Artist Relations

Artist Relations for Music Equipment Manufacturers

Starting in the early 1980’s and continuing through today, Paul has connected with a wide range of artists fueling communication with music equipment companies. Endorsements, expert feedback, extra support, product quotes, photos, audio and video interviews, and public appearances are part of Paul’s core artist relations programs. Below a partial list of notable artists, composers, engineers and producers Paul has worked with.

Over the past 25 years Paul de Benedictis has worked with a variety of artists supporting them with products, technical support and equipment consultation. Starting with Opcode, then Euphonix, Spectrasonics, Dangerous Music, Focal and others, many of the artists have taken part in public relations and marketing programs such as press releases, artist feature stories, interviews in magazines and on the web, endorsement and demonstration videos, advertisements, posters, and interactive media. Some of the artists connected to Paul’s work include U2, Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Pink Floyd, Sting, No Doubt, Steely Dan, Carlos Santana, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Dave Stewart, Howard Benson, Dweezil Zappa, Scott Thunes, Lyle Mays, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Chris Vrenna…

Note: Many of the talented people listed below fit multiple categories… and all have many, many credits…

Recording Artists:
Butch Vig, Garbage
Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails
Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Beck
Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumkins
Walter Becker, Steely Dan
Dave Stewart/Ned Douglas, Eurythmics, “Super Heavy”
Roger Hodgson, Supertramp
Mark Mothersbaugh, DEVO, Mutato Muzika
Branford Marsalis
Herbie Hancock
Chick Corea
John McLaughlin
Lyle Mays
George Duke
Bela Fleck
Josh Gabriel, Gabriel and Dresden
Steven Page, Bare Naked Ladies
Nick Hexum, 311
Steve Vai
Thomas Dolby
Steve Porcaro, Toto
Adam Young, Owl City
Dweezil Zappa
Keith Shocklee
Producers:
Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift
Dust Brothers (John King, Michael Simpson), Beck
Jerry Harrison, Talking Heads/Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Marc “Kipper” Eldridge, Sting
Brian Eno
Chris Vrenna, Marilyn Manson
John Shanks, 2005 Producer of the Year
Ashwin Sood, Sarah McLachlan
Jeff Trott, Sheryl Crow
MIDI Mafia aka Dirty $wift, Bruce Waynne
Billy Gould, Faith No More
Howard Benson, My Chemical Romance
Jimmy Bralower
Joe Bermudez
Josh Harris
Morgan Page
David Was
Rodger Nichols
KC Porter
Rhett Lawrence
Corrado Rustici
Bob Daspit, Sammy Hagar
Jeff Lorber
Jeff Bova
Jimmy Bralower
Teddy Riley
Composers Film/TV Scoring:
Mark Isham
Danny Elfman
John Powell
James Newton Howard
Harry Gregson-Williams
AR Rahman
CJ Vanston, Mighty Wind, Spinal Tap
Sean Callery
Michael Giacchino
Alex Wurman
Paul Haslinger
Jeff Rona
Tom Scott
Frank Serafine
Jan Hammer
Denis Hannigan
Charlie Clauser
Bob Daspit
Russ Landau
Terence Blanchard
Performance:
Terry Lawless, U2
Peter Kuzma, Lady Gaga
Wix Wickens, Paul McCartney
Morris Hayes, Prince
Billy Cobham, Mahavishnu Orchestra
Michael Ramos, Los Lonely Boys
Tommy Coster Jr., Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent
David Rosenthal
Mike Boddiker
Mike Lang
Ralph Grierson
Ian Underwood
Jeff Bova
Greg Phillinganes
Larry Fast
Will Lee
Technicians:
Bill Bush, Butch Vig/Garbage
Bryan Bell, Neil Young, Carlos Santana
Will Alexander, Rolling Stones, No Doubt
Peter Wiltz, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna
Bob Braelove, Grateful Dead
Marc Mann, Danny Elfman
Bob Rice, Lyle Mays
Mike McKnight, Pink Floyd
Engineers:
Eric “ET” Thorngren, Talking Heads,
Karl Derfler, Tom Waits
Sean Beresford, Third Eye Blind
Jeff Juliano, Paramore
Ian Boxill, Prince
Ken “Pooch” Van Druten, Slash
Sterling Winfield, Pantera
Dave Kutch, John Legend, Alicia Keys
Jaquire King, Kings of Leon
Michael H. Brauer, Coldplay (surround mix)
Ryan Ulyate, Tom Petty
Niko Bolas, Neil Young
Frank Filipetti, Korn
Chris Fogel, Alanis Morissette
Gary Paczosa, Dixie Chicks
Michael Barbiero, Maroon 5
David Kahne, Paul MacCartney
Bob Katz, Mastering
Michael Romanowski, Mastering
Mike Wells, Mastering