Universal Music Publishing is proud to present the hit laden catalog of Oscar nominated, Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee MICHAEL MASSER. This legendary songwriter has authored some of the all-time classic ballads. Universal Music Publishing administers many of his signature hits such as “Saving All My Love For You,” “Miss You Like Crazy” and “Tonight I Celebrate My Love.”
Masser made his name in the 1970’s with the hits “Touch Me in the Morning” and “Theme From Mahogany,” both performed by Diana Ross. This period also produced “The Greatest Love of All” originally cut by George Benson and later made famous by Whitney Houston.
The first hits of the 1980’s came with Dionne Warwick and again, with Diana Ross. His first big hit of the decade was the 1983 duet between Peabo Bryon and Roberta Flack, “Tonight I Celebrate My Love,” a considerable hit on both the pop and R&B charts. Masser then produced and co-wrote all but one of the tracks on the 1984 comeback album for Teddy Pendergrass entitled “Love Language.” The biggest hit from the album was “Hold Me,” which featured a duet with a young upcoming star, one Whitney Houston.
Masser’s next projects included an album for Stacy Lattisaw, “I’m Not the Same Girl Anymore,” as well as some cuts on the Crystal Gayle album Nobody Wants to Be Alone. The latter produced two top five country hits. Masser also placed several songs on the 1985 George Benson album 20/20.”
As a result of his work on the Teddy Pendergrass album, Masser was brought in to work on the debut album from Whitney Houston. He co-wrote and produced four cuts, one of which, “Saving All My Love For You,” hit number one on both the pop and R&B charts. Masser followed this with another worldwide chart topper, “Didn’t We Almost Have it All,” on Houston’s second album.
The decade closed on another high note with the hit “Miss You Like Crazy” for Natalie Cole which topped the R&B charts and made top ten on the pop chart.
Masser is credited as a producer, arranger or composer on over eighty albums. His induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame crowns this shining career.