Independent consultant, researcher and cultural professional, specialized in the creative industry in general and popular music in particular. He holds a masters degree in ecology, which trained him in system analysis. In September 2020 he started a PhD research on the resilience of music ecosystems, combining his knowledge of ecological principles with his music sector experience.
Frank operates from Amsterdam, and is involved in both European, national and regional projects. On a European level, he consults the music sector about European funding and he is involved as an expert in the development of Music Moves Europe, the European Commission’s initiative to support the European music sector. On a national level, Frank participates in numerous projects, varying from festival management to helping emerging musicians with their careers. Frank feels most at home at the intersection of economy, culture, policy and the social domain.
He likes Excel sheets and listens to Black Flag.