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…recently Paul has been coordinating artist appearances in Spectrasonics “Musical Moments” videos with artists such as Cory Henry, Robert Glasper, Shaun Martin, Jacob Collier, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea to name only a few…

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
Richard Devine
Cory Henry
Robert Glasper
Shaun Martin
Jacob Collier
Nicolas Dupuis aka Anomalie
Ruslan Sirota
Philippe Saisse
Rai Thistlethwayte
Jonah Nilsson aka Dirty Loops
Clare Yeo
Jack Stratton
Ric’key Pageot
Zachary Rae
Tony Beliveau
Terrace Martin
Ronnie Foster
Tony Ann
Moonchild band
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
KC Porter
Rhett Lawrence
Corrado Rustici
Bob Daspit, Sammy Hagar
Jeff Lorber
Jeff Bova
Jimmy Bralower
Teddy Riley
Mikael Eldridge aka Count
Composers Film/TV Scoring:
Mark Isham
Danny Elfman
John Powell
James Newton Howard
Harry Gregson-Williams
AR Rahman
Thomas Newman
CJ Vanston
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
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Stranger Things)
Michael Lehmann Boddicker
David Van Tieghem
Amin Bhatia
Clinton Shorter
Hans Zimmer
Chris Vrenna
Andy Summers
Marc Shaiman
David Schwartz
Atticus Ross
Trent Reznor
Steve Porcaro
Mark Mothersbaugh
Sophia Morizet
Bruce Miller
Wendy Melvoin
Lisa Coleman
Danny Lux
Joe Conlan
PJ Hanke
Wayne Kramer
Jean-Michel Jarre
Joel Goodman
Charles Bernstein
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
Michael Lehmann Boddicker
Mike Lang
Ralph Grierson
Ian Underwood
Jeff Bova
Greg Phillinganes
Scott Thunes
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
Darrell Thorp
Pablo Arraya
Todd Witelock