impact Parties / Dutch Music Export.
ESNS: Head of Conference | Manager ETEP | Manager Music Moves Europe Talent Awards. Consulting; Where’s is The Music? (Norrkoping, Sweden), EEMC (East European Music Conference, Sibiu, Romania), Marcato (Canada), Motorpsycho (Norway) and co-founder of the IFF (London, GB)