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Andreas Carlsson at a movie premiere in Stockholm, 2012.
|Born||3 April 1973|
Danderyd, Stockholm, Sweden
Andreas Carlsson (Swedish pronunciation: [anˈdrêːas ˈkɑ̌ːɭsɔn]; born 3 April 1973) is a Swedish music producer and pop songwriter.
Carlsson was part of the Cheiron Studios team until the studio was closed down in 2000. In January 2001, former Cheiron-members Andreas Carlsson, Kristian Lundin and Jake Schulze assumed the lease of the legendary Cheiron studios. Two years later, they launched production-company The Location and publishing-company Location Songs, where writer Savan Kotecha is signed.
Carlsson frequently collaborates with writers Desmond Child and Chris Braide. Together they have written many hit songs, including "Invisible" for Irish boy band D-Side and American Idol contestant Clay Aiken. The song became one of the most performed on American radio in 2004. A more recent collaboration is Katy Perry's "Waking Up in Vegas", featured on her album One of the Boys. Carlsson also co-wrote the song "Strange" for the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack, which was performed by Tokio Hotel and Kerli Kõiv.
In 2008, Carlsson formed production/publishing company Meriola with fellow producer and songwriter Anders Bagge, who has written and produced songs for Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cross Gene and Jennifer Lopez, among others.
In 2009, Carlsson wrote his autobiography Live to Win - låtarna som skrev mitt liv ("The songs which wrote my life"), about his career and journey to where he is today.
Carlsson was part of the jury for the Swedish edition of Idol from 2008, its fifth season. The last season Carlsson was a judge in began its run on 7 September 2010 on the Swedish television channel TV4. On 14 March 2011, Carlsson announced his departure from the jury, citing his desire to go back to songwriting.
Notable writing credits
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- "Andreas Carlsson lämnar "Idol"-juryn". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 14 March 2011. Archived from the original on March 18, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
- "Motivationsföreläsning Från Idé till Succé". andreascarlsson.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 March 2020.
- "Andreas Carlsson". Flowtalk (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 March 2020.