An executive producer based in Austin, Texas, Bruce Furst serves as the president of the Ashber Corporation. Bruce Furst has worked with several leading music industry artists, including Christina Aguilera, Luther Vandross, and Tony Bennett, who all appear on his 2006 album production, Christmas Classics: Yesterday, Today & Forever.
Anthony Dominick Benedetto, better known as Tony Bennett, started his professional singing career in the 1940s. Since then he has amassed several platinum and gold albums as well as 17 Grammy awards. Among his many successful works, he has recorded two “Duets” CDs, marking his 80th and 85th birthdays, which feature a wide range of musicians, from Paul McCartney to Lady Gaga.
In September 2014, Tony Bennett collaborated again with Lady Gaga to produce a new album of jazz standards, titled Cheek to Cheek. Later in December, they appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and started their touring schedule. The duo will perform in a variety of US and European venues, such as Hollywood Bowl and the Royal Albert Hall, through July 2015.
As president of the Ashber Corporation in Austin, Texas, Bruce Furst works on licensing music for use in feature films. The producer of the best-selling 2006 album “Christmas Classics – Yesterday, Today & Forever”, Bruce Furst has worked with such performers as Tony Bennett and Christina Aguilera.
Since releasing her first self-titled full-length album in August 1999, Christina Aguilera has become one of the most successful female vocalists in US history. To date, she has released seven studio albums and 34 singles as a solo artist, a discography yielding more than 50 million albums sold around the globe and nearly 15 million in the United States alone. Aguilera’s first album, her most financially successful, sold 17 million copies worldwide, while her first English-language follow up, "Stripped", sold an additional 12 million in 2002.
Over the course of her career, Aguilera has released four singles that have gone on to top the US charts, including her breakout single “Genie in a Bottle”, released in 1999. The song went platinum in a number of international markets and reached the top two in% 0Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and several other countries. “What a Girl Wants”” and Come On Over Baby” also topped the US charts, while Aguilera’s work on the Li’l Kim, Mya, and Pink collaboration “Lady Marmalade” for the film “Moulin Rouge” also reached number one.
With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Bruce Furst boasts significant expertise in film and music licensing.