War for the Planet of the Apes Music Cover Contest

In anticipation of the upcoming home video release of the highly acclaimed War for the Planet of the Apes, we are running an contest for you to show off your creativity by orchestrating a “music cover” of your favorite theme from the soundtrack. To enter, make a creative video of your work, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo, and submit it! Michael’s music team will judge the entries, narrowing it down to the top 10 finalists, from which Michael will select the winner. The finalists and the winner will be posted on michaelgiacchino.com for everyone to see.


  1. Pick your favorite theme from War for the Planet of the Apes, and make a video of you playing your own cover arrangement of the music. Be as creative as you can!
  2. You cannot use the original soundtrack recording – all the audio has to be created by you.
  3. No profanity or vulgarity will be allowed; keep it family friendly.
  4. All entries must be submitted by November 1, 2017, at 4pm PST.
  5. The top ten finalists will be announced November 13, when their videos are posted at michaelgiacchino.com
  6. Michael will announce the winner of the contest on November 17!


The contest winner will receive
• A personalized autographed score cover page for War for the Planet of the Apes, signed by Michael.
• The Blu-ray/DVD home video release of the film

The score for WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is published by T C F MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC. (ASCAP). By entering this contest, you are not claiming ownership or rights to publishing for the music you are recording. Michael Giacchino and employees of Edgewater Rocket Science and Music, Inc. are not responsible for any legal or copyright violations that the entrant might face through the creation of their video entry. Being selected as a finalist or winner of the contest is not an endorsement of the entrant's career and gives no right to claim as such.
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