Scott Cutler is the CEO and founding partner of Pulse Music Group and an award-winning songwriter, musician, and producer. Named to Billboard’s Indie Power Players list in 2018, he’s been at the healm of one the music industry’s fastest-growing independent companies, amassing a combined 45 BMI and ASCAP song awards and more than 15 billion music streams. Pulse’s recent multi-platinum hits include Camila Cabello’s “Havana”, Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito”, Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode”, and Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You”.
As a songwriter and producer, he collaborated with Madonna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and many others. He co-wrote Grammy “Song of the Year” nominee “Piano in the Dark” with Brenda Russell, and won the Critic’s Choice Award for “Best Song” for Beyoncé’s “Listen” from the motion picture “Dreamgirls.” As a member of the band Ednaswap, he co-wrote “Torn” which was covered by Natalie Imbruglia. Her recording became the worldwide #1 airplay song, spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and sold more than 4 million copies.
He created Pulse Music Group in 2010 with partners Josh Abraham and Anne Preven. The music publishing company built its initial success with interests in a remarkable catalog of hits including Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”, “California Gurls”, and “Roar”, Neon Trees’ “Animal”, and Phillip Phillips’ “Home”. After joining forces with Fuji Music Group in 2014, Pulse expanded its client roster to include some of today’s most influential songwriters and artists including Starrah, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich the Kid, Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson, El-P of Run the Jewels, Kevin Abstract of Brockhampton, Yebba, Kaytranda, OZ, and other award-winning and multi-platinum writers. The company’s major ventures include iconic producer Rick Rubin’s first publishing company American Songs, Beth and Luke Laird’s award-winning and Country chart dominating company Creative Nation, and Marc Anthony’s Latin entertainment conglomerate Magnus Media.