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Greg Prestopino
Songwriter l Producer

Brooklyn-born 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.

His original 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.

Prestopino wrote the theme for the Cartoon Network’s, 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.

Recent records 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/writer’s perspective to the business of music publishing.

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