Celebrating the Life of Frédéric Riesterer (1961 – 2019)

All of us at Shapiro Bernstein are mourning the loss of our good friend and client, the multi-platinum selling, multi-ASCAP Award winning, Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer, Frédéric Riesterer.

Fred leaves an indelible mark in the music world, having co-written the diamond-certified contemporary standard “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas as well as numerous hits with his favorite collaborator (and fellow Shapiro Bernstein songwriter) David Guetta. Fred’s legacy includes: “Without You (feat. Usher),” “Club Can’t Handle Me (feat. Flo Rida),” “When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland)” and Fred’s personal favorite “Memories (feat. Kid Cudi).”

In late 2018 Fred released, “I Want a Miracle (feat. Chris Willis and Sam Martin)” which detailed his battle with terminal cancer.  All proceeds from this song are donated to the Kidney Cancer Association.