NFL Submission - Paving The Way – 1500 Sound Academy icon


NFL x 1500 Sound Academy

NFL Media and Emmy Award Winning Director, Rashad Floyd, is excited to be working with 1500 Sound Academy on a docuseries about the evolution of activism within players of color in the NFL and the remarkable journey that reflects the broader change in society and the sports world.


This docuseries will shed light on the realities of being a Black athlete in the league by highlighting early pioneer John Wooten and how his efforts help change the landscape of the NFL forever. John Wooten’s voice and story will set the stage for other athletes’ stories to take the spotlight and illustrate the change that has happened over the last 60 years.


We want to create a 60-second Afrobeat inspired track for the most inspiring, empowering, emotional and transcending visuals. Track requested to have a story arc (beginning, middle, end). **Selected track will have the opportunity to attend the premiere during Super Bowl LVIII week in Las Vegas, NV


Examples of Afrobeat Tracks



Submissions of original work are required to qualify.
Submissions must not contain any samples.
Submissions can only be submitted by current 1500 Sound Academy Students and/or Alumni.
Collaborations outside of the 1500 Sound Academy Students and/or Alumni will be disqualified.


This will be a gratis license where the composers retain ownership and all rights to compositions. Submissions received in the provided form will be reviewed and delivered to NFL by 1500 Sound Academy.


December 21 – 1500 SA announce brief details to Students / Alumni
January 4 – Q&A with Emmy Award Winning Director, Rashad Floyd
January 8 – 1500 SA Student / Alumni sample demo submission deadline
January 8 – NFL review first sample demos
January 12 – NFL select sample demos / offer notes and start fine tuning process
January 26 – Final track deadline
February 6 – Ready to air during Super Bowl LVIII week in Las Vegas, NV


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

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