Annie Roboff

Annie Roboff's Biography

In an era when publishing income is diminishing precipitously, the ANWA Catalog has shown a steady increase in earnings. ANWA earnings are bolstered by a substantial number of income producing songs and, more importantly, key songs recorded by "career" artists. The ANWA catalog is populated by Annie Roboff compositions that have become signature songs for artists whose popularity over time is assured. The songs are destined to be covered, re-released on countless Greatest Hits albums, and to find their way into feature film. television, and advertising campaigns. When a major artist needs a hit song Annie Roboffs phone is likely to ring. Ms. Roboff's songs cover the musical landscape and have been recorded by artist as diverse as Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Bonnie Raitt, The Indigo Girls, Tim McGraw and The Dixie Chicks. With five #1 hits, Ms. Roboff is one of the most important songwriters working today. Her songs appear on albums that have sold over forty five million copies.

Annie Roboff was born in Greenburg, New York and started her music career in a popular New York City 'a cappella' group called the Bondinis. During this three-year association. the band enjoyed appearances in the movie and television show FAME. After the Bondinis broke up Roboff began a career writing/arranging television themes for various sports, news, and TV movies. Her credits include college football themes for ABC, CBS, and TBS broadcasts, ESPN Sports Center Theme. '84 Olympics, NBA Basketball for TBS, Presidential Election Coverage, This Week with David Brinkley, and ABC's broadcast of Prince Charles and Lady Diana's Wedding.

Before moving to L A. in the late 1980's, Annie had the privilege of working with Laura Nyro in New York City for a short time. Once in LA, Roboff returned to the world of pop music. There she had songs recorded by R&B and pop acts such as Olivia Newton-John, 4 Real, and Phil Perry among others.

In 1994, Annie signed with Almo/lrving Music in Los Angeles. After her first writing trip to their Nashville Office, she moved there. Within the first 3 months of moving to Nashville, she co-wrote her first country #1 Diamond Rio's "Walking Away" with Craig Wiseman. In the summer of 1998 Annie had two more number one singles: "There Goes My Baby" recorded by Trisha Yearwood and the country pop hit "This Kiss" recorded by Faith Hill. "This Kiss" went on to garner a Grammy nomination and won the 1999 CMA Song of the Year, as well as the ASCAP Country Song of the year.

Roboff has also had her songs recorded by The Dixie Chicks. Whitney Houston. Beth Nielsen Chapman, Patty Loveless, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Lonestar, Rascal Flatts, Bonnie Raitt, Take 6, Olivia Newton-John, Jo Dee Messina, Bryan White, Tim McGraw, Jamie O'Neal, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jessica Andrews and (one of the rare co-writes of) The Indigo Girls. Her current single, Tim McGraw's "UNBROKEN," is #1 on the country charts.

She has also had her songs placed in numerous films and soundtracks including: WE WERE SOLDIERS ("The Glory of Life"), FOR LOVE OF THE GAME ("Fun of your Love"), WHERE THE HEART IS ("Shake My Soul"), AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS ("We All Fall Down"), MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE ("I Will Know Your Love"), BLACK DOG ("I Wanna Remember This") and PRACTICAL MAGIC ("This Kiss").

Ms. Roboff has written musicals for off-Broadway including the well-received Sally & Tom and has a song in the upcoming Broadway production of Urban Cowboy. Television credits to her name include "Brand New Day", which is the theme song for Alecia Elliott's weekly television series on NBC, as well as songs placed in DAWSON'S CREEK and JUDGING AMY.

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