It is a source of pride that Tunewelders is 100% owned by its staff (business partners Jeremy Gilbertson, Ben Holst and Jason Shannon). While we are musicians first and foremost, we embrace the challenge and excitement of blazing our own trail as business owners and entrepreneurs.
Ben is a 20+ year veteran of the music and audio industry, working his way from Brendan O’Brien’s studio intern and latte wrangler to independent business owner, award-winning sound designer and audio mixer, and consummate music and audio professional. Ben co-founded Tunewelders with Jeremy Gilbertson in 2008, and since then has shaped its perennial growth with his mastery of both performance and deliverable.
His deep client portfolio and body of work demonstrate a skill and ease behind the console as well as in front of a mic. He works extensively in television, providing dialogue recording (FX’s Archer), soundtrack engineering (OWN’s Greenleaf), and custom music (AMC Networks’s Hap and Leonard, the theme for Comedy Central’s Brickleberry), and he collaborated with Donald Glover on the music for Atlanta’s season two “Choir” promo. He’s built an impressive resume in advertising, creating custom music for Baskin-Robbins, Atlanta Braves, and CNN and providing sound design, audio branding for those same clients as well as for Toyota and Porsche. Ben’s commercial music and sound design work has earned several Addy awards, including the Braves’ 2012 This Is Why We Chop and 2016 Mr. Hugs campaigns, Krystal’s 2015 Stupid Good campaign, and Doritos Crash the Super Bowl 2013 Finalist, Goat 4 Sale.
His first love is music, and Ben has cultivated an influential and well-respected position within the business. He engineered and provided additional production for India.Arie’s Grammy-nominated album SongVersations: Medicine and additional recording for the Indigo Girls’ upcoming symphonic album, and he is a go-to name for recording and engineering in the Atlanta music scene. Ben’s performance credits include guitar and upright bass for renowned violinist Bobby Yang, guitarist for Michelle Malone, and current guitarist, pedal steel, and mandolinist for Atlanta band Quiet Hounds. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and has lent his talents in the recording studio on recordings too numerous to list.
He is a passionate advocate for the Georgia Innocence Project and contributes his time and professional talents to promote its mission of exonerating the wrongfully convicted.
A graduate of Kennesaw State University's Business Administration program, Jeremy is a proven and successful entrepreneur. As co-founder of Tunewelders, he has turned his business focus towards music, his first passion. His advertising production credits include Full Throttle Energy Drinks, Coke Zero, CBS Final Four Pre-Game, Medical University of South Carolina and Baskin-Robbins. He co-wrote "Energy at Work", a 2012 Bronze ADDY® award winning campaign music for Full Throttle Energy Drinks. A talented composer and multi-instrumentalist, his work has been featured in the feature-length documentary Outcast Forever and the independent short-film The Boyscout. He is on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Ad Club and is active with the Georgia Music Partners and the Technology Association of Georgia.
Jason graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Master Certificate in Arranging and Orchestration, and studied at the Ali Akbar College of Music under Grammy Award®-winning composer Ali Akbar Khan. He also studied musical performance under virtuoso mandolinist Evan Marshall. Jason has arranged, composed and performed original music for advertising, television, short films, documentaries and video games. His credits include the Atlanta Hawks, Coca-Cola, CNN, Fox Sports, PGA, Super Bowl XLVIII, the film “Hits” (an official 2013 Sundance selection) and a wide range of independent short films and documentaries. Jason is a life-long technologist and active in the development of next-generation audio and entertainment related technologies such as AR/VR, 3D immersive audio and low-latency communications. For more information, please visit his website at www.jasontoddshannon.com.