Producer Aaron Schroeder kept a convenient business setup for himself; he both managed and produced Pitney, owned the record company, and could record songs he'd already published. Al Kooper cites the advantage that this gave them in getting songs on the track to success.
Schroeder was also a highly accomplished songwriter. He wrote over 1500 songs, including songs for Roy Orbison, Duane Eddy, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Pat Boone, and Elvis Presley. His Presley hits include "A Big Hunk o' Love," "Good Luck Charm," "I Got Stung," "Stuck on You," and "It's Now Or Never
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, Al Kooper relates: "When other artists were not 'appreciating' our songs, it was always Pitney who'd take one of our teen traumas and tack it onto an album or make it the flip side of a single, just so's we could eat. When 'I Must Be Seeing Things' hit the charts, it felt good to be doing something to repay Gene's kindness."