We want artists to perform.
We develop careers by offering our strategic experience, network and services. We believe in quality, unicity and in dreams.
Owner Jasper van den Dobbelsteen has over 20 years of experience in the international music industry. In 1996 Jasper joined Travoltas, a Dutch punk rock band. Travoltas did some intensive touring and released records all over the world. In 2001 Jasper called it quits and focused on his job as editor in chief of FRET Magazine, a Dutch music magazine. In 2003 Jasper became manager of Dutch affairs at the Dutch Rock and Pop Institute, promoting Dutch music through compiling many compilation albums, set up showcases at festivals like Reeperbahn, SXSW, CMJ. In 2008 Jasper took off to become talent buyer at Groene Engel venue in Oss. Meanwhile he started Into The Great Wide Open Festival on the ilse of Vlieland with a group of music bizz friends. In 2011 Jasper moved from Groene Engel to 013, the largest pop venue of The Netherlands as talent buyer. During this period Jasper was invited to join a lot of projects and set up his own management company in 2013: The Hidden Track. The company has been increasingly focusing on artist development over the years.
The Hidden Track has worked together on beautiful projects with:
Labels: Nettwerk Music Group, V2 Records, Beggars, Warner, PIAS, Excelsior Recordings, Butler Records, Music on Vinyl and many others
Bookers/agents: Live Nation, Friendly Fire, Boom Agency, Goomah, Monkeyman, Mojo Concerts, FKP Scorpio, Listen Collective and many others
Venues: 013, Effenaar, Mezz, Willem Twee, Groene Engel, Gebouw-T, Cacaofabriek, ECI Cultuurfabriek, Ekko
Publishing: Downtown Music Group, Sounds Like Publishing, BMG Publishing
Media: Liveguide, Entertainment Business
Festivals: Eurosonic Noorderslag, Into The Great Wide Open, Here Comes The Summer, MTV Brand New Live, Incubate, Paaspop, Boulevard Festival.
Acts: Rosemary & Garlic, JW Roy, Mercy John, Bewilder, Black Oak, The Black Atlantic, Jeroen Kant, Van Wyck, The Maureens, Eva van Pelt, Guus Meeuwis, Diggy Dex, Simon Keats, Marike Jager.
Besides his work as an artist manager Jasper is also involved in some other projects and businesses as well, like:
Royal Family Records | Website | Facebook
Jasper van den Dobbelsteen is managing director of Royal Family Records, a Dutch record company for americana, roots, (alt)country and southern sounding artists.
This record label started in 2017, first to release albums by JW Roy. From 2018 on Royal Family Records also releases other acts.
Eurosonic Noorderslag | Website | Facebook
The Hidden Track is responsible for all (inter)national sponsor deals and sales of this international event. Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping new acts break into the international music scene. Selling out each year Eurosonic Noorderslag attracts over 4000 delegates, including 400 international festivals.
We’ve got a clear opinion on music biz related things. As Jasper has worked in several different disciplines of the music business, he has a clear view on how things (should) work. Amongst clients are Fontys Rockacademie, IMMER, Breda’s Most Wanted, Eurosonic Noorderslag, Backdrop, IEMES, Band On The Run, Teenage Kicks.
Into The Great Wide Open | Website | Facebook
Since day one The Hidden Track is involved in this beautiful Dutch festival on one of the Wadden Isles. From the first edition on Into The Great Wide Open has influenced festival makers to do it differently.
First responsible for overall coördination, now The Hidden Track focusses mainly on (government) subsidies, editor in chief of the program-booklet (and selling advertisements), merchandise etc.
Dutch pop venues
Consultant for venues like EKKO, Cacaofabriek, ECI Cultuurfabriek, Axes Jazzpower
Board of Directors | Website
Member of the Board of Directors of Stichting Rebel.
Proud of the South | Website
Artist consultant at talent development program Proud of the South.