Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hockey Night in Canada Theme dropped

The theme song of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada has been dropped by the network.

The song's composer Dolores Claman and the CBC could not come to a rights agreement and ends 40 years of the popular piece of music, which has been become the nation's unofficial second national anthem.

The CBC, in conjunction with leading music producers Nettwerk Music Group, will conduct a nationwide search, inviting Canadians to write and record an original song for Hockey Night in Canada. Fans and a jury of experts will choose the best new composition and CBC will offer $100,000 for the winning song

Read the Fox Business story.
Read the National Post story.

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