Meet Benjamin Levy, a seasoned music industry professional with a remarkable career spanning over 25 years. As the founder of BL Music, a renowned international booking agency established in 2007, Benjamin has cultivated extensive expertise internationally in various aspects of the industry.
Throughout his journey, he has excelled as a promoter, booking agent, manager, producer, tour manager, educator, and artistic director of festivals.
Benjamin’s passion for jazz and funk has allowed him to collaborate with globally acclaimed artists such as James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, Magma, Archie Shepp, Roy Ayers, Billy Cobham, Azymuth, and Fred Wesley. His deep understanding of the music business was shaped by his early experiences at prestigious events like the Nice Jazz Festival and the JVC Jazz Festival in Paris.
In addition to his impressive achievements, Benjamin Levy has successfully built the Paris New York Heritage Festival, a multi-festival network spanning six countries over seven years. This series of events showcases Benjamin’s expertise in the international music scene and highlights his ability to curate captivating experiences that transcend cultural boundaries.
Furthermore, Benjamin has dedicated a decade to running the first booking academy in France, training and mentoring over 100 aspiring bookers who have since found employment with esteemed companies. He has also imparted his industry knowledge to students at respected institutions like Science Po, EAC, ISCPA, ATLA, and others.
With his wealth of experience, notable accomplishments, and the establishment of the Paris New York Heritage Festival, Benjamin Levy stands as an exceptional music business mentor. His deep insights into the industry and commitment to empowering professionals make him an invaluable resource for individuals seeking guidance and success in the live music industry.