OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder got his start in the business by winning a MTV-sponsored music competition, so it’s no surprise he likes to be involved in music competition shows. It’s just been announced that he’ll return as a mentor and producer for season two of the Canadian series The Launch.
Ryan was involved with the show’s first season, each episode of which features five emerging artists who all vie to be the one to learn, record, and perform an original song by a famous songwriter and producer. The song that Ryan created for season one, “Ain’t Easy,” went platinum. He’s coming back for season two, and Sarah McLachlan has also joined as a mentor/producer for the new season.
Record executive Scott Borchetta, whose main claim to fame is signing Taylor Swift, is the show’s executive producer and is also the main on-camera music industry figure on The Launch. The show begins production on its second season September 26 in Toronto.
In a statement, Borchetta said, “Ryan is coming back and is so fired up about producing another Launch winner. Sarah McLachlan will be amazing to work with…LET’S. ROCK. THE. LAUNCH. S2!”