Molly-Ann Leikin (rhymes with bacon) was born
in Ottawa, Canada and defected with her baritone ukulele to California during a 58 below zero
blizzard. The Department of Public Social Services in Los Angeles seemed to think she’d
be a good Emergency Intake worker.
But it was a day job. And all of Molly’s clients claimed the father of their
babies was a rock star, so it was Molly’s job to go after the alleged deadbeat dads for
child support. However, instead of Molly helping the underprivileged get off welfare, they got
her into the music business.
As a staff writer at Almo Music (A & M Records), then Interworld Music and Chappell Music,
over the next ten years, Molly got her songs recorded by almost every pop and country artist
on the Billboard charts. Now she has a house full of gold and platinum records, plus an Emmy
nomination. She has also written themes and songs for dozens of TV shows and movies, including
“Violet,” that won an Oscar.
As successful as she is getting her own songs recorded, Molly is also an international songwriting consultant to developing artists. Three of her clients have Grammy nominations, another won an Emmy and well over five thousand others have placed their work in movies, in TV shows, on CD’s and in commercials.
The author of “How to Write A Hit Song” and “How To Be A Hit Songwriter” and producer of the best-selling “Molly-Ann Leikin’s Master Class in Songwriting”, and “Sliced Bread”, a CD of her hot AC and country songs, Molly practices yoga, collects contemporary art, flosses and lives in Southern California.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.