Michael Steinberg

Mike Steinberg Mike Steinberg is the Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue & Creative Officer of BMI. He oversees the company’s principal global revenue teams and leads BMI’s Creative group, which encompasses BMI’s songwriter and composer teams in Atlanta, Austin, London, Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York.

In his role as Chief Revenue Officer, Steinberg is responsible for all of BMI’s domestic and international licensing revenue, including from digital media, broadcast radio, network and local television, cable networks, satellite radio and television, and General Licensing categories, such as live concerts, restaurants, cinemas, and hotels. He has overseen the diversification of BMI’s revenue streams and led the company to record revenue growth in each year of his tenure.  Under his leadership, BMI’s digital revenue has increased ten-fold and his team grew overall domestic revenue beyond the $1 billion mark for the first time in 2021.

As Chief Creative Officer, Steinberg leads BMI’s Creative team working closely with senior executives who are responsible for helping to guide, nurture and develop the careers of BMI’s unmatched roster of established and developing talent.  Under Steinberg’s oversight, BMI has remained the market share leader across the digital music landscape and continues to dominate the radio airwaves. In addition, under Steinberg’s leadership, the Creative and Licensing teams have also forged valuable partnerships between BMI’s songwriters and composers and the leading digital music services, including Apple, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon, and YouTube.

Steinberg joined the company in 1996 as the Assistant Vice President of Business Affairs in Licensing and continued to take on greater management responsibilities within the organization. In addition to participating in numerous industry panels and events throughout his tenure, he was named by Billboard as one of its Digital Power Players in 2016.

Prior to BMI, Steinberg held positions in television distribution and in the private practice of law. 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.