After5 turns up the volume at new Black-owned recording studio

ByNatalie Jason WPVI logo
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
After5 turns up the volume at new Black-owned recording studio
Ben Thomas is ushering in the next crop of Philadelphia music stars at his Kensington studio, After5.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The audio engineer behind music that gets nods from the Grammys, top listings on the Billboard charts, and record sales that go gold and platinum is a young Temple grad named Ben Thomas.

He took an interest in music recording as a teen and built a studio in his mother's basement while growing up.

After graduating with a degree in entrepreneurship five years ago, he now owns a recording business in Kensington called After5 Studios.

While he works around the country with artists such as Lil Uzi Vert, he heads a team that runs sessions in Philly -- working with artists both new and seasoned, and recording podcasts and more.

After5 is also expanding into offering creative services and event spaces at the studio loft.

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2628 Martha Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125