Ruurt Staverman (NL)
Ruurt continued his education at the HKU (Utrecht School of Arts), studying composition and music production. He received his bachelor’s degree in 2007 and his master’s degree in 2009. Ruurt started his career at Sizzer Amsterdam as a music research freelancer in 2007 and soon after was asked to stay on as a fulltime employee. Apart form music production, he is now head of music research & licensing, in charge of talent scouting and responsible for building up Sizzer’s international music industry network. When asked to tell about one of his greatest successes at Sizzer Amsterdam, Ruurt recalls his scouting of Tessa Rose Jackson, who is now one of Sizzer’s major composers. Furthermore, Ruurt has launched her label Monocle, does the A&R, and acts as management for Tessa. In his function at Sizzer Amsterdam, Ruurt has worked on international campaigns for brands like Audi, Diesel, Martini, Ikea and Schweppes.