Stephen Craig Love is the founder of Socially Driven Music (SDM) and is a highly regarded Music Business Luminary; Futurist; Rainmaker; Social Impact Advocate; Exercise Fanatic; Big Thinker.
Beta-launch Q1 2022: Iteration of unique hybrid consultancy integrating Music and Social Impact. SDM was created to improve the livelihoods of music artists and songwriters by connecting them and their fan bases to social causes, hyper-locally and globally, for reciprocal benefit. It’s a plan to prioritize the cultivation of socially poignant music (other music themes will also be developed) through the intersection and championing of social causes, which very process serves to integrate the artists, causes and their respective fan/support bases. This business model also influences the politics integral to it all (during and between election cycles). SDM is the music industry’s de facto advocacy/activism group. We’re leading the music industry’s transformation into a visionary worldwide cultivation and monetization of songwriters and artists, designed to bring a revolutionary mindset that replaces the often tired, ineffective and inequitable practices of the music business. We lead a paradigm shift in the talent development, monetization and administration, publicity, marketing and promotion businesses, among related sectors, with focus on emerging Metaverse opportunities. bit.ly/SDMMailChimp
Our business model includes not only new talent, but music industry artists who are no longer receiving the attention they have earned and deserve, but are as viable as ever.
From 2004 to 2020, Mr. Love was engaged in Social Media Consultancy through his independent companies, Attentus Digital and enableyourmusic.com, the latter a joint venture with Bill Ham (ZZ Top’s Manager) and mp3.com and widely credited for developing digital licensing for music in visual media.
Love was VP Music Publishing/Music Supervision at Pearson (Fremantle) Television from November 1997- January 2000 with responsibilities for worldwide creation & administration of all music amongst production of almost 40 programs in 150 countries, with P&L responsibility for the music operation.
As VP, Worldwide Music, All American Communications, Inc from November 1993 – November 1997, Stephen Love had P&L responsibility for AACI’s music publishing and television music and charge of supervision of TV productions & admin of all related music. Duties included admin of music publishing for All American Records Group (formerly Scotti Brothers Records) & handling of mechanical licensing for the Record Group & creating “Special Products” (budget record packages) & soundtrack albums for a multitude of TV and motion picture projects. Music supervision and negotiation of composer & music agreements for dozens of programs & negotiation of all synchronization and master use licenses.
A music publishing consultancy from 1991-1993 led to a positions as VP, Worldwide Music at VP, Worldwide Music, Carolco Pictures, Inc from February 1987 – February 1991. Duties involved motion picture music supervision and music publishing administration for this company that was considered the most successful independent motion picture producer of its day.
As President of Loveland Music, Inc June 1985 – February 1987, Stephen created a small music publishing and supervision firm that functioned as General Manager of Limited Partnerships assembled for the purpose of copyright acquisition. LoveLand was one of the pioneer companies to parlay the Limited Partnership concept into music ownership.
Mr. Love was Executive VP, Worldwide at ATV Music Group from February 1973 – June 1985. Now ATV/Sony. it was at ATV Music that a good number of innovative creative and administrative concepts were first developed. Love was one of the two primary architects of the success that led to the company being regarded as the most valuable, preeminent independent music publisher of its time. Subsequently, ATV was purchased by Michael Jackson and merged with Sony Music Publishing.
Stephen Love’s music career began in New York as Professional Manager with David Rosner Music Co. (Bicycle Music) from June 1971 – February 1973, representing the publishing catalogues of Neil Diamond and others.
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