Elton John launches competition to create music videos for three of his iconic songs

Dec - 14 2016 | no comments

In celebration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s 50th anniversary of their songwriting partnership, Elton John, supported by YouTube, is giving undiscovered creative talent from all over the world the chance to create official music videos for three iconic songs: “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Bennie and the Jets.”

As these songs were released before the rise of the music video, this competition gives aspiring creators the once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase these best loved hits like never before.

Music video entries for each of the songs will feature different artistic elements – submissions for “Rocket Man” will feature animation, “Tiny Dancer” will be live-action, and “Bennie and the Jets” will feature choreography.

Together with a panel of YouTube creators and celebrated music and industry judges, Elton John and his writing partner Bernie Taupin will select three winners, and those winning entries will premiere on YouTube in the summer of 2017.

Elton John comments, “We’re excited to partner with YouTube to bring together generations of artists and music lovers around a shared passion for storytelling. YouTube is a rich tapestry of creativity, and I can’t wait to see how the breadth of talent from the dance, live-action and animation communities apply their vision to these cherished songs.”

“Elton John: The Cut” was launched at YouTube’s end of year show Brandcast, with entries officially opening to the public on January 9, 2017, and closing on January 23rd 2017 , and is open to anyone over 16, subject to local terms and conditions. Applicants can find details and how to enter the competition at:

Introducing Elton John: The Cut – Supported by YouTube

Want the chance to create the official music videos for Tiny Dancer, Bennie and the Jets & Rocket Man? Announcing the launch of Elton John: The Cut, supported by YouTube – a global competition for undiscovered filmmakers. Find out more: http://eltonjohn.com/thecut


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