NFL Submission – 1500 Sound Academy

To celebrate the new relationship between the NFL and the Inglewood community, NFL Media Sessions is partnering with 1500 Sound Academy to find artists, writers, and producers to create original music for various NFL projects.

We will host a writing camp for music for our NFL Network feature - I AM SOUTH CENTRAL. We’re looking for anthemic and dynamic music that is inspired by or prominent in South Central Los Angeles. We would like the piece to start with live performance and acoustic instrumentation if possible.

Beginning of the piece: Aretha Franklin – Young Gifted and Black

Middle of the piece: Terence Blanchard - “Avgo”

End of the piece: Nipsey Hussle feat. Jay Z – What it Feels Like


We are open to all genres - but would like to focus on representation of the Inglewood area. Hip Hop and Trap are popular genres for our audience and our players. I AM SOUTH CENTRAL will also focus on inspirational soul and gospel. We would like the beginning of the piece to be live performance / acoustic instrument focused, then shift to uplifting hip hop that is a celebration of the City of Champions. Vocal tracks will also be considered if we have clean radio friendly edits of songs and themes that are football friendly.


This will be a gratis license where the composers retain ownership and all rights to compositions. A web link will be provided by 1500 Sound Academy for submissions.


October 11 - Music Kickoff
November 11 - Submission deadline
November 15 - Review first demos / offer notes
November 29 - Select final tracks and start fine tuning process
December 13 - Deliver masters to NFL
February 2022 - Premier of NFL Network feature (I AM SOUTH CENTRAL)


Wav File –.wav files only
Bit Rate –24 bit/48k
Db – “Standard CD release level”

By submitting your work for the NFL and 1500 Writers Camp Inglewood Project detailed above, you have read and accepted the Certificate of Submission terms.

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