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Kevin Benson

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Kevin Benson

Kevin Benson has made a lasting impact on music and film with his innovative work as an artist manager, music supervisor, licensing director and marketing executive. At New Line Cinema, he acquired and developed The Mask, starring Jim Carrey, which grossed over $351 million on an $18–23 million budget. With Harmony Artists, Benson represented funk musicians James Brown and the Ohio Players, rock artists Player and Nick Gilder, The Dead Boys and Richard Hell and the Vodoids. With Family Productions, he had covers with Bonnie Raitt, he signed artists to Casablanca Records and oversaw a Phil Spector production. As independent artist manager, Benson represented The Bus Boys, Teena Marie, PUYA, Robbie “Draco” Rosa, Juletta Venegas and Psycho Realm. He also represented many successful rock and pop record producers of major acts.

A long-time champion of Latin music in the U.S, Benson helped introduce legendary acts Caifanes, Jaguares, Malita Vecindad, Fobia and Juanes to the American markets. He worked with Live Nation, AEG, and Nederlander Concerts, and consulted
with House of Blues to expand the Latin touring market. He was a creater of Sony Signatures Latin, where he signed artists such as Mana, Luis Miguel, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Alejandro Sanz, Marc Anthony and Caifanes. Benson also produced the Broadway production of Latinologues, directed by Cheech Marin.

Benson has supervised the music on more than 50 films including Ghost Busters, Just One of the Guys, Fright Night and
Vision Quest, Madonna’s first film. He ran the music department for New Line Cinema and established the licensing and merchandising, music and promotion departments, overseeing all music including Nightmare on Elm Street, a No. 1 record with Dokken and a Grammy nomination for best jazz record with the soundtrack from Torch Song Trilogy. Hairspray, The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and House Party 1, 2, and 3 were among New Line’s critically and commercially successful films.

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