February 19 2018
Ben Maddahi is the CEO of a music consulting and management company UNRESTRICTED. Currently, Ben’s clients include two high-profile companies: SONGS Music Publishing (The Weeknd, Diplo, Chromeo, Lorde, etc) and Island Records (Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Elton John, etc).
Ben started working professionally in the music business in 2006, after he graduated from USC with a major in Political Science an a minor in Music Business. His first job in the music business was interning for heavyweight record executive and music producer Mike Caren at Atlantic Records, who groomed him to be his very first employee at his new publishing company Artist Publishing Group. There, Ben rose from intern to president over the course of 9 years, while concurrently doing a stint as a record executive at Atlantic Records. At Atlantic, he contributed to hits for artists such as David Guetta (“Titanium” feat. Sia), Flo Rida (“Wild Ones” feat. Sia), and Wiz Khalifa (“See You Again” feat. Charlie Puth).
As a music publisher (representative for songwriters and producers), Ben has helped put together hits for Zedd (“Stay” feat. Alessia Cara), Pitbull (“Timber” feat. Kesha), Ariana Grande (“Just One Last Time”), Enrique Iglesias (“Tonight I’m Loving You” feat. Ludacris), Chris Brown (“Yeah 3X”) and several others.
In addition to his duties as a record executive and music publisher, Ben also manages multi-platinum and Grammy-winning producer and songwriters Frank E and Rodney Jerkins.