If you ask Steve about his childhood he will often refer to himself as a "broadcasting brat", because Steve's family has been broadcasting literally for decades. One of Steve's major influences in the path his life took was his father, Alan. Alan Fischler, worked for Billboard Magazine, worked in TV at NBC and KCOP Los Angeles, and was VP/GM of KBIG-FM Los Angeles, taking it from a little FM station, to the first FM Station in the Los Angeles market to achieve enough listeners to make it into the ratings. He went on to buy KNJO-FM in 1000 Oaks, CA as well as becoming an Associate Professor of Broadcasting at both CSUN in Northridge, Ca. and Pepperdine University in Malibu, Ca. Steve's mother was a pianist and homemaker, so you might say that Steve was born with music in his blood.
Steve began his music career right out of college working for Warner Brothers Records. In fact, he was instrumental in pioneering the first Warner Brothers Sales Corporation at their home office in Burbank, Ca. The strong relationships he formed at that time are still part of his expansive network of both business colleagues and personal friends. Working on the sales end of music gave Steve a unique opportunity to observe the challenges of the business side. However, through his association with Warner Brothers, he was afforded the opportunity to meet many artists. As a classically trained pianist his love of music filled him with the desire to go into personal management. By chance, some of his friends formed an artist management and photography agency: Gallagher, Fenton and Associates, and knowing Steve’s drive and strong work ethic, they asked him to join the company.
Steve also worked as a Production Consultant to Mushroom Productions in helping to select tracks, and as a consultant on the art work for 2 albums that the group SOD did on the Decca Record label. SOD was an off shoot of Bobby Darin's touring band. This was the last band that Bobby toured with before his untimely death in the late 60's. Steve continues to be friends with the members of SOD, most notable Larry Devers, who now fronts the band LZ Shaker sounding better than ever.
Steve left the music business when it took a turn that really didn't appeal to him. He focused on some of his other interests. He was hired as a social worker for a private corporation to work in their substance abused division. He also spent a significant amount of time volunteering as a local no-kill pet rescuer training their dogs awaiting adoption. He continues to help collect donations for them. In addition Steve received a certification in computer Malware removal and did some work in that field for several years.
The era of the "Indie Artist" was beginning to take shape in the mid 2000's and Steve was starting to feel the old pull tugging at him. In 2005 Steve formed FISCHLER ARTIST PROMOTIONS .