As Worldwide Executive of Music and Audio for Electronic Arts, Steve Schnur works closely with EA production, publishing teams and the international record industry to supervise and select in-game music for EA GAMES, EA SPORTS BIG and EA SPORTS franchises. A 15-year music industry veteran, Schnur has brought both established stars and new breakthrough artists that include Snoop Dogg, Avril Lavigne, DMX, Fabolous, Sum 41, Nelly, Jimmy Eat World, Good Charlotte, Queens Of The Stone Age, Blink 182, Nappy Roots, Radiohead, Fat Boy Slim and scores more to EA Games, and was recently selected by Entertainment Weekly in their 2003 "It" issue as One Of the 100 Most Creative People In Entertainment for his work in bringing together the worlds of music and gaming. His accomplishments include managing the EA TRAX initiatives which resulted in the first RIAA certified platinum video game soundtrack with NBA LIVE 2003, as well as helping to establish the collaborative partnership with legendary hip-hop lifestyle company Def Jam to produce the top-selling, ground-breaking Def Jam VENDETTA.
Prior to joining EA in January 2002, Schnur was Staff Producer/Senior Vice President of A&R at Capitol Records. He began his career in the 1980s at MTV where he worked in programming during the network’s formative years. Schnur also has held various executive positions with Elektra Entertainment, Chrysalis Records and Arista Records. In less than a decade at only three major labels, he was involved in marketing, promoting and producing albums that totaled sales of more than 60 million units. Schnur is also a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), and is on the Board Of Directors of the Lili Claire Foundation.
Schur contributed to the "Convergence on: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Hollywood" panel.