Originally an entrepreneur by trade, Ben built a successful, multi-business career for himself in his native Sweden before selling up and shipping out to NYC to pursue his passion for music. A few years – and more than a few trashed productions – later, Ben released his first original song, ‘Fireproof’. In true business-minded Phipps-fashion, he handcrafted burnt letters to send out with the song to everybody he could think of, scoring himself airplay on Sweden’s biggest radio station – and it’s been a steep curve upward from there. After ‘Fireproof’ kicked it off, he's had more and more success, last culminating in ‘I Don’t Think So’. But don’t let the music fool you; he’s as much of a businessman as he is a musician, as evidenced by his success to date without the input of any major labels. In fact, he recently turned down more than one 6-figure major label record deal, and releases his music through his own label: 14 & 9 Records (with support from Kobalt Label Services and AWAL).