Sony Music Publishing renews agreement with producer and songwriter Lindgren

Sony Music Publishing renews agreement with producer and songwriter Lindgren

Sony Music Publishing has renewed its agreement with Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Lindgren. 

The deal, made in partnership with hit songwriter, producer and OneRepublic lead singer Ryan Tedder, extends Lindgren’s longstanding relationship with SMP and expands creative opportunities alongside Tedder on new projects.

Lindgren recently collaborated with Tedder on Blackpink’s new single, The Girls, which was released on August 25. Lindgren’s newest credits also include Killin’ Me Good by Jihyo, released on August 18, as well as upcoming projects with Bella Poarch.

“I’m excited to continue my relationship with Sony Music Publishing,” said Lindgren. “The SMP team, in tandem with my manager Justin Garza and Tommy Brown as a publishing partner, has been a fantastic home for my work and we’re delighted to welcome Ryan Tedder to the party. They say ‘it takes a village’… and this is a pretty cool village we’ve built. 

“Ryan is the first songwriter of whom I was a fan. I remember being in high school and learning about the fact that people wrote songs for artists because of Ryan’s involvement in hits at the time. The fact that a kid from Germany can read a dude’s name on a CD liner in his attic home studio while meticulously recreating the drums from Apologise, and just 13 short years later meet the dude on zoom and write and produce so many songs together, ultimately resulting in a publishing relationship… it’s mind-blowing to me. Music is powerful.”

Ryan Tedder said: “I’ve been working with Lin since the beginning of the pandemic. He blew my mind from the first session with both his speed and musicality. I look at him as a one-stop-shop for any and all production, any genre, and he’s also really sneaky with a great lyric every session. Lin is the German wunderkind.”

Nick Bral, Sony Music Publishing vice president, creative, said: “We are ecstatic to renew our relationship with Lindgren. He continues to prove himself as a forward-thinking creative and hitmaker. Ryan has been an advocate for Lindgren for some time now and we are so happy to be in partnership with him on this as we move into this next chapter.”

Lindgren achieved global success for co-writing the BTS Hot 100 Top 5 single On feat. Sia, as well as the Top 10 hit Boy With Luv feat. Halsey. He also co-wrote and co-produced I Can’t Stop Me and Cry For Me by Twice and Dua Lipa’s Good in Bed, featured on her Grammy-winning album Future Nostalgia. 

Lindgren has also earned chart success on releases with John Legend, J-hope, TXT, Illenium and Cheat Codes; and frequent collaborators Ryan Tedder, Melanie Fontana, Tommy Brown, Upsahl, Alex Bilo, Madison Love and more.

PHOTO: (L-R) Lindgren, Melanie Fontana, Justin Garza, Nick Bral, Ryan Tedder


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