In memoriam: Steven Kurtz - 12/27/2010
Steven Eric Kurtz, Esq., died on December 27, 2010 of metastatic kidney cancer.
After graduating from Duke Law School and working for some big law firms, he decided he loved music and wanted to concentrate his work in the music industry. He established his own law firm and also an artist management company named Marquee Management. He discovered, developed and managed many recording and performing artists. His last known artist was Christina Aguilera whom he developed and managed to a Grammy winning superstar career. Steven’s talents evolved when he worked with numerous brands and entertainment companies including BMG and Mattel. He devised and executed national marketing campaigns, negotiated endorsement and sponsorship agreements for Coca Cola, Clorox, Levi’s, Proctor & Gamble, Bulgari and Sears with many of the musical talents he worked with. From Steve’s father, Normand Kurtz: “Steven loved Dartmouth as I did. I am also a loyal son, Class of '59. We often talked of our days spent in Hanover and we returned often for Homecoming and other reunions”. To learn more about Steven’s life or to leave remembrances, please visit:
He is survived by his wife Alison, two children Max and Leo, sister Susie and his parents Normand and Marjorie Kurtz. The family is establishing an endowment in Steven's name in Dartmouth’s innovative Department of Music, dedicated to Steve’s passion for music by providing support for undergraduate students. For those interested in contributing to this endowment, please contact Normand Kurtz at