Founder and President, Music Without Borders
Stephen Lurie is founder and president of Music Without Borders, a music business solutions company whose clients include record labels, talented recording artists, music retailers, libraries, music supervisors and directors of film and television. He is also a talent buyer, retailer, producer, music columnist and performer. Currently, he is music director and co-owner of Satalla, a 200-seat club in New York City that presents 1,000+ shows a year by artists from around the globe. Under his management Satalla was picked as one the “50 Hot Spots of the World” by Conde Nast Travel Magazine (2004). As VP and co-owner of Al Franklin’s Musical World, Mr. Lurie helped break dozens of new artists in key markets. He is a frequent lecturer at institutions in the U.S., Canada and Europe. He was on the faculty of the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music from 1999-2004 and currently teaches How To Start a Record Label at New York University. The author of numerous articles, Mr. Lurie has also been interviewed on television and radio and in trade and consumer publications on industry trends. In 1998, he delivered the keynote address at WOMEX (Worldwide Music Expo) in Stockholm on record retail in the U.S. He received a Bachelor of Music in percussion performance and music business studies from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford and his Master of Music in world music performance and research from the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Northern Illinois University. Mr. Lurie lives outside New York City.