Steve Greenberg (record producer)
|Genres||Pop music, rock music, hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, songwriter, music executive|
|Associated acts||Tom Jones
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, Andy Grammer, Tinted Windows, Fountains of Wayne, Nikki Jean, We The Kings, Joss Stone, Jessie Rose Trip, Betty Wright, Little Jackie, Tom Jones, Care Bears On Fire, 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 "The Soul Sessions" and "Mind Body & 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" and co-produced Grammer's 2014 triple-platinum single "Honey I'm Good, which was one of the 10 biggest-selling singles of 2015, according to Soundscan." 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. That year, he also began managing the band AJR.
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.
In 2014, he published his first book, called "How the Beatles Went Viral In '64", about the Beatles' rise to U.S stardom. The book was excerpted as a cover story in Billboard magazine in January, 2014.
- Mendelsohn, Jennifer "Young, Rich and Hanson", USA Weekend, August 22-24, 1997 retrieved December 4. 2004
- Wolfe, Jaime "The Godson Of Soul", New York Magazine, May 20, 1991, page 28