Steve Thompson is a songwriter, music publisher and an arts activist who founded the Magnus Project in Vancouver fifteen years back to connect musicians and songwriters to their art and their rights. This allowed him to work with producers, songwriters, bands, record labels and other music publishers at the local and national level. This interaction resulted in a diverse catalog of over two thousand songs of independent composers and authors; and, Steve is a contributing writer of about a hundred songs in it. He is a board member of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).
Steve grew up ‘around the dance-hall scene in the late 60s. He began writing his own songs from the age of 12. By the time he was in high-school he became a DJ, gaining experience as a tech leading him to record his compositions as well as those of his peers‘. This led him to the idea of the Magnus Project.
As a composer and as a music publisher, Steve has been spreading awareness about music rights. His participation in boards and associations has provided him with a sense of meaningful contribution to the community of artists in Canada.
At the September 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Steve will introduce the Magnus Project, and he will present a selection of his music and songs. More information about the event is here: