Total Management Service (TMS) is a young, full-service agency that primarily focuses on management and support of both national and international artists in the broadest sense of the word. The core activities of TMS, management and security, are founded on years of experience in the music industry. Total Management Support stands for a trustworthy, firm and above all no-nonsense approach, in which a personal relation with the artist, the client and location are key.
The driving force behind TMS is managing director Robert de Waal. De Waal, who worked his way up in security, initially expanded his company Rowa Security into an imperium with over 350 employees and for 10 years he was the personal bodyguard of Dutch singer André Hazes. In 2004 Robert sells his company after Hazes’ passing. Still he remains active in showbiz with his company RW Entertainment for a few more years, focusing on management, publishing, bookings and a privately owned label.
In the meantime Robert does not idle and writes a book titled “In The Shadow Of”, published in 2008, in which he extensively writes about his life with André Hazes. As entrepreneur he also makes an important change in his career with the establishment of his new company Biopromotions that produces durable bioplastics.
But as always blood is thicker than water and Robert’s passion for professional personal security combined with the activities of a professional entertainment agency remains; the incentive for the start of Total Management Service. Asked about his initiatives, Robert is straightforward: “Of course it is clear that with Biopromotions I work with a rock solid partner Steven van Bommel and great personnel towards expansion and that I will not let it go. I cannot, however, deny my love for the entertainment industry; security and management have always stuck with me. At the end of the day it was my meeting with Dante Klein, the first artist on our roster, that fanned the fire inside of me. He knew my background and especially his love for music and entertainment triggered me to return to this profession. With Total Management Service I am breathing new life into my passion”.
“Working on the career of artists, offering them guidance and support while looking after their personal security – it is in my blood, I feel good in that environment. If you can rely on our experience, and I mean in business, but also on a financial and personal level, then every artist can trust us to make that next step into the music industry. We have the experience, we have the knowhow and we focus on the person behind the artist. Over the years I have seen enough to understand how things are done and that is what distinguishes us from the rest. Personal relationships with the artist, the client and the location are worth their weight in gold. That is how we make a living and how we introduce TMS as a serious competitor on the Dutch market.
We are ready for the future”.