Steve began his career in the music business as a highly skilled studio musician before transitioning to producing pop records. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, he was recognized as one of the industry’s top record producers working with artists such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Bill Joel, Leonard Cohen, Aaron Neville, Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, Marvin Gaye, and The Temptations among many others. Steve’s uncanny gift for artist and song development is what distinguished him from the rest of his competition, enabling him to sell well over 30 million records as a producer.
Lindsey opened Blotter Music Publishing in 1995, which quickly became a leading independent music publishing company with number one hit records such as Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway,” Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady,” Eve’s “Let me Blow Ya Mind,” Mary J Blige’s “Family Affair,” and 50 Cent’s “In Da Club.” With an extensive publishing catalogue to his name, Steve entered into the next phase of the publishing realm. In 2004, he and partner Cameron Strang formed Westside Independent Music Publishing and published number one hits such as Rihanna’s “SOS” and Sean Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls.” Cameron Strang has since become Chairman and CEO of Warner Chappell Music with whom Steve has exclusive joint ventures: Thou Art The Hunger and Mod Junkie. To date, Steve has sold over 100 million records as a publisher.
Lindsey has a vision for recognizing and linking emerging songwriter talents and recording artists. An attestation of his innate ability to recognize major talent is multi-platinum and Grammy award winning artist Bruno Mars, whom Lindsey discovered and groomed for five years. Since its release in 2010, Bruno’s debut album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” has sold over six million records worldwide and its lead single “Just the Way You Are” has sold over 12.5 million copies worldwide- making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.