Downtown Music Publishing has announced a partnership with Ryan Tedder in a multi-faceted deal that covers the songwriter, artist and producer's music publishing interests.
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," "Counting Stars" and "Secrets" 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."
Recently, Tedder co-wrote the 2017 Golden Globe-nominated Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande song "Faith" from the motion picture Sing and collaborated on "Happier" from Ed Sheeran's chart-topping new album ÷.
Under the terms of the agreement, Downtown has acquired over 170 Tedder compositions, outside of OneRepublic, including "Halo" by Beyoncé, "Rumor Has It" and "Turning Tables" by Adele and "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis, amongst many more. 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 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.
"It is a tremendous honor and great privilege for all of us at Downtown to announce this partnership with Ryan," said Downtown CEO Justin Kalifowitz. "He is that rare combination of creativity, drive and business acumen that has not only resulted in his own success but continues to inspire everyone invested in the future of songwriting."
"Songwriting has been the cornerstone of my career in music ever since I started writing in Nashville in 2001," said Ryan 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."
Tedder was represented in the transaction by Jordan Keller at Keller Turner Ruth Andrews & Ghanem, and Downtown was represented by Stuart Prager at Grubman Shire & Meiselas as well as Scott Rosenblatt at Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt.
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