Downtown Music Publishing announces long-term music publishing partnership with the OneRepublic frontman, in-demand hit songwriter and “Undercover King of Pop”
Downtown Music Publishing has announced a partnership with Ryan Tedder in a multi-faceted deal that covers the renowned songwriter, artist, and producer’s vast music publishing interests. Under the terms of the agreement, Downtown has acquired over 170 Tedder compositions, outside of OneRepublic, including such modern-day standards as Halo by Beyonce, Rumour Has It and Turning Tables by Adele and Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Downtown will also be the long-term home for Tedder’s newly written song copyrights.
Additionally, Downtown and Tedder will partner to grow and expand his award-winning Patriot Games Publishing company which is home to such songwriters as BMI’s 2015 Songwriter of the Year Noel Zancanella. Downtown will work closely with Tedder and his team in providing global royalty collection, copyright administration, and creative marketing services to its growing roster of songwriters.
“Songwriting has been the cornerstone of my career in music ever since I started writing in Nashville in 2001,” commented Tedder. “I’m genuinely excited about my partnership with Downtown, which has become one of the most progressive publishing companies in the world. They truly understand both the art and business of songwriting, and I’m looking forward to what we’ll build together.”
One of the best-known songwriters of this generation, Tedder is a four-time Grammy winner – including three Album of the Year wins for his contributions on Adele’s 21 and 25 and Taylor Swift’s 1989. In addition to writing hits such as Apologize and Counting Stars for his own band, OneRepublic, Tedder has written over 25 hit singles for other artists, and was named by Billboard as the “Undercover King of Pop”.