Bill Stephney has helped shape the landscape of Hip-Hop for almost 40 years.
Bill worked closely with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin as the first formal employee of Def Jam Recordings.
As a key member of The Bomb Squad production team, Bill’s production and promotion skills propelled Public Enemy’s first four albums to gold and platinum status and led to industry praise such as “the most acclaimed body of work ever by a hip-hop act,” and “the most influential and radical band of their time.”
As the President of Music in Cinema, Bill supervised music production for successful films such as “Do The Right Thing,” “Boomerang,” “Be Be’s Kids,” “CB4,” “Clockers,” and “Shaft.”
He has worked with leading film directors, music producers and artists including Spike Lee, John Singleton, Chris Rock, Donald Glover, Antonio “LA” Reid, “Babyface” Edmonds, Toni Braxton, and Boyz II Men.
Bill has also advised Viacom Networks, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, NPR, Newark Venture Partners, ESPN and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Now he has a new job with Scaeva Technologies Inc, inventor of the ScaevaSAFE content protection and distribution platform. The company announced Bill Stephney is now on their advisory board.
“With my long career in the industry, I immediately connected with Scaeva’s mission to increase music revenues to their earlier levels, and to help ensure artists and labels get paid for their hard work and investments.” – Bill Stephney
Scaeva has adopted a true end-to-end perspective on monetizing entertainment content.
Scaeva’s wholistic approach has resulted in products that protect content in the studio, differentiate between fans during distribution, and high-resolution reproduction of content through a revolutionary new headphone platform.