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  Max Martin Full Name: Martin Karl Sandberg  
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  Songwriters Cheiron site coming soon
  Articles (Julian from Germany let me know of the above site)
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  Cover Songs (Christian from Germany let me know of the above site)
  News 2009 IMDB link shows the movies that Max Martin songs have been in. Thanks to Christian for this link.
  News 2008 old Cheiron Studios site*/  
  News 2007, 2006 You can have a look at old websites here. Thanks to Andrea for this one.
  Your Top 5 ____________________________________________________________________________________________
    4 December 2006: Andrea emailed with a link to what Drums Max Martin is using: Link: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
1 3T
2 Ace of Base

2 December: Johan from Sweden emailed me in October and sent me a link to the studio speakers that Max Martin uses. According to Johan: Max, Ulf in Ace of Base and very few others owns these. The price is very high. The speakers are a big sucess in how it finally sounds in the end. Max said that nothing in the world can take them away from him. A new pair was installed in the Maratone studio and have different amplifiers and crossovers, the Cheiron studio was very small so you can actally hear it pretty well on Overprotected - the sound quality is much better and the older Britney and BSB albums for example. You can say its smoother and cleaner. Link: Thanks Johan!

3 Adam Lambert
4 Agnes Carlsson
5 A-ha
6 Allison Iraheta
7 Amy Diamond
8 Ana Johnsson ____________________________________________________________________________________________
9 Apocalyptica I notice on Wikipedia that for Sweden Idol 2004 there was a Max Martin themed week:
10 Army of Lovers Link:
11 Artister of Amnesty 22 October 2004:
12 Ashley Parker Angel 1. Daniel Lindström - That's The Way It Is (Celine Dion)
13 Avril Lavigne 2. Paul Lötberg - Quit Playing Gamies (Backstreet Boys)
14 Backstreet Boys 3. Geraldo Sandell - As Long As You Love Me (Backstreet Boys)
15 BC Jean 4. Lorén Talhaoui - Stronger (Britney Spears)
16 Bo Bice 5. Fillip Williams - I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys)
17 Bon Jovi 6. Stina Joelsson - Oops... I Did It Again (Britney Spears)
18 Britney Spears ____________________________________________________________________________________________
19 Bryan Adams

Max Martin is a bit of a recluse, so I don't know much about him.

So briefly:

Max Martin began in heavy metal group It's Alive and called himself Martin White. When Denniz Pop was remixing an It's Alive song (I don't know which one), he noticed Max Martin's songwriting skills and Max Martin joined the Cheiron Studios.

Executives at Jive records noticed Cheiron Studios and signed them to a 5 year contract. Jive asked them to write for a new group called Backstreet Boys which led on to worldwide success with many artists!!

Very sadly Denniz Pop passed away from cancer in August 1998. Cheiron Studios was closed in 2000 and the Cheiron songwriters went their separate ways.

Max Martin and Rami opened new studio Maratone Studios where they continue to write hit songs!

Songwriter Alexandra and Arnthor Birgisson are also at Maratone Studios.

20 Bullet For My Valentine
21 Carly Rae Jepsen
22 Carolina Liar
23 Carrie Underwood
24 Celine Dion
25 Cervello
26 Cher Lloyd
27 Christina Aguilera
28 Cyndi Lauper
29 Darin
30 Daughtry
31 Dede
32 Def Leppard
33 Drain
34 Draxx
35 E-Type      
36 Emblem3      
37 Enrique Iglesias      
38 Fireal      
39 Five      
40 Gary Barlow      
41 George      
42 Glee      
43 Herbie      
44 Human Nature      
45 Its Alive      
46 James Blunt      
47 Jessica      
48 Jessie J    
49 Justin Bieber      
50 Kahsay      
51 Katy Perry      
52 Kelis      
53 Kelly Clarkson      
54 Kesha      
55 Lambretta      
56 Leila K      
57 Lesley Roy      
58 Leona Lewis      
59 Linda Sundblad      
60 Living Things      
61 Marie Serneholt      
62 Marion Raven      
63 Maroon 5      
64 Megan McCauley      
65 Michael Bolton      
66 Michele      
67 Miranda Cosgrove      
68 Nick Carter      
69 Nicki Minaj      
70 NSync      
71 Pain      
72 Papa Dee      
73 Pink      
74 Pitbull      
75 Play      
76 Prime Sth      
77 Rednex      
78 Robyn      
79 Safe      
80 Shayne Ward      
81 Simple Plan      
82 Skye Sweetnam      
83 Solid Harmonie      
84 Stanfour      
85 Sugababes      
86 Taio Cruz      
87 Taylor Swift      
88 Tobias Regner      
89 Twill      
90 The Veronicas      
91 Those Dancing Days      
92 Usher      
93 Vanessa Hudgens      
94 Westlife