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Composers in theme tune contest
By Mu Zi (China Daily)
Updated: 2006-07-21 05:58

Jiang Xiaoyu, executive vice-president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), extended his thanks to the foreign master composers for their enthusiasm. He said their examples may inspire more artists from around the world to offer songs for the Games.

Jiang said the public search for Olympic songs will continue and the final choice will be made in 2008.

BOCOG launched a five-year project to solicit tunes from amateur and professional composers in April 2003. So far the contest's three rounds have seen 23 songs chosen from thousands of entries.

The theme song will be selected from a short list in 2008.

The forth Olympic Songs Solicitation Campaign will start next year.

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