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Steve Sundholm

Steve’s Music Montage

Bio

Steve’s introduction to the audio world started shortly after he was born.  Before he could walk, Steve’s father, Conrad Sundholm (founder of Sunn Amps and Biamp Electronics) handed him a soldering iron and put him to work in the family basement.  (It was the 70’s, and child labor laws were not what they are these days…)  After a 7-year tour of duty in the Los Angeles music scene, Steve has recently come back to his hometown of Portland, where he and his wife can raise their two sons close to family.

From Left to right: Carrie Underwood, me, Ryan Tedder (One Republic), Craig Durrance, Zac Maloy

Steve’s first “big break” in the music business came when he produced Grammy-Nominated artist Jim Brickman’s song “Hideaway”, which peaked at #3 on the Billboard AC Chart.  Shortly after that, Steve was offered the Chief Engineer position at NightBird Studios (formerly The Studio at the Sunset Marquis Hotel).  From hanging out listening to mixes with Green Day, to recording Carrie Underwood singing the National Anthem for the Super Bowl, NightBird provided Steve a rare opportunity to work alongside an incredible list of musical icons of all genres.

Being blessed with the chance to observe and collaborate with so many incredibly talented producers and engineers gave Steve a chance to learn creative and technical workflow techniques from the biggest names in the business.  The result is Steve’s unique approach to the record-making process.  Fusing an analog sound with digital polish, Steve’s skills are in demand world-wide.

 

Here are just some of the artists and producers Steve has worked with:

Dr. Luke

Teddy Riley

Carrie Underwood

Ryan Tedder (One Republic)

Chris Daughtry

Madonna

Joe Perry

Jet

Buckcherry

Dann Huff

Mark Bright

Randy Jackson

Robbie Robertson

Mikal Blue

Ke$ha

‘Lil Wayne

Mack Maine

Green Day

Johnny K

Hall & Oates

Good Charlotte

Cee-Lo Green

Joe Bonamasa

Lady Antebellum

Kevin Rudolf

 

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