We are joined by 20 year music and entertainment artist manager Steve Stewart, to talk about how you break into and build a career in the music business. We discuss the career side of the music biz.
Steve has negotiated and secured lucrative major label record and publishing contracts on behalf of approximately 20 recording artists with companies such as Sony Music, Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, Disney’s Hollywood Records, A&M Records and Geffen Records.
Steve is the former personal manager of multi-platinum alternative rock band Stone Temple Pilots, managing their career from inception through their fourth major label release on Atlantic Records. Under Steve’s management, the band’s worldwide record sales totaled in excess of 25 million records, generating more than $450 million in gross revenues.
Along the way, they were awarded a Grammy, an American Music Award, numerous Billboard Music Awards, MTV Music Video and MTV Movie Awards, and a number of Pollstar, ASCAP and BMI accolades.
Steve has produced a number of national tours for his acts, who have toured with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Neil Young and Cheap Trick, playing to more than 5 million people worldwide.