Albhy Galuten

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Albhy Galuten
Birth name Alan Bruce Galuten
Born (1947-12-27)December 27, 1947
Hartsdale, NY
Occupations Record producer, composer, musician, orchestrator, songwriter, technology executive
Instruments Piano, Guitar

Albhy Galuten is an American technology executive and futurist, Grammy Award-winning record producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and conductor. He has numerous inventions and has produced 18 number 1 singles with songs and albums selling over 100,000,000 copies. He has won two Grammy Awards, a Dramalogue award and a BMI award.

Singles include 13 number ones in the US:

  1. "You Should Be Dancing" Bee Gees
  2. "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" Andy Gibb
  3. "How Deep Is Your Love" Bee Gees
  4. "Stayin' Alive" Bee Gees
  5. "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" Andy Gibb
  6. "Night Fever" Bee Gees
  7. "Shadow Dancing" Andy Gibb
  8. "Grease" Frankie Valli
  9. "Too Much Heaven" Bee Gees
  10. "Tragedy" Bee Gees
  11. "Love You Inside Out" Bee Gees
  12. "Woman in Love" Barbra Streisand
  13. "Islands in the Stream" Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton

Other hit singles include Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Eric Clapton), Love So Right (Bee Gees), Guilty (Barbra Streisand), What Kind of Fool (Barbra Streisand), Emotion (Samantha Sang), I Can’t Help It (Olivia Newton-John & Andy Gibb), Heartbreaker (Dionne Warwick), Chain Reaction (Diana Ross), Eaten Alive (Diana Ross), Eyes That See In the Dark (Kenny Rogers)

Career[edit]

Record Producer[edit]

Galuten's record productions include the soundtracks Saturday Night Fever, the theme song "Grease" and albums for Jellyfish, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand (Guilty), Dionne Warwick (Heartbreaker), Andy Gibb, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, Samantha Sang, Diana Ross, Eric Clapton, Titanic Love Affair and the Bee Gees.

Musician/Arranger[edit]

Galuten also contributed playing or orchestration skills to recording artists Wishbone Ash, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Eagles, Kenny Loggins, Petula Clark and No Doubt (director of paradigm). He is also credited with playing the first synthsizerr in reggae.[1]

Technology Executive[edit]

He is currently a technology executive at Sony and has been an executive at Universal Music Group (Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology) and Ion (Vice President, New Technology). In his various roles as a technology executive Galuten has filed patents, developed corporate technology strategy, negotiated technology deals and worked in the development of standards including the Content Reference Forum (Chairman) and the Coral Consortium (Vice President).

Inventor[edit]

As an inventor, Galuten is noted for having created the first commercial drum loop ("Stayin' Alive", Bee Gees),[1] the enhanced CD and has numerous patents issued or pending on content distribution and resolution, customer care, User Interface design and next generation epidemiology using large scale networked data.

Issued Patents[edit]

7,574,434 – Method and system for navigating and selecting media from large data sets

7,624,046 – Electronic music/media distribution system

8,626,732 – Method and system for navigating and selecting media from large data sets

6,918,059 – Method and system for handling errors in a distributed computer system

Published Patents[edit]

20020123956 – Method and system for creating and verifying derivative contract terms using party relationships

20080181080 – Distributing media using a portable digital device compatible with optical drive devices

20090112657 – Repository infrastructure to store transaction information for providing customer service

20090119784 – Out of band license acquisition including content identification

20090300767 – Method for out of band license acquisition associated with content redistributed using link protection

20110307393 – Distributed customer support credits

20130332195 – System and methods for epidemiological data collection, management and display

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