Songwriter l Producer
Greg Prestopino has written hit songs for the likes of Celine Dion
("Show Some Emotion"), Natalie Cole ("Wild Women
Do"), Puff Daddy ("Can't Nobody Hold Me Down"), Aaron
Neville ("Beautiful Night"), Bette Midler ("Let Me
Drive"), Jennifer Love Hewitt ("In Another Life")
and Matthew Wilder ("Break My Stride"). Aaron Carter and
Unique ll are also among the many artists who have recorded his
songs. Prestopino has garnered six ASCAP awards, The National Academy
of Songwriters Leadership Award and numerous gold and platinum records.
music and his distinctive voice have graced such films as: Pretty
Woman, The Rose, Pocahontas, Hercules, The Last Starfighter, The
Man With Two Brains, Money For Nothing and Boulevard Nights. He
has worked with Christopher Guest on several of his projects including
The Big Picture and Attack of the 50ft Woman.
the theme for the Cartoon Networks, Zatch Bell. He has also
played, sung and done vocal arrangements for the albums of several
legends including Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, Maria Muldaur
and Jennifer Warnes. He has produced/written/sung/played for myriad
television shows and films.
As an independent
record producer he has produced records for Warner Brothers, Elektra,
and Atlantic, including Kate and Anna McGarrigle (Kate is mother
to Rufus and Martha Wainwright) for Warners. As a staff producer
for Elektra Records, he produced acts as far ranging as Abraham
Laboriel to Gabe Kaplan and Michel Polnareff.
Produced & Mixed are: Dan Bern's "Hoody"
for Sony Red, Gary Stockdale's "Keep
Letting Go" for Global Artists and 2 albums by noted film
composer Craig Safan, two for Varése Sarabande ("Rough
Magic" and "Sirens") and another one currently
on the Note For Note label. He has just finished producing, mixing
and mastering an album for a new artist, Bill Scott.
As a solo artist
Prestopino released a CD of favorite compositions (co-produced with
Andrew Gold) entitled big red nude in '98, and another
in 2011, Ways
to Go: Tales from the White Desert. Prestopino received
a BA in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University.
His music publishing
/ development companies (ufemizm
music (ASCAP) / elliptic songs (BMI) were formed as a co-venture
with then Music of Windswept to bring a producer/writers perspective
to the business of music publishing.
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