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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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