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Founder & CEO | Translation

Stoute is an advertising entrepreneur and music industry innovator. He serves as Founder and CEO of UnitedMasters and Translation. UnitedMasters is a technology and data-driven artist services company that provides musicians tools to maximize their potential while remaining independent from traditional record labels. Translation Agency is a creative agency that connects the world’s most famous brands to culture through sports and entertainment. Prior to founding Translation in 2004, Stoute was a music industry executive at Sony Music and Interscope Geffen A&M. He produced albums for Mariah Carey and Nas, and executive produced the Academy Award–winning “8 Mile” film and soundtrack. Stoute is a member of the Advertising Hall of Achievement, and has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and Executive of the Year by Ad Age. Stoute serves as an advisor to SocialWorks, a nonprofit founded by Chance the Rapper that supports public schools.

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