Win a chance to be Backed By Nile Rodgers

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If you’re currently nurturing your talent and performing your own music, American Express is offering the unique opportunity to be backed by multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers.

Win a chance to work with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and music legend, allowing you to join the ranks of musical A-listers who have benefited from his support and guidance.

Whether you’re an instrumentalist, singer/songwriter or composer – enter the competition below to tap into Nile’s expertise in creating new music and take your passion to the next level. 

As the co-founder of CHIC, Nile Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” (the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records) and sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times”. 

He transcends all styles of music and acknowledges his phenomenal four decades of success to the backing and support he received when starting out, and, now, wants to pay it forward through the Backed By initiative.

Nile Rodgers said “It’s my honour and privilege to be able to back talented people and I enjoy mentoring everyone who works with me. I’ve produced for some of the greatest artists in the world and now I want to offer my support to you!”

American Express understands the importance of powerful backing. Knowing that someone has your back gives you the confidence to move forward – in life and in business.

In addition to one-on-one advice and practical support, the winner will be given access to the kind of life-enriching experience American Express and Nile Rodgers are proud to provide.

So, if you are looking to for the chance propel your passion forward, this is a unique opportunity to gain support and inspiration from one of the music industry’s most iconic talents. The prize includes: 

  • Working with Nile at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London

  • Joining him on the road and backstage

  • Access to industry experts e.g. marketing, styling, performance

  • Recording and showcasing your own music

This amazing experience gives you the inspiration and support you need to propel your passion forward – what happens next is up to you!

Simply tell us what you’re working on and how spending time with Nile could help you take the music world by storm. Enter below.

A panel of experts, including representatives from Nile Rodger’s team, HuffPost UK, American Express amongst others, will be judging entries based on creativity, musical talent and performance.  

Summary T & Cs: 

  • Entrants must be 18+ and resident in the UK

  • The competition closes at 9am on 25 June 2018

  • Entrants must be able to write and perform their own music

  • Entrants must not have an existing recording contract

  • Available on 9 July 2018 (when winner will be selected), and during August and September 2018, including the 1 August and 9 August (for the backing experience)

  • By entering this competition, all applicants agree to the terms and conditions