Thirty odd years ago, Robert Cutarella made a decision to pursue his childhood dream of a career in the music industry. His decision paid off as today, with two recent Grammy's as a producer, over 3,000 songs recorded as a publisher and over 160 platinum records to his name, Robert wears a smile from ear to ear and never looks back.
He began his career in the music industry as a producer and performer. He was employed by all the major labels and performed with a variety of recording artists ranging from Joe Williams to Bruce Springsteen. In 1978, Chappell Music/Polygram, then the largest publisher, pursued Robert for his great ear and talent at matching artists with songs. This transition became the catalyst for his long-term success. He was involved with securing cover recordings as well as signing and developing writers; garnering hits with Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Sheena Easton, Air Supply, Melissa Manchester, Whitney Houston, Michael Henderson, Diana Ross, Deborah Allen, Dolly Parton, The Police, Elton John, REM, Culture Club, Human League, ABC, Linda Rondstadt, Frank Sinatra among countless others.
He was also able to work with the writers already signed ranging from Hall and Oates and the Bee Gees to Sammy Cahn, Benny Benjamin and Jule Styne. Chappell was sold and Robert quickly became the VP of John Hammond's new label with CBS/Sony Records. There he furthered his success by either signing or developing Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous T Birds, Metallica, Raven, Gino Vanelli, Vanessa Williams, Patrick Simmons, Basia and others.
When John died, Robert began a publishing/management company that created world-wide hits for Celine Dion, The Temptations, .38 Special, Jennifer Rush, Alice Cooper and more. The management division represented Lynryd Skynrd, Johnny Van Zant and other great artists. The publishing catalogue was eventually sold to Polygram and in 1990, Robert went over to MCA to become the East Coast Director. This continued his hot streak with hits from Eternal, Jeremy Jordan, SWV, Michael Bolton, Dana Dawson, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Robin S and numerous other chart records.
In 1994, Robert decided to go out on his own again. To date he has produced records with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Joss Stone, Sting, Billy Gibbons(ZZ TOP), Allison Krauss, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), John Rzeznik (The Goo Goo Dolls), Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many more. In 2008 he produced Ashley Tisdale, the star of “High School Musical”, for MGM'S new film “Picture This”. He won two Grammys in 2005, has been soliciting music for American Idol, X Factor, and the Voice. In addition, he has been placing music in tv shows like NCIS and Fox TV. Recently, he had a number 23 record on Billboard’s charts and a new one that is currently 10* with artist Degrazio.
Robert is extremely active and excited about the future and all the artists, writers and producers he works with!