Recently it was announced that NBC had given the green signal for a brand new reality TV entertainment competition. The series is a songwriter focused show called 'Songland.' The show is produced in cooperation with the Universal Television Alternative Studio and revolves around undiscovered songwriters, giving them a chance to create a hit. This brand new series will provide a unique opportunity to upcoming talented songwriters. They will be exposed and mentored by three music producers in each episode. These music producers are majorly responsible for the biggest hits we hear in music these days.
'Songland' will premiere on NBC May 28 at 10 p.m. after the premiere of 'America's Got Talent' season 14.
Hits are made in the writers room and come to life on the stage. 🌟— Songland (@NBCSongland) April 1, 2019
See the magic happen on #Songland May 28 on @NBC.❤️✨ pic.twitter.com/FRhoh6XdE6
'Songland' is set to discover songwriters and give them a chance to create a hit as it gives us an inside look at the process of songwriting. Each episode has one winner who is given the opportunity to have their song recorded for a worldwide audience by famous award-winning artists that will be featured. Mentored by three producers who have created hits in the music industry, it is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for talented songwriters.
This concept was created by Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, 'The Voice' producer Audrey Morrissey and director Ivan Dudynsky. They also are executive producers alongside Chad Hines and The Voice’s judge Adam Levine. There are 14 genres that are allowed to submit their songs. Alternative, Blues, Christian and Gospel, Country, Dance and Electronic, Hip Hop/Rap, Indie, Latin, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock and Singer/Songwriter.
Will one of these superstars record the song of the summer? 🌟— Songland (@NBCSongland) April 1, 2019
Find out when #Songland premieres Tuesday, May 28 on @NBC. 🎶 pic.twitter.com/KIDWqIRqR2
Contestants should submit two songs and they are allowed to submit their work to multiple songwriters/producers. If they do, all names must be mentioned while they fill up the registration form. The material they submit for each song should be unpublished and the songs must be complete with lyrics and music. Candidates should not be signed to a publishing deal if they are taking part in the competition.
Featured Musical Guests
The featured musical guests in the series are The Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Macklemore, Charlie Puth, Kelsea Ballerini, Will.I.Am, OneRepublic, Aloe Blacc, Old Dominion, and Leona Lewis. At the end of each episode, these musical guests will select one contestant's song, which they will take up to record.
So much fun filming today @NBCSongland 🎶✨🎤 pic.twitter.com/VQyWWMnrTT— Leona Lewis (@leonalewis) April 2, 2019
Ivan Dudynsky is the director for 'Songland'. Dudynsky is an actor and director, best known for his work in Newsies (1992), Studio 330 Sessions (2006) and Celebrity Name Game (2014). Dudynsky also choreographed for Alanis Morissette in the early 90's when he was just 20 years old. In 2005, Dudynsky also started to direct country music videos.
Recently the series revealed their first look of the new show. When the trailer begins, you can hear John Legend talk first as he says, "Every artist is looking for one thing: that next great songwriter.” Following which, Joe Jonas speaks alongside his brothers revealing, "The show is giving songwriters an opportunity to pitch their song." The trailer also showcases Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor, Macklemore, Will.I.Am, and a host of singing contestants. The promo reveals that they promise to “pull back the curtain and show you how music is made.”
Where to watch
You can watch 'Songland' when it premieres on NBC.
If you like 'Songland'
If you like 'Songland', you will also like, 'American Idol', America's Got Talent, 'The Voice', and 'The World's Best'.