Pulse Music Group co-CEO Scott Cutler joins NMPA Board

Pulse Music Group co-CEO Scott Cutler (pictured) has joined the The National Music Publishers (NMPA) Board of Directors.

As a member of the alternative rock band Ednaswap, Cutler co-wrote Torn which was covered in 1997 by Natalie Imbruglia.

As a songwriter and producer, Cutler has collaborated with the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Sinéad O’Connor, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, and Jordin Sparks.

He co-wrote Piano in the Dark with singer/songwriter Brenda Russell which was nominated for Song of the Year at the 31st Annual Grammy Awards.

Cutler created Pulse Music Group in 2007 with writer/producers Josh Abraham and Anne Preven.

The company, along with Pulse Management, operates under the Pulse Recording umbrella.

In February of this year, Cutler was named to the Board of Directors of the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) to help represent the interests of the music community and make informed decisions on the implementation of the Music Modernization Act (MMA).

“It is wonderful to add not only an accomplished executive but also a songwriter and producer to our leadership, and we look forward to his valuable perspective at this particularly dynamic period in our industry.”

David Israelite

Under the leadership of co-CEOs Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham, Pulse Music Group and its creative team has doubled its NPS, won the AIMP Publisher of the Year award in 2018 and climbed into the Top 10 publisher market share in the US.

The company has also formed partnerships with Creative Nation, the Nashville based music management and publishing company owned by songwriter Luke Laird and Beth Laird; Marc Anthony’s Magnus Media; Nas’s Mass Appeal; and Rick Rubin’s American Recordings.

Recent hits from Pulse Music Group writers include Maroon 5’s Girls Like You feat. Cardi B via Starrah, Camila Cabello’s Havana feat. Young Thug via Starrah and Travis Scott’s Sicko Mode feat. Drake via OZ (No.11 Billboard Hot 100, Urban, and Rhythmic Radio, RIAA 5X Platinum) & the record-breaking Latin hit Despacito.

Pulse writer Starrah also won last year’s ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year award. Recent signings by the company include Tyler Johnson, El_P, Rich the Kid, and YBN Cordae.

“As both an independent publisher and a songwriter, I am honored and humbled to stand with the NMPA and the highly respected publishing executives and songwriters that serve on its Board.”

Scott Cutler

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite said: “Scott has always been an active member of NMPA and his voice will be even more amplified as a new director on our board.

“It is wonderful to add not only an accomplished executive but also a songwriter and producer to our leadership, and we look forward to his valuable perspective at this particularly dynamic period in our industry.”

Scott Cutler added: “As both an independent publisher and a songwriter, I am honored and humbled to stand with the NMPA and the highly respected publishing executives and songwriters that serve on its Board.

“David Israelite and the NMPA have tirelessly worked toward important milestones over the past year with both the CRB verdict and the unanimous passage of the MMA.

“It’s a new era for the music industry but there is still a lot to be done to ensure that the work of music creators is properly valued and protected — I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work.”Music Business Worldwide

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