Speaker Biography

Sam Hollander 

BioSam Hollander is one of the most talented and diverse writers and producers in the game. He has had multi-platinum success writing and producing for major artists such as One Direction, Katy Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, Train, Daughtry, The Fray, Carole King, Neon Trees, Weezer, and Gym Class Heroes, among others, and has had his work featured in iconic films and television shows. Hollander has written and produced 21 US Top 40 Pop Hits. In 2008 Rolling Stone honored him with the Hot List Producer of the Year award. In 2012, Sam produced the Emmy-nominated "Voice in a Dream" for NBC’s Steven Spielberg-helmed series SMASH. This past fall, NBC tapped Hollander to write a Thursday Night Football theme based on his hit with Pentatonix, “Sing.” Most recently, Hollander co-wrote Fitz and the Tantrum’s smash single “HandClap,” along with 4 songs on the new Grammy-nominated Panic at the Disco album, which was one of the top 5 selling albums of 2016. He is also a writer on Rebelution’s 2016 Grammy-nominated album ‘Falling Into Place.’ Additionally, other recent releases include singles with Weezer, James TW, Olly Murs and more.