Steve Schnur is Worldwide Executive and President of EA Music Group, responsible for the pursuit, creation and continuous development of the global vision for music in all EA games. His ability to bridge the gap between both the digital and music worlds has made him a leader in digital music marketing.
Schnur is also the Creator and Executive Producer of the E! Global network show “Opening Act”, along with Executive Producer partner Nigel Lythgoe.
Schnur has held executive positions with WMG, EMI and BMG in NY, LA and Nashville. Steve additionally has worked as music supervisor for Sandra Bullock’s Fortis Films, where he supervised and produced music for the hit comedy MISS CONGENIALITY (which garnered a Golden Globe nomination for best original song).
Steve has been profiled by the New York Times, London Financial Times, and CNN. He was selected as “One Of The Most Creative People In Entertainment” by Entertainment Weekly, “One of the Most Powerful People in the Music Business” and “One of the Top 20 Power Players in Digital Entertainment” by Billboard Magazine and “One of The Top 25 Power Players in the new Hollywood” by The Wall Street Journal. In 2009 he was awarded “International Music Person of the Year” by MusExpo.
Steve Schnur is a board member of City Of Hope, a voting member of the NARAS and its Producer and Engineer Wing, a board member of the Country Music Association and served as both Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of the Grammy Foundation. In 2009, Schnur received the ACLU “Bill of Rights” Award alongside Robert Redford of the Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, Steve produced the number one Billboard dance chart hit “Dance On” and top five Billboard dance chart hit “Undivided”, featuring Snoop Dogg. Additionally on Grammy day in 2012, Steve received the Music Supervisor of the Year Award from the Guild of Music Supervisors.
Specialties: music supervision expertise for film, television and video games, music licensing, music contracts, music marketing, music publishing, creative music recommendation and selection, budget development, copyright, music production, orchestration, orchestra and recording management.