Steve Kane


President, Warner Music Canada

Current President of Warner Music Canada. Inducted to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in 2015. Worked with many music legends.

Steve Kane joined Warner Music Canada in 2001 as Senior Vice President and Managing Director and was appointed President in January 2004. During that time he has been responsible for revamping the Marketing and A&R operations and bringing the company into an exciting new phase of development. Under Kane’s direction, the company signed Billy Talent, who have since become one of Canada’s biggest rock acts winning multiple Junos, MuchMusic awards and enjoying top of the chart success in Europe and at home. Kane was also instrumental in signing the internationally acclaimed Buck 65 and Ron Sexsmith as well as current Top 40 radio sensation Scott Helman and emerging artists Courage My Love, Kai and Modern Space.

Steve recently worked closely with Canadian music legends Blue Rodeo to extend the band’s relationship with Warner Music Canada for many years to come.

Kane joined Warner Music Canada after over fifteen years in the Canadian music industry where he was the Senior Vice President of Universal/Island/DefJam Canada from 1998 – 2001 and Senior Vice President of Polygram Records in Canada in 1997. Throughout his career, he has also held positions in marketing and promotions at independent label I.R.S. and A&M Records, before becoming General Manager of Virgin Records.

Steve was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in May 2015.

Steve sits on a variety of boards including: Music Canada, CARAS (Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), and CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association)