102: Ben Thomas – Next Stop WIN a GRAMMY


Benjamin Thomas is an engineer, producer, and mixer from Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Temple University in 2018 with a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and Innovation Management. With over 4 years of professional experience, he is known for his work in the Hip-Hop, R&B, and Gospel music genres, helping to shape the sound of Philadelphia in this time.  In 2017, Ben had the opportunity to engineer “Insecure” which featured Jazmine Sullivan and Bryson Tiller, as well as work on Brian McKnight’s album Genesis. This work earned Ben 3 NAACP Image and Soul Train award Nominations. Since then, Ben has had the opportunity to work with artists including: Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremiah, Lil Dicky, Meek Mill, NLE Choppa, Donn T, Chill Moody, Jorja Smith, and many others. In 2020, Ben Opened his first commercial studio space, After5 Studios. In 2020, Ben earned his first Billboard #1 with his work on the ‘Pluto x Baby Pluto’ Album for Lil Uzi Vert and Future. Ben also worked on Ingrid Andress debut album, ‘Lady Like.’ which was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Country Album.

Currently, Ben works out of After5 Studios. He is also a co-owner of nicethingsMUSIC, an independent record label & management company. Ben is also a former Governor on the board of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy and is an active member in the Recording Academy. Outside of music, Ben has spent time editing podcasts for iHeart Radio’s “Art of the Hustle” hosted by Ryan Leslie, as well as audio mixing work for the online TV Series “Single and Anxious.”

Here are the Self Made Strategies of Ben Thomas.
On this episode you will hear Ben discuss:

* How he called his shot (winning a Grammy)
* Success (in any endeavor) is really a function of time
* The people that have helped Ben get to where he is
* Ben’s mission related to After5 Studios
* How Ben became co-owner of nicethingsMUSIC (@nicethingsMUSIC on Instagram) and close friends with Chill Moody
* Why seizing opportunities that others pass up was the difference maker in Ben’s life and career

Production Credits:
This Self Made Strategies Podcast is a SoftStix Productions LLC jawn. This episode was hosted, produced and edited by Tony Lopes, in Philly, PA USA.

The Self Made Strategies Podcast is sponsored by Lopes Law LLC (www.LopesLawLLC.com).

NOW also available on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCOG-mybCfvYWhoXo4vPoB5g

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