Willem Bakker


The Dutch songwriter and producer Willem Bakker started his career at the ‘Rock Academie’ in Tilburg, The Netherlands in 2002. After graduating he performed as a guitarist with Dutch artist Kim-Lian van der Meij for several years. Willem became more interested in songwriting and producing and learned his skills from the renowned producer DanielGibson (songwriter – producer of a.o. Within Temptation).

In 2013 and 2014 he wrote and produced music for the Dutch TV show ‘Junior Dance’. The songwriter and producer signed withCloud 9 Music in October 2014. His biggest success so far was ‘Young Again’, which Willem wrote together with Chris Jones for Hardwell’s album ‘United We Are’. The song became one of Hardwell’s biggest hits with over 32 million streams on Spotify and over 23 million views on YouTube. In 2016 Willem wrote and co-produced the single ‘Bodies In The Sun’ for the Dutch Idol winner Nina den Hartog and the upcoming DJ Kenn Colt. Willem is a driven and talented writer with an international vision and ambition. He actively participates in writing camps with producers and writers from all over the world.

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– Graduated from the ‘Rock Academy’

– Co-wrote ‘Young Again’ for Hardwell, which has over 48 million streams