October 11, 1948
Molly-Ann Leikin (born October 11, 1948) is an American songwriter, author, and songwriting consultant. Her career in the music industry started as a staff songwriter at A&M Records before she moved on to write for Interworld Productions and Chappell Music. As an author and columnist, Molly has published non-fiction books about how to write songs and written articles for the Los Angeles Times.
Songwriter and lyricist[edit | edit source]
As a professional songwriter and lyricist, Molly is credited with being involved in the construction of many records and singles. She has also written soundtracks for TV shows, movies, and even wrote the song "I Hear Your Heart," that took 4th place in the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
Books[edit | edit source]
Molly has written 8 non-fiction books about how to write songs published by Hal Leonard LLC such as How to Write A Hit Song: The Complete Guide to Writing and Marketing Chart-topping Lyrics & Music and How to Make a Good Song a Hit Song: Rewriting and Marketing Your Lyrics and Music.
Awards[edit | edit source]
Molly-Ann Leikin is a multiple time RIAA certification recipient with records that shes written "Tangled Up In Tears" by Acuzar Moreno reaching double platinum, "An American Hymn" by Plácido Domingo reaching platinum, and numerous records achieving gold status throughout her career. She was also recognized for writing the soundtrack for a live action short film in the 80's, Violet (1981 film), which went on to win an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 54th Academy Awards. Molly was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the theme song of Happy Endings.
References[edit | edit source]
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- Molly's Homepage
- Molly-Ann Article on Independent
- Interview With Molly on the Graham English Podcast
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