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Steve Stoute

Steve Stoute

Speaker

Steve Stoute is an advertising entrepreneur, innovator, CEO of Translation ,and former music executive who launched UnitedMasters, a new data-driven music-distribution service that will serve an interconnected purpose: to help artists operationalize independence by building careers on their own terms and to enable brands to leverage insights to hypertarget segments of music fans. With UnitedMasters, artists maintain ownership of their masters. UnitedMasters was created with funding from leading investors and venture capitalists including Alphabet, Andreessen-Horowitz, 21st Century Fox, and Floodgate.

Capitalizing on Stoute’s expertise and proven success in both the advertising and music industries, UnitedMasters offers a revolutionary ecosystem for both artists and advertisers where storytelling, culture and technology converge. The platform provides data-driven insights allowing artists to find their fans and prosper, while Translation uses these insights to guide hyper targeted marketing efforts.

Stoute added author to his list of accomplishments in 2011, with the release of his critically acclaimed book, The Tanning of America. In this NY Times Best Seller, Steve builds on his philosophy of a global shift toward a “shared mental complexion,” by teaching corporate America how to understand and engage with today’s young-adult market. Since its publication, the book has been made into a four-part VH1 documentary, The Tanning of America, and an audiobook narrated by Kerry Washington.

Stoute’s deep connection to community and hip-hop culture permeates his philanthropic work as well. Stoute serves as an advisor to SocialWorks, a non-profit founded by Chance the Rapper, in its work supporting public schools. He has supported programs that protect American culture and history as a donor to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and through Translation’s partnership with the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library.

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