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Pierre ROGER - Founder & CEO

Job: Anything not covered by the others ;-)

Favorite kinds of music: None. I like... MUSIC

My motto: If you think you are too small to change things, try to sleep with a mosquito - The Dalai Lama

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For many years Pierre has been working as a composer/producer for the record industry. In 1999 he founded a company specialising in music production for films and video games. His company worked on major productions and for leading companies such as Pixar/Disney, Universal Entertainment, A2M,... In 2009, Pierre left everything to dedicate himself entirely to developing the YookaMusic project.

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Dirk DE CLIPPELEIR - Partner

Job: Music Industry relations

Favorite kinds of music: Yooka Music and The Beach Boys

My motto: There's always a choice

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After 4 years as a product manager at Maes Brewery and De Standaard newspaper, Dirk was asked to join the - then buoyant - music industry as marketing director for EMI Music. At the age of 29 Dirk became Managing Director of EMI Music, a function he subsequently held for 7 years at Universal Music Belgium. Additionally Dirk was nominated Director of New Technologies at Universal International from 2002-2005. Dirk left Universal in September 2007, to start his own company, CLIP Coaching / Consulting. He is currently coaching people in companies as diverse as BAT, Fortis, a major law firm in Brussels and several others.

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Thomas SOHET - Partner

Job: Music Industry relations

Favorite kinds of music: Chic/Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Zapp, D-Train, George Duke, Skyy, Change, Larry Levan, Giorgio Moroder, Fabrice Lig, John Tejada, Jimpster, Titonton, Morgan Geist and all Detroit techno artists...

My motto: Music, music and music

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Thomas started his career as a keyboard player and producer. After years of collaboration with a famous music production company, Thomas co-founded the Spirit Catcher project, which quickly became one of Europe's most exciting production team, also well known for their live acts. As producer and remixer, the duo collaborates with an impressive number of labels and artists, sprinkling their deep future disco sounds all over the planet. Thanks to his strong connections with the music community, Thomas is also an efficient ambassador of YookaMusic.

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Arne MYHRE - Partner

Job: Investors relations & Business development

Favorite kinds of music: Jan Garbarek, Ketama, Iggy Pop, Glenn Gould,... pending mood and context

My motto: Look for opportunities where others see risks

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Arne has a genuine fascination for everything new, entrepreneurial and with a strong cross border component. He embraced the internet from the start. He has been instrumental in the launch of several initiatives such FreeGates (the first Belgian free ISP), Winsome (European digital agency group) and now YookaMusic. He also acted as a board member for Framfab (a Swedish digital agency group), and he is the founder and managing director of Autika, working in the online and mobile spheres.

 
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