The CBC has been running a contest to choose new theme music for their “Hockey Night in Canada” television broadcast. To great national criticism, they lost the rights to continue using the famous theme composed by Dorothy Claman that had been in use since the 1960s. To replace this iconic anthem, the CBC has been asking Canadians far and wide to submit their own anthems.
To date, they have received many thousands of entries, all vying for the $100,000 prize. Entries range from the ridiculous to the sublime. The final day for entries to be accepted is Sunday, August 31.
If you’d like to hear some of the entries, check out the CBC’s Anthem Challenge site.
In a bit of shameless familial plugging, my brother David has submitted an entry. Feel free to give it a listen and leave a comment.
-Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website:
Songwriting tips! Write Better Chords, Melodies and Hooks!.