After a nation-wide search for our first Music Monday Anthem, with numerous entries from songwriters of all backgrounds across Canada, our winner is Connor Ross for “We Are One”. A high school student, who learned of the Anthem Search from his music teacher, Connor is a remarkably talented young musician and songwriter. He was selected through a blind and objective process. We had no idea who the songwriter was until the winning entry was chosen. We are delighted. His song is great! Connor is a wonderful Youth Ambassador for our new Youth4Music program, which gives opportunities for youth to make a difference for music in their schools and communities.
Multi-platinum award winning Producer/Songwriter Rob Wells has already recorded our new Anthem at Orange Lounge Studios with young musicians and singers. Rob has worked with many top-selling artists, with songs landing in major release films, network TV shows and video games worldwide. More importantly though – he is a blast to work with and a vital component to the vitality of working with the young musicians.
“We are One” will be released this January, soon after the winter holidays; along with a video of the session, various musical arrangements, and several translations that can be downloaded free through the Music Monday website. Lots of information will soon be released about plans for next year’s Music Monday.