Announcement on the Call for Musical Works for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022
2020/08/10 13:54 Source:The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 Organising Committee

The Call for Musical Works for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 (hereinafter referred to as “Call for Musical Works for Hangzhou Asian Games”) is a milestone in Games’preparations. As a cultural activity drawing attention and participation across the society, the call aims to meet the Games’ musical needs and plays an important part in advancing thesports development, urban upgrade and brand value ofAsian Games. The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022Organising Committee (hereinafter referred to as “HAGOC”) plans to conductthe campaignin three phases from 2020 to 2022.

The first phase waslaunched globally on June 23, 2020.

I. Overall Plan

In the first phase, there are two postal accesses, namely Headquarters Division and Collegiate Division, and two online accesses, namely Douyin Divisionand NetEase Cloud Music Division, opened to the public. HAGOC will shortlist 10 songs, 10 lyrical works, and 10 musical tunes from the public submissionsmade online and by post. In the second phase, HAGOC will particularly invite world-renowned songwriters, composers and musicians to createworks for the Games official song and other songsserving the Games’ needs. HAGOC will also hold a Hangzhou Asian Games Song Contest producing a certain number of songs to the shortlist. In the third phase, HAGOC will finalize the Games official song from the shortlisted works of previous two phases and release it in due course.

II. Participant Qualifications

The call is open to people across the world who are passionate about the Olympic Games, and would like to support Hangzhou Asian Games by creating original musical works.

III. SubmissionRequirements

The first phase, open to the public, calls for original songs, lyrical worksand musical tunes.

Submissions should be pursuant to the Olympic Spirit, the concept, goals and vision of Hangzhou Asian Games with a touch of China’s cultural values and Hangzhou’s characteristics.The musical worksshould showcase the vigorous, hospitable, open and inclusive image of Host City and create a pleasant atmosphere for broader participation. In addition, submissions should be catchy, empathetic, and artistically expressive with a global appeal. Participants are encouraged to adopt different musical styles that will resonate with audience from diverse cultural backgrounds.

IV. Submission

The Call begins on June 23, 2020 and ends on November 30, 2020.

Participants may send their musical works to Headquarters Division and the Collegiate Division by post, or submit online via Douyin and NetEase Cloud Music. Participants must, upon their submission, complete and provide the technical and legal documents as required by HAGOC (Please refer to the appendix for details).

V. Selection Procedure and Prizes

A judge panel organised by HAGOC will review the works nominated by each division, and select no more than 10 songs, 10 lyrical works and 10 musical tunes. The prize will be RMB 30,000 (pretax) for each song, RMB 5,000 (pretax) for each lyrical work, RMB 5,000 (pretax) for each musical tune.

VI. Other Information

For more information and latest updates, please visit HAGOC’s official website (, WeChat official account (hzyy2022), official Weibo account (杭州2022年亚运会) and official Douyin account (HANGZHOU2022AG).

HAGOC welcomes the musicians, sport lovers and people from all walks of life to create inspiring and popular musical works for Hangzhou Asian Games. As an integral part of the Games’ legacy, these musical works will always evoke precious memories of this grand event.


Appendix: Document on the Call for Musical Works for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022