Frank Kimenai is an Amsterdam based music ecosystem researcher and advisor. He specializes in popular music and its idiosyncratic actors, infrastructure and value chains. Frank feels most at home at the intersection of culture, economy, policy and the social domain. He has a healthy dose of grass roots ethics, an entrepreneurial mindset and an international gaze. He likes innovation but dislikes speculation, loves Excel sheets and listens to Black Flag. Currently, Frank’s main activities are his research on the resilience of music ecosystems at the Erasmus University, and his job as head of the public funding and development department of Web3 music & tech start-up Copyright Delta. Frank is frequently asked as a public speaker, moderator and curator, amongst others at conferences like SXSW, ADE, ESNS, Reeperbahn and more. Furthermore he is involved in several European and national music policy developments.
Researcher at Erasmus University