H. Steven White, CPA, CGMAPrincipal
For more than 35 years, Steven White has provided royalty auditing and business management services as well as general accounting and tax services for clients primarily in entertainment, the arts and sports. In addition, Steve consults with clients and their attorneys on valuing intellectual property and on contractual provisions for royalties and profit participation. His practice also involves litigation support, and he has been retained as an expert witness in connection with royalty disputes. Recently, he settled digital and other claims for The Lovin’ Spoonful against Sony.
Steve’s past and current clients include many well known and influential names: Aerosmith, Joseph Arthur, The Beatles, Bert Berns, Bleecker Street Media, Michael Bolton, Susanne Ciani, Jim Croce, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa), Givenchy, Magnetic Fields, Mya, Murrah Music, Jack Nicholas, Laura Nyro, Arnold Palmer, Gene Pitney, Phish, Doc Pomus, Salt n Pepa, John Sebastian & The Lovin’ Spoonful, Sevendust, Stax Records/East Memphis Music, B.J. Thomas, The Shirelles, Vertical Horizon, Jimmy Webb and Tiger Woods.
He has served on the Entertainment & Sports Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs since 1988 and was Committee Chairman from 1997-1998. He has led panels at the annual NYSSCPA conference as well as for the New York Bar Association and the Association of Independent Music Publishers. Currently, Steve is Treasurer of the Association of Independent Music Publishers.