'Songland': NBC greenlights songwriting competition show with Adam Levine as executive producer
NBC's 'Songland' is being billed as a one-of-a-kind opportunity for talented up-and-coming songwriters to be exposed to and mentored by three cutting-edge music producers
The songwriter-focused entertainment competition 'Songland' has been greenlit by NBC and is slated to premiere on May 28 right after the season premiere of 'America’s Got Talent.'
The show delves into the creative process of songwriting and, like any other talent show, will be heavily pressurizing. There's one winner per episode who will get an opportunity to have their song recorded for a global audience by a chart-topping guest recording artists.
The show promises to be a "one-of-a-kind opportunity for talented up-and-coming songwriters to be exposed to and mentored by three music producers per episode who are responsible for today’s biggest hits."
The show was conceptualized by 'Eurythmics' co-founder Dave Stewart, 'The Voice' producer Audrey Morrissey, and director Ivan Dudynsky. They serve as executive producers alongside Chad Hines and multi-Grammy-winning recording artist and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine.
The panel of producer-songwriters includes Ryan Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic and Grammy Award-winning producer of Adele, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, Ester Dean shares the credit along with Shane McAnally, Grammy-winning songwriter, and producer of Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson and Sam Hunt with 38 #1 country records.
'Songland' is produced by Live Animals in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, Dave Stewart Entertainment and 222 Production.
The registration and audition process is currently on.
Along with 'Songland,' NBC also launches 'Bring the Funny,' another entertainment competition that will feature comedic acts of every kind and the winner receives $250,000 prize package. 'Bring the Funny' premieres on July 9.
'Songland' premieres Tuesday, May 28 from 10-11 pm ET/PT before moving to Wednesday, August 14 from 9-10 pm ET/PT.