Steve has been closely involved with the entertainment industry throughout his career. Steve began his career by working at Virgin when it was first set-up in 1969. Steve went on to become Deputy Managing Director of Virgin Records and Managing Director of Virgin Music (Publishers) opening subsidiary offices across the globe. He was named 'Best Managing Director' by the readers of Music Week in their 'dream team' poll in 1992. Steve went on to become appointed to the main board of Chrysalis Group plc heading up their music division. Steve then went on to become the founder of Stage Three Music in London where he acquired music catalogues, including amongst others, Mike Oldfield, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Macy Gray, New Radicals, David Essex. He established offices in Los Angeles and Nashville signing top music writers. Steve has served on the boards of Music Publishers Association, MCPS, BPI, AIM and PRS.