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Talpa and Rochford Productions launch new music format I Want Your Song

Talpa and Rochford Productions launch new music format I Want Your Song
UK entertainment format creator Rochford Productions and John de Mol’s Talpa have joined forces. This summer SBS6 in the Netherlands will launch I Want Your
Song
, a brand-new songwriting competition. Rochford’s executive producer Chris Hopkins is excited: “This is a new route into the music industry for all our potential
singer songwriters. Their ability to write an original hit song for someone else could change their life forever.”

Behind every hit song is a hit songwriter... and this is not always the recording artists themselves. On I Want Your Song, five unknown songwriters get their chance to pitch an original song written by themselves to some of the biggest artists in the Netherlands. Each episode features one prominent Dutch recording artist who is
looking for their next big hit. While there are many great singers in the country, that doesn't necessarily mean there’s an abundance of great songs... Every week, five
songwriters are invited to pitch their songs to the recording artist with the help of a live band. The audience is filled with 100 of the artist’s biggest fans. They’ll be extra
enthusiastic but also extra critical of each song. If the artist is ever in doubt over a song, they can ask the fans for advice. After all, they know better than anyone which
song has the potential to be their next big hit. But it’s the artist themselves who ultimately makes the decision. Which song will they connect with the most? The
winning song chosen at the end of the episode, is immediately available for download and streaming accompanied with a music video, as it gets an instant
world premiere by the artist themselves and is ready to storm the charts. In I Want Your Song, a dream comes true for one songwriter each week!
I Want Your Song is a format created by Rochford Productions and Talpa Concepts. The show is produced by Talpa Entertainment Productions and distributed by Talpa
Distribution. Geertje Hoek, Managing Director of Talpa Concepts is excited about the creative co-operation between Talpa and Rochford Productions: “Working together with creatives from outside of our own company on creating new formats is something we focus on more than ever. Seeing ideas transform to formats and then hit the
screen is what makes us all tick here at Talpa.”
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