Anne Preven

Anne Preven
Born New York City, United States
Origin United States
Genres Pop, Rock, Alternative
Occupation(s) Songwriter, musician, music publisher, record producer
Labels Pulse Recording
Associated acts Madonna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Natalie Imbruglia, Sinéad O'Connor, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Ednaswap

Anne Preven is a Grammy and Academy Award nominated American songwriter, musician, and record producer. As a member of the alternative rock band Ednaswap, she co-wrote "Torn" which was covered by Lise Sørensen (Danish), Trine Rein, (Norwegian) and then Natalie Imbruglia[1] and became a worldwide number one airplay song, spending 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay Chart in the US.[2] "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 1990s" by radio personality Rick Dees.[3] Ednaswap released three albums and an EP and toured the US with bands such as No Doubt and Weezer.[4]

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, Sinéad O'Connor, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks, Zac Brown Band, Pixie Lott, and Miranda Cosgrove.[5] In 2007, she 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.[6] In 2011, Preven 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.[7]

Pulse Recording

In 2007, Preven created the music publisher Songs of Pulse with writer/producers Josh Abraham and Scott Cutler.[8] The company, along with Pulse Management, operates under the Pulse Recording umbrella. Pulse Recording's client roster has co-written Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream", "California Gurls", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" and "Part of Me", Taio Cruz's "Dynamite"[9][10] Phillip Phillips' "Home"[11] and Neon Trees' "Animal" and "Everybody Talks".[12] Pulse Recording operates two Recording studios, one based at its headquarters in Los Angeles,[13] and one based in Burbank, California. In 2012, the company established a partnership with Creative Nation, the Nashville-based music management and publishing company owned by songwriter Luke Laird and his wife Beth Laird.[14]


Title Album details
Wonderland Park
Wacko Magneto

Selected songwriting discography

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2015 Leona Lewis I Am "Thank You" Leona Lewis, Toby Gad
"Ladders" Leona Lewis, Wayne Wilkins, Kevin Anyaeji
2014 Lea Michele Louder "Louder" Jaden Michaels, Colin Munroe
"Cue The Rain" Lea Michele, Matt Radosevich, Felicia Barton
"Don't Let Go" Matt Radosevich, Felicia Barton
"Gone Tonight" Lea Michele, Felicia Barton, CJ Baran, Drew Lawrence
"The Bells" Scott Cutler
2013 Conway Star Trek Into Darkness (Music from the Motion Picture) "The Growl" J. J. Abrams, Kassia Conway, Charles Scott
Demi Lovato Demi "Nightingale" Demi Lovato, Matt Radosevich, Felicia Barton
2012 Adam Lambert Trespassing "Cuckoo" Adam Lambert, Josh Abraham, Bonnie McKee, Oliver Goldstein
2011 Zac Brown Footloose (music from the motion picture) "Where The River Goes" Zac Brown, Drew Pearson, Wyatt Durrette
Pixie Lott Young Foolish Happy "What Do You Take Me For?" Pixie Lott, Christopher Mercer, Terrence Thornton
Pnau Soft Universe "The Truth" Pnau, Scott Cutler
"Unite Us" Pnau, Scott Cutler
2009 Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana: The Movie "Spotlight" Scott Cutler
Demi Lovato Here We Go Again "Remember December" Demi Lovato, John Fields
"Solo" Demi Lovato, Scott Cutler
"Quiet" Demi Lovato, Scott Cutler
Jordin Sparks Battlefield "No Parade" Scott Cutler, Dapo Torimiro
2008 Katy Perry One of the Boys "Self Inflicted" Katy Perry, Scott Cutler
Miley Cyrus Breakout "The Driveway" Miley Cyrus, Scott Cutler
"Full Circle" Miley Cyrus, Scott Cutler
"These Four Walls" Scott Cutler, Cheyenne Kimball
2007 Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus "Start All Over" Scott Cutler, Fefe Dobson
2006 Beyoncé Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture "Listen" Beyoncé, Scott Cutler, Henry Krieger
Paul Oakenfold A Lively Mind "The Way I Feel" (featuring Ryan Tedder) Paul Oakenfold, Scott Cutler, Ryan Tedder, Ian Green
Taylor Hicks Taylor Hicks "The Maze" Scott Cutler
2005 Josh Kelley Almost Honest "Too Good To You" Josh Kelley, Scott Cutler
2001 Mandy Moore Mandy Moore "Yo-Yo" Scott Cutler
2000 Sinéad O'Connor Faith and Courage "No Man's Woman" Sinéad O'Connor, Scott Cutler
"The State I'm In" Scott Cutler
1998 Natalie Imbruglia Left of the Middle "Torn" Scott Cutler, Phil Thornalley
1994 Madonna Bedtime Stories "Sanctuary" Madonna, Dallas Austin, Scott Cutler, Herbie Hancock

Selected production discography

Year Artist Album Details
2014 Lea Michele Louder Vocal Producer
2013 Demi Lovato Demi Vocal Producer
2011 Pixie Lott Young Foolish Happy Mixer
Pnau Soft Universe Producer
2009 Jordin Sparks Battlefield Producer
2008 Katy Perry One of the Boys Producer
Miley Cyrus Breakout Producer
2007 Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus Producer
2000 Sinéad O'Connor Faith and Courage Producer

Awards and nominations

Grammy Awards

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award

Academy Award

Golden Globe Award

Black Reel Awards

Satellite Award


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  2. "Chart Beat". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
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  4. "Ednaswap | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. April 12, 1999. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  5. "Anne Preven | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
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  7. 1 2 "The Official Site of Music's Biggest Night". Retrieved 2013-08-10.
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  9. Genevieve Yue (July 14, 2011). "Bonnie McKee: Pop Tart – Page 1 – Music – Los Angeles". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  10. "How 10 Major Songwriters Make Big Money Pictures – Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Bonnie McKee, co-Writers, Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  11. "'American Idol': The Story Behind Phillip Phillips' Coronation Song (Exclusive)". May 22, 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  12. "ASCAP 2011 Pop Awards: Most Performed Songs". April 27, 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  13. "Pulse Recording in Los Angeles, CA – Information and Directions". Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  14. "Pulse Recording and Creative Nation Announce Exclusive Partnership | Untitled Document". July 9, 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  15. "79th Oscars (2007)". Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  16. "64TH GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS – GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS". December 14, 2006. Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  17. "Black Reel Awards". Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  18. "Awards for Dreamgirls (2006)". Retrieved 2013-08-10.

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