Industrial Musicals

The Book

Steve is the world’s authority on industrial musicals, the Broadway-style shows that corporations staged at sales meetings and conventions, especially from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.  

With Sport Murphy, he is the author of Everything’s Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals, which is now in development as a major Hollywood feature film.

A piece in the New York Times about the book and the industrial genre.

Steve was a guest on NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, and was a guest several times on the Late Show.

Purchase the book: Amazon

View the website, which has a selection of sample songs:

Click here to learn about Steve’s hilarious and fascinating industrial musical live shows and multi-media presentations!

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The Documentary

A feature-length documentary about Steve and the world of industrial musicals is having its world premiere in April 2018 at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Learn more about the film:

Bathtubs Over Broadway


The Recordings

Here are some of the rare souvenir industrial musical record albums in Steve’s collection:

American-Standard, 1969
J.C. Penney, 1962
B.F. Goodrich, 1966
Detroit Diesel, 1966
General Electric, 1973
Edsel, 1958
Ford Tractor, 1959
A.B. Dick, 1962
Xerox, 1963

American-Standard, 1969 | J.C. Penney, 1962 | B.F. Goodrich, 1966
Detroit Diesel, 1966 | General Electric, 1973 | Edsel, 1958
Ford Tractor, 1959 | A.B. Dick, 1962 | Xerox, 1963