Mitchell Peters

Correspondent

Mitchell Peters has worked in Billboard's Los Angeles office since 2006. He writes for Billboard Magazine, Billboard.biz and Billboard.com, and serves as the West Coast editor for Billboard.biz.

Ryan Tedder 'Hoarding' Songs for OneRepublic Album

Ryan Tedder 'Hoarding' Songs for OneRepublic Album

According to Ryan ­Tedder, there are two approaches to songwriting and producing: seasonal and evergreen. Seasonal means mastering the hot sound of the moment. "In a couple years you have a slew of songs and are the biggest things in the world," Tedder says. "Then you burn out. Three years later, you're hustling trying to sell one track."
Music's 10 Sexiest Men 2012

Adam Lambert Takes Control With 'Trespassing'

While it is rare for an artist to executive-produce his or her own release, Lambert, the flamboyant season eight "American Idol" runner-up, insisted on having full creative control of what he admits could be the decisive album of his career.
Mars Volta: 10-Year 'Dictatorship' Ends After 'Noctourniquet'

Mars Volta: 10-Year 'Dictatorship' Ends After 'Noctourniquet'

Due March 26 on Warner Bros. Records, "Noctourniquet" was recorded on the heels of the band's 2009 release "Octahedron," which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 84,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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