STEVE LEVINE: PRODUCER & SONGWRITER

Radio Broadcasting and Production team combining 25 years of creating high-value programming content and concepts.

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BIOGRAPHY

Starting as a trainee tape-op at CBS studios in 1975, Steve progressed to in house engineer and worked with many now classic new wave & punk acts The Clash, The Jags, The Vibrators, XTC as well as many of CBS records pop acts, including Sailor. Beach Boy, Bruce Johnson was to play an important part in Steve's early career, culminating with Steve producing an album for the Beach Boys several years later. Steve produced all of Culture Club’s classic hits and the bands’ three multi-platinum albums.

Since then he has worked with a wide spectrum of artistes and composed a number of film scores. Artists collaborations include Honeyz, China Crisis, Gary Moore, Ziggy Marley, Louise, The Creatures, Lemmy & Motorhead, David Grant, Westworld, Mis-teeq, 911.

Steve has collected a number of prestigious awards including BPI Producer of the Year, Musicweek Top Singles Producer and a Grammy for his work with Deniece Williams. And a SONY Radio Award.

Steve is a regular guest speaker at various pro-audio seminars for companies such as HarmanAudio,Yamaha, Korg & Apple Computers. Including production master-classes at the Apple store in London.

Steve has also appeared on many radio and TV programs, he is a regular guest on BBC’s 6 Music. His radio production company Magnum Opus Broadcasting produces several shows for the BBC; in particular, The Record Producers a radio documentary series for BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music for which Steve received a Sony Radio Award for the “Best Specialist Contributor”. This acclaimed documentary series focuses on the art of record production from the producers perspective. Featured Producers include Trevor Horn, Arif Mardin, Nile Rodgers, Bob Clearmountan & Tony Visconti, Hugh Padgham. a second series, focused on ”production teams”; Swain & Jolley, Langer & Winstanley, Holland Dozier & Holland, Gamble & Huff, Stock, Aitken & Waterman, Jam&Lewis were featured. The third series included - Mick Jones, Brian Wilson, Roy Wood, 10cc, with the fourth series analysing the work of Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn, Smokey Robinson and Todd Rungren. The fifth series included producers Stephen Street and Bernard Butler, further shows included a PINK FLOYD special, a BEE GEES special and a Reggae producers edition. A SIR GEORGE MARTIN special as part of the BBC 60’s season, Sir Paul McCartney arranged for Steve to have exclusive access to the original Beatles multitracks.

Steve is the author of the very successful Hit Kit and the Art of Downloading Music.

Along with his radio and TV work Steve is also busy producing exciting new bands for his new label Hubris Records. He is a member of the judging panel for Pledge Music, Arquiva Radio Awards and the Liverpool International Music Festival Academy. Steve was commissioned to curate a stage at LIMF 2014 - ‘The Assembly Point Sessions’. The theme was first time collaborations and featured Boy George, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Bernard Butler, Mark King, Hollie Cook and Mary Epworth. Followed by a further Commission for LIMF 2015, ‘Routes Jukebox’ demonstrating music migrations with Dave McCabe, Chris Difford, Terri Walker, Mic Lowry and The Farm.

Steve is a Director of PRS for music, a member of the MU executive committee, PPL, and The Music Producer’s Guild & a LIPA Companion (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).

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