Steve Futterman


  • Worked as a research chief with The Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Has written about music for many national publications including The New York Times and The New Yorker


Steve Futterman is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles about music and the music industry. Steve has over three decades of experience working in and writing about music. Iconic musicians he has interviewed include Charlie Watts, Jack Bruce, and Ry Cooder.

He worked at Rolling Stone Magazine as a research chief in the fact-checking department. Steve also worked with Sony Music writing artist biographies and press releases and with Barnes and Noble, writing music reviews. The New Yorker contracts his work for the Goings On About Town and the Best of the Year features. 

His work appears in numerous prestigious national publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, The Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, and Vanity Fair. 


Steve earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Cinema Studies from New York University in 1979.

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