Ricky Martin teams up with Sony to give aspiring musicians a chance of a lifetime

Ricky Martin invites aspiring musicians to submit their original song proposals for the 'SuperSong' contest.

Written by Entertainment News Service | Mumbai | Published:November 19, 2013 5:07 pm

Pop star Ricky Martin has been announced as one of the judges to select a winning song,which he will also record for the Official Album of the 2014 FIFA World Cup as part of a contest by Sony Corporation titled ‘Supersong’.

Ricky Martin invites aspiring musicians to submit their original song proposals that include lyrics as well as videos for the Official Album of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at http://www.supersong.com. The contest kick starts on December 2,2013.

After evaluating all the submissions,the ‘SuperSong’ panel of judges will narrow the songs down to 20. After which,a panel of experts from Sony Music Entertainment and online fans will then vote for their favorite songs to select the finalists. From these finalists,Ricky Martin and the ‘SuperSong’ judging panel will choose and announce the ultimate winner in February 2014.

The lucky winner will travel to Puerto Rico to witness Ricky Martin and a top music producer record the final version of the song for the Official Album of the FIFA World Cup,which Sony Entertainment will release in 2014.

The winner will then get a chance to travel along with a friend to Brazil as VIP guests of Sony for the final FIFA World Cup 2014 match and also receive tons of other goodies.

The entire creative process and studio recording will be documented by Sony Pictures Television for a television special. The program will be shown globally across television,digital and mobile platforms via Sony Pictures Television’s many channels

“We are very pleased to offer this unique opportunity for aspiring artists,music lovers and football fans from around the globe to share in the excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup,”said Soichi Kawachi,VP in charge of brand at Sony. “At Sony,we are dedicated to continually providing new and innovative forms of entertainment,and ‘SuperSong’ perfectly matches this philosophy. Our latest products such as the ‘HDR-MV1’ music video recorder and Xperia smartphone are the perfect tools for participants to submit their entries to the competition,and we hope Sony’s unique combination of technology,TV content production and entertainment expertise will provide an entirely new,interactive World Cup experience.”

“The Official Slogan of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is All In One Rhythm. It’s therefore fantastic that our Partner Sony will be giving football and music fans from all over the world the opportunity to join in the rhythm with the launch of the ‘Supersong’ contest,” said FIFA’s Marketing Director Thierry Weil. “Sony’s idea to give aspiring musicians this once in a lifetime opportunity is a great contribution to the creative success of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. I’m looking forward to seeing the song proposals.”

Superstar Ricky Martin seemed excited about the contest,“It is a true honor to be able to collaborate with ‘SuperSong’. I am extremely happy and humbled that I was asked to launch this special contest where fans have an opportunity to co-write the final version of the song with me. I think it is a brilliant idea and I’m grateful to be part of this important initiative.”

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