Ben is the co-founder of live event and concert promotions company ‘Musicalize’. Following an 8 year career with Lloyds TSB in his hometown Birmingham, Ben decided to quit the world of corporate, move to London and start something he was really passionate about. With no relevant experience, prior contacts or financial backing at this stage, Ben and his then girlfriend (now wife) decided to put on their 1st ever live music showcase in April 2011 having spent most of their free time at other gigs and concerts and falling in love with the unsigned music scene. After a year of “putting on gigs for fun”, Ben decided to make Musicalize a fully fledged business and put all the steps in place to make that happen. Recognising the need for funding, Ben stepped into the world of pitching to private investors and eventually this paid off. Almost 6 years on, Musicalize is now regarded as “one of the UK’s fastest growing live music events” and has staged concerts and events with a range of UK and US headline artists including: Ed Sheeran, Kano, Wretch 32, Stormzy, 50 Cent & G-Unit, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous Trey Songz, Brandy, Jeremih and many more whilst providing a platform for 100s of artists to showcase their talents. With plans to expand into Europe and the U.S., the success of Musicalize shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
On a day-to-day basis, Ben handles all things relating to the Marketing & PR of Musicalize events and the business in general so is usually seen phone in hand replying to phone calls, emails or the numerous messages across social media that the company receive each day