Favourite Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Favourite place to eat: Cecconi’s do a dope Lobster Linguine. Their Oysters with crème fraiche and parmesan lightly toasted is divine.
Desert Island Essentials: A bottle of spiced rum, a laptop loaded with music, someone to converse with.
Favourite book: The Alchemist. This book changed my life.
Favourite film: The original Star Wars trilogy, Beverly Hills Cop and Trading Places.
Top 3 favourite songs: 2Pac – Me Against The World, Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror, John Coltrane – In A Sentimental Mood
Favourite producer/composer: Diddy & Jon Williams.
Favourite artist: The King of Pop- Michael Jackson and 2pac
Favourite Mogul: Diddy – this guy has done it all. He inspired me at 15 to want to get into the business.
What people should know: I’m a theatre trained actor from the age of 6-18 and have stared in numerous tv, film, theatre and radio productions. I’m also a fully qualified personal trainer and nutritionist.
Favourite Quote: “Success is failure turned inside out” “I’m not afraid of failing, I’m afraid of failing to try.”
What makes you Unstoppable? To be unstoppable is a mindset, an attitude, energy. To know that whatever obstacles get in your way that you will overcome them and be successful regardless.
To never allow anything to stop you.
Ben Wynter is a UK based music and media executive with twenty years of experience in the music industry, including roles in A&R, delivering events in partnership with the Mayor of London and Downing Street and founding the talent management company Unstoppable Music Group, home to Grammy Award-nominated producer Mario Winans.
Wynter has worked his way up through the music industry ranks. Before the age of 22, Wynter worked with the Sony Records Street Team, interned for Chris Rock in New York, and worked as an A&R at Sanctuary Records.
In 2004 Wynter worked on the Urban Music Seminar. Co-hosted by Damon Dash and Roc-a-fella Records, the seminar was the largest urban event of its kind in Europe drawing an eager crowd of over 15,000 young people in two days that craved a desire to learn more about the creative industries from top professionals.
Alongside DKG/Coast Music, Wynter worked the project management for soul singer Rhian Benson, paving the way for her to win numerous awards including a prestigious MOBO award in 2005. Wynter also oversaw the release of former Three Degrees singer Sheila Ferguson‘s debut solo album release A New Kind of Medicine during this period.
In 2007 Wynter launched Origins Media connecting corporate and government organisations with the ever-popular youth market. The highlight of which was being commissioned to organize the London Week of Peace flagship event at Trafalgar Square. The event saw more than 13,000 young people attend and take a stand for peace in London. The event was so successful, that Wynter was invited to Downing Street where then Prime Minister Gordon Brown personally thanked him for his contribution to the promotion of peace in London.
In 2009 Wynter returned to the music industry. Wynter’s first Client Jaya was signed to Universal Records and as such became the first British Indian female to be signed to a major label in the UK this Millennium. Wynter also went on to work with the highly successful Manchester-based trio Platnum who scored a number 2 hit in 2009 with their single ‘What’s It Gonna Be’ and songwriter Charlotte Kelly who scored a UK Number 1, writing the top line for the Roll Deep single ‘Good Times’.
Wynter has worked with the PRS Foundation where he managed the industry funds programme’s and budgets, providing more the £1million in grants funding and increasing the percentage of ethnic, regional and female-identifying grantees. Wynter also formed partnerships with Spotify and launched the Hitmaker fund. It is the only fund of its kind in the UK that supports behind the scenes songwriters and producers with grant funding.
Currently, Wynter works with A.I.M (Association of Independent Music) as Entrepreneurship & Outreach Manager where he helps music entrepreneurs and rights holders, to navigate the music and media ecosystem, maximising the potential in the rights that they own.
Most recently Wynter has been working with pop songstress Chantelle Lee, R&B artist Verose, legendary artist, songwriter and producer Mario Winans and synch award-nominated producers Dot Inc.
To contact Ben email: Ben@unstoppablemusicgroup.com