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Steve Martin

APA
Partner and Executive Vice President
Steve Martin is a Partner and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Music at APA, one of the world’s largest diversified talent agencies with headquarters in Beverly Hills, New York and Nashville.   Martin’s current clients include Dolly Parton, David Gilmour, Scorpions, Ray Davies, Squeeze, King Crimson, Dream Theater and many others.  Prior to joining APA in 2013, Martin was President of North American operations for The Agency Group, where he was instrumental in building the company into a worldwide powerbroker with over 40 agents in the U.S.   He began his music career in 1979, as a concert promoter producing shows in New York, Boston and Washington D.C. for artists such as Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, Dire Straits, Weather Report and Miles Davis, to name a few.  In 1982, he landed a short stint as an agent at Magna Artists before launching his own company, The Music Business Agency.  In 1989, Martin sold his company to the William Morris Agency, where he quickly became one of their key booking agents, signing major acts such as The Band, Crash Test Dummies and Barenaked Ladies, among others.   In 2008, Martin was awarded “Agent of the Year” by Pollstar Magazine.