On NBC’s new show Songland, Ryan Tedder is hoping to give a new crop of songwriters their big break.
The new series, executive-produced by Adam Levine and co-produced by Ryan, debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The show gives one songwriter per episode the chance to have their song recorded by a big-name guest artist.
“A show like Songland gives you that opportunity, whether you’re a 45-year-old housewife in New Hampshire or a soccer coach in Dallas or a 19-year-old jazz student in Seattle,” the OneRepublic frontman says. “We’ve had all kinds of people submit songs for this show.”
He adds, “This is a show I would have killed to have auditioned for or submitted a song for when I moved to L.A.”
Each songwriting hopeful will be mentored by three top music producers, including Ryan, Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Ester Dean, and Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Shane McAnally, who’s scored 38 #1 country hits.
Guest artists include Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, John Legend, and the Jonas Brothers.
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