Frank van de Woord
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Good Day everybody !!
My name is Andy Nikiza, I am 20 years old and born in Burundi East -Africa. I am new to this large organization and to the Bandstart Music Family, so I will introduce myself to you all. My profession is A&R manager. Music label: Compulse Records. At the age of 4 , I came to the Netherlands with my mother and sister. Being just a small young kid I totally didn’t understand what happened. Coming in the Netherlands, we first had to live in an asylum seekers center. There I got the chance to learn a lot about several things. One very important thing, was meeting other cultures and discovering how to connect the best way with them. I learned a big lot about all different kind of music styles around the planet. Music helped me survive this tough period of my youth and gave me energy and motivation. Meanwhile I developed myself and became older and wiser. Empathy, passion and perseverance brought me to immerse myself in philosophy. This pushed me in a special life direction. It brought me the big chance to become A&R manager for Compulse Records. For me it feels great to take away someones struggle and help the person with a music career. The task of being manager is much more than just guiding. I like to be that person they can trust and share their stuff with. I come from a situation where I would have appreciated help .
Next to enjoying music as a true passion, I love to read books and educate myself in philosophy and other meaningful fields of study. I believe it is a gift from God that I now have the opportunity to help people with their music and the future in it.
For Compulse Records I will be the person to approach for artists, all possibilities and the performances. I would like to connect with all stages and their crew, as well as all radio stations with their employees. To achieve that I start with a tour of stages and radio stations to introduce myself to them. I like a personal approach.
So be ready to meet me !