After producing global monster hits for people like Britney Spears, Ke$ha and Katy Perry, Benny Blanco is one of the most sought-after producers in pop music today. Blanco and his pal Dr Luke have forged a powerful creative partnership that has led to one mega hit after another, and they're not slowing down any time soon. Recently, Blanco has been working on new material for emerging pop sensation Neon Hitch, Maroon 5 and he produced "No Sleep" on Wiz Khalifa's debut LP.
But there's more to life than writing global smash hits.
Blanco helped co-found the Get Well Soon Tour, a hospital tour that aims to bring music to sick kids to brighten their day and lift their spirits. Over the next few months, the Get Well Soon Tour will organize small acoustic performances in Children's Hospitals around the country that will feature some of the biggest names in music. "It is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done in my life," Blanco tells me in an exclusive video interview.
Blanco and I talk extensively about the Get Well Soon Tour, but he also chats a little about some of his role models, his early obsession with Prince, his special relationship with Dr Luke and his "crisp and tight" production style. Totally fun chat.
Make sure to follow @GetWellSoonTour on Twitter for updates about the hospital tour and to find our how you can help and contribute to this very important cause. Stay tuned right here for updates about the Get Well Soon Tour.