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Global Video Contest: "Enter the world of Hans Zimmer"

Sony Music, with the support of YouTube, announces the launch of a global video production competition involving one of cinema’s most celebrated composers: Hans Zimmer. Video makers are invited to create an original music video using a classic composition from Hans Zimmer. The winners will be announced in November 2020.

Participants can submit their video accompanying one of the following compositions from the “The World of Hans Zimmer” album: “Gladiator Orchestra Suite: Part 3 Now We Are Free”, “Inception: Time - Orchestra Version”, “The Da Vinci Code Orchestral Suite: Part 4”, “The Dark Knight Orchestra Suite” and “The Lion King Orchestra Suite”. Unlike the usual movie production process, where scores are normally composed once a film is in post-production, the process will be reversed for this contest in order to test the participants’ creative instincts and film-making skills.

In Hans Zimmer’s spirit, there will be no restrictions for this contest. Synchronized or unsynchronized. Live action or animated. Colorful or gritty. Poetically abstract or brutally real. It’s all up to the contestants. This is an exercise where confidence, flair and above all, blistering creativity will be tested.

Video makers have to register on and need to upload the finished production to their own YouTube channel using the contest’s hashtag #EnterTheWorldOfHansZimmer. A jury will decide on the winning entries — one for each of the five songs. The winning videos will be released and announced as official music videos for those compositions from “The World of Hans Zimmer” album in November of this year. On top of this, Semmel Concerts will invite the winners to experience “The World of Hans Zimmer” live on one of the many upcoming tour dates.

Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba, CEO Sony Music Entertainment Germany: “We are delighted to host this competition alongside one of the greatest composers of today and YouTube. We wish all talents out there the best of luck!”

Dan Chalmers, Director YouTube Music EMEA: “This is an amazing and very unique project. We are happy that one of the best composers out there is connecting with our YouTube community and I can't wait to see the creative outcome. I think almost everybody knows Hans´ music from a visit in the cinema and was touched.”

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