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Elton John and YouTube Launch Global Search to Find New Music Video Directors

12 December 2016 2:28 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Next year, singer Elton John and songwriter Bernie Taupin will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of their songwriting partnership. In honor of the occasion, John has teamed up with YouTube for a worldwide search titled “Elton John: The Cut” to find filmmakers to make music videos for three of his hit songs — “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Bennie and the Jets.” Watch an announcement video featuring John and Taupin below.

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The competition for each song will focus on different artistic elements: submissions for “Rocket Man” will feature animation; “Tiny Dancer” will be live-action; and “Bennie and the Jets” will feature choreography. John, Taupin and a panel of judges will select three winners, all of whom will also receive $10,000 to support future creative projects. The winning entries are slated to premiere on YouTube in the summer of »

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