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Hit Songwriter and Songwriting Coach
SONGWRITING, PRODUCTION & COACHING CREDITS
AND THE "OFFICIAL BIO"
With numerous Billboard-charting singles, over 200 releases, and millions of album sales under her belt, Alex Forbes exudes a contagious passion on the subject of songwriting. Her material has found a home on major and indie labels, feature films, TV shows and an Off-Broadway show. Overseas, Alex's songs have been hit singles for artists in Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Recent successes include:
Two co-writes with 3-time Grammy winner Nile Rodgers: "I Dance My Dance" on the most recent CHIC album, and "Law of Attraction" with iconic French artist, Sheila.
Top 10 radio play in Austria with "Barcelona," co-written with Brofaction.
Placing the song "Brothers" on the #1 album in South Africa by Elvis Blue.
"Where Will the Giants Roam" winning the Global March For Elephants and Rhinos song competition — first prize was a $30,000 photo safari in Africa.
Co-writing the theme song for the Nonhuman Rights Project with its founder Steven Wise, who has led a 30-year fight to achieve legal rights for animals such as chimpanzees and elephants. Steven is the subject of the DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus HBO film, Unlocking the Cage.
Other placements include Melt Away in the Denzel Washington film Déjà Vu, and songs in Nurse Jackie, Dance Moms, Make It or Break It. New Zealand superstar Hayley Westenra's recording of You Are Water appeared on her Classical/Pop album, Odyssey, which spent over a year on the Billboard charts.
Alex founded CreativeSongwriter.com in 2006, and has led courses and workshops for the Masters songwriting program at NYU Steinhardt, Gotham Writers’ Workshop, The ASCAP Foundation, The Institute for Collaborative Education, The International Songwriting Camp in Austria, The Connecticut Songwriters Association and many other organizations. Alex is also the author of two ebooks and audiobooks: Write Songs Right Now and SongLab: A Songwriting Playbook for Teens, both published by Blackstone Audio.
Alex's first hit was the now-classic dance song Too Turned On, performed by Alisha. This success led to a series of hit singles including Taylor Dayne's massive hit Don't Rush Me (#2 Pop, #3 AC, #6 Dance, multi-platinum album, ASCAP Pop Award), Rockell's classic freestyle version of In A Dream, and the Top 20 Pop hit Nothin' My Love Can't Fix, the latter of which Alex also co-produced.
High points also included collaborating with Cyndi Lauper on a tune for her film, Off and Running, and co-producing Martha Wash, whose powerhouse voice was featured in the Weather Girls and C+C Music Factory, and who recorded Alex’s Leave a Light On.
Many of Alex's most recent songs are "on hold" or recorded and awaiting release dates with artists and producers in a wide variety of styles.
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Photo above left by Christian Carroll.
Photo above center by Stan Schnier.
Photo above right, video still by Cyrille