Andy Dodd is a songwriter/producer based in Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA.
Playing a key role in just one pop phenomenon would be enough for most songwriters. To do so several times, is a phenomenon all by itself. With over 50 million albums sold worldwide and multiple ASCAP awards, Andy has written and produced hits for Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus and Jonas Brothers, as well as for the smash Disney Channel original movie “High School Musical”. Factor in his songs and productions for stars like P!NK, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Natasha Bedingfield and Jesse McCartney and it’s clear Andy Dodd has become a major force in contemporary pop music.
A native of Southern California, Dodd grew up with a passion for music. Once enrolled at USC in Los Angeles, he studied music more seriously and began focusing his efforts toward writing and producing.
In 2004, Andy and co-writing partner Adam Watts, were introduced to a young Disney artist named Jesse McCartney who was working on his debut album. They wrote “Beautiful Soul” for Jesse, which quickly became an international hit and earned the duo an ASCAP Pop Award. That led to an uninterrupted string of successes with Disney artists such as Miley Cyrus (as Hannah Montana on her hit Disney Channel original series), Demi Lovato and Jonas Brothers at the height of their international success.
Surprisingly, that was just the beginning. For well over a decade, Andy has continued to be a strong presence with his work on an ever-expanding range of projects including Plain White T's, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Avengers: Assemble, Brave: Songs and Story, Disney Consumer Products advertising with Lucasfilm/Marvel, multiple international Disney Theme Parks and the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Forever Fireworks Show along with many other album/film/tv projects.
Recent projects include…
writing the end title theme song for Tangled: The Series (Disney Channel) performed by Natasha Bedingfield (2017)
writing the theme song for the new fireworks spectacular, “Happily Ever After” at the Magic Kingdom park, Disney World Orlando (premiered 2017)
writing the theme song for Tokyo Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary parade, “Dream Up” (Opened Spring 2018)
writing and producing for Descendants 2 (Disney Channel original movie) (2017)
producing multiple songs for a musical remake of the classic, “Freaky Friday” (Disney Channel original movie) (Summer 2018)
producing multiple songs for AVEX Loves Disney, featuring Japan’s biggest music stars performing classic Disney hits (2017)
producing a remake of “The Circle Of Life” performed by 98Degrees for the re-release of Disney’s The Lion King (2017)