Tony Mantor is an American singer/songwriter, pianist and producer. His career spans from the late 70’s, performing as an artist and touring sideman, to the present, consulting and working on shows with legendary performers.
In the studio he has produced both emerging and established artists, and when time allows, his own personal music.
As an artist Tony has had multiple nationwide releases. He has charted in U.S. trade magazines such as Billboard, Gavin, and Cashbox.
He has also charted internationally in Europe and the U.K.
This success led him to Nashville. Since the move he has produced and developed many aspiring singers, helping them pursue their musical dreams.
In 2005 his production/development company, Plateau Music, became an independent record label releasing select singers to radio in Country, R&B, AC, pop, and Jazz/Soft Rock.
During the next fifteen years Tony produced 40 nationally charted records… 33 of them reaching the top 40 and several going top 10. Some other highlights of the past 15 years include:
2005 to 2009: Several successful records in the Country charts with one reaching #21 in MusicRow. It was the highest rated single by an independent label/producer at the time…a record that stood unbroken for 11 years.
In 2006 Tony was part of “The Session Players” an in-studio documentary outlining the Nashville recording process and the creative interaction between the musicians and producers.
2012-2020: He produced and managed legendary R&B singer Jackie Wilson’s son, Bobby Wilson with four top 10 Adult Contemporary hits… the last being a Top 40 Mediabase Hot AC hit in 2019.
2015: He produced former Atlantic records star Mila Mason (whose record Dark Horse was one of the biggest hit songs of 1997) with her song "Run Like A Girl" and had a dual chart hit with a top 40 in country and a top 10 in the pop charts.
2015: his productions reached radio in the U.K. and parts of Europe with tremendous success. Since creating Plateau Music U.K. he has continued releases to radio which has created touring opportunities for his artists.
2017: He started production on a tribute to Glen Campbell with his daughter Debby Campbell, who performed with Glen for over 24 years on the road.
2018: Tony produced a top 40 country hit with Sam Austin
2018: Tony recorded a CD and hosted a documentary following Tom Cole, a singer who honored his songwriter brother Eugene Cole, who unfortunately lost his life in the line of duty as a Somerset County Deputy Sheriff.
2019: He signed a production deal with Happy Days star, Donny Most.
2019: He won 2 awards in the United Kingdom. One for artist management and another for his label, Plateau Music
2020: He won another U.K. award for artist management.
2021: He won his third management award in the U.K.
Many of his artists have been on the Grammy ballots with their songs. Tony has been on the Grammy ballot 4 times for producer of the year. As a producer he has produced songs that have reached the top 40 in the national charts of FMQB AC, MusicRow Country, Billboard Indicator Country, Billboard Indicator Top 40, Mediabase Activator Country, Mediabase Activator Top 40, Hot AC, Billboard Monitored AC, Mediabase Monitored AC.
He continues to record select singers and has several radio releases scheduled for 2020.
He is currently working on his first solo project as an artist since 1993, which was the year his single reached the top 50 in the Cashbox charts.
2021: He released a country version of “Why Not Me” paying tribute to our first responders.
2021: "Why Not Me" hit the top 10 at country radio in the U.S. reaching # 2 at terrestrial radio and # 1 on the streaming radio charts.
2021: "Why Not Me" was well received at radio in the U.K. and parts of Europe.
2021: A video for the country version of "Why Not Me" was released to bring more attention to charities that support our first responders. It was viewed over 125,000 times.
2022: A new touring show, featuring select TV stars and singers from the 70s & 80s.
2022: An adult contemporary version of "Why Not Me' is released to help Autism Speaks raise awareness to those dealing with Autism on a daily basis.
Tony has appeared on the Grammy ballot for producer of the year 4 times.
Tony has 4 awards given to him in the U.K. for artist management and record label of the year.
Tony has over 40 nationally charted songs as a producer.
33 top 40 songs
16 top ten songs
Tony has produced 13 artists placed on the ballot for Grammy consideration.
Tony has had 7 nationally charted songs as an artist.