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MIPTV Picks 2013: The Hit

With this Irish music competition format, the spotlight is trained on the talent behind the singer - the person or teams that write the songs.
March 1, 2013

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE

Partners: Vision Independent Productions; distributed by Warner Bros. International Television Production

Length/volume: 6 x 60 minutes

Premiered: RTE1 December 2012 (pilot), series premiering summer 2013

Rights available: Worldwide rights excluding Ireland

 

Singing competitions tend to focus on the performers. But with this Irish music competition format, the spotlight is trained on the talent behind the singer – the person or teams that write the songs. Songwriters chosen by a top music producer compete to pitch their songs to top performers, who will then work with the writers to craft the songs as singles. Which one will prove to be music to the ears of the live audience and those at home?

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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