Maikel Roethof

Music producer, songwriter and drummer

With over 20 years of experience with drumming, 10 years of producing and owning a recording studio I can help you to produce your music and/or with good recorded drums. Want to record your music? Come visit my recording studio in Baarn.

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Since the age of 3 (born 1989), I play drums. So, after all these years I think I can say that music is an important part of my life. And sharing this passion with the world is one of the best parts of it.

What is your music dream?

To be the drummer, producer, (co)songwriter from one of the biggest (stadium) rock bands world wide.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Another 45 Miles To Go (Golden Earring). It all started with that song.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Golden Earring, Nickelback, Alter Bridge, Myles Kennedy, Muse, Toto, Bon Jovi, ACDC, Bryan Adams.

What inspires you to make music?

Other artists, live concerts.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Go for it! Follow your passion and live your life.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Energetic, home, alive.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Focus, knowledge of the business side, don't be afraid to invest in your goal/dream. Get rid of samples if the song doesn't need it.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far, I think it is awesome!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The laziness and lack of knowledge in this industry if it comes to business.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

They have to know how to play, how to deliver their music, don't be tempted by the ease of use of all the digital opportunities we have these days. And be an entrepreneur.