Educator, Consultant, Songwriter, Rock Band

Benom Plumb has music and the music business in his genes. Great-nephew to the acclaimed A&R man, composer, arranger and conductor, Neely Plumb, Benom Plumb has been a professional in the music industry since 2006.

Benom was previously Vice President of Licensing at Bluewater Music in Nashville, TN from 2007 through 2012, and before that, he worked as an independent licensing consultant. During his time at Bluewater Music, Benom coordinated all TV/Film licensing efforts, signing new talent, pitching songs, finding publishing royalties, negotiating various business deals and representing the company throughout the world at industry events. 

He is now Assistant Professor of Music Industry Studies at The University of Colorado Denver teaching Music Publishing, Introduction to Music Business and Music Business Analysis, Finance and Royalties. Benom has written various published articles about current music industry news for Denver-based music royalty marketplace, Royalty Exchange, some of which have been cited in peer reviewed journals such as Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. He is also an independent consultant for music tech company, Veva Sound, and from time to time, he may also be working merch for artists performing at the world-famous venue, Red Rock Amphitheater.

Originally from a small East Texas town (Marshall), Benom is a husband, father, avid outdoorsman, music lover and songwriter. Benom lives in Denver, CO with his wife, Cindy and two sons, Liam and Levi. He leads the rock band, Professor Plumb, who organized and performed a hurricane benefit show for the Grammy Foundation charity, MusiCares.  The four-piece band is comprised of Benom Plumb (songs, vocals and 2nd Bass), Alex Bailey (1st Bass), John Demitro (guitars) and Ben Hatch (drums, keys). On August 17, 2018, Professor Plumb released the first in a series of three EP's titled, "The Majic 12" and has multiple releases slated for 2020 and beyond.

Please contact Benom if you have inquiries about any of the following:

  • CU Denver's Music Industry Studies Program

  • Speaking engagements and guest lectures

  • Published articles and comments on music industry topics/events

  • Music industry consulting (Fees are per project, per hour, by retainer or pro bono. NO LEGAL ADVICE.) 

  • Professor Plumb band inquiries, booking, press, licensing, etc.