As Sr. V.P. for Creative at Carlin America, Steven Scharf oversees new signings and catalog acquisitions (AC/DC, James Brown, Lovin’ Spoonful, The Turtles, Jim Steinman, Bruce Cockburn, Valerie Broussard). Over his four-decade career in the music industry, Steve has worked in nearly every possible aspect of the business. In 1991, after nearly 20 years of working as an independent record producer and head of A&R at Private Stock Records, he launched his own management and consulting firm Steven Scharf Entertainment as a joint venture with legendary music publisher Freddy Bienstock. Through this venture Steven has managed many highly successful record producers and film composers including composers Mark Suozzo (2003 Sundance Winner “American Splendor”, “The Notorious Bettie Page”, “The Nanny Diaries”, “Damsels In Distress” and “Love & Friendship”), Andrew Kaiser (“Time Lapse”), Kevon Cronin (“Mr. Snowman”), David Kahne (“5 Documentaries directed by Alex Gibney), Pete Miser (“NYC 22″, “In 500 Words Or Less”, “Doubletime”, “The Hip-Hop Project”) and producers Julius Butty (Alexisonfire, City And Colour & Protest The Hero) and Kieran Kelly (Angus & Julia Stone, Sufjan Stevens, Farryl Purkiss). Steven is also a founding member and V.P. of the Music Managers Forum-US and is a proud voting member of The Recording Academy.