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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WhoI Am: Ryan Tedder On OneRepublic’s New Album, McCartney, Basquiat, More

OneRepublic architect Ryan Tedder is among those at the absolute pinnacle of pop/rock singer/songwriters. You can tell it just from the company he keeps — McCartney, Taylor Swift, Adele. From his many collaborative adventures, he tells the best story I’ve ever heard in music.

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