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Steve Stewart

CEO & Co-Founder,
Vezt Inc.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Steve Stewart is the CEO & Co-Founder of Vezt Inc., the first music-driven tech platform giving
people the ability to participate in the royalties of their favorite songs. The blockchain-based app
makes it easy for artists, writers, producers, labels and publishers to monetize their IP directly
from music fans.
Steve has more than 20 years of professional experience in the music, tech and television
industries, and is the former personal manager of Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum
alternative rock band Stone Temple Pilots, managing their career from their inception through
their fifth major label release on Atlantic Records. Under Steve’s management, the band’s
worldwide record sales exceeded 40 million records, generating more than $1 billion in gross
revenues. Along the way, they were awarded an American Music Award, numerous Billboard
Music Awards, MTV Music Video and MTV Movie Awards, and a number of Pollstar, ASCAP
and BMI accolades. His acts have toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Neil
Young and Cheap Trick, playing live to more than 5 million people worldwide.
As CEO of Steve Stewart Management, he has negotiated and secured lucrative major label
record and publishing contracts on behalf of approximately 20 recording artists with companies
such as Sony Music, Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, Disney’s
Hollywood Records, A&M Records, Geffen Records, Elektra Records, American Records,
Maverick Records, EMI Music Publishing, Famous Music Publishing, Rondor Music, Warner
Chappell Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing.
He has held COO positions at tech startups - GoYodel (retail deal bundler) and SportsBuddyz
(sports video platform). As well as Head of Business Development at SURKUS (social
engagement app).
He has also managed and handled business development for new media personalities,
including one of the Top 25 Most Viewed Channels on YouTube (“Hot For Words” 440 million
views, 460,000 subscribers), creating, negotiating and securing media, sponsorship and
advertising opportunities with companies such as HarperCollins, Go Daddy, Guthy-Renker, DC
Shoes, among others, including a 100 episode deal with Russian television network RTV. He
has secured venture funding for new media ventures in the mobile/sports/video space.
Steve has produced a number of multi-million dollar national tours (800+ live shows), at most of
the major arenas in the country, including Madison Square Garden, The Los Angeles Forum and
San Francisco’s Shoreline Amphitheater, and worked with rapper/actor Ice-T during
development of the first Lollapalooza Tour,
He has also produced television programming for Comcast/DirecTV, MTV and VH-1. He was
contracted to create the studio facility and production package for the Larry King Now show on
Hulu and as well as Larry King’s 2012 Election live coverage for YouTube, and was supervising
production assistant for Stephen J. Cannell Productions’ “21 Jump Street,” “Wise Guy,” and
“Hunter”.