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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

My Interview With Ryan Tedder + Some Cutting Room Floor Quotes

The interview I did with Ryan Tedder is now up over at Idolator. In it he talks about writing some original material for an episode of Glee airing next year, working on Adele's next album, his friendship with Max Martin and his disappointment with how things panned out for Blake Lewis' A.D.D. (Not to mention, he's also still a bit pensive about the thought of working with Kelly Clarkson again.)

Below are some quotes from Ryan that got cut from the interview:
RD: You were talking before about Max Martin. I've been a fan of his since the Ace Of Base days.
RT: Oh, yeah, man. Ace of Base, that was kind of his breakthrough. He's a recluse. He's so quiet. It's funny, because when you get to know him, he's super-talkative, but he hates press. He hates interviews. He doesn't want anything that is not him being in a studio and writing songs or hanging out with his kid. Which is amazing. I honestly think he's figured it out. Everybody else can have all the acclaim, because it doesn't really do anything for him and he doesn't want it. The funny thing is all these other producers in the world get so much more acclaim than he does, whether it's Grammys or recognition—he gets the least amount of recognition of just about any producer. I'd venture to say that if you actually did the numbers, in the last ten years he is the most successful producer in the world.

RD: That likely has a lot to do with pure pop music not really being embraced in America.
RT: I think that's what it is. Timbaland gets a lot of attention, and Rick Rubin. As they should. Rick Rubin is amazing. But Max is the most successful songwriter-producer of the last ten years, and if he keeps it up for a few more years, I think he'll be in the David Foster level of writer-producers at this point. Which is outstanding, he's just so consistent. Yeah, cool guy.



  • At 1:20 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    super interview. He really is everywhere - people's albums, one republic, intimate chats with you :P

  • At 10:41 AM, Blogger xolondon said…

    You did a great job with him - he was very candid! That said, he's totally repeating himself. I think the Tedder sound will be realllly dated in a few years.

    I am most appalled that he has his clutches on Adele. Is Rick Rubin trying to ruin her? Adele does not in any way need Ryan Tedder.

  • At 4:26 PM, Blogger undisco_me said…

    So he cares more that the Again song was a hit more than it sounding just like Halo. I quite liked how he came across though.

  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger backyard hangout said…

    thanks a million for such a cool interview! more please


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