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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Songland’s Ryan Tedder On Mad Tasty Branding, Philanthropy, Voting And New OneRepublic

Oklahoma native Ryan Tedder has had a hand in some of the most popular songs of the last 20 years, working with a diverse array of artists ranging anywhere from Adele and Beyoncé to U2 and Paul McCartney as one of the most in demand songwriters and producers in modern music.

As singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for alternative pop group OneRepublic, Tedder penned “Apologize,” collaborating with Timbaland on a remix of a song which stands as one of the biggest hits in the history of Billboard’s Modern Top 40 chart, indicative of record breaking radio airplay across America upon its release.

The host of NBC’s Songland is also an investor and philanthropist. Tedder has created a strong brand that resonates across a variety of different industries and mediums, giving back wherever possible.

Taking the knowledge he had gleaned from investing in companies like Public Goods and Dos Hombres Mezcal, Tedder launched Mad Tasty in 2018, a line of hemp-infused sparkling water.

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Ryan Tedder talks new ‘Songland’, OneRepublic album delay: ‘Nobody can compete with the news’

Like many of us, Ryan Tedder is using this period of isolation to cook, spend time with family and binge-watch “Tiger King.”

But the OneRepublic frontman and Grammy-winning super-producer behind Adele, Beyonce and Taylor Swift is also busier than ever. He’s finishing a new OneRepublic album, which was set for release next month but is now “delayed indefinitely until fall,” he says. He’s working on songs for the upcoming “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” And he’s finishing Season 2 of NBC’s songwriting series “Songland,” premiering Monday (10 ET/PT), on which he serves as executive producer and panelist. Continue reading “Ryan Tedder talks new ‘Songland’, OneRepublic album delay: ‘Nobody can compete with the news’”