NBC’s new songwriting series, Songland, will premiere on Tuesday, May 28. The show features a panel of songwriter/producers — Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean and Shane McAnally — and each week a superstar guest recording artist will come to Songland in search of their next hit song. Today, NBC announced the full list of Songland artists who will be featured on the show.
The Songland artists who will be appearing include Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor, will.i.am, OneRepublic, Kelsea Ballerini, Macklemore, Aloe Blacc, Old Dominion, and Leona Lewis.
You know the award-winning voices. You know the chart-topping hits. Now discover where the magic behind the music really happens. Songland represents a new chapter for music in television: it is a destination for music’s biggest recording artists to find their next hit song.
Every week, a superstar guest musician comes to Songland to hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material. The guest artist pairs songwriters with one of the three most successful producers in music – Ryan Tedder (lead singer of OneRepublic and GRAMMY Award-winning producer of Adele, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift), Ester Dean (GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj), and Shane McAnally (GRAMMY-winning songwriter and producer of Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson and Sam Hunt with 38 #1 country records).
Songland takes an inside look at the creative process and provides one winner per episode the opportunity to have their song recorded for a global audience by the chart-topping guest recording artists featured in their show.
The series provides talented up-and-coming songwriters with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate with visionary music producers who are responsible for today’s biggest hits.
Songland is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Audrey Morrissey (The Voice), director Ivan Dudynsky, Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, Chad Hines, and multi-Grammy-winning recording artist and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine. Josh Gummersall will serve as producer along with Ryan Tedder. The concept was devised by Stewart, Morrissey and Dudynsky.