Ben Maitland-Lewis /  Boston, MA CEO at Presskit.to | Founder at PrettyInstant.com
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Ben Maitland-Lewis

CEO at Presskit.to | Founder at PrettyInstant.com
Boston, MA

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Purpose-driven entrepreneur, producer, drummer, and marketing consultant with a passion to make it happen!

Latest Win

Presskit.to wins 2nd place at #ICEventureday — 05/05/2014

I'm honored to have won 2nd place for our work with Presskit.to and Fine Arts Institutions against 10+ other startups. They are all fantastic. Check them out!

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Soundcloud TracksTracks

What's a Presskit?...

What's a Presskit?

In this short & unscripted video, I explain what a Presskit is and how it can help you communicate effectively & do more business.

Be Relevant (MIDEM Academy)...

Be Relevant (MIDEM Academy)

http://Presskit.to CEO Ben Maitland-Lewis speaking at MIDEM Academy about "Effective B2B Communication in a Direct-to-Fan economy".

Bathtub...

Bathtub

Joe, Ben, and Crickie jam on "Bathtub," a charming "coming-of-age" tune about a young man, a bathtub, and his search for the tastiest smoothie in town.

Me rippin' drums under the freeway...

Me rippin' drums under the freeway

Me in our mascot head solo under the i-93 freeway for a Rockatholon social vid.

Me interviewing Joey Cape of Lagwagon ...

Me interviewing Joey Cape of Lagwagon

Ben (@maitlandlewis) sits down with the Caper to discuss keeping a band together, changes in the touring industry, staying busy between projects, getting old...

Interview: Portugal. The Man at B.O.M.B. Fest...

Interview: Portugal. The Man at B.O.M.B. Fest

We talk DIY tour funding and how important it is to maintain relationships

I the Mighty LIVE on our tour bus at SXSW...

I the Mighty LIVE on our tour bus at SXSW

Personal favorite: I the Mighty plays a killer stripped down version of Cutting Room Floor.

Co-Director: Dropkick Murphys "Memorial Day" video...

Co-Director: Dropkick Murphys "Memorial Day" video

I was credited as a Co-Director of this video under the talented Mike Gill of CircumVision. Awesome time for sure!

Producer/Manager: KIDNAPKIN - exposition...

Producer/Manager: KIDNAPKIN - exposition

I Produced a Mr. Roger's spoof for the song "exposition" by epic band - KID:NAP:KIN

Me playing drums with punk band: The Thickness...

Me playing drums with punk band: The Thickness

The Thickness plays "Children of the Night," Live at the Foundry24 Valentine's Day Massacre. Produced by Strewnshank Productions. Thanks to Bob Farrell, Ben ...

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Ben Maitland-Lewis /  Boston, MA CEO at Presskit.to | Founder at PrettyInstant.com

Ben Maitland-Lewis is an American entrepreneur, consultant, producer, and drummer. He is the CEO & “Founding Alchemist” at Presskit.to, a multimedia portfolio platform for fine arts institutions, entertainment businesses, and creative freelancers. He is also the founder and director of brand development for Pretty Instant, a social photo-marketing agency working with brands and non-profits.

Ben spent much of his youth in Europe performing as a circus performer and classical musician before moving to southern California and entering into the contemporary music business. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, a former Marketing Director at SonyBMG Music Entertainment, the founder of an award-winning artist development & management company, and was also recently named as one of the nations "Top Young Entrepreneurs” by http://Under30CEO.com.

In a nutshell, you'll find Ben...
Listening to NOFX on repeat, banging on the drums, and quoting South Park while leading marketing initiatives, building communities, and envisioning the future of his companies.

May 05, 2014

award

Presskit.to wins 2nd place at #ICEventureday
Presskit.to wins 2nd place at #ICEventureday

I'm honored to have won 2nd place for our work with Presskit.to and Fine Arts Institutions against 10+ other startups. They are all fantastic. Check them out!

Source

May 04, 2014

shoutout

Mentioned in a Boston Globe BetaBoston article
Mentioned in a Boston Globe BetaBoston article

We are selected to present at the upcoming #ICEventureday presented by Berklee College of Music, Brown University, and IE Business School.

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Apr 15, 2014

premiere

Released Boston Marathon bombing tribute song -
Released Boston Marathon bombing tribute song - "26 Miles of Glory"

Almost 20-year old Boston ska band, Big D & The Kids Table, released a song in tribute to the Boston Marathon Bombings and made it available for free download through the Presskit.to/26milesofglory

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Apr 09, 2014

appearance

Skype interview with David McWane of Big D & The Kids Table
Skype interview with David McWane of Big D & The Kids Table

I sat down with old friend and Big D & The Kids Table frontman, David McWane, for the first of our monthly features to talk about what’s going on with the band and explore key lessons that David’s learned over his 18-year-and-counting career on the road.

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Apr 08, 2014

appearance

Selected to present at the TechCrunch Meetup & PItch-off!
Selected to present at the TechCrunch Meetup & PItch-off!

I was honored to be selected to do a 60-sec pitch of Presskit.to in front of over 1000 people including a panel of VC judges. I didn't win, but hey - I was up against people working with Tesla!

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Feb 02, 2014

milestone

Featured Speaker at Midem Academy, Cannes, FR
Featured Speaker at Midem Academy, Cannes, FR

Invited to give in hour-long workshop on "It's Not All About Likes; Effective B2B Communication in a Direct To Fan Economy."

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Jan 02, 2014

shoutout

Feature in
Feature in "AeroLife website"

I was featured in the launch of the new "AeroLife" energy shot website for being a fast-moving entrepreneur.

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Nov 19, 2013

appearance

Featured speaker at Global Entrepreneurship Week
Featured speaker at Global Entrepreneurship Week

Northeastern University hosted a series of panels and discussions around entrepreneurship and I was invited to speak on behalf of our work with IDEA.

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Oct 30, 2013

appearance

Industry Panel at Northeastern University
Industry Panel at Northeastern University

I was invited to speak on a epic panel at with members of Billboard, Rolling Stone, Pledge Music, and Pandora, among others.

Oct 11, 2013

shoutout

Featured article on Pretty Instant on FlipTheMedia.com
Featured article on Pretty Instant on FlipTheMedia.com

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Oct 03, 2013

milestone

Music Director for BostonTechJam!
Music Director for BostonTechJam!

As the music director for the BostonTechJam.com, Ben helped produce the first music festival in the Innovation District, attracting over 2500 people. http://bostontechjam.com

Sep 24, 2013

press quote

Think Like A Label exclusive interview
Think Like A Label exclusive interview

"....we could also help hundreds of thousands of musicians worldwide, by helping them build sustainable careers by thinking of themselves as a business." - Ben Maitland-Lewis

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Aug 14, 2013

shoutout

NPR radio mention and quote from Boston's Business Leader's meeting

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Aug 02, 2013

shoutout

Presskit.to launches Facebook App & Songkick integration!

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Jun 12, 2013

shoutout

Presskit.to featured at IDEA Pitchathon / MassChallenge
Presskit.to featured at IDEA Pitchathon / MassChallenge

Presented to a room of VC's, entrepreneurs, and coaches at MassChallenge in Boston

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Mar 13, 2013

milestone

Presskit.to SXSW takeover & live broadcast
Presskit.to SXSW takeover & live broadcast

We produced a few showcases, lie streamed events, and had a blast at SXSW'13.

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Jan 28, 2013

shoutout

Launched partnership with Berklee Center in LA

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Dec 15, 2012

award

Recipient of Northeastern's IDEA Gap Funding
Recipient of Northeastern's IDEA Gap Funding

Presskit.to received a $10K grant to begin our work with the Berklee Center in Los Angeles through their IDEA Venture Accelerator Program.

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Dec 06, 2012

shoutout

Interview: Future Music Coalition

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Oct 23, 2012

milestone

Named
Named "Top Young Entrepreneur" in USA by Under30CEO.com

A huge honor to be named as one of the nations "Top Young Entrepreneurs" by Under30CEO.com

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Oct 19, 2012

shoutout

Feature: Northeastern University NEXPO

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Oct 17, 2012

shoutout

Interview: "How To Build A Presskit" at MusicianCoaching.com

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Sep 24, 2012

shoutout

Interview: Think Like A Label

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Sep 12, 2012

shoutout

METRO Article on myself & Presskit.to

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Sep 08, 2012

press quote

Marcus Taylor, founder of TheMusiciansGuide.co.uk
Marcus Taylor, founder of TheMusiciansGuide.co.uk

I’m relieved to see that Presskit.to has created a solution that, unlike other EPK services, isn't covered in ads or trying to do too many different things. These press kits look sleek and go above and beyond in creating that all important first impression.

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Sep 04, 2012

milestone

Presskit.to launches into Public Beta!

http://Presskit.to

Mar 11, 2012

shoutout

Launched Presskit.to at SXSW!

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Mar 11, 2012

shoutout

Interview: TechHustler - SXSW'12

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Date Title Location Type Info
Oct 27, 2012 Live @ Foundry24 (The Thickness last show) ,  
Oct 28, 2012 Live @ Foundry24 (Hollywood East Actors) ,  
Sep 04, 2013 Presskit.to 1YR public beta anniversary ,  
Apr 08, 2014 TechCrunch 60-sec Pitch-Off Boston, MA Appearance  
Apr 17, 2014 Speaking at Berklee about Arts Entrepreneurship Boston, MA Appearance  
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