Steve Lindsey started in the music industry in 1975 while at Liverpool College of Art as a writer and bassist with the band Deaf School. He went on to record three albums for Warner Bros Records with Deaf School, followed by two albums with The Planets. He entered the world of music publishing in 1985 as Professional Manager with Chappell Music in London (later Warner Chappell) and was appointed General Manager of Go! Discs Music in 1988. There Steve worked with The La’s and Norman Cook’s Beats International.
He joined Island Music as General Manager in 1990 and was associated with The Beautiful South, Massive Attack, Pulp and Irish artists such as U2, The Cranberries and Gavin Friday.
In 1995 Steve branched into movie music supervision. His feature film credits to date include: Mission Impossible, Welcome to Sarajevo, Twin Town, Tara Road, How About You, Standby and Parked. TV credits include: The Young Persons Guide To Becoming A Rock Star (C4), Bachelor’s Walk (RTE), The Clinic (RTE).
Steve is managing director of Elevate Music, a Dublin based music publishing company. Since its inception in 2003 Elevate Music has represented many writers such as Cathy Davey, Aslan, Westlife, The Henry Girls, Inni-K, Rubberbandits and IFTA Award winning score composer Niall Byrne. Elevate Music is particularly active with Synchronisations placing a multitude of its tracks in numerous TV commercials including Birds Eye (UK), Mitsubishi (USA), Yoplait (IE), Nike (UK), Sony Playstation (IE), 3 Mobile (IE), Laya Healthcare (IE) and films and TV shows such as ‘Match Point’ (USA), ‘PS I Love You’ (USA), ‘CSI:Miami’ (USA TV). Steve is a regular speaker on publishing and also sits on the board of MCPS Ireland.