The city’s own marketing agency, Eindhoven365, has opened a competition to find Eindhoven’s “anthem”.
Musicians from Eindhoven and its surroundings, or musicians with a strong attachment to the city, are called upon to record and submit a song.
Organisers Eindhoven365, working with Cultuur Eindhoven, the Muziekgebouw, Dynamo, Popei, the Effenaar, and Rock City Institute, say it doesn’t have to be a professional recording. Musicians who want to enter can even do so with their smartphone.
Submissions must be uploaded to thesoundofeindhoven.nl, and posted to social media using the hashtag #thesoundofeindhoven.
Two winners, selected by an audience award and a jury award, will receive €1,000 in prize money and the chance to record their tracks in a professional recording studio.
Both tracks will also be released on vinyl, and the winner of the jury award will have the opportunity to create a video for their track.
Translation: Nicola W