Steve Abbott was originally a punk rock singer/songwriter in the band UK Decay. He was the owner of Big Cat UK Records Ltd. signing acts like Mercury Rev, Pavement, Jeff Buckley, Pauline Oliveros, Carter (USM), Augustus Pablo, Mikey Dread and Will Oldham.
His classical label Arc of Light featured releases by John Tavener, Westminster Abbey Choir, Henry Purcell etc.
His company Harmonic Artists Ltd. both manage and act as agent for Max Richter, Mari Samuelsen, 12 Ensemble, Catrin Finch, Ivana Gavric and are consultants for new music technology company Tido, The Arts Club Mayfair London and Universal Records. He co owns The Good Life Experience Festival.