Congratulations to the three finalists of the Hans Zimmer Wants You!! contest on SoundCloud. We first announced this exciting contest back in January. After receiving more than 6,000 entries, Hans Zimmer and the Bleeding Fingers Music Shop have announced the three finalists:
Hear their submissions in the set below:
A message from Hans Zimmer himself:
“Response to our contest has been beyond all expectation with an outstanding level of talent and we received an overwhelming number of potential winning entries. While we could only choose three finalists, we discovered many more outstanding composers and plan to reach out to as many as possible! So, even if you didn’t win – don’t be disheartened – there’s still a chance you could work with Bleeding Fingers!
I need to say an enormous thank you for your generosity, it is clear that many midnight candles have been burnt and much passion poured into a mind blowing torrent of music. I continue to be astounded by the diversity, ingenuity and commitment to your art. While listening, we quickly realized that art and music cannot be judged like a bicycle race or a football game. Music needs to be lived with for a while, music sometimes takes time to be discovered by us in ourselves. We had many thousands of entries, all with a strong point of view, filled with creativity. None of this feels like it was done casually or in haste. So I don’t want to be casual about it either and be respectful of the ideas, the efforts of fellow artists and let this become more of a dialogue between us all into the future than an end to a conversation that’s just starting to get interesting.” – Hans
The three finalists will now have the opportunity to interview at the studios in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for more information about these finalists and the contest here on the blog, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.
The boundless creativity and talent on SoundCloud make our community so unique. We love hearing about your stories of growth and success. We’re excited to bring you one of the most exciting opportunities to touch down on our platform.
Academy Award® winning, world renowned composer Hans Zimmer is looking for the next composer on SoundCloud to mentor and join the Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop, a joint venture between Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions, Extreme Music and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Bleeding Fingers has been responsible for creating scores for such shows as Survivor XVIII, Mountain Men, Duck Dynasty and more.
Hans Zimmer has created an original theme called “Destiny’s Door” exclusively for this contest on SoundCloud. Recompose the track using any of the stems and your own inspiration, creativity and original work. Keep the track length to 90-120 seconds.
Submissions can be voted on by the public at http://www.hanszimmerwantsyou.com and winners will ultimately be chosen by a panel of judges who have composed music for such films as Inception, 300 and The Dark Knight Rises, including Hans Zimmer himself.
The prize includes the opportunity for full-time employment, including a full benefits package, plus the use of a fully equipped studio in a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Santa Monica, California. Three finalists will be announced on or before March 20, 2014.
Here’s how to participate:
Calling everyone capturing the beautiful sounds that exist throughout the world. Beautiful Now and The Sound Agency have launched a competition to find The Most Beautiful Sound In The World.
Competition entries can be up to three minutes of sound that you’ve captured. Entries will be curated into a group of finalists by BeautifulNow and The Sound Agency, and then a communal vote will determine the winner.
“Sound affects us all every day, but most people are unconscious of its power,” said Julian Treasure, chairman of The Sound Agency. “My vision is to make the world of sound beautiful so I’m delighted to be judging this competition for the world’s most beautiful sounds – it will raise people’s awareness of sound and help us all to explore the aural beauty that so often goes unnoticed around us.”
Your entry must be a recording of captured sound. Composed and mixed sounds are not eligible. Please upload any of the following file formats: AIFF, WAVE (WAV), FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP2, MP3, AAC, AMR or WMA. Attach a file name and a description of no more than 100 words.
Deadline for entries is December 16, 2013
Judging begins on December 16, 2013
Finalists will be announced on January 2, 2014
Voting will take places between January 2 and 12, 2014
Winner will be announced on January 13, 2014
Good luck, we’re already looking forward to hearing the beautiful sounds you capture. Entries can be submitted at http://beautifulnow.is/competitions/46-the-most-beautiful-sound-in-the-world.