Albhy Galuten

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

Albhy Galuten is a Grammy Award-winning American record producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and technology executive. He 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 (theatre) and a BMI award (as a songwriter).


Record Producer[edit]

Galuten's record productions include the soundtracks Saturday Night Fever, the theme song "Grease" and songs or albums for Jellyfish, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand (Guilty), Dionne Warwick (Heartbreaker), Andy Gibb, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton ("Islands in the Stream"), Samantha Sang ("Emotion"), Diana Ross ("Chain Reaction"), Eric Clapton ("Knockin' on Heaven's Door"), Titanic Love Affair and Bee Gees (nine number one songs).


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).

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).


As an inventor, Galuten is noted for having created the first commercial drum loop ("Stayin' Alive", Bee Gees),[1] the enhanced CD and patents on content distribution and resolution, on customer care and on User Interface design.

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


  1. ^ Small, Mark (Summer 2002). "Albhy Galuten tells his story". Retrieved 27 January 2014. 

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