Based in London, Syn’s Head of Creative Development Benji Compston has a background as a producer and musician, who was a founding member of the band Happyness.
At Syn, he is instrumental in developing projects, from sonic branding to music licensing, with global teams including those based at Syn’s headquarters in Tokyo, Syn LA and Syn China in Beijing and Shanghai.
He has worked with clients including Tencent, Xiaomi, Nikon, Aoki, Sony and The BBC, as well as growing Syn's 'Made In Japan' catalog of contemporary Japanese music with sync placements on HBO, Apple TV+, EA Games, Marvel and more. Alongside Benji’s work in creative development, he is a regular creative contributor of songwriting, vocals and performing. Outside of Syn, Benji enjoys spending time with his family and cooking, usually at the same time.