About Dave Stewart
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 Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan ,Gwen Stefani, Jon Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks, Bryan Ferry, Katy Perry, Sinead O’Connor, Joss Stone and many others. Along the way, his work has garnered numerous awards including 4 x UK Best Songwriter and 4 x UK best Producer, Golden Globes, 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 and 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.
Stewart is the creator and Co-Founder with Microsoft Paul Allen of The Hospital Club, a highly successful multimedia creative center and private members club in London. The Hospital Club offers the creative industries the environment and facilities it needs to create, connect, and collaborate.
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 with a forward written by Richard Branson.
Stewart and Michael Philipp co-founded the innovative startup FAB, a mobile financial management platform for the creative community.
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 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 2017.
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 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.
“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
“He’s the musician’s musician.” – Rolling Stone
“An explosive musician and songwriter” –Bob Dylan
“He’s my hero” –Stevie Nicks
“I love Dave’s passion for making music” –Mick Jagger
“Dave told me to write I kissed a girl” –Katy Perry
“Dave taught me how to write a song in 15 minutes, it went to No.1” –Gwen Stefani