Canada’s first ever Governor of the Recording Academy/Grammys in the United States

June 5, 2024 by
Dany Tétreault/Fondateur

Steve Pageot, a multi-platinum producer and influential figure in the Canadian music community, has just been elected Governor of the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy/Grammys. ​


On June 25 in New York, Steve will be inducted into his new role at the Recording Academy headquarters.

This appointment confirms his professional status with industry leaders in Canada and now in the United States. The Chapter is chaired by Lee Dannay. Following this announcement, Steve Pageot issued a word of thanks:

According to the information obtained, Steve Pageot is the first from Canada to be Governor  in the history of the Recording Academy/Grammys to hold this position. His title of Governor does not surprise anyone in the United States, more precisely in New York, whose Chapter voted unanimously to elect him.


A remarkable career

Steve Pageot is very involved in the arts community and has held several important positions:

  • Member of Producers & Engineers Wing
  • Mentor for Grammy U of the Recording Academy/Grammys
  • Voting member of the Recording Academy/Grammys
  • Grammy winner for Aretha Franklin for the song «Wonderful»
  • Producer for Ron "Amen Ra" Lawrence

Steve realized the dream of many producers by succeeding, from his beginnings, to collaborate with legendary artists, including the famous Krayzie Bone on his solo album «Thug Mentality 1999», on the title «War Iz On», with the participation of none other than Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Layzie Bone.​

Ron Lawrence, nicknamed "Amen Ra" in the industry, took Steve Pageot under his wing in January 1998. Lawrence, a member of Bad Boy Entertainment’s HITMEN team of producers, became Pageot’s mentor. This rewarding experience pushed Steve to surpass himself.​



His impressive resume does not stop there. Driven by his passion, he continues to develop artists through his company Pageot Productions. He is also involved in the development of the young Montreal artist Sofia, 19, who has aroused public interest through a video showing her performing in the studio.

Steve is not limited to North America; he also produces on the African continent, producing the Angolan artist Ndaka Yo Wiñi, who currently lives in Angola. Ndaka, a fan of the Afrobeat style, whom Steve produces under his music production company, Pageot Productions, distributed by Sony Music Entertainment Canada - The Orchard.​


When asked about his appointment, Steve Pageot replied with humility:

"I feel validated, I have a leadership responsibility, I am no longer just a producer, now I can help future generations and give visibility to the Canadian music industry in the United States, This will allow Canadian artists to access and register for the Recording Academy/Grammys."

Who among us would not be on cloud nine living such a situation?

The 12 Chapters of the Recording Academy

The Recording Academy is divided into 12 Chapters representing key regions in the country’s cultural development:

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Floride
  • Los Angeles
  • Memphis
  • Nashville
  • New York
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Philadelphie
  • San Francisco
  • Texas
  • Washington D.C.

To learn more and become a member of the Academy, visit Recording Academy

Steve Pageot, currently Governor of the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy, is certainly a man to watch very closely in the coming years. His talent and his undeniable involvement in the music industry allowed him to reach the top, without even seeking recognition. This comes naturally to him, driven by the success he has built.​

With a remarkable background as a renowned multi-platInum producer, musician, composer and engineer, Steve Pageot has made an influential name in the international music community.

His election as Governor of the prestigious New York Chapter only confirmed his professional status with industry leaders in Canada and the United States. One thing is certain, this new feat promises to be exciting for him. Steve Pageot continues to develop artists and offering them artistic guidance through is company Pageot Productions. We wish him much succes in his new role at the Recording Academy.

Producers and artists can enroll in Pageot's Masterclasses via the official website of Pageot Productions.


Dany Tétreault/Fondateur June 5, 2024