Music industry veteran, Steve Rice has served as music publisher for some of the most recognized Christian songwriters, producers and artists, throughout the world. His work with songwriters has spanned all genres of music landing an abundance of cuts in the Christian, mainstream pop, rock and country markets, multiple film, television and video-game placements and numerous Stellar, GMA, Grammy and CMA nominations and awards. Named Publisher of the Year by both ASCAP and BMI, Steve Rice continues to be one of Nashville’s top song men.
Rice has served in senior management roles at both EMI and BMG/Universal, as well as with Integrity Music, and Maranatha! Music, with his primary focus being on Christian music. He has published the songs of some of the most successful and talented Christian artists and songwriters of all time, including Chris Tomlin, Switchfoot, Toby Mac, Newsboys, Andrae Crouch, Michael W. Smith, Hillsong United, Steven Curtis Chapman, Delirious, Matt Redman, Israel Houghton, Nichole Nordeman, Kari Jobe, Paul Baloche and hundreds more.
With cutting-edge vision and creative ingenuity, it was Steve Rice that introduced the phenomenally successful Worship Together business for EMI, today the leading brand in modern worship music. Rice was also one of the first publishers to offer digital sheet music for online download, and one of the earliest publishers to begin landing contemporary Christian songs in mainstream film and television on a consistent basis. He has represented numerous mainstream crossover songs as well, recorded by the likes of Eric Clapton, Lee Ann Rimes, Wynonna, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan and many others, the most noteworthy gaining Grammy Award, Song of the Year, accolades.
Today Rice serves as Vice President of Centricity Music Publishing. He is also a partner in Dream-Ridge Production Company, a faith-based film company in Nashville, Tennessee.