Steve Levine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Steve Levine

Steve Levine is a British record producer, most famous for his work on Culture Club's studio albums, but has also composed film and TV scores.

History[edit]

His career began as a trainee tape-op at CBS studios in 1975, soon progressed to in house engineer, working with many now classic new wave and punk acts including The Clash, The Jags, The Vibrators, XTC as well as many of CBS Records' pop acts, including Sailor.

It was at CBS that Levine met Beach Boy Bruce Johnston, who would play an important role in the consolidation of his production career, culminating with Levine producing a significant CBS album for The Beach Boys in the mid 1980s.

From the early 1980s, with the worldwide success of Culture Club, Levine's reputation grew and, apart from The Beach Boys, he produced well-reviewed work for The Honeyz, John Howard, China Crisis, Motörhead, Ziggy Marley, Westworld and Gary Moore.

In 2013, Levine is chairman of the Music Producer's Guild.

Steve Levine created and co-presents the BBC Radio 2 & BBC Radio 6 Music Music program The Record Producers with regular Radio 2 host Richard Allinson. This award-winning series of documentaries analyses, from the record producer's perspective, how iconic recordings are created. Episodes so far include analysis of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd and The Bee Gees.

Levine has collected a number of prestigious awards including a Brit Award for Producer of the Year, Musicweek Top Singles Producer and a Grammy for his work with Deneice Williams. In 2011 he received a Sony Radio Award. Steve Levine is also a LIPA companion and holds an Honorary Doctorate at Bucks University. He is the author of the highly successful Hit Kit and the Art of Downloading Music.

A regular guest speaker at various Pro Audio seminars for companies such as Yamaha, Korg, Apple Computers and Harman Automotive, Steve Levine also presents production master-classes at the Apple Store in London.

Levine is the owner of label Hubris Records Limited, and has produced artists for the label including 6 Day Riot, Daytona Lights, Natalie McCool, and the IVOR-nominated Patch William.

Personal life[edit]

Steve Levine and his wife, radio producer and talent manager Karen, have two daughters. They live in London.

Production discography[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]