Steve Lurie—founder and president of Music Without Borders, LLC—draws on nearly 20 years of experience in the music industry as concert producer, professor, lecturer, performer, retailer, producer,and columnist. Since 2003 he has produced 2000 concerts by artists from around the globe. He is an adjunct professor at NYU where he designed the Music Business Certificate for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and teaches How to Start a Record Label. He is also a sought-after speaker and has lectured throughout North America and Europe on the US recording industry including giving a keynote addresses at the Worldwide Music Expo (WOMEX) in Stockholm, Sweden and MIDEM in Cannes, France. As a percussionist, Steve has performed with pop, jazz, world music and classical ensembles throughout North America, Europe and Asia; as Vice President and Co-Owner of Al Franklin's Musical World in Greenwich, CT, Steve helped build one of the finest and most highly regarded music and electronics retailers in the country. FULL EXECUTIVE PROFILE

BM Percussion Performance and Music Business Studies - The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.
MM World Music Performance and Research - School of the Visual and Performing Arts, Northern Illinois University.

National Music Honor Society; The Recording Academy (formery NARAS); National Association of Music Merchandisers (NARM) - member of Classical and Jazz Issue Forum; Association For Independent Music (AFIM); Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA); The Film Music Network (FMN); Association for Independent Video and Film (AIVF)

Music reviewer and columnist for The Greenwich Times; Contributing columnist to Rhythm Music Magazine and Percussive Notes Magazine; Interviews on industry trends in The New York Times, The Greenwich Times, Greenwich Post, The Stamford Advocate, The Hartford Courant, Alaska Airlines Magazine and The NAPRA Review (New Alternatives for Publishers, Retailers & Artists).

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