VP of A&R, Artist Publishing Group; Director of A&R, Atlantic Records; Founder, Madd Music Management
Benjamin Maddahi, 27, is a triple-threat. His publishing placements include "Tonight (I'm Loving You)" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E, "Yeah 3x" by Chris Brown and tracks by the Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West and others. At Atlantic, he served as co-A&R for Flo Rida. And his own Madd Music Management is also now under the Atlantic umbrella. Maddahi credits mentor/business partner Mike Caren, executive VP of A&R at Atlantic and president of Elektra, with teaching him "to keep a keen ear and eye out for talent" and "setting the creative bar high."