Bruce Roberts (singer)
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- This article is about American singer Bruce Roberts. For other people, see Bruce Roberts (disambiguation).
Bruce Roberts is an American singer and songwriter. His songs have been recorded by such artists as The Pointer Sisters, Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand, Jeffrey Osborne and Laura Branigan. He has released three albums as a solo artist including Intimacy (1995), which featured musical and vocal contributions by many notable artists; Elton John and Kristine W contributed to the single "When the Money's Gone".
Roberts, along with Eric Ortner helped with the Obama re-election campaign in 2012 and was seen at the DNC and presidential debates. He co-chairs the Entertainment Advisory Council to the White House Office of Public Engagement and worked with celebrity outreach for the 2013-2014 Affordable Care Act enrollment activities.
Roberts, along with Greg Mertz, co-founded Chalkboard Music.
Roberts and Chalkboard Music have been working with Warner Bros. Records to spearhead innovation and technology initiatives within the label.
In spring 2014, Roberts, in conjunction with Stanford University, Warner Bros. Records, and Chalkboard Music, helped launch a free, massive open online course (MOOC) teaching creative problem-solving skills through the lens of music, called Creativity: Music to My Ears. Taught by Stanford Engineering Professor Tina Seelig, the course featured contributions from Warner Music Group artists, songwriters and executives. Participating artists and executives included Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park, Nate Ruess from Fun., Tegan and Sara, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, and Cameron Strang, CEO of Warner Bros. Records.
Following the success of the Stanford MOOC, Roberts and Chalkboard Music, along with Cameron Strang, helped co-brand and develop the Stanford/Warner Music Group Leadership Initiative, a multi-year partnership to identify and develop a new generation of undergraduate Stanford students from across various educational disciplines. The program launches in April 2015.
In 1979 Roberts co-wrote Donna Summer's number one disco duet with Barbra Streisand, "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", with Paul Jabara, and the same year he also wrote the ballad "All Through The Night" with Summer for her multiplatinum selling album Bad Girls, a song which he in turn covered on his 1995 album Intimacy.
- Bruce Roberts (1978)
- Cool Fool (1980)
- Intimacy (1995)
Notable songwriting credits
- "Don't You Love Me Anymore?" by Engelbert Humperdinck
- "Flames of Paradise" by Jennifer Rush & Elton John
- "Fool That I Am" by Rita Coolidge
- "I Could Have Loved You" by The Moments
- "I Got Your Love" by Donna Summer
- "The Lucky One" by Laura Branigan
- "The Main Event/Fight" by Barbra Streisand
- "Me-U=Blue" by Glenn Medeiros & The Stylistics
- "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" duet with Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
- "Oh, People" by Patti LaBelle
- "Only My Heart Talkin'" by Alice Cooper
- "Our Night", co-written with Carole Bayer Sager and released on Shaun Cassidy's 1978 album Under Wraps
- "Skybird" by Tony Orlando and Dawn
- "Starmaker" by The Kids from "Fame"
- "Stronger Than Before" by Carole Bayer Sager, also recorded by Chaka Khan (co-written with Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach)
- "Twist My Arm" by The Pointer Sisters
- "Unison (song)" by Junior
- "We Should Be Together" by Cliff Richard
- "Whisper in the Dark" by Dionne Warwick
- "You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)" by Jeffrey Osborne
- "You're Moving Out Today" by Carole Bayer Sager
- "You're the Only One" by Dolly Parton
- "To Paris with Love"by Donna Summer
- "All Through The Night" (co-written with Donna Summer), by Donna Summer, and K.C. & The Sunshine Band
- "Sometimes Like Butterflies" (co-written with Donna Summer), by Donna Summer, and Dusty Springfield
- Ruhlmann, William. "Biography: Bruce Roberts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
- "Reservoir Media Management Signs Deal With Bruce Roberts". Mi2N.com. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
- An interview with Danny Bonaduce. cmongethappy.com. Retrieved 2010-08-30.