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Dave Stewart

Musician, former member of Eurythmics

Dave Stewart is described by Bob Dylan as "a fearless innovator" as he has built up a repertoire of remarkable songs that have been performed by some of the most influential musicians of our time. His songbook includes timeless Eurythmics tracks such as "Sweet Dreams" and "Here Comes the Rain Again," as well as Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More," No Doubt's "Underneath It All," Mick Jagger's Golden Globe-winning "Old Habits Die Hard" and Celine Dion's recent chart-topper "Taking Chances," to name a few. In 1999, Dave Stewart and his Eurythmics partner, Annie Lennox, were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brit Awards after having sold over 75 million albums. Stewart is also known as one of the most prestigious British record producers, working with the biggest names in the music industry worldwide. He has won Best Producer at the Brit Awards four times, as well as numerous Grammy's, MTV Awards and British Songwriter awards.

Stewart recently released the aptly titled "Dave Stewart Songbook, Vol. 1," an album consisting of new versions of his most celebrated material with the full orchestra. Beyond his music legacy, Stewart and his company Weapons of Mass Entertainment have been at the forefront of innovation linking creative ideas to a host of projects in film, television, books theatre and new media. Stewart was recently hired as a consultant for Nokia, the world's largest cellphone company, where he was given the unique title of "Change Agent," charged with ensuring the artists' point of view is represented in the "new world" and creating new content business paradigms for the entertainment industry. A recent Washington Post article hailed Stewart's innovation in this arena, calling him "a man who vows to drop a 'neutron bomb' on the current entertainment distribution model."

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