A headshot of Stephen Cirino

Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (BS)

Never forget why you chose music. 


After graduating from Indiana State University in 2006, Stephen Cirino started his professional career in the music business. Stephen worked for Sony Music Entertainment/Red Distribution for over seven years releasing platinum and gold bands such as Alabama Shakes, Awolnation and Mumford & Sons. Stephen was a specialist in digital and physical distribution during his time at Sony. In 2013, Cirino went full-time with his own management and distribution company called Future Management, where he collaboratively released to-date, 8 Billboard-charting albums. Stephen Cirino is currently a music business professor and music business contributor who was recently featured on the national network CNBC.

While at Sony, Cirino distributed for clients such as Alabama Shakes, Allen Stone, Awolnation, Childish Gambino and more. Stephen has consulted for artists like Amel Larrieux and Ryan Leslie, and has managed musicians such as Hart Ramsey and Dave Cirino.