Ben Kramer (YouTube): Mentor


Ben Kramer


Advance RSVP is available to Primary Entry badge types only. Walk-ups may be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Mentor Sessions offer 15 minutes of one-on-one interaction with industry leaders and professionals from a variety of fields spanning interactive, film, and music.

Meeting with this mentor is highly recommended if you're interested in music tech, startups, and management.

Ben runs YouTube's Artist Development team - a group of strategic partner managers around the world dedicated to making YouTube a home for musicians. Prior to this role, Ben led Artist & Industry Relations for StarMaker Interactive. Both roles have been strongly informed by his previous experience in the music industry – first as a major label artist signed to DreamWorks Records and later as co-founder of a successful music production company.

You can see Ben’s full bio on his speaker page.

Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of Mentor Sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced