NBC Orders Songwriter-Focused Music Competition
NBC will premiere a new music competition focused on songwriters called "Songland," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The competition will give songwriters a change to have tracks recorded by top artists.
The show will be executive produced by Adam Levine, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, along with The Voice's Audrey Morrissey.
Each episode of Songland will feature five songwriters performing original tracks for a panel of music producers and a different "major" recording artist each week. After discussion and critique of each song, the artist will pick three songwriters and pair them with producers to adapt and develop the tracks further in a recording studio. Each winner will have his or her song recorded and released as the artist's next single.
Charlie Puth will be the first artist of the week in the first episode and Tedder, Shane McAnally and Ester Dean will serve as judges.
Meredith Ahr, president, Universal Television Alternative Studio said, "Songwriters shape the anthems and tell the stories of each generation, and now we're pulling back the curtain on the collaborative process and opening the door for new talent to emerge. While filming our first episode, the excitement was palpable as we witnessed the creative direction of our panelists transform and elevate the music right before our eyes. Without a doubt, Songland will inspire music lovers and give us all a greater appreciation for the songs we love."
No official premiere date has been announced.
Read the original article on The Hollywood Reporter.