Ryan Tedder: Classic songs are strangling new music

Ryan Tedder is the man every pop star wants in their contact book.

With writing credits for Adele, Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Lil Nas X – not to mention his own band OneRepublic – he’s one of the most consistent hitmakers of the 21st Century.

A walking musical almanac, he is also a perceptive analyst of pop trends. And lately, he’s become concerned at how streaming is affecting new artists.

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