News: Ludacris & Serena Williams Serve Up "Serena's Song" Competition

Monday, Mar 2, 2009 3:10PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has teamed with tennis superstar Serena Williams to help kick-off a contest aimed at creating a theme song for her sports matches.


The "Serena's Song" contest is in association with Ludacris' WeMix music site and will be open to any and all musicians who enter.

The nationwide songwriting competition invites independent musicians, songwriters, producers, rappers and singers to submit original music inspired by and about Serena Williams. Ms. Williams will select her personal favorite songs as Finalists, and the winner will be chosen by the online communities at WeMix.com and Ms. Williams redesigned and anticipated website serenawilliams.com. The musician with the winning song will be taken into the studio to professionally record what will become Serena's official theme music. (PR Web)

Serena explained why she thinks the contest is a natural fit.

"Sports and music have such a powerful connection,' Williams said in a statement. "I always see athletes including myself listening to music, while they're getting ready for or decompressing after a match, or a race, or a game, whichever the sport." (Press Release)

WeMix founders Matt Apfel and Luda have expressed their anticipation upon joining forces with the tennis star.

"We're thrilled to announce another unique creative event," Apfel said in a statement. "Pop music knows no boundaries," added Luda. "We're hoping to prove that yet again with the 'Serena's Song' contest." (Topix)

Luda helped launch WeMix last summer to offer artists more opportunities to get into the entertainment industry.

WeMix is the people's record label. We mean it. We even trademarked that slogan. Why? Because we think there's a better way to make music: give talented newcomers like you a place to prove yourselves online, and then link you with top musical talent and producers to make hit songs together. It's that simple. (WeMix)

Interested musicians may enter the "Serena's Song" contest by going to www.WeMix.com

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