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Songland is an upcoming singing competition series on NBC set to premiere on May 28, 2019.[1] Following its premiere, the series will move to its regular time slot on Wednesday, August 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.[2] The show, produced in cooperation with the Universal Television Alternative Studio, Dave Stewart Entertainment and 222 Productions, sets out to give undiscovered songwriters a chance to create a hit. Contestants are selected to work with producers and a well-known recording artist to release a song.[3]

Producers Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean and Shane McAnally will team up with songwriters to create the next big hit to be recorded by a number of renowned performing artists. The series is executive producers are Adam Levine, Dave Stewart, Audrey Morrissey and director Ivan Dudynsky. Josh Gummersall and Ryan Tedder will serve as producers.[3]

Fourteen genres are accepted for submissions: Alternative, Blues, Christian & Gospel, Country, Dance & Electronic, Hip Hop/Rap, Indie, Latin, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock and Singer/Songwriter. Candidates may submit up to two songs for consideration. Submission with multiple songwriters/producers are accepted in which case all names must be included in the registration and all materials should be unpublished at the time of submitting the song. Songs must be complete, lyrics and music. Candidates cannot be currently signed to a publishing deal.


  1. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 14, 2019). "NBC Sets Summer Competition Series 'Songland' & 'Bring The Funny'". Deadline.
  2. ^ Moreau, Jordan; Moreau, Jordan (2019-03-14). "TV News Roundup: Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong Netflix Comedy 'Tuca and Bertie' Sets Premiere Date". Variety. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  3. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (9 October 2018). "NBC Greenlights Songwriter Competition Series 'Songland'". Variety. Retrieved 14 October 2018.

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