Dave Stewart

‘Vodka martinis don’t mix with a mixing desk.’ We quiz one time Eurythmics man and entrepreneur Dave Stewart on what it takes to be a great producer…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 16 Feb 2015
  • min read
Dave Stewart has one of the most amazing track records of anyone still working in the music business.

With a career spanning three decades and now more than 100m LP sales, he first enjoyed success as one of half of eighties pop duo, the Eurythmics, alongside vocalist Annie Lennox.

In the wake of the duo’s split, it’s as a producer where Dave’s talents have truly shone. He has produced albums and co-written songs for some of the greats of popular music including Bono, Bryan Ferry, Gwen Stefani, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Katy Perry and Mick Jagger. His company now takes in artist management and development while he’s also branching out into offering initiatives for musical entrepreneurs.

We were at the Music Producer’s Guild awards last week to quiz Dave on what it takes to be a record producer in 2015…