Acclaimed songwriter, musician and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart is recognized as one of the most respected and accomplished talents in the music industry today with a music career spanning four decades and over 100 million album sales.
Stewart co-wrote and produced each Eurythmics album in his world-famous duo with Annie Lennox, and has also produced albums and co-written songs with Tom Petty, Gwen Stefani, Jon Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks, Bryan Ferry, Katy Perry, Mick Jagger, Sinead O’Connor, Joss Stone and many others. Along the way, his work has garnered numerous awards including UK Best Songwriting and Producing Awards, a Golden Globe, and Grammy Awards.
Stewart has scored films for several directors, including Robert Altman, Paul Verhoven, and Ted Demme, and has written and produced the title songs for many hit movies including Madagascar 3. Together with Mick Jagger, he wrote and produced the score for Alfie, starring Jude Law, which won the pair a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
Stewart along with songwriter/producer Glen Ballard wrote the music for the musical adaptation of the 1990 Jerry Zucker film Ghost, which opened to rave reviews in London’s West End July 2011, and premiered on Broadway April 23, 2012. Ghost is now on Tour throughout ten countries including, the US, UK, Germany, Italy, and Australia.
Beyond his creative work as a musician, Stewart is a renowned film and TV producer, author, photographer, and entrepreneur. Stewart has established Dave Stewart Entertainment (DSE), a “media company for the new world” (The LA Times), linking creative ideas to a host of projects in music, film, television, books, theatre, and new media. As the creator of content for DSE, Stewart has married his passion for music, film and television by creating a number of high profile projects.
In 2013 Stewart joined Talenthouse as Creative Director of Marketing. Talenthouse is a community of professional creatives that provides a platform for artists to be seen, heard, and compensated. Comprised of independent artists from all over the world, Talenthouse gives direct access to creative briefs from leading brands, agencies, and entertainment icons.
Stewart signed a deal as advisor to media giant Bertelsmann in 2014 and oversees creative partnerships for BMG, the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recording business in decades. Representing over 2.5 million songs and recordings, including the catalogs of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and songwriters, BMG is a new kind of music company.
Stewart has created the next big hit for NBC – Songland. Teaming up with the producers of “The Voice,” and under NBC’s helm, Songland will pull back the curtain on the song marketplace and the multiple avenues in which songs can generate revenue. In a “Shark Tank” setting Songland will take us on a journey in search for America’s great songwriters, with filming commencing in Spring 2016.
Stewart is the creator and Co-Founder with Microsoft Paul Allen of The Hospital Club, a highly successful multimedia creative center and members club in London.
Stewart also co-founded the innovative startup FAB, a mobile financial management platform for the creative community, and Ideas Britain, an app-based innovation competition where disruptive business ideas are crowd sourced and paired with industry mentors.
Along with co-author Mark Simmons, Stewart released The Business Playground: Where Creativity and Commerce Collide ( Financial Times/Pearson), a highly regarded business tome now available in fifteen languages.
In February 2016, Stewart released Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music with a forward by Mick Jagger. For the first time, Stewart shares the incredible, high-octane stories of his life in music: the drug-fueled adventures, the A-list collaborations and relationships, and the creative process that brought us blockbusters from Eurythmics like “Here Comes the Rain Again” and “Would I Lie to You,” as well as Tom Petty’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” No Doubt’s “Underneath It All,” and many more.
Stewart is an acclaimed public speaker. He regularly advises corporations and businesses on creativity and innovation.
“Dave is a truly extraordinary blend of creative genius and business person with flair.” – Rita Clifton CBE, Former CEO and Chairman of Interbrand World’s Leading Brand Consultancy
“Innovation requires vision, intuition, courage and ability to see what’s other’s don’t see. Dave has them all.” – Tero Ojanpera, Managing Partner Vision+ Fund, Chairman Kiosked
“Real creativity has me in awe, and Dave Stewart is one of the most thrilling creative minds I have ever met.” – The Late Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop
“When I met Dave in September of 2000, he talked for 12 hours about the impact of digitalization on the production and distribution of media. As a banker, I didn’t know what the hell he was talking about – nor did anyone else. Over the next five years, we all found out” – Michael Philipp, Former Chairman and Executive Board Member of Credit Suisse Europe, Middle East And Africa
“Dave is a creative genius.” – Simon Fuller, Founder and CEO of 19 entertainment (Creator of American Idol)
“Captain Dave is a dreamer and a fearless innovator, a visionary of high order, very delicately tractable on the surface but beneath that, he’s a slamming, thumping, battering ram, very mystical but rational and sensitive when it comes to the hot irons of art forms..” – Bob Dylan
“Jack of All Trades Master of All of Them” – The Sunday Times
“He’s the musician’s musician.” – Rolling Stone