In The News: Songwriting Superstar Max Martin Reveals Secrets In Rare Interview

A scene from Max Martin's new jukebox musical & Juliet / CREDIT: JOHAN PERSSON

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In The News: Songwriting Superstar Max Martin Reveals Secrets In Rare Interview

Max Martin has written No. 1 songs for some of the biggest names in pop music – Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Pink to name a few. In fact, he’s helped write 22 No. 1s.

In a rare interview, he revealed some of the secrets to mastering his craft. The Telegraph, which requires a subscription, has all the details. Variety offers a nice summary.

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