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.