Adam Anders

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Adam Anders
Background information
Birth name Adam Anders
Born (1975-10-10) October 10, 1975 (age 39)
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Pop, Rock, Dance
Occupation(s) Record producer
Labels Deep Well Records
Associated acts Shane Harper, Glee, CeeLo Green, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Sheryl Crow, Selena Gomez, Backstreet Boys

Adam Anders (born October 10, 1975)[1][2] is a Swedish music producer who has sold more than 60 million albums and developed songs for motion pictures and television programs.[3]

In 2013, Adam was named #15 in Hollywood Reporter's Top 35 Hitmakers.[4] Anders’ work has earned him four Grammy Award nominations,[5][6] two People’s Choice Awards and two Golden Globe Awards.[7] As the Executive Music Producer for Glee, Anders' musical productions have helped put Glee on the iTunes Top Songs chart,[8] including original songs that he wrote, such as "Loser Like Me" (landing at number one) and “Get It Right” (at number two).[9]

Glee had at one time seven of the top ten tracks on the iTunes Top Song chart including the above two original songs at one and two respectively, the cast’s versions of Pink's "Raise Your Glass" at number three, The Beatles' "Blackbird" at number five, Maroon 5's "Misery" at number six, and another original song, "Hell to the No", at number eight.[10] In May 2011, Glee had one of its biggest sales weeks to date with 986,000 downloads of tracks produced by Anders.[10]

Anders has a track record of writing and producing music for both established artists and up-and-comers including the Jonas Brothers,[3] Miley Cyrus,[11] Selena Gomez,[10] Backstreet Boys,[12] Clay Aiken[10] and many others. His music can also be heard on many major motion pictures and television shows including Disney’s High School Musical 3,[13] Hannah Montana,[13] Evan Almighty[14] and The Wedding Planner,[10] as well as the 2012 film Rock of Ages.[15]

Adam Anders recently launched his own record label, based in Los Angeles, initially called Anders Music but later changed to Deep Well Records.[2][16] The first artist signed to the label was singer/songwriter/actor Shane Harper, whose self-titled debut album was released on February 14, 2012.[16] His first single (produced by Anders) was entitled "One Step Closer".[3] Anders also plans to release music by artist Zac Poor and Texas singer/songwriter Ben Burgess.[15]

Life and career[edit]

Adam Anders was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Both his parents were professional musicians, traveling and playing all over the world; often bringing their children with them wherever they went. This exposed Adam to a variety of musical and cultural differences at a very early age. Despite being classically trained Gospel performers,both Adam's mother and father encouraged him to listen and take influences from all musical styles, from Rock 'n' Roll to Soul.

Adam formed his first band at the age of 10, together with his brother and sister and toured Europe with Adam playing bass. The family later moved to the US, moving around the West Coast. Due to all the traveling, Adam was homeschooled after 5th grade. Due to music being the core of his whole life, Adam became such a prominent bass player that the University of Southern Florida accepted him to the Jazz program at the early age of 13. They declared him a prodigy and he was allowed full credit for taking the college music classes.

After graduating at the age of 16, Adam decided to live with his brother in Nashville. He worked night shifts and played music during the day. After six months, he got a position as a bass player for the Christian Singer-Songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman, allowing him to solemly focus on music as a career. After remaining on several major tours, making money to buy more studio equipment, Adam felt that songwriting and producing gave greater satisfaction and decided to transition to studio work. Since then, Adam Anders and Anders Music Inc have sold more than 100 million albums and created the music for some of the most successful major motion pictures and television shows in history. His songs have broken music chart records and his work has earned him 4 Grammy nominations, 2 People’s Choice Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards and an ARIA Award.

Philanthropic Work[edit]

Adam Anders regularly donates to these organizations:

World Vision

Operation Smile

Show Hope

For the Children in Palm Springs

Bogart Foundation

Grammy U

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

UJA Federation

Trevor Project

Teen Line

Hope Gardens: Family Centers Hearts for Hope



Feature Films[edit]

Title Producer / Writer / Performer Year
Rock of Ages Producer 2012
New Years Eve (New Line Cinema) "Auld Lang Syne" Producer 2012
Hannah Montana: The Movie (Disney) "Hoedown Throwdown" Writer/Producer 2012
The Young Victoria "Only You" Writer 2009
High School Musical 3 (Disney) "Can I Have This Dance" Writer/Producer 2008
Evan Almighty (Universal) "Be The Miracle" Producer 2007
The Wedding Planner (Columbia) "Adore You" Producer/Writer 2001
Rugrats In Paris (Paramount) "When You Love" Producer/Writer 2000

Movies For Television[edit]

Title Producer / Writer / Performer Year
Camp Rock 2 "Wouldn't Change A Thing" Producer/Writer 2010
Starstruck (Disney) "Hero" Producer/Writer 2010
The Cheetah Girls: One World (Disney) "No Place Like Us" Producer/Writer 2008
Camp Rock (Disney) "2 Stars" Producer/Writer 2008
Princess (ABC Family) "Roots Before Branches" Producer/Writer 2008


Title Producer / Writer / Performer Year
Dawson's Creek "Any Lucky Penny" Producer 2004
Fashion House "Theme Song" Producer / Writer 2006
K-Ville "Theme Song" Producer / Writer 2007
Wedding Bells "Theme Song" Producer / Writer 2007
Back To You "Theme Song" Producer / Writer 2007
"Don't Stop Believin'" (Glee song) Producer[17] 2009
Glee: The Music, Volume 1 Producer[6] 2009
Glee: The Music, Volume 2 Producer[18] 2009
Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna Producer[17] 2010
Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers Producer[18] 2010
Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals Producer 2010
Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show Producer 2010
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Producer 2010
Glee: The Music, Volume 4 Producer 2010
"Get It Right" (Glee song) Producer / Writer 2011
"Loser Like Me" (Glee song) Producer / Writer 2011
Glee: The Music, Volume 5 Producer 2011
Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers Producer 2011
"As Long As You're There" (Glee song) Producer / Writer 2011
"Pretending" (Glee song) Producer / Writer 2011
"Light Up the World" (Glee song) Producer / Writer 2011
Glee: The Music, Volume 6 Producer 2011
Extraordinary Merry Christmas (Glee song) Producer / Writer 2011
"Christmas Eve with You" (Glee song) Producer / Writer 2011
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Producer 2011
Glee: The Music, Volume 7 Producer 2011
Hannah Montana Forever Producer / Writer 2010
Disney's Friends for Change "Send It On (song)" Producer / Writer 2009
Camp Rock "2 Stars" Producer / Writer 2008
Camp Rock 2 "Wouldn't Change A Thing" Producer / Writer 2010
Jonas Brothers Jonas (Disney) "Fall" Producer / Writer 2010
Jonas Brothers Jonas (Disney) "Invisible" Producer / Writer 2010
Demi Lovato Sonny With a Chance Writer 2010


Artist Title Album Producer / Writer Year
Porcelain Black "Rock Angels" Mannequin Factory Writer[19] 2012
CeeLo Green "All I Need Is Love (feat. The Muppets)" CeeLo's Magic Moment Writer 2012
CeeLo Green - CeeLo's Magic Moment Album Producer [20] 2012
The McClymonts "If You're Going to Love Me" Wrapped Up Good Producer / Writer [21] 2011
Ashley Tisdale "Blame It On The Beat" - Producer / Writer 2009
Backstreet Boys "Unmistakable" Unbreakable Producer/Writer 2007
Ashley Tisdale "Don't Touch" Headstrong Producer / Writer 2007
Shannon Noll "Crashing Down" Turn It Up Writer 2007
"Is You"
The McClymonts "My Life Again" Chaos and Bright Lights Album Producer 2007
"Favorite Boyfriend of the Year"
"Til' You Love Me"
"Save Yourself"
Kimberley Locke "Any Which Way'" Based on a True Story Producer / Writer 2007
Nick Lachey "Don't Shut Me Out" What's Left of Me Producer / Writer [22] 2006
"Did I Ever Tell You"
Clay Aiken "Here You Come Again" A Thousand Different Ways Producer [22] 2006
"Everytime You Go Away"
CeCe Winans "Purified'" Pray Producer / Remixer [22] 2005
Jesse McCartney "Without You" Beautiful Soul Writer [22] 2004
Billy Crawford "Trackin'" Ride Writer 2002
Ace of Base "Unspeakable'" Da Capo Writer 2002
CeCe Winans "CeCe Winans'" For Love Alone Producer / Writer [22] 2001
Backstreet Boys "More Than That" Black & Blue Writer [23] 2000
The Hits, Chapter 1
Steven Curtis Chapman "Nobody Ever" Jesus (Soundtrack) Producer 2000
Steven Curtis Chapman "Next Five Minutes'" Speechless Producer / Writer [23] 1999


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