London's Abbey Road Studios Launches Global Anthem Competition
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:46:42
Reuters reports that Abbey Road Studios in London, where the Beatles recorded most of their hits, has launched a global anthem competition to mark its 80th anniversary this year. Happy birthday/anniversary, Abbey Road.
The studios are looking for original, undiscovered writers who will compete for the chance to record their compositions at Abbey Road. That is a massive, career-making prize, so all you aspiring musicians, get writing.
The winning anthems will be recorded in Studio One, home to the recording of the Star Wars movie title sequence and The Beatles' live satellite performance of "All You Need Is Love."
Composer Eric Whitacre will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra and as-yet-unnamed singers and musical arrangers will be on hand to help entrants in order to open the competition up to the wider public.
"We want to find the great anthems of our time," Whitacre said in a statement. "It is an honor to be involved in the selection process and to record the winning entries. I encourage all writers/composers to submit their music. Inspire us."
Entrants are asked to submit their anthems by July 15th. Good luck to all the hopefuls!
Do you know anyone who will engage in this contest?