JYP to hold music competition under theme of 'positive social impact'
JYP Entertainment will hold a music competition under the theme of “positive social impact,” the K-pop powerhouse announced Monday.
The competition titled “Songs That Care” seeks “any songs to create a better future for the world,” according to JYP. Songs submitted for the contest must contain a message of respecting the socially disadvantaged; opposing discrimination on grounds such as gender, race and nationality; and coexisting with other animals on earth.
It accepts contestants of any age, nationality and career path. Hopefuls can visit JYP Publishing's audition website by Aug. 31 and submit a demo version of a song which includes a melody, lyrics, arrangement and guide vocal recording.
“Through this contest with the theme of ‘social impact,’ we hope to discover songs that will have a positive influence on society,” said JYP.
After three rounds of evaluations, JYP will announce the winners. The grand prize winner will be awarded prize money of 5 million won ($3,800), and the grand prize song will be recorded and officially released by an artist under JYP Entertainment.
JYP Entertainment is the agency behind popular K-pop acts Twice, ITZY and Stray Kids. On Aug. 3, JYP issued a report about the company’s progress in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), a first for a Korean entertainment agency. The report stated that JYP uses 100 percent renewable energy and has been using three percent of its profits for social contribution projects since 2019.
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