A classmate of Herb Alpert and Lou Adler at Fairfax High School, Anderle served his longest stint at Alpert and Jerry Moss' A&M Records, where he worked with Rita Coolidge, Blues Traveler, Chris De Burgh, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Amy Grant and others. Anderle retired in 1999 when he was A&M senior VP of A&R.
Anderle's first job in music was at Auto Stereo, where he worked to get labels to transfer their catalogs to 8-track tapes. In 1964, he became West Coast talent director at MGM, which owned Verve Records at the time. After seeing Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention in 1965, Anderle pushed to get the act signed to the label, but met considerable resistance within Verve. Anderle convinced Tom Wilson to sign the Mothers and produce their album.