Music Producer, Technology Executive & Futurist
Albhy Galuten is an American technology executive and futurist, and a Grammy Award-winning record producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and conductor.
He has worked with and created hits with major artists including the Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Kenny Rogers, Peter Tosh, Dionne Warwick, Eddie Money, Kenny Loggins, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Rita Coolidge, No Doubt, Jellyfish, Peter Tosh and more.
As a Producer, Galuten has sold over 100 million records including 13 number one singles. He has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and has won two. Galuten also won a Dramalogue award for writing the music to the Hollywood show Megabeth and a BMI award for writing the hit song “What Kind of Fool” performed by Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb.
As an innovator Galuten invented the first drum loop for Saturday Night Fever. The technique was subsequently used by Toto for the song Africa and drum loops are now part of the basic fabric of today’s recorded music.
After inventing the Enhanced CD, Galuten went to work as a Vice President at Ion where they refined the technology and brought it to the major labels with releases by groups as diverse as Alice in Chains, Keb' Mo' and Sarah McLachlan.
After working at Ion, Galuten went to Universal Music Group where he established the first technology division at a major record label: the Electronic Commerce and Advanced Technology group (eCAT). While working at Universal this group evolved into eLabs, a 45-member team of technology business development and innovation.
After Universal Music Group, Galuten was an executive for 15 years at Sony Corporation of America and Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation).
Galuten has 9 issued patents with more pending.
Albhy Galuten is currently developing a new service and network for creative artists in music, film, photography, and journalism.
Enhancing the Creative Process: A Keynote Conversation with Music Producer and Technologist Albhy Galuten and Film Producer Steve Richards
October 13, 2021, 6:00:00 PM
Mondo.NYC presents a keynote conversation between GRAMMY award-winning producer Albhy Galuten and Steve Richards, founder and CEO of feature film production and finance company Endurance Media, on October 13 at 2:00pm ET. Together the two producers will discuss the vision, dedication and drive needed to produce records that have sold millions of copies, movies that have earned billions at the box office, and technology’s place in both disciplines.
Richards and Galuten will tackle how to strike the right balance in their respective fields as they share some of their experiences while making records that have sold over 100 million copies and films that have generated 10 billion dollars in box office revenue. They will discuss how to stimulate creativity emotionally and technically. Technology has been a stimulus to creativity, but it can also be a hindrance. They’ll ask the important questions: “How do we bring out the best in ourselves and in those we work with? How can we use technology to free ourselves from the drudgery? How can we use it as a stimulus? When is it a hinderance?”
Having worked with artists as varied as the Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Kenny Rogers, Peter Tosh, Dionne Warwick, Eddie Money, Kenny Loggins, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Rita Coolidge, No Doubt, Jellyfish and Peter Tosh among many others, Galuten brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the conversation, not only as a musician and a producer but as a technology executive and futurist.
Richards has produced over 40 feature films, including blockbuster hits “The Matrix Reloaded,” “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” “Project X,” “The Book of Eli,” “RocknRolla,” “Unknown” and “Non-Stop.” From 1995 to 2014, Richards presided over Silver Pictures as Co-President and COO. During his tenure, Richards grew the company from a studio-based enterprise to a dynamic boutique production and distribution company, generating over $5 billion in worldwide box office revenues.