As a professional songwriter for over 35 years, his songs have been recorded by Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Notorious B.I.G., Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Neville Bros. Roberta Flack, Cher, Jason Gould, El DeBarge, Tiffany, Patti Austin, The Spinners, Rick Springfield, Martika, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Martin, Anne Murray, Johnny Mathis, Pointer Sisters, Sheena Easton, and Ray Charles among many. His work also has been featured in Films and TV shows such as “Top Gun,” “First Wives Club,” “Coming To America,” “Redline,” “Karate Kid III,” “Summer School,” “Fame,” “Fame/LA,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” “Santa Barbara,” “Guiding Light,” “Melrose Place,” & “Beverly Hills 90210” among others.
He was an exclusive staff writer with EMI Music and Jobete Music (Motown) for a combined 11 years, having his own independent Kyushu Boy Music Publishing since 1990.
With his extensive music industry resources and solid reputation as a special music events organizer and hands-on creative participant in these projects, Alan secured the participation of more than 200 headlining artists and songwriters such as: Bonnie Raitt, Burt Bacharach, Diane Warren, Mick Fleetwood, Jimmy Buffet, Lamont Dozier, Gladys Knight, Don Was, The Chieftans, Hot House Flowers, Mi’shell Ngedeocello, Cher, Michael Bolton, Rodney Crowell, Desmond Child, Cyndi Lauper, Brenda Russell, Dave Koz, Stewart Copeland, & Andy Summers, Paul Williams, Indigo Girls, Kelly/Steinberg, Barry Mann, Albert Hammond, Mike Stoller,Woody Harrelson, Joan Osborne, Tommy Shaw (Styx), Gunnar & Matthew Nelson, N’Dea Davenport, Montell Jordan, Jack Blades, The Scorpions, Peter Frampton, Steve McClintock, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Gary Burr, Allan Rich, Jeff Lorber, Cathy Dennis, Holly Knight, Franne Golde, & Lee Roy Parnell among many.
He served as well on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Songwriters (NAS) in Hollywood for 4 years. and is a 30 year voting member of NARAS, (The Grammy Awards). He is also a long time member of BMI, ASCAP, SAG, and AEA.
Alan’s Coaching Philosophy: “I consider myself a real colleague and advocate for songwriters and will give whatever I feel is needed in each individual situation from “tough songwriter love” in a direct fashion, to being a cheerleader. I enjoy working with all levels of writers and have been known to throw in some stories from my own songwriting career when needed.”
Andy Goggin is a singer and songwriter whose work has taken him across continents.
Recent projects include the recording of a new album of duets co-written with a collection of powerhouse female songwriters/vocalists. Two tracks from the project are to be featured in the American national television series, Synchronicity.
He has been invited to The House of Songs (Austin, TX) where he has collaborated with other prestigious songwriters. His entries, “Jesus and the Man in the Moon” and "Waterfall" are prize winners in the international Song of the Year contest.
Andy Goggin has built a successful career around his musical talents. He has a full catalogue of original songs and a range of artists recording his work. He collaborates and co-writes with musicians from around the world, He encompases an incredible range of genres and stylistic approaches.
Andy Goggin as a coach is known to have a sharp eye for English lyric composition, song structure and a musical ear for hooks.