Create an official music video for Atlas Genius

Creators Selected On
April 5, 2016
To celebrate the release of their new record Inanimate Objects on Warner Bros. Records (WBR), Australian indie rock duo Atlas Genius invites visual artists from around the world to create an innovative and captivating full-length music video for their single "Stockholm."

Submitted videos can be live action, animation or moving graphics, and should encapsulate the theme and mood of the song (as explained in more detail by the band below). Videos must be in black and white ONLY.

Inspiration behind "Stockholm" for artists to consider:
  • Competing against the odds
  • The triumph of the 'underdog'
  • The song was inspired by the thought of a human running up stairs trying to escape flood water, finding different challenges with every new floor he/she reaches
  • Little successes that lead to big successes
  • "I had gone partly to write and partly to assess the state of a long distance relationship I was in. I really felt like I was drowning emotionally and needed to let myself breathe.” - Keith Jeffery
about atlas genius
The members of Adelaide, Australia’s Atlas Genius do things a little differently…They set about building a studio where they could write and record music for their newly formed band three years before they even played their first live show as Atlas Genius. “We really got down and dirty with dry walling and literally laying the floorboards, and at the same time we were taking a couple of days a week to focus on writing songs,” recalls Keith Jeffery, Atlas Genius’s vocalist/guitarist. “We had a lot of song ideas and it was important to us to have our own studio where we could experiment and hone in on our sound,” adds brother and drummer, Michael Jeffery. Once the studio was complete, the first song that Atlas Genius finished was a song called “Trojans,” which they wrote, recorded and produced in collaboration with their friend, keyboardist Darren Sell.

the career opportunity
One artist, as selected by Atlas Genius, will:
  • Potentially have their work used as the official music video for "Stockholm," with an exclusive premiere for the video via a top-tier digital press partner
  • Have their work promoted across Atlas Genius and WBR's digital properties
  • Receive the opportunity for a 30 minute conference call (or in person meeting, if local to Los Angeles area) with the Head Video Commissioner for WBR to showcase his/her work
  • Receive $4,500
Two Highly Commended artists will each receive:
  • Mentions for their work on Atlas Genius and WBR's social channels
  • $250
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • All submissions must be original (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials).
  • Submissions must be in a black and white aesthetic only.
  • Videos do not need to adhere to a specific time limit, but should remain within reason.
  • Up to 10 submissions per artist or artist team are allowed. If multiple people were involved in the creation of the entry, only one person can submit the final video.
  • Artists must submit their video to YouTube or Vimeo then paste the video URL via the "Participate" tab on Talenthouse. Please bear in mind that YouTube adds one second when uploading.
  • If any persons appear or are referred to in the submission, the artist is solely responsible for obtaining, prior to submitting, all necessary usage rights and permissions for the contents of their submission. Proof will be required if selected.
  • Artists that are not selected will not give up any rights to their work, however Warner Bros. Records has the right to promote their work on their channels in connection with this Creative Invite. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • The overall Selected Artist may be asked to modify their work to fit production requirements.
  • All rights in and to the music are reserved by Warner Bros. Records. All rights in materials that are created by entrants using the music are assigned on a work-for-hire basis to Warner Bros. Records.
  • The Selected Artists will assign the copyright to their work to Warner Bros. Records in exchange for the incentives set forth above. The Selected Artists will be required to sign a Release Form.
  • All artists (including Selected Artists) will not be entitled to make their materials derived from or incorporating such music available in any way (other than for the purpose of this Creative Invite and portfolio).
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • The Selected Artists must respond to Talenthouse within two days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief or guidelines.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
how atlas genius will choose
Atlas Genius will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    February 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    March 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    March 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    April 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.