Mike Steinberg is the Executive Vice President of Creative & Licensing at BMI.
He is responsible for the company’s Creative group, which encompasses BMI’s songwriter and composer teams in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Austin, Puerto Rico and London. He also oversees BMI’s Strategic Partnership division. As leader of the Creative team, Steinberg works closely with the group’s senior executives, who are responsible for helping to guide, nurture and develop the careers of BMI’s unmatched roster of established and developing talent.
In addition, Steinberg leads all of BMI’s Licensing efforts. He is responsible for all domestic licensing revenues and operations involving digital media, AM/FM radio, network and local television, cable networks and MSOs, satellite radio and television, VOD and all General Licensing categories, such as restaurants and hotels. In this capacity, Steinberg has overseen the diversification of BMI’s revenue streams and led the company to record revenue growth in each year of his tenure.
He joined the company in 1996 as the Assistant Vice President of Business Affairs and Licensing and continued to take on greater management responsibilities within the Licensing department, culminating with his promotion to SVP of the group in 2011. He was promoted to his current role in 2017.
Prior to BMI, Steinberg held positions in television distribution and worked in the private practice of law with several prominent firms.
He earned his JD from Fordham University School of Law and B.A from Binghamton University. Steinberg also completed an Executive Program, Negotiating and Competitive Decision Making, at Harvard Business School.