Steve represents artists, creative individuals and entrepreneurs in the music industry. His practice is focused on the defense of his client’s rights in their professional endeavors and business dealings, including recording contracts, music publishing agreements, merchandising, touring, music in film and TV and other music business transactions. Steve is experienced in advising and representing new and established artists, as well as on the issues and rights relating to new media and new technologies. His clients include recording artists, bands, producers, songwriters, performers, small music publishing and recording companies, film production companies and other entertainment businesses.
Prior to joining the firm, Steve worked as an executive in the music industry, having served as a member of the senior executive team for Loudeye Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company, which was acquired by Nokia, and was a leading provider of services and infrastructure for the authorized delivery of digital media. While at Loudeye, Steve helped lead company efforts to build and manage business relationships with the worldwide music industry, particularly supporting Loudeye’s role as a key partner with major music companies and their music initiatives, and handling key licensing arrangements for their products and services.