Steve Greenberg (record producer)
Steve Greenberg is an American record producer currently heading the S-Curve Records label. He is noted for "discovering" popular musical acts such as Hanson, Baha Men, Jonas Brothers, Joss Stone and AJR (band). He received a 2000 Grammy Award in the "Best Dance Recording" category as a producer of "Who Let the Dogs Out?" by Baha Men. In 2005-2006 he was President of Columbia Records, where he produced the debut album by Jonas Brothers. S-Curve's roster/catalog includes Duran Duran, Tinted Windows, Nikki Jean, We The Kings, Joss Stone, Jessie Rose Trip, Betty Wright, Little Jackie, Tom Jones, Care Bears On Fire, Andy Grammer, David Broza, Night Bus and Diane Birch.
He co-produced the debut album by Diane Birch, Bible Belt, with Betty Wright and Michael Mangini. This marked the production troika's only album together after Joss Stone's "Soul Sessions" and "Mind Body And Soul" albums, the latter which received a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Album" in 2005. He also co-produced with Wright and Mangini two tracks on Tom Jones's 2008 album "24 Hours." He co-produced Care Bears On Fire's single "Everybody Else" with S*A*M and Sluggo. He did additional production on Andy Grammer's debut platinum-certified single "Keep Your Head Up." He was co-Executive Producer of "Betty Wright: The Movie" by Betty Wright and The Roots, which was nominated for a 2011 Grammy in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category. In 2012, he co-produced and executive produced Joss Stone's "The Soul Sessions: Vol. II," the long-awaited sequel to her debut album. "The Soul Sessions: Vol. II" reached the Top 10 on both the U.S. and U.K album charts.
In 2013, he produced several tracks on Diane Birch's "Speak A Little Louder" album. He also traveled to Jerusalem to co-produce, with Steve Earle, the album "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" by the Israeli singer David Broza, backed by a half-Israeli, half-Palestinian ensemble.
He was also nominated for Grammy Awards in 1992 in the "Best Historical Album" category as producer of "The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968" boxed-set and in 1995 in the "Best Album Notes" category for "Otis! the Essential Otis Redding.
He contributed the chapter on Sugarhill Records to the book "The Vibe Magazine History of Hip Hop" (1999) and the chapter on pop music in the 1980s to the collection "Living In the '80's" (Gil Troy, ed.), published by Oxford University Press (2009).
In the early 1980s, he was a DJ on the Voice of Peace radio station off the coast of Israel and was a news correspondent for Israel Radio, based in Tel Aviv. He holds an M.A. in Applied Communication Research from Stanford University and a B.A in International Relations from American University.
- Mendelsohn, Jennifer "Young, Rich and Hanson", USA Weekend, August 22-24, 1997 retrieved December 4. 2004