Long earlier than a rock star can carry a crowd to its toes or have an album go platinum, a songwriter infuses their melody and lyrics with emotion, ardour and coronary heart. Aiming to search out the following technology of hit songwriters, NBC and Universal Television Alternative Studio are bringing powerhouse producer Audrey Morrissey of The Voice, Eurythmics co-founder and producer Dave Stewart, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder collectively to supply Songland. The collection will present a one-of-a-kind alternative for proficient up-and-coming songwriters to be uncovered to and mentored by three music producers per episode who're answerable for as we speak’s largest hits.
The 11 episode unique competitors collection creates a novel platform for brand new voices to be heard.
The first edge-of-your-seat episode options three-time Grammy nominee and Billboard chart topper and songwriter Charlie Puth because the mega-recording artist together with a panel of producer-songwriters that features Grammy winner Tedder, singer and Grammy-nominated songwriter Ester Dean and Grammy-winning nation singer-songwriter Shane McAnally.
“Songwriters form the anthems and inform the tales of every technology, and now we’re pulling again the curtain on the collaborative course of and opening the door for brand new expertise to emerge,” states Meredith Ahr, President, Universal Television Alternative Studio. “While filming our first episode, the thrill was palpable as we witnessed the inventive route of our panelists rework and elevate the music proper earlier than our eyes. Without a doubt, ‘Songland’ will encourage music lovers and provides us all a larger appreciation for the songs we love.”
“Music touches folks’s lives day by day, however few perceive how the songs they love are made,” says Morrissey. “Songwriters are the unseen inventive power of the music trade. Their lyrics and melodies have an effect on us in deep and significant methods, and I’m excited to be a part of a present that places a highlight on the creators of songs.”
“Songwriters, whether or not you know it or not, compose the theme songs to our lives. A track might be the pillar on which our goals are product of or the shoulder on which we cry,” claims Stewart. “I’ve been writing songs with and for different folks for 40 years and it’s all the time a thrill to listen to these songs interpreted and recorded by every kind of artists. I’m excited for the viewers to see and listen to that magic being created between unknown songwriters and our panel of hit-making mentors.”
“Songland has been an ongoing ardour mission for each myself in addition to my staff at 222,” feedback Levine. “As a songwriter, I'm all too conversant in the challenges that face the music neighborhood as we speak. With this new collection, we're excited to supply alternatives that won't solely impression these songwriters’ careers but additionally give them a platform to actually showcase their expertise to a world viewers.”
The collection takes an inside have a look at the inventive course of and offers one proficient winner per episode the priceless alternative to have their track recorded for a world viewers by the chart-topping artists featured of their present.
In every episode 5 songwriters will carry out their unique tracks in entrance of three prime music producers and a significant recording artist on an intimate soundstage. Each track’s lyrics, preparations, beats, melody and story might be thought of by the panel as producers have interaction in a vigorous dialogue about methods to creatively adapt them to higher match the model and sensibility of the recording artist of the week.
After the performances, the mega-recording artist will select three songwriters to maneuver ahead to the studio and pair them every with the producer finest suited to good their track. In the studio, the songs will take form in surprising methods because the songwriter and producer duos work collectively to win over the recording artist. In the tip, a winner might be chosen and their track might be recorded and launched as the highest artist’s subsequent single.
Songland is a present that offers songwriters the chance to showcase their skills no matter the place they arrive from or what their day job could be. The collection is on the lookout for submissions from folks of all walks of life from up-and-coming songwriters and music college students, to remain at dwelling mothers, bartenders and college academics. Interested events can enroll on-line.
Songland might be government produced by Stewart, Morrissey, Levine and director Ivan Dudynsky. Josh Gummersall will function producer together with Ryan Tedder who's represented by Ron Laffitte, Dana Salant for Patriot Management. The idea was devised by Stewart, Morrissey and Dudynsky.
Songland might be produced by Live Animals in affiliation with Universal Television Alternative Studio, Dave Stewart Entertainment and 222 Productions. Levine and 222 Productions are represented by Irving Azoff, Adam Harrison for administration and WME for movie and tv.