Andy Seltzer (BMI)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2017

Andy Seltzer’s capabilities as a writer stem from growing up with a guitarist brother who taught him bass and drums early on so they could jam together in sibling harmony. High school provided an escape through a portal to the distant land of Garageband, and the tiny loft above Andy's real garage became the laboratory where his piano-powerpop band would craft their first songs. It wasn’t until a friend dragged him against his will to a house party in Boston years later where he met a singer looking for someone to produce and write songs with, and for reasons unknown the words “…Hey I'm a writer!” stumbled out of his mouth, and there was no looking back.

Andy’s songwriting style is versatile; each canvas is specific to the artist’s vision he is working with in order to deliver a lyric and melody with integrity and timelessness while being a bit left-of-center. His love for hip hop, 80’s new wave, Paul Simon, and pop sensibility can’t help but make their way into the songs one way or another. Andy has had the joy of writing alongside the likes of Penguin Prison, Maggie Rogers, Midnight To Monaco, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Secret Weapons, Zuri Marley, and Madison Love, with an undying dedication to artist development in NYC for years to come.