Max Martin

5.16.18

Ariana Grande’s “Into You” Contains Infinite Universes

Some songs that carry you throughout the years, and evolve with each listen, and contain multitudes.

4.20.18

Ariana Grande's New Song Quenched Thirsts I Didn't Know I Had

“No Tears Left To Cry” sounds like Cascada and DJ Sammy pushed into the zero-gravity pop future and produced by Max Martin.

1.29.18

How Max Martin Built a Pop Sound Then Lost His Grip on the Charts

In 2017, for the first time in years, the frequent Taylor Swift and Katy Perry collaborator had no number 1s – might his reign be over?

10.20.17

Taylor Swift Takes a Break from Her Busy Revenge Schedule on "Gorgeous"

The Max Martin-produced number is the newest song from 'Reputation,' out November 10.

8.14.17

The Backstreet Boys Sampled a Fart on One Of Their Biggest Hits

The band's secret is the little used 'pull my finger' recording technique.

4.12.17

Lorde Says Her New Album Tells The Story of One House Party and Has Similarities with Joni Mitchell's 'Blue'

And everything else there is to know about 'Melodrama,' due June 16.

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1.18.17

I Found the Meaning of Life at an Abba-Themed Club Night

Or, how perfect pop helps to make sense of the chaos in an era when Trump will soon run the free world.

10.12.16

This Sad-Pop Banger is the Emotional Apex of PC Music

To the haters, it may seem like PC Music have been tossing shit against a wall, but with Hannah Diamond's “Fade Away” they’ve finally created their Mona Lisa.

5.6.16

Listen to Justin Timberlake's New Song "Can't Stop the Feeling"

JT teams up with producer Max Martin for his first new song since 2013's '20/20 Experience.'

2.10.16

Sexism, Deceit, and Power: The Corrupt Mechanics Behind Modern Pop Music

A conversation about the murky values of the music industry with John Seabrook, author of 'The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory'.

10.27.15

Adele Is so Good at Writing Pop Songs She Just Recently Found Out Who Max Martin Was

When you're the world's number one pop star, who needs the world's number one songwriter?

9.10.15

How Successful Has The Weeknd's Pop Crossover Been?

With 'Beauty Behind the Madness,' Abel Tesfaye might have finally stopped ruining R&B and made an album with compassion.

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