Abbey Road Studios Launching Worldwide Anthem Competition

It is designed to identify original, unsigned and undiscovered composers.

London’s Abbey Road Studios, best known for recording many of the Beatles songs, is launching a worldwide anthem competition in celebration of it 80th anniversary.

The competition is designed to identify original, unsigned and undiscovered composers. Winners will have the opportunity to record their anthem at Abbey Road with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by composer Eric Whitacre.

They will use Studio One, which was used to record classics from the Star Wars title sequence to the Beatles’ live satellite performance of “All You Need Is Love.”

“Sir Edward Elgar opened Abbey Road Studios 80 years ago with a great anthem, “Land of Hope and Glory,” performed then by the London Symphony Orchestra,” studio manager Jonathan Smith said. “All composers will have the chance to record their anthems in the same studio with the same world-class orchestra.”

Entries must be received by July 15.

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