Sunday, October 25

What You Can Learn From Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder, lead singer of One Republic, has also been the writer behind some of the music industry's biggest releases lately - that's great! - But I'm even more fascinated by his story! Tedder's sacrifice and perseverance might be just what you're "grind" is missing... take heed.

Before his eventual move to Los Angeles to start OneRepublic, Tedder’s talents caught the attention of the hip hop producer Timbaland, who took him under his wing. Tedder commented that he was with Timbaland from 2002-2004 to develop as an artist while producing for other artists at the time. Tedder’s work has crossed many musical genres (ranging from hip-hop, R&B, rock, pop to dance/techno) and he has had many chart successes both in America and the UK with a number of artists. In June 2007, Tedder signed a worldwide publishing administration deal with Kobalt Music Publishing. The deal with Kobalt included Tedder's new works and all songs not performed by OneRepublic.

Tedder is the writer of the hit song, "Apologize," performed by his band OneRepublic, which as of 2008 is the best-selling and charting single of the decade. The song broke the US Top 40's Radio Airplay Record with 10,331 spins in one week. It was the number-one most played song for five months until May 7, 2008 when Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love" (a song that Tedder co-wrote and produced), broke the record previously set by "Apologize," with 10,665 spins in one week. "Bleeding Love" is the best-selling single of 2007 in the United Kingdom, topping the UK charts for seven weeks and was the fastest selling CD of 2007 receiving the most radio airplay worldwide prior to its US debut. The song also earned a "Best British single" award nomination at the Brit Awards in February 2008 and has reached number-one in over 35 countries. Tedder and co-writer Jesse McCartney received an ASCAP award for writing the song. Tedder is also credited for writing the treatment for the second music video that was filmed for the US release of "Bleeding Love".

Tedder has written and produced singles with artists such as Monrose, Varsity Fanclub, Baby Bash, Backstreet Boys, AJ McLean, Teairra Mari, Chris Cornell, Ashley Tisdale, Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, Letoya Luckett, Paula DeAnda, Hilary Duff, This World Fair, Timbaland, Frankie J, NLT, Christina Millian, Bubba Sparxxx, Shayne Ward, Tupac, Lemar, Esmee Denters, Marie Digby, Clay Aiken, YoungbloodZ, Jamie Scott, Alsou, Dima Bilan, t.A.T.u., Jennifer Hudson, Menudo, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield and a number of songs with various rock acts in the US and abroad.[17] He has worked with Michael Bolton, Whitney Houston, Westlife, Rihanna, Daughtry, Mario, Backstreet Boys, DJ Tiesto, and Hilary Duff, with their albums scheduled for release in the 2009/2010 year. He worked with Kelly Clarkson on her 2009 album All I Ever Wanted, penning the song "Already Gone," as well as with Beyonce on her album I Am… Sasha Fierce, penning the song "Halo." The similarity between the songs "Already Gone" and "Halo" has prompted Clarkson to publicly state that she did not know about Halo and that both songs were co-written by Tedder. "Halo" was originally intended for Leona Lewis' sophomore album which Tedder is also working on extensively, having already produced two and a half songs with her and more studio time planned together in the next few months. Most recently, Tedder co-wrote and produced Jordin Sparks' lead single Battlefield off her sophomore album, Battlefield released July 21, 2009. Tedder will also be working with American Idol Season 8 runner up, Adam Lambert.

Controversy around the sale of the same musical track to two pop musicians Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson, and the subsequent almost simultaneous release of their singles including it, Halo and Already Gone, respectively, arose in July 2009. Ryan Tedder cowrote both of the songs that cite similarities.

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1 comment:

  1. Man this is some good information. it's always amazing to hear of people you wouldnt have expected to write some of your fave songs. Alot of money and opportunities to be had if you are persistent enough


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