Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine will soon have more on his plate than just touring and being a judge on The Voice. Levine is partnering with a Voice executive to co-produce a new songwriting reality show called Songland.
The new show will be unlike any other reality show currently on television and will focus solely on the songwriting capabilities of its contestants. According to MTV, the show will be produced by Levine, The Voice executive producer Audrey Morrissey, and Grammy Award winning songwriter Dave Stewart. The concept of the show is to show how songwriters are what make the music industry tick, as well as the fact that they are also some of the highest paid people in the business.
Like all reality music shows, the songwriters' personal stories will be shared, and they will pitch their original songs to industry producers, as well as some big name artists. They will all be trying to write the next big smash hit.
This new concept is still in the early stages of development, so no specifics about the format of the show have been released. However, it should be interesting since the contestants are not singers. They may write beautiful songs, but how will they be presented to the judges and the audience. Will professional singers be brought on to sing the songs or will we have to listen to the songwriters try to sing their own music? Maybe we will get lucky, and the mentors will actually perform the songs.
The judges for the new show, as well as mentors and special advisers, have not yet been announced, and according to Digital Trends, neither has the premiere date.
Will Levine be able to make this new show as popular as The Voice? That seems to be the hope of the executives that have decided to produce this show with Adam. Levine's popularity has increased exponentially since he began to judge on The Voice. His humor, charm, and talent have been in the spotlight much more now that he is seen on television weekly.
In an article by the Inquisitr, it was reported that Adam has gone to new heights with his fame, even expanding his repertoire to films and television shows. Levine starred in the film Begin Again and appeared on the FX show American Horror Story.
Levine's new show has the potential to be a big hit if it is presented in the right way to the audience. It can show a whole new side to the music industry that has never really been shown before in such a detailed way. Songland also gives hope to all the songwriters out there that have just been looking for an opportunity to have someone hear their music. Lots of current pop and country artists got their start as songwriters, including Meghan Trainor, Kesha, Sia, Brantley Gilbert, and Thomas Rhett.