Steve Mack has spent the last eight years at the forefront of the streaming media industry. He is a partner at LUX Media, a firm specializing in all areas of streaming media, including large-scale live event production, a/v production, authoring, encoding, hardware and software implementation, training, original music composition, and script writing.
An accomplished author, Steve wrote The Streaming Media Bible for Hungry Minds (published Spring 2002) and wrote an article for the 1999 Wiley and SonsEncyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering entitled Broadcasting on the Internet. He has a monthly column in Streaming Magazine and regularly contributes to various web publications.
Steve has produced some of the largest and most prestigious Internet broadcasts, including U2 live from Notre Dame (Yahoo Internet Magazine's "Top of the Net for 2001"), the Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon tour, Elton Johns Oscar Party, the WOMAD festival, Bumbershoot, the Tibetan Freedom Festivals, The New York Digital Club Festivals, the MTV Europe Awards, President Clintons Inaugural address, and the first ever public live Internet broadcast of a Seattle Mariners game in 1995.
Steve is a popular and sought-after public speaker, having has presented and given workshops at the National Association of Broadcasters, Internet World, the the RealConference, Streaming Media East and West, and South by Southwest. He also chaired the Internet Audio Workshop at the 105th Audio Engineering Society conference in September 1998.
Previously at RealNetworks for five years (http://www.real.com) as Executive Producer of New Programming and Special Events, Steve worked with high-profile customers and partners to create cutting-edge programming and presentations. Prior to this, Steve managed the RealNetworks Media Lab, where he oversaw an the intricate team composing responsible for the majority of content created for the RealNetworks web sites.
Steve is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and on the board of the International Webcasting Organization. He is also on the board of advisors for Rock & Roar, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of endangered species through cutting edge new media presentations. He volunteers for the Northwest Environment Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to a sustainable economy in the Pacific Northwest, and in his spare time maintains the Harry Shearer web site.
Before his current career at RealNetworks in streaming media, Steve was a professional musician traveling the world and releasing five albums worth of material with critically acclaimed Irish rock group That Petrol Emotion. During this time he built, owned, and operated Bang Bang Studios in London, England, a commercial 24-track recording studio where he produced and engineered hundreds of releases. He is still active in the music industry as a producer/engineer and solo performer.As a former professional musician, Steve traveled the world and released five albums worth of material with critically acclaimed rock group That Petrol Emotion. He is still active in the music industry.