Steve has provided legal services to major companies such as MTV, Music Choice, Sony Music, Time Life Films, Microsoft, leading on-line media companies such as Pitchfork, and many independent artists, producers, managers, and entrepreneurs. He recently served as an expert consultant in a case involving online music: Capitol Records, LLC, et al. v. MP3tunes, Inc., et ano. To read a recent article on the case, please click here.
From 1991 to 2001, Steve served as Director of Business Affairs at Sony Music. There he negotiated and drafted agreements on behalf of Sony with recording artists, and was responsible for all legal work pertaining to TV and video for artists such as Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Ricky Martin and many others. He also served as counsel for Automatic, Sony's in-house TV production company. In that role he oversaw all business and legal matters for the music based TV series "Sessions at West 54th" on PBS and "Live by Request" on A&E.
Prior to joining Sony, Steve drafted and negotiated recording agreements on behalf of Atlantic and Elektra Records with urban, rap, dance, hip hop and R&B artists.