"The Song Machine"

Lennon and McCartney. The two Beatles need no introduction, as they’ve written the most number-one hit songs of all time. In third place? A 44-year-old Swedish producer named Max Martin. He’s written songs for the biggest pop stars of the past twenty years, from Britney Spears to Taylor Swift, and he helped pioneer the songwriting approach that today’s top hitmakers use.


John Seabrook - New Yorker magazine - @jmseabrook, Bryan Fryzel - Grammy-winning pop and hip-hop producer

Madeleine Brand

Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher