To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the hit song “Counting-Stars,” three-time Grammy Award winning songwriter, producer and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder used Samsung’s Galaxy Buds2 Pro to finalize a remastered version of the song, released on Friday.

“When I’m in the studio listening to songs like ‘Counting Stars,’ I’m hearing them on professional speakers. As soon as I began to reimagine this one, it was essential for me to get out of the studio and have the listener experience,” said Tedder. “Using my Galaxy Buds2 Pro, I was able to review every version of the song exactly as our fans would hear it, and I’m confident that listeners will love this reimagined version as much as I do.”

Galaxy Buds2 Pro were built for music-lovers and music-makers alike, with professional-grade Hi-Fi 24-bit Audio for high-dynamic range and crystal-clear audio resolution. The new Samsung seamless codec (SSC HiFi) and new coaxial 2-way speaker are must-haves for pause-free transfers and richer sound. Plus, users can set custom EQ through the Galaxy Wearable app for a bespoke listening experience. Active Noise Canceling makes listening even more immersive, and when users want to be aware of their surroundings, Ambient Sound lets in some of the outside world without compromising audio quality.

From industry pros such as Ryan Tedder to everyday listeners, Galaxy Buds2Pro deliver what listeners look for in a wireless audio experience. Ergonomically designed, Galaxy Buds2 Pro are small, light, and have a comfortable fit, users can take their Buds2 Pro anywhere and enjoy music, calls, and entertainment the way it’s meant to be heard.

“Ryan Tedder’s remaster of ‘Counting Stars’ using Samsung’s Galaxy Buds2 Pro exemplifies Universal Music Group for Brands commitment to harnessing the power of music and culture to elevate brands. This partnership demonstrates the boundless possibilities that arise when creativity meets cutting-edge technology,” said Naomi McMahon, EVP Strategic Marketing & Global Partnerships, UMG.

About Ryan Tedder
3x Grammy award winning songwriter and producer, Ryan Tedder, has worked with everyone from Adele to Paul McCartney, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, U2, Miley Cyrus and Lil Nas X in addition to being the lead singer, writer and producer of the multi-platinum selling band OneRepublic. Most recently, Ryan was a writer on both Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s #1 albums as well as writing as producing the Billboard #1 song “Sucker” for the Jonas Brothers, which was also the most played song in the world in 2019. Ryan also wrote and produced the title track for John Legend’s 2021 Grammy award winning album Bigger Love.  Currently he is in the studio working with MGK, Lil Nas X, The Jonas brothers, and Miley Cyrus on their upcoming projects. As a producer, Ryan received the Grammy award for “Album of the Year” for Adele’s 21 and 25, and Taylor Swift’s 1989. As a songwriter, Ryan has received the National Music Publishers’ Association’s Songwriter Icon Award, as well as 3 RIAA certified Diamond Awards and has amassed over 450mm in record sales. Outside of music, Ryan served as an executive producer and judge on NBC’s “Songland” and a producer on Nickelodeon’s “California Dreaming.”
OneRepublic released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The release included the 20mm selling smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced the hit singles “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.” The certified-platinum album Native followed in 2013, featuring the No.1 hit and 41 million selling single “Counting Stars.” OneRepublic released Oh My My, their fourth full-length album in 2016. OneRepublic has amassed 5B streams on Spotify to date. OneRepublic’s latest album, Human, dropped on August 27, 2021. It features singles, which combined have over 2.5 billion global streams: “Someday”, “Run”, “Somebody To Love”, “Wanted”, “Didn’t I”, “Better Days” and “Rescue Me”. Their most recently released single, “I Ain’t Worried” was featured in Top Gun: Maverick and currently has over 3 billion streams to date.
About Universal Music Group For Brands
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