Scott Cutler

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Scott Cutler
Born Chicago, Illinois
Origin United States
Genres Pop, Rock, Alternative
Occupation(s) Music executive, record producer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Guitar
Labels Pulse Recording
Associated acts Madonna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Natalie Imbruglia, Sinéad O'Connor, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Ednaswap

Scott Michael Cutler is an American songwriter, musician, record producer, and music executive. As a member of the alternative rock band Ednaswap, he co-wrote "Torn" which was covered in 1997 by Natalie Imbruglia.[1] Her recording became the worldwide number one airplay song, and spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay Chart in the US.[2] "Torn" has sold an estimated four million copies, it is certified Platinum in 3 countries, and was declared the "number one radio single of the 1990s" by radio personality Rick Dees.[3] Ednaswap released three albums between 1995 and 1998 and toured with No Doubt, Weezer, and Better Than Ezra[4]

As a songwriter and producer, he has collaborated with some of the music industry's top female artists including Madonna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Sinéad O'Connor, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, and Jordin Sparks.[5] 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.[6] In 2007, he won the Critic's Choice Award for Best Song for "Listen" from the motion picture adaption of Dreamgirls.[7] The song was also nominated for Best Original Song at the 2007 Academy Awards and the 2007 Golden Globe Awards.

Pulse Recording

In 2007, Cutler created the music publisher Songs of Pulse with writer/producers Josh Abraham and Anne Preven.[8] The company, along with Pulse Management, operates under the Pulse Recording umbrella, to which he became a partner in 2010. Pulse Recording's client roster has co-written Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream", "California Gurls", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" and "Part of Me", Taio Cruz's "Dynamite"[9][10] Phillip Phillips' "Home"[11] and Neon Trees' "Animal" and "Everybody Talks".[12] Pulse Recording operates two Recording studios, one based at its headquarters in Los Angeles,[13] and one based in Burbank, California. In 2012, the company established a partnership with Creative Nation, the Nashville-based music management and publishing company owned by songwriter Luke Laird and his with Beth Laird.[14]


Title Album details
Wacko Magneto
Wonderland Park

Awards and nominations

Grammy Awards

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award

Academy Award

Golden Globe Award

Black Reel Awards

Satellite Award


  1. "Torn by Natalie Imbruglia Songfacts". December 5, 2008. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  2. "Chart Beat". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  3. "Natalie Imbruglia Biography". Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  4. Ankeny, Jason (April 12, 1999). "Ednaswap – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  5. "Scott Cutler – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  6. 1 2 "Grammy Award Nominees 1989 – Grammy Award Winners 1989". February 22, 1989. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  7. 1 2 "The BFCA Critics' Choice Awards :: 2006". Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  8. "Downtown Music Publishing: Check Your Pulse". Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  16. "64TH GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS – GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS". December 14, 2006. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
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