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Steven Ray

Steven B. Ray has enjoyed a vast career in the entertainment industry by thriving in a variety of roles and mediums.  Following college, Steven had the great fortune of securing a job working for Quincy Jones. As his production assistant, he participated on the many illustrious projects that Mr. Jones laid his hand to, beginning with Michael Jackson’s iconic album “Thriller”, the USA for Africa benefit recording “We Are The World”, James Ingram’s platinum selling solo debut album, Frank Sinatra’s “LA Is My Lady” and the film, The Color Purple for which Steven was a consultant for all on-camera musical casting and performances. Steven went on to hold a senior executive A&R position at Capitol Records (domestic & international) overseeing recordings for Freddie Jackson (RIAA platinum), highly successful re-mixes for Duran Duran and The Pet Shop Boys, as well as the signing of Bebe & Cece Winans and MC Hammer, which led to over 50 million units sold. Steven eventually accepted a position at Windswept Pacific Publishing where he had the unique job description of creative executive, staff writer & music supervisor. While at Windswept, he developed and solidified their highly successful urban/pop music department by signing such writer/producers as Manuel Seal (cowriter on Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby”, “We Belong Together” and Usher’s “You Make Me Wanna”), Quincy Jones, III (co-writer/producer for TuPac, Ice Cube and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme) and the co-venture with LA Reid’s publishing company, HitCo Music (which spawned such hits as TLC’s “Waterfalls”, Anita Baker’s “I Apologize”, as well as Destiny’s Childs’ “Survivor” and numerous Beyonce Knowles solo hits resulting in over 150 million units sold).  In addition he contributed his music supervision acumen by working with Joel Sill on the feature films, Havana (Universal) and Forrest Gump (Paramount). Steven’s ability to identify a path to monetize creative ideas, his historical awareness and business acumen, as well as his incredible relationships brand him as a prized resource in the BNW organization as General Manager.

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