Steve Schnur, an adjunct professor of music business for Belmont West and the worldwide head of music and marketing for EA Games, will be honored as the 2009 International Music Person of the Year at a tribute luncheon at the fifth annual MUSEXPO on April 28. Schnur receives this award for “his musical passion, artistic vision and efforts in supporting and breaking both US and international artists through interactive gaming.” Schnur, who is often described as the most influential music executive in the video gaming world, has played a pivotal role in breaking new artists through EA Games. This includes acts such as Airbourne, Teddybears, Avenged Sevenfold, Wolfmother, Good Charlotte, Franz Ferdinand, Lily Allen, Robyn and hundreds of others.
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