We are one of the newest talent recruitment agencies on the music industry. The newest, but not the least!
Probably we are a lot like you, after being graduated we started to play in weddings and pubs for a few dollars.. After some experience and the right contacts we started to work abroad cruise ships and performing in hotels around the world. Now, we are lucky to say that our lasts 10-12 years have been a huge adventure, traveling to the most exotic places, playing music and getting paid to do what we love. Honestly, we would have done it for free.
That’s why we are here, to help and support you to do the same, but without all the headache and frustration that means to be on the wrong agency. We worked with unprepared and uninformed people, without a minimum interest in their musicians, and that’s why we decided to build this family. Studio 16 is running by professional musicians and hospitality experts.
Having completed many cruise ships and hotel contracts, we know exactly what is needed to get the gig, what it feels like the first time you step on board and how to be successful in a career at sea or land. We’ll guide you through the process and ensure you have the details and answers you need prior to arrival.
Our staff is dedicated to sourcing the best talent and getting them booked in the best position, as quickly as possible. Due to our huge experience we have the best connections and ability to match opportunities.
We want you to be successful and will do everything we can to make sure that happens.
MEET THE TEAM
Co Founder & Director
David comes all the way from Argentina and has been based in Europe since 2013. He studied piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Ástor Piazzolla” in Buenos Aires, and immediately started to work as a music teacher in a deaf children school.
After 4 years of teaching David started to play piano in numerous ensembles around hotels in Asia, where the idea of this agency began. Then he deepened his musical knowledge to become a versatile musician onboard cruise ships where he´s been performing as a piano bar entertainer the last 10 years.
Music has been his love affair so in his free time he enjoys composing and arranging, he has an unusual passion to literally fix anything that breaks and in the past few years has developed a small obsession with Spanish “jamón” (we don´t blame him).
Co Founder & Operations Manager
Hailing from Barcelona, Carol earned a bachelor´s degree in Hospitality & Tourism, specialized in International Management, and has since worked in hotels around the 5 continents.
She has lived in Australia, México, California and in a tiny island with sand roads on the Caribbean. She´s also worked onboard multiple cruise lines as a head guest service. Carolina spends her time playing the guitar, climbing mountains and snorkeling, and not less important, she has gone around the globe 3 times.
She´s has a next-level organizational and creative skills and bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the Studio 16 team.
Mary comes all the way from East Europe but nowadays she´s enjoying the sunny weather in Spain. Her educational background includes a Degree in Psychology and a Certification in Human Resources.
She´s the heart of the team, supports the administration and recruiting departments and plays a key role in ensuring an unmatched experience for both our entertainers as well as our clients.
For some unknown reason she enjoys listening to reggae and has an unleashed passion for watching puppy videos. Isn´t that sweet?