Inden SPOT Festival 2018 introducerer vi dig til flere af de internationale branchepersoner,som har bekræftet deres deltagelse på årets SPOT Festival. Her kan du møde Ben Blackburn, A&R hos Atlantic Records.
Du kan møde alle MXD’s internationale gæster til MXD’s Superbowl, vores årlige SPOT networking-arrangement mellem den internationale og danske musikbranche, som finder sted lørdag d. 12/5 i Aarhus Bowlinghal.
Name: Ben Blackburn
Company: Atlantic Records
Based in: London
Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster? Atlantic Records is part of Warner Music, including a UK roster of Ed Sheeran, Anne Marie, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Stormzy, and many more.
– and a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment? I’ve recently joined Atlantic Records from Virgin EMI, so still getting settled in! I am currently assisting on acts including Dan Caplen, Maisie Peters, and Fred Gibson.
What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music? I co-founded a music blog in 2010 called Crack in the Road and that opened my eyes to the entire music industry. From using the blog as a platform to discover new artists I then quickly realised that I wanted to work these artists in some capacity!
What are your favourite Danish acts? MØ, Chinah, Off Bloom, Siba, Liss
Best show you’ve ever seen hands down? Kate Bush