Guitar legend Steve Vai has signed a new deal with Round Hill Music for a North American/UK Administration Deal. This covers Steve’s back catalog as well as future new releases. Among Vai’s three decades in music, Vai took lessons at an early age from Joe Satriani, attending Berklee College of Music, at 18 he began his professional music career transcribing for, and then playing with Frank Zappa, playing in David Lee Roth’s band, and countless solo albums and guest appearances.
“I am thoroughly enthused about my new partnership with Round Hill for the administration of my publishing catalog for North America and the UK. This is an evolving company with tremendously experienced folks at the helm, with serious muscle. I also feel tremendously fortunate that they are totally aware of my work and are eager to oversee its administration. It’s relationships like this that are one of the reasons I love this crazy music business so much.”
A virtuoso guitarist, visionary composer, and consummate producer who sculpts musical sound with infinite creativity and technical mastery, Steve Vai has awed fans of all genres with his exceptional guitar skills and musicianship for decades. At age 12, he started taking guitar lessons from Joe Satriani. An alumnus of the prestigious has proven himself, in his own right, to be one of music’s true originals.
Vai’s work has been recognized with a long list of awards and honors, including over 15 from Guitar Player magazine alone. His career accomplishments have earned him honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and Musicians Institute. The 2016 Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee was voted the 10th “Greatest Guitarist” by Guitar World magazine and consistently lands among the best in various lists of the top guitarists of all time.
Founded by Joshua Gruss along with Richard Rowe and Neil Gillis, Round Hill Music is one of the largest independent music rights company in the world. Through its various divisions, Zync Powered By Round Hill, Big Loud Bucks Royalty Administration, Round Hill Nashville, Round Hill Records, and its Bosshouse Music Library, Round Hill provides a full administrative platform for songwriters and artists that delivers everything from sync licensing, song placements, music production, label services and transparent, accurate global royalty processing and accounting.