Dale Effren is an award winning songwriter and composer based in Los Angeles; he has been writing music since the age of 10. Dale specializes in music and melody writing for songs and is always open to talented artists and lyricists to work with. Past recording artists he has worked with include Branden James (America's Got Talent), Trevin Hunte (The Voice), Vaughn Anthony, Lindsey Ray, Emile Welman, Jess Furman, Tiffany Madadian and others. Songwriters and Producers Dale has written with and/or been associated with include Grammy/Golden Globe Award Winner/Nominee Charlie Midnight (James Brown - "Livin' In America", Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Joni Mitchell, Cher, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Hilary Duff), Multi-Platinum Producer/Songwriter Michael Lloyd (Dirty Dancing, Barry Manilow, Belinda Carlisle, The Doobie Brothers, Kimberly Locke), Dove Award Winner Art Reynolds (“Jesus Is Just Alright” - The Doobie Brothers, “Ready For A Miracle” - Patti Labelle/LeAnn Rimes) and Grammy Award Winner/Emmy Nominated Songwriter/Composer Michael Silversher (Disney's “Gummi Bears Theme Song” and “Talespin Theme Song”) to name a few.

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  • 01/01/2019 - 2018 was quite a year for Dale Effren's song "This Is Our Time" (co-written with Debra Gussin) winning SIX Film Festivals for "Best Song" and "Excellence In Music"! ???



































  • 01/09/2018 - Jon Mullane's new single "Freaks Me Out" (J.Mullane/D.Effren) is out on iTunes and Spotify. Click here to download it on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify today!


11/27/2017 - Dale's music was licensed to this cool Horror Movie "Living Among Us". Release date coming soon!

  • 11/07/2017 - Excited to announce 2 nominations in this year's "Hollywood Music In Media Awards". "Lucky Stars" co-written with hit songwriter/producer, Charlie Midnight and hit songwriter/recording artist, Buck Johnson of Aerosmith. And "Carry On" again, co-written with legendary songwriter/producer, Charlie Midnight. Thank you all for your kind support and thank you to the "Hollywood Music In Media Awards!"

  • 01/27/2017 - TAXI - Independent A&R's A&R Team has named Dale's song "Lucky Stars" co-written with hit songwriters Charlie Midnight and Buck Johnson as one of their Top 10 favorite songs for a 2ND time! Thanks for all your support over there Guys!  Click here to hear the song: "Lucky Stars"


  • 09/29/2016 - Dale is excited to share 3 new placements for his music in "So You Think You Can Dance (FOX), "Snapped: She Made Me Do It" (Oxygen) and "Venom Hunters" (Discovery Channel).


  • 04/25/2016 - Dale is excited to announce the official signing of his music publishing deal with SSA Music. He is thrilled to be on their roster as a songwriter.


  • 03/04/2016 - Dale Effren at a songwriting session earlier this week with the great Charlie Midnight and Season 8 finalist on America's got Talent, Branden James. To see what what Branden James had to say about the experience click here. To see Branden James' awesome audition on America's Got Talent click here.


02/19/2016 - Dale Effren's song "This Is Our Time", co-written with Debra Gussin will be featured in the feature film "A Sunday Horse". The film, which has been getting rave reviews and just won best feature at the Equus Film Festival in New York, stars Linda Hamilton, William Shatner, Nikki Reed and Ving Rhames and is set for theatrical release in  2016.


  • 10/16/2015 - Taxi's A&R team has just voted "Love Comes, Love Goes" as one of their favorite top 10 songs. The song was written with the legendary Charlie Midnight and was co-written and recorded by the incredible Trevin Hunte (Season 3 finalist on The Voice.)


  • 08/14/2015 - The Official Music Video for THIS IS OUR TIME by the WINNER of OTTAWA IDOL, 16 year old Bernice Reyes was just released today. See it here:


  • 05/12/2015 - Great News!!! The WINNER of OTTAWA IDOL, 16 year old Bernice Reyes has just released Dale Effren's song THIS IS OUR TIME, co-written with Debra Gussin as her DEBUT SINGLE!!! Please support this talented Artist! Click below on the single cover to download the song on iTunes. Thank you for all your support!


  • 04/02/2015 - Dale Effren and collaborator Denny Weston Jr. just finished scoring the LOGO for LOTUS ENTERTAINMENT. Look for it at the beginning of all their movies! :)


  • 10/01/2014 - JUST IN! "This Is Our Time", co-written with Debra Gussin is going to be the debut single for the 2014 Ottawa Idol, 15 year old Bernice Reyes. Canada's newly-crowned vocal powerhouse celebrated her big win by performing the song live on the Daytime Ottawa TV show.


  • 09/17/2014 - Dale and collaborator Denny Weston Jr. just finished the music for the movie trailer "Queens Of The Ring" from WWE Studios. You can view the trailer by clicking on the image below:


  • 08/25/2014 - Dale and collaborator Denny Weston Jr. just finished composing the music and completing the sound design for the official movie trailer for the movie "Little Accidents" starring Elizabeth Banks and Boyd Holbrook. The Trailer also includes an original song placement of the song "Little Accidents" at the end. You can view the trailer by clicking on the image below:


  • 07/24/2014 - Dale and collaborator Denny Weston Jr. just finished composing the music for the official movie trailer for the movie "Lost Time" starring Luke Goss, Robert Davi and Rochelle Vallese. You can view the trailer by clicking on the image below:


  • 06/27/2014 - Congratulations to the UCLA Extension Graduates of 2014!!! You can view the official graduation video here: UCLA Extension's 2014 Graduation Ceremony - Dale's song "This Is Our Time" (UCLA Extension's Official Graduation Song) co-written with Debra Gussin, plays throughout the video as well as in the Ceremony when the graduates are being seated.


  • 05/13/2014 - Check out the official music for "Untypical" by up and coming recording Artist, Devon Reese Simon. Dale wrote the the song with his collaborator Kris Bradley.


  • 05/05/2014 - Dale was excited to finish the music and sound design with his collaborator Denny Weston Jr. for the movie trailer "Don't Blink", starring Brian Austin Green and Mena Suvari - Click on the icon below to view the trailer.

  • 05/03/2014 - THIS IS OUR TIME, co-written with Debra Gussin, was the closing song performed at the OTTAWA IDOL RED CARPET CONCERT in Canada on Saturday, May 3rd. Congrats to the winner and finalists! For anyone interested in how the song came to be written, check out this video of the premiere performance by Erich Bergen, star of the upcoming feature film, Jersey Boys! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNMJlEbu074

  • 03/11/2014 - THIS IS OUR TIME, written with Debra Gussin to appear on a new Inspirational CD, LIVING WITH A DREAM!  The CD will accompany the best-selling book BEGIN WITH YES, by best selling motivational author, Paul Boynton. Such a thrill to be included on this wonderful project! The CD's are being pressed as we speak - until then, this uplifting collection of songs is available via digital download at: https://www.facebook.com/beginwithyes/app_96687436973 from your computer or: www.nimbitmusic.com/beginwithyes/mobile (for mobile users.)    THIS IS OUR TIME is track 14!


  • 02/05/2014 - On February 5, 2014 THIS IS OUR TIME, co-written with Debra Gussin reached NUMBER ONE on BROADJAM's TOP 10 POP CHART! The song was commissioned by UCLA as their Official Graduation Song. Here's the World Premiere at Royce Hall, performed by Erich Bergen, star of the upcoming Clint Eastwood movie, "Jersey Boys"! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNMJlEbu07


  • 06/16/2013 - LUCKY STARS, written with Charlie Midnight and Buck Johnson is one of TAXI's Top 10 Favorites!


  • 01/03/2013 - "Mama Don't Cry", a country song Dale wrote with lyricist Nita Lawson, received Honorable Mention in the Country/Bluegrass category of the 29th Annual MID-ATLANTIC SONG CONTEST.

See the official announcement below:


Here is a link to the song:


  • 10/17/2012 - Dale is excited to announce that he has officialy signed a publishing deal with Gabi Kochlani/Sounds For People. He is extremely proud and honored to be on their roster as a songwriter.

  •   03/28/2012 - THIS IS OUR TIME, co-written with Debra Gussin, has just WON the GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (AC category)! This is the song that was commissioned by UCLA Extension as their Official Graduation Song!  

You can click here to hear the song: "This Is Our Time"


  • 01/04/2012 - THIS IS OUR TIME, written with Debra Gussin, is one of TAXI's Top 10 Favorites!


  • 05/10/2011 - More exciting news for THIS IS OUR TIME...the song will be played during the Survivor Lap of the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE in Boston on June 10 & 11. To honor that, THIS IS OUR TIME is NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES, and a portion of the proceeds raised through the end of June will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Please support this great organization by clicking on the link below and downloading the song! 


  • 05/09/2011 - THIS IS OUR TIME has just been named a TOP 5 SONG by SONGWRITER UNIVERSE MAGAZINE! The song, written with Debra Gussin is also the Official Graduation Song of UCLA EXTENSION.


  • 05/8/2011 - Dale's song "YOU GAVE ME LOVE", written with Nita Lawson, was just licensed to be the theme song for a charity in South Africa that works to improve the lives of children with life threatening illnesses, terminally ill children and abandoned babies. They launched the campaign Friday, opening with our song! We are so thrilled to be able to contribute to this important cause in this way!

Link to their website: http://www.outofafricacf.org 
"You Gave Me Love" - http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/song_7869153 

  • 04/22/2011 - Music180 has named Dale and his collaborator Debra Gussin's song THIS IS OUR TIME as the TOP NEW SONG!


  • 01/05/2011 - COMING SOON! Dale is currently working with lyricists Lori Bath (Bug Music), Debra Gussin and Nita Lawson, respectively, on new songs!!

  • 06/30/2010 - On Tuesday, June 29th, Dale's song THIS IS OUR TIME, written with Debra Gussin, received its World Premier performance in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,000 people at Royce Hall in Westwood, CA. The song was selected by UCLA Extension as their Official Graduation Song, and performed at their graduation ceremony by the talented Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys). It was truly a wonderful honor to be chosen for this incredible celebration. The video can be previewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNMJlEbu074

  • 05/19/2010 - Dale's song "This Is Our Time", co-written with lyricist Debra Gussin, has been selected by UCLA Extension as their official graduation song for 2010 and will be performed at their Graduation Ceremony on June 29th. The song was chosen from among 50 entries, and will be performed at ROYCE HALL, an 1800-seat venue in Westwood,...... California. Marty Panzer will be the Keynote Speaker.

  • 03/01/2010 - Dale is currently in the studio with new and past collaborators working on new songs and projects! Stay tuned for exciting news!

  • 01/07/2010 - Dale is currently studying at UCLA with Marty Panzer (renowned lyricist for Barry Manilow, Julio Iglesias, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton etc.) for the 2nd year in a row!