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Kim Stephens, President, Forward Entertainment, A&R Lava Records

Kim Stephens started his career in the New Orleans radio market at the age of
17. After a few years Kim found his true passion in the promotions department of Atlantic Records working with such artists as U2, Robert Plant, The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, INXS, AC/DC and Kid Rock to name just a few and in the A&R department signing and working with Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, Need2Breathe, Edwin McCain and Vanessa Williams.
With his own imprint label Forward Entertainment thru EMI/Virgin, he has signed and contributed to top-selling recordings by Sick Puppies, Saving Abel and Adelitas Way.
Those artists are credited with sales of over 55 million.
His company Forward Entertainment also handles the management of 2 artists and a songwriter.

Kim is also partners in MiMTiD, an internet piracy protection company that works with record, publishing and movie companies.