Dave Stewart is one of the most respected and trusted people in
the music industry today. A prodigious producer of music, film and photography he is the "musician´s musician", an all-round multi-media entrepreneur and, in Bob Dylan´s words, "a fearless
innovator". Dave Stewart is an absolutely fascinating corporate
keynote speaker, and very entertaining after dinner speaker.
Dave Stewart´s career spans the last 25 years, having achieved
over 75 million album sales with Eurythmics´ partner Annie Lennox.
In 1999, the duo were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brits. Stewart is also known as one of the most prestigious British record producers, working with the biggest names in the music industry worldwide. Dave has won Best British Producer award four times, Best British Songwriter award 5 times as well as numerous Grammy Awards, MTV Awards European Awards. He has won The Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement and a special award for contribution to British Music awarded by the British Music Industry.
Eurythmics embarked upon on a world tour during 1999 and 2000 and donated the proceeds to Amnesty International and Greenpeace. Annie and Dave ended the millennium playing live in Greenwich London and played their way into 2000 with the whole world watching as they sang "Sweet Dreams" at midnight Greenwich Meantime. Dave and Annie were inducted into the UK Hall of Fame by Bob Geldof in November 2005 with Prime Minister Tony Blair, Mick Jagger and Sting all delivering speeches.
Since 2000, Dave has written numerous songs with several other major artists including Bono, Bryan Ferry, Gwen Stefani, Anastacia and Shakira to name but a few. Dave is considered one of the great guitar players and has shared the stage stage with everybody from B.B. King, The Edge, Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen to Bob Dylan.
If this isn´t enough, Stewart is also a highly-regarded artist and
filmmaker. He has been active for several years in cinema, writing
numerous film scores for Director´s such as Robert Altman, Paul
Verhoven, Ted Demme also writing and producing the title songs for many hit movies throughout the years. Along with close friend Mick Jagger, Dave wrote and produced the Score for Charles Shyer´s movie Alfie starring Jude Law. They won a Golden Globe for best original song as well as USA film critics award and World Music Soundtrack award. Dave produced the award winning documentary, Deep Blues and has directed many music promos. He has also written numerous scripts and his first feature film, "Honest", premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2000. Dave was Guest of Honor for the Opening Ceremony of Cannes Film Festival in 2002 at the "Why are you Creative" Exhibition.
Stewart´s work as a professional stills photographer has been well documented. He has worked on worked on numerous major ad campaigns and magazine covers and lectured on creativity for the UK Government and the advertising industry. He has exhibited solo and in group shows at Paris Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum NYC and the Saatchi Gallery London. Stewart created with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen "The Hospital", a multi media creative centre in London´s Covent Garden. Visit www.thehospital.co.uk
In 2003 Stewart was approached by Nelson Mandela to help fight against the Aids epidemic. Mr. Mandela gave Stewart his prison number 46664 to use in some way and Stewart not only came up with a whole Global Campaign using the number for telephone donations but went on to write songs with Bono, Paul McCartney, Queen, The Neptunes, Anastacia and many others, then launched into organizing the biggest concert ever staged in South Africa appearing on stage with Beyonce, Bono, Bob Geldof, Queen, Anastacia and longtime partner Annie Lennox. The concert went live to over 1 billion people, Oprah Winfrey devoted a week to this special event and the foundation is now fully established. Visit www.46664.com.
Dave Stewart now resides in Los Angeles where he has a joint venture label with Interscope Records, a childrens cartoon being developed at Nickelodeon and two HBO series in development. He has recently formed a partnership with Frank Nuovo (vice president of NOKIA design) and a partnership with Simon Fuller 19 Entertainment. Deepak Chopra and Dave Stewart have launched a creative consultancy at www.deepstew.com.
2006 saw the launch of Stewart´s new band with Kara DioGuardi visit www.karadioguardi.com
In February 2008 Dave was appointed as Innovation Advisor and Chief Disruption Officer and joined forces with Tero Ojanpera, Executive Vice President and head of the new Nokia (NYSE:NOK) Entertainment & Communities business group, to create The Nokia Artists´ Advisory Council, tasked with helping to create an artist friendly environment inside the company, ensuring the artists´ point of view is represented in creating new content business paradigms.
"Dave is a truly rare figure in the entertainment industry," said
Ojanpera. "His ability to integrate new thinking and technological
innovation into the creative process makes him the perfect person to join our team and help us move our entertainment properties into a new era of interactivity and community collaboration."
"As mobile devices and the world of entertainment have converged, the proposition of working with Nokia is very exciting," said Dave Stewart, Nokia Advisor. "My first project with Nokia will focus on sharing my experience as a musician, songwriter and producer to help move our industries forward together, as digital entertainment expands its reaches through new technologies. This will also be a great forum for the artists participating to explore how technology is being leveraged to help support the causes that many of them care so deeply about."
Over time, the distinguished group of artists, musicians and producers plans to expand. Through a series of events, the group will also serve as a think tank to explore the convergence of the creative process and social responsibility with the innovations in the world of technology.
On April 7, 2008 known for his visionary work in the recording studio and his creative entrepeneurship, Euyrthmics co-founder Dave Stewart shook up the world of comics with ZOMBIE BROADWAY, the outrageous
horror-comedy-musical graphic novel. With the un-dead causing mayhem and New York City in shambles, the President has his finger on the button – ready to nuke Manhattan Island. There remains only one hope, one way to avert another disaster and save the city – a good cheery new musical! Unlike the zombie films of yore, ZOMBIE BROADWAY imagines zombies as not so different from regular folk; they eat candy and junk food and even enjoy a nice evening out at the theater. Somehow, Broadway show tunes sedate their violent ways. Could a Broadway show starring singing and dancing zombies be the key to saving the City? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
Cameron Diaz joined Dave and Bob Geldof to record a song that the musical duo wrote for Pangea Day (10th May 2008) when Bob spoke at the TED Conference in Monterey, USA in March 2008.