November 8, 2019
Old Dominion’s “One Fan to Interview the Band” gives a fan the opportunity in each episode to go backstage, hang with and interview the band. It follows the two-time CMA and ACM award-winning Country act, Old Dominion, across their worldwide Make It Sweet Arena Tour with fans hosting the exclusive inside look. Each episode is comprised of questions fans have always wanted to ask about touring on the road, home life, hobbies, traditions, the journey to fame and more. One Fan to Interview the Band is now available. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at
September 12, 2019
In this season one finale, Ryan Tedder talks about his unique jump from the Songland producer panel to the guest artist’s chair, as he and bandmate Zach Filkins open One Republic for the first time to outside songwriters. And winning writer JT Roach talks about how he studied One Republic’s “Counting Stars” in his early days as a songwriter, and the surreal thrill of bringing it full circle as he lands that historic guest writer spot on the new One Republic record, with his smash ‘Somebody to Love’. 
September 5, 2019
Songland show-runner and co-creator Audrey Morrissey and producer-panelist/pop hook phenomenon Ester Dean take us behind the scenes for the inception and remarkable first season of this groundbreaking show. Hear first-hand how the seemingly impossible was accomplished: a truly intimate, safe space, where established artists and young writers alike felt comfortable enough to be themselves at their most vulnerable and creative, all inside a national television show.   
August 29, 2019
Pop songstress and siren Leona Lewis takes us behind her haunting and heartfelt ode “Thank You”, and winning writer Rozee talks through the remarkable evolution of her song “Solo Quiero (Somebody to Love)”, which started out as a guitar ballad called “Fighting for Us”, and ended up, under the brilliant tutelage of Ryan Tedder, as the Leona-Lewis-led Latin pop smash you will hear at the end of the show.
August 22, 2019
Katelyn Tarver takes us through the evolution of her bittersweet winning song “Young”, which not only was selected by country hitmakers Old Dominion as their next single, but also landed in the new national Jeep advertising campaign -- a remarkable pair of achievements for a young songwriter. With foreword on songwriting by Old Dominion. 
August 15, 2019
Superstar rapper/songwriter Macklemore takes us through his seminal hit ‘Thrift Shop’, with some surprising points of inspiration; and winning writer IRO talks about coming up as a busker in New York before writing his winning song “Shadow”, which landed him not only Macklemore’s next record, but also on stage with Macklemore in front of 40,000 people in Brazil, just a few short weeks after the two met for the first time on Songland.
July 3, 2019
Critically acclaimed singer songwriter Aloe Blacc breaks down his hit featured in the classic Beats by Dre commercial, “The Man”, and he and Kyle discuss Kyle’s winning song that will be featured in the new Fast and Furious franchise film directed by David Leitch, “Hobbs and Shaw”.
June 26, 2019
Grammy winning songwriter and pop star Meghan Trainor tells the story of her mega-hit “All About That Bass” and how it pulled her from a career writing songs for others into stardom in her own right; and winning writer Kole takes us through the evolution of “Hurt Me”, the song that elevated her from long-time fan of Trainor’s to friend and studio collaborator.
June 19, 2019
The Jonas Brothers, currently roaring back with a brand new album, together with winning writer Able Heart, show how an unknown writer can come out of nowhere with a huge record as they take us through Heart’s banger “Greenlight”.
June 12, 2019
Country mega-star Kelsea Ballerini and winning songwriter Darius Coleman discuss the evolution of Darius’s haunting “Better Luck Next Time”.
June 5, 2019 tells the story of writing the Black Eyed Peas hit “Where’s the Love”, and the surprising last-minute turn the song took when Justin Timberlake heard it and was inspired to write a part..  And winning songwriter Adam Friedman talks about the journey his song “Be Nice” made, from a cathartic hang-out with friends, through the alchemy of Songland, to become the next Black Eyed Peas single.
May 29, 2019
In this recap of the Songland Premiere episode, multi-grammy-winning superstar John Legend and winning songwriter Tebby Burrows take us through the birth and amazing Shane McAnally-led evolution of her song “We Need Love”. Hear the full John Legend version at the end of the episode!
May 21, 2019
In this first introductory episode, Dave Stewart, co-founder of Eurythmics, iconic songwriter and record producer, and co-creator and executive producer of Songland on NBC, a new show all about the intimate and mysterious art of songwriting, talks about what inspired him to create this groundbreaking new show, and also tells the creation story of one of his own hit songs, the classic “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics, written with Annie Lennox in a practice space above a frame shop in under an hour. .
May 21, 2019
Ester Dean has written hits for Beyonce, Rihanna, Usher, Katy Perry, and Christina Aguilera to name just a few, and is one of the three writer-producers on NBC’s Songland. In this pre-season introductory episode, Ester talks about how she got to the top of the songwriting game, and takes us through the story of being called to the studio in the middle of the night to write “Superbass” for Nicki Minaj. .
May 21, 2019
Shane McAnally has had one the best writing careers in the history of country music, having written 39 #1 hits and counting, for artists such as Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Jake Owen, Midland, Little Big Town, Jo Smith to name a few, and is one of the three writer-producers on NBC’s Songland. In this pre-season introductory episode, Shane talks about writing from personal experience on “Mama’s Broken Heart,” a song he wrote with Kacey Musgraves, and a big hit for both Musgraves and Miranda Lambert. .
May 21, 2019
Ryan Tedder has had a truly remarkable career as a songwriter, with a veritable hall-of-fame roster of top talent, including Adele, Paul McCartney, U2, The Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Sam Smith, and many, many more, but also as the lead singer and principle writer for his band One Republic. In this pre-season introductory episode, Ryan tells the story of writing “XO” for Beyonce, and what it means to him to be a part of this groundbreaking new show as one of the three writer-producers.  
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