Steve Smith

Steve is a music entrepreneur, record label boss, festival organiser, live music promoter, and radio presenter. He has worked with Mercury Music Prize winner Badly Drawn Boy and signed a number of international record and publishing deals including Virgin and XL Recordings. Successes include global hit and MTV award winning Simian Mobile Disco ‘We are your Friends’.

For the last 10 years he has been the Managing Director of an agency called Ear to the Ground which is responsible for developing and producing some of the UK’s most cutting edge independent music festivals. Steve now spends most of his time working with brands that want to use music and sport to help tell their stories. He has negotiated partnership deals for a number of major label artists including Brit winners Kasabian and Liam Gallagher. Recent clients include Samsung, Nike, Coca Cola, Manchester United and Manchester City.