STEVE LANE – MUSIC PUBLISHER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & DISTRIBUTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE
With over 20 years’ experience in the music industry, Steve Lane currently serves as the Executive Director of the Florida Songwriters Association, and the PRESIDENT/CEO of Digital 1 Media Services Inc. In 2015, he launched Digital 1 Media Services, a first-class platform whereby film makers, artistes and labels, could access the most advanced processes and technologies in film and music distribution, and the administration of music-publishing.
Prior to launching this company, he served as the President of LGN Entertainment and Veal-Steen Music Publishing, respectively. The former controls the master rights to, and offers a catalog of over 150,000 (One hundred and fifty thousand) songs; whereas the latter is responsible for publishing said catalog. Steve’s successes are far-reaching, and include a partnership with Bayside Distribution a major distribution company owned by retail giant, Tower Records. LGN was signed to this company (Bayside Distribution), through which over 50 (fifty) labels were distributed.
Steve is an adaptable professional who works with independent artistes, and groups alike. He was the road manager for Grammy Award nominated group, Trin-I-Tee 5-7. According to the Gospel Music Association and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM), this group was the Best-Selling Female Gospel Trio in music history. The group also won the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award and Stellar Award, respectively.
As a robust distributor and publisher, Steve’s experience has spanned international clientele, including renowned Jamaican dancehall artiste, Patra. Patra’s successes include ranking as the No. 84 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1994; through her feature on Shabba Ranks’ song, “Family Affair”.
Steve’s global cultural orientation, has led to him securing international sub-publishing agreements with France, Scandinavia, Israel, Africa, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, China and Italy. He has also built a strong network that allows him to collect foreign royalties and exploit Digital 1 Media Services’ catalog.
His technical skills are bolstered by his extensive knowledge of music publishing, digital distribution, music licensing and Bricks & Mortar retail sales. Outside of the technical arena, he oversees day-today business operations, and explores opportunities in the catalog, including synchronization licenses for movies, television, commercials and video game placements. He also seeks out opportunities for publishing.
June 9, 2018 Steve was the executive producer for Gospel Goes Classical Orlando, the esteemed international Concert Series that has played venues from Johannesburg, South Africa and to the USA. Following a triumphant 2018 debut headlined by Bebe Winans and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, something remarkable happened here on what was supposed to be an ordinary Orlando night.
Steve is an effective communicator who collaborates with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally, ie. publishers, sub-publishers, writers and distributors. A consummate professional, he also attends all industry functions on behalf of Digital 1 Media Services.
Steve Lane is the go-to-man for all things music. His experience, expertise and proven track record speak not only to what he has accomplished thus far, but more so, what he can accomplish for you. Steve means business and Steve gets it done.