Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe are hosting a competition for the music community entitled, “Show us your Musical Genius!” Participants will submit their rendition or interpretation of the NatGeo Genius theme and blue ribbon judges along with Zimmer and Balfe will pick the winners. The composers recently received an Emmy Nomination for their Main Title Theme for GENIUS. The Emmy-nominated, scripted series is from Executive Producers and Academy Award-winners Brian Grazer & Ron Howard, and Executive Producer Ken Biller. Top prize winners of the musical challenge will be invited to a Hans Zimmer or Lorne Balfe recording session in London or Los Angeles. Submissions are now open until Sept. 5 at 5:00 pm. (PST) for the online challenge presented by Indi.com in partnership with NatGeo, Fox21 and Milan Records.
"This MUSICAL GENIUS CHALLENGE celebrating the show and the music nomination can literally change the lives of the winners." explains Indi.com Executive Nicole Greenwood . She describes the challenge, “Participants go to indi.com/genius/showusyourmusicalgenius to listen to the Original Main Title Theme Music and to download the sheet music; then create their version. It can be a tribute to the original, a solo instrumental, or a completely unique spin on the music. Anything goes!”
Once submitted on indi.com, participants are incentivized to share their video submission on social media directly from indi.com so they can be tracked; this creates INDI BUZZ which can earn prizes. The ‘Judges' Pick’ and the ‘Buzz Winner’ (creator of the video with the Most Buzz) will have their entry shown on the social media of Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe and Milan Records, and be invited to attend a recording session with Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe in Los Angeles or London (winners are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations)