Your rights, our concern


Zanoise is a Netherlands specialist firm focused on providing tailor-made solutions to the entertainment industry on the management of intellectual properties worldwide.

Industry experience
We have over 25 years hands-on experience dealing with exploitation, administration and rights issues regarding intellectual property, from anything as small as a song to a blockbuster movie.

Deep relations within the media and entertainment sector
We have strong, long-standing relationships with leading entertainment businesses, financiers, accountants and advisors.

Problem solvers
Zanoise provides smart and robust solutions for its clients’ strategic issues based on diligent fact-based analysis.

Our clients include financiers, (instituational) investors, rights holders, (business)managers, rights management firms and producers.

Behind the scenes

Ernst Jacob Bakker

Managing Director

Having 25+ year of experience in managing intellectual property rights worldwide (music publishing, neighbouring rights and film/TV rights) Ernst thrives in translating strategy into concrete actions. Big picture thinking can be great and inspiring but at the end of the day what you create should be fit-for-purpose. On the way Ernst connects people and disciplines, always trying to find the balance between creativity and order, flexibiliteit and control that suits our clients best.

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Strategic advice

Getting clarity on the clients’ strategic objectives. Jointly set goals and define concrete actions.

Interim rights management

Creating a temporary rights management hub pending final strategic decisions and procuring the manpower to run it.

Royalty collection: DIY or out-of-house

Advising on ‘make or buy’ decisions. Dependent on the rights holders' needs, we can help them to set up their own rights management business.

Due diligence

Performing operational due diligence on content owners and rights management companies in view of mergers and acquisitions.

Post M&A

Operationally merge acquisitions into the client’s business.


Zanoise can provide management for Netherlands based entertainment businesses.