Mød Ben Blackburn fra Atlantic Records

Inden SPOT 2018 introducerer MXD dig til flere af de internationale branchepersoner,som har bekræftet deres deltagelse på årets SPOT. 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 Århus Bowlinghal.






Name: Ben Blackburn

Company: Atlantic Records

Title: A&R

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