Stephen Monaco started playing piano at age 9 and switched to electric guitar at 14. Due to his remarkable ear, as a teenager, he was already getting paid to professionally mix live sound for concerts at popular venues in Kansas City.
Too much of an introvert to seek the spotlight, Stephen wanted to make his mark in the music industry and connect with audiences from behind the scenes as a Record Producer.
So, he moved to Los Angeles at age 20 and earned a degree in Recording Engineering; then worked at famous recording studios in Hollywood.
From there, Monaco transitioned to Warner Bros. and worked for them in Burbank, CA
Since then, he has been an independent record producer and mixing engineer collaborating with a Grammy-nominated, RIAA-certified gold, and Billboard #1 hit single recording artist; on rock, Christian, and country music projects; as well as on music videos, radio jingles, and nationally-televised commercials.
Stephen Monaco is an inaugural member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Monaco appeared in the Rick Springfield film, “Hard to Hold” and was an Assoc. Producer for the 20th Century Fox comedy movie, Frostbite.
In addition, Monaco is a successful entrepreneur and internationally-recognized business strategy and marketing expert, who led a high-tech startup company through 40 consecutive quarters of profitable growth, ranking on the Inc. 500 list. He is also a best-selling author.
Stephen is a dedicated husband, dad, and loyal friend.