Thomas M. Stein

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Occupation: Top-Manager, entertainment expert, trendsetter

Field(s) of expertise: Marketing and Sales trends, identifying opportunies, successful goal setting

Language(s): German, English

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Thomas M. Stein, a top manager in the music industry, is an important person in the international music business. From apprentice to being the boss of a large media company – the rise of the music producer alone gives clear evidence of his extraordinary drive and commitment. Thomas M. Stein has already led internationally acclaimed singers such as Peter Maffay or Falco to success and became known to millions of spectators as a jury member in the TV show „Deutschland sucht den Superstar“ (“Germany seeks the superstar”).

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With Thomas Stein, one of the world’s best speakers, you will bring one of the most senior managers in Germany, who is also a superstar in his own right, to your event! Due to his own hard work and achievements, charismatic speaker Thomas Stein became one of the top managers in the international music industry. He guided artists such as Peter Maffay, Alicia Keyes, Falco, and SNAP towards success. Furthermore, he managed several international corporations very successfully.

Large television audiences know him as juror ´Uncle Stein` of seasons 1 and 2 of RTL's highly popular Pop Idol version called ´Deutschland sucht den Superstar`, where together with Dieter Bohlen, he presided in his capacity as former President Europe/Vice President of A & R - Marketing at BMG. His rhetorically always elegant, but no less striking statements about the candidates’ performances are legendary.

International top manager Thomas Stein has learned the music business from the bottom up. He worked his way from an apprentice in sales to the highest ranks of the German entertainment industry. All on his own, with incredible initiative, innovativeness, and distinctive talent, he became the figurehead of an entire industry. As a sales and marketing genius, he always went for unusual solutions, he recognized trends far in advance, saw opportunities, and made sure that his team reached the necessary goals. He constantly chose new, sometimes risky, and occasionally uncomfortable ways. His motto was that ´We have to create events when they do not occur by themselves.` His willingness to take risks and to seize opportunities was always high; his success always proved him right.

Despite his dynamism and determination however, he never neglected the human element. He stood and stands for total reliability in a volatile industry. Entertainment industry expert Thomas Stein is considered a courageous ´doer` with a heart, who always carried on even after professional and personal setbacks. There is no room in his vocabulary for ´giving up`.

It is precisely this rare blend of professionalism, emotions and innovation that makes his captivating and exceptional keynotes so special and extremely useful. His audience will learn how to adapt these precious insider insights from the music industry to their own businesses. They will learn how to recognize and understand trends early, to take advantage of opportunities for success, and to be faster than the rest of the market! Top Speaker Thomas Stein explains how to put together your best teams, how to motivate and encourage them, and to get the most out of creatives and marketers. Thomas Stein’s keynotes shake up and invite listeners to think out of the box, more quickly, and differently!

A keynote by Thomas Stein is the highlight of any event and allows your guests to immerse themselves in the glamorous world of the music industry. Audiences will receive innovative and crystal clear impulses for their future successes. They will be fascinated by Thomas Stein’s motivation and sheer dynamism!

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Participant Comments

„Thank you once again for your help at the Navigator Business Summer School in Munich. It was great for the students to get feedback from you and it really added to their experience.”

Globe Business College Munich

Satisfied Customers

  • Automatenwirtschaft
  • Baumit
  • openaxs Verband
  • RT-Reisen
  • RTL
  • Sparkassen Finanzgruppe
  • Versatel
  • Volks- & Raiffeisenbanken Verbund

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