Pay Kolmüs (NL)
Pay has been active in the music and entertainment industry for 20+ years. She’s been a studio and performing artist, hosted her own radio show and as a DJ, she has released promotional mixtapes for artists.
As a known music journalist, she has interviewed artists, DJ’s and producers such as Ice Cube, Jazzanova, Little Dragon, Nas, Ne-Yo and the Wu-Tang Clan. As well as important industry people like Shanti Das (Silence The Shame), Rob Stone (The Fader) and Nicki Farag (Def Jam). Her resume also includes actors and comedians like Kevin Hart, Charlie Murphy and Romany Malco.
Her journalistic experience led to also being a host, moderator, and speaker at several international (music) festivals and conferences such as Amsterdam Dance Event and got her a seat at the Supervisory Board of The Melkweg, one of Amsterdam’s most known music venues. She is the host of Game Changers (presented by Team Beats), a live talk show where she dives into the influences and creative process of producers, and for The Pay Check (presented by Sneakerjagers), an online show in which she connects all elements of the culture through conversations with different creative guests.
Next to all that, she applies her 20+ years of experience in the music & entertainment industry, combined with an MBA in marketing, as an artist consultant, helping new artists and other creative talents strategically brand their name and art. She does this as well as a mentor and teacher doet ze at Master The Mix Academy, The Foundation and Ivy Chanel Music Academy. Pay also manages the business of several artists and creative talents.
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015
Meet the Pro’s – Pitch your WorkTOBACCO Theater 11:00 View Event
Amier Kalaeli (Brand Manager, Warner Music/Atlantic Records Benelux), Hanneke de Jonge (Booker, MOJO Concerts), Shalouw Sophy (Booker, Topbillin'/Agents After All), Patrick Coelho (Label Manager & A&R, Left Lane Recordings), Emy Perez (Vice President, Big Boss Music B.V.), Natasja Jagesar (Head of the Urban Division, Cloud 9), Mahi Khalesi (Label Director, ROQ 'N Rolla Music), Irfan Er (Managing Director, Music Boutique), Lorenzo Jonathas (Manager, Rmtainment), Kybba (Founder, Basshall Movement), Tribal Kush, Melanie Esther van Eunen (Artist Branding & Social Media Coach), Stefan Bruinsma (Booker, AT Bookings), Aijda Farag Saad (Artist Manager, Custom Made Agency), Sanaz Rastad (Artist Manager, New Beginnings Agency), Roger Brouwn (CEO, Missin' Link), Jaap Wiewel (Founder, Killings Skills Academy), Salima Khatraoui (A&R Manager, Top Notch/Noah's Ark), DJ Mickster, Milan van Houten (Label Manager, Van Klasse), Eros Contreras (Sony Music Netherlands) ADE Lab / ADE Beats
1-on-1 Q&A with West Coast Hip-Hop and Tech Pioneer O.G. Arabian PrinceTOBACCO Theater 14:00 View Event
O.G. Arabian Prince Artists / Creation / ADE Lab / ADE Beats / Q&A
FO SHO – Standing up for Ukrainian Hip-HopTOBACCO Theater 17:00 View Event
FO SHO World / Artists / Creation / Social Change / Global Scenes / ADE Lab / ADE Beats / In Conversation