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Swede sound of success

Published 22/12/2010 | 05:00

Swede Martin Karl Sandberg has recouped more than most in royalties over the past 10 years.

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He may be able to walk unrecognised on the street, but his songs have soundtracked the global pop landscape.

From N*Sync to Backstreet Boys and Pink to Kelly Clarkson, Sandberg -- or Max Martin, as he is known in the industry -- has written for them all and recouped millions in single and album sales and live performances.

The royalties started pouring in when he penned 'Baby One More Time' for a 16-year-old Britney Spears and the cheques won't be stopping any time soon: he was responsible for two of 2010's biggest hits -- Katy Perry's 'California Girls' and 'Teenage Dream'.

Irish Independent

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