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Anne Preven

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Anne Preven is a Grammy and Academy Award nominated songwriter, musician, and record producer. As a member of the alternative rock band Ednaswap, she co-wrote “Torn” which was covered by Natalie Imbruglia and became a worldwide number one airplay song, spending 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay Chart in the US. “Torn” has sold an estimated four million copies, it is certified platinum in three countries, and was declared the “number one radio single of the 1990’s” by radio personality Rick Dees. After graduating from Harvard College, Preven began writing songs and has since collaborated with some of the music industry’s top artists including Madonna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus. In 2007, Anne was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award and won the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Original Song for “Listen” from the motion picture adaptation of Dreamgirls. In 2011, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Song Written for Visual Media” for her collaboration with Zac Brown Band on “Where The River Goes” from the movie Footloose. Preven is a partner of Pulse Recording, a company which operates Pulse Music Publishing and Pulse Management.

  • Natalie Imbruglia - “Torn” – Left of the Middle (Writer)
  • Beyonce - “Listen” – Dreamgirls (Music From The Motion Picture) (Writer)
  • Katy Perry - “Self Inflicted” – One of the Boys (Writer/Producer)
  • Madonna - “Sanctuary” – Bedtime Stories (Writer)
  • Zac Brown Band - “Where the River Goes” – Footloose (Music From The Motion Picture) (Writer)
  • Miley Cyrus - “Full Circle” – Breakout (Writer/Producer)
  • Miley Cyrus - “These Four Walls” – Breakout (Writer/Producer)
  • Miley Cyrus - "The Driveway" - Breakout (Writer/Producer)
  • Miley Cyrus - “Start All Over” – Meet Miley Cyrus (Writer/Producer)
  • Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Tim Mcilrath & Occupy Wall Street - “We Are The 99 Percent” (Writer)
  • Pixie Lott - “What Do You Take Me For” – Young Foolish Happy (Writer/Mixer)
  • Demi Lovato - “Nightingale” – Demi (Writer/Producer)
  • Demi Lovato - “Remember December” – Here We Go Again (Writer)
  • Demi Lovato - “Quiet” – Here We Go Again (Writer)
  • Demi Lovato - “Solo” – Here We Go Again (Writer)
  • Sinéad O'Connor - “No Man’s Woman” – Faith and Courage (Writer/Producer)
  • Sinéad O'Connor - “The State I’m In” – Faith and Courage (Writer/Producer)
  • Conway - “Big Talk” – Big Talk EP (Writer)
  • Conway - “Killer” – Big Talk EP (Writer)
  • Pnau - “The Truth” – Soft Universe (Writer/Producer)
  • Pnau - “Unite Us” – Soft Universe (Writer/Producer)
  • Jordin Sparks - “No Parade” – Battlefield (Writer/Producer)
  • Adam Lambert - “Cuckoo” – Trespassing (Writer)
  • Lea Michele - “Louder” – Louder (Writer/Producer)
  • Lea Michele - “Cue The Rain” – Louder (Writer/Producer)
  • Lea Michele - “Don’t Let Go” – Louder (Writer/Producer)
  • Lea Michele - "The Bells" - Louder (Writer/Producer)
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