Multiple Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations for songs such as RUN TO YOU by Whitney Houston from “The Bodyguard” film and musical, FOR THE FIRST TIME by Kenny Loggins from the film “One Fine Day” and THE COLOR OF THE NIGHT by Lauren Christy from the film “Color of Night”; other hits including I DON’T HAVE THE HEART by James Ingram (#1 on the Billboard Hot 100) and I JUST HAD TO HEAR YOUR VOICE by Oleta Adams (#1 Billboard Adult Contemporary); numerous songs recorded by various other major artists, e.g. Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Ray Charles, Toni Braxton, Leann Rimes, The Tenors, Dave Koz, Bebe & CeCe Winans, Right Said Fred, Charice, etc. Various songs used in other films and television shows.

Recently Jud and his long-time songwriting partner Allan Rich have had several Number One records with Italian divas Giorgia and Elisa and multiple other major records in various European territories.

In March 2016 The Grammy Museum did a special night celebrating Jud and Allan’s more than 25 year career:

Jud recently finished screenplays for a sci-fi/thriller feature film and two music-oriented television Pilots and is developing other film and television projects as well.

Jud and Debbie James co-founded the Jud Friedman Intensive Songwriting Workshops in which Jud critiques songs, oversees new collaborations and provides songwriting and music business mentoring. He is also a Professor at Los Angeles College of Music, teaching Songwriting, Collaboration and Music Business Law and Contracts.


Juris Doctor | Harvard Law School
Bachelor of Arts | Yale College