Serena Williams and Ludacris' Launch "Serena's Song" Contest

Share Article and Tennis Superstar Serena Williams Launch a Nationwide Songwriting Competition in Search of the Original Best Song Ms. Williams Will Use As Her Official Theme Music at Tennis Matches and Other Outlets.

Serena's song

Sports and music have such a powerful connection, the premiere online music creation community for independent musicians, announced today an exclusive partnership with superstar tennis champion Serena Williams to create an original theme song made specifically for her tennis matches.

The "Serena's Song" contest is a nationwide songwriting competition inviting independent musicians, songwriters, producers, rappers and singers to submit original music inspired by and about Serena Williams. Ms. Williams will select her personal favorite songs as Finalists, and the winner will be chosen by the online communities at and Ms. Williams redesigned and anticipated website The musician with the winning song will be taken into the studio to professionally record what will become Serena's official theme music. The winner will then go to the premiere of the song at the Bank of the West Classic, in Stanford, CA., in late July. The new theme song will be used at tennis matches, public appearances and a variety of other outlets by Serena.

"Sports and music have such a powerful connection," says Ms. Williams. "I always see athletes including myself listening to music, while they're getting ready for or decompressing after a match, or a race, or a game, whichever the sport. WeMix provides fans with a fun and unique way to get involved and be a part of that process. I use my website [ as a way to interact with my fans, and hopefully I can use to continue that interaction and include my fans more in that part of my game. "So please log on and make a fun, upbeat song that motivates me and others."

WeMix was founded in 2008 by Grammy Award-winning artist Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and veteran media executive Matthew Apfel. Its corporate mission is to re-invent how popular music is sourced, filtered, produced, and marketed. WeMix builds multiple creative and distribution opportunities for talented new artists, by partnering them directly with superstar musicians and celebrities. The "Serena's Song" contest is the latest example of how helps new artists break through, fast track their careers, and share in the profits.

"We're thrilled to announce another unique creative event," said WeMix founder Matt Apfel. "Eclectic partners like Serena Williams help engage our talented community to create thousands of new songs, and that's always a good thing."

"Pop music knows no boundaries," added WeMix Founder Chris Bridges. "We're hoping to prove that yet again with the "Serena's Song" contest."

Beginning today, March 3, 2009, artists interested in submitting an original Serena Williams theme song to the "Serena's Song" contest can visit Finalists will be chosen in early May. Complete contest rules and details can be found on

Created by Disturbing Tha Peace Entertainment and MegaMobile TV, is a music-creation community and user-generated record label that enables unsigned singers, rappers, songwriters, musicians and producers to be heard and get discovered. Artists who join the community and upload their creations have the potential to sell their work directly to the consumer. Top-performers can also become eligible to have songs produced by Ludacris, thereby opening up an entirely new way to launch a career outside of the traditional music hierarchy. Please visit to learn more.


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