Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic is undoubtedly the most consistent hitmaker in the 21st century, with not only the hits from his band but also writing credits for Paul McCartney, Beyonce, Talor Swift, Adele, and more.
This analyst of the pop trends is concerned about the streaming habits of the audience and its repercussions on the new and emerging artists. He opined that too much music is being uploaded on an everyday basis, and over 62,000 songs are uploaded on Spotify each day.
Bands are competing with the vast catalogs.
Fans are discovering over 70 years of music, which is also technically brand new to those who didn’t have access to the expensive CDs before and never got around to listening to the best music. Ryan’s observations are not bent. There are statistics that prove him right. Take a look at the top 20 best-sellers in the first half of 2021 in the UK. Most of the places are occupied by the classic ABBA, Oasis, Elton John, Queen, and Fleetwood Mac.
Their 2013 hit outperforms OneRepublic’s new single.
Ryan Tedder’s own band, OneRepublic, also had to bear the brunt of this new trend where their new single, Run, was beaten by their “Counting Stars,” a chart-topping anthem in 2013. He is concerned that these graphs are unpredictable and defy gravity. Overnight hits are not a thing anymore, according to him, given that his song, which was released in 2019, Blinding light, which looked like it was about to tank, made it to Billboard Hot 100 at 11.
Tedder kept making music through the pandemic.
Tedder managed to continue making music even during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. He employed a nurse to carry out rapid testing, five days a week, at his studio, where Ellie Goulding and Niall Horan were among the stars he was collaborating with.
However, his new album, which was delayed due to the pandemic, is on its way. It is called Human, and it captures and recalls the ups and downs of Tedder’s life in the last five years. His “take Care Of You” is a plea for unity in these dire times, while there are other songs dedicated to this wife for 17 years, Genvieve.
For reinforcements, Tedder has stockpiled “three albums” worth of songs during the pandemic to approach the overcrowded streaming services scene head-on. He believes that one can take multiple shots at getting a hit online, and it statistically increases your chances.
Tedder ends with foods for thought that all one can do is keep moving, continue staying inspired, and leave the rest to the universe, as there is one thing we humans lack: control.