The Brief

Columbia Records, and Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter & musician John Mayer are giving you the opportunity to make the music video for his new song Something Like Olivia.

Listen to the song, be inspired and get creative!

EXTENDED: Deadline for entries is 10 January 2013, 23:59 GMT time.


Awards & Judging

The winner will receive $5,000 and have their video used as the music video for Something Like Olivia.

Outstanding videos will also be nominated for the 2012 Genero Awards and in the running for $25,000 in prizes.

The winner and finalists will be chosen by John Mayer and Genero.


John Mayer

The consistency with which John Mayer combines word craft and melody has earned him rarefied status as a respected songwriter and musician. As one of few musicians to achieve both critical acclaim and popular appeal, the seven-time Grammy Award winner has earned accolades for each album release while selling in excess of 17 million albums worldwide.

Known as a musician who defies genre boundaries, John Mayer is well known for collaborations with a range of artists. From rock to blues, hip-hop to jazz to country, Mayer has performed and/or recorded with Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Frank Ocean, Jay Z and Alicia Keys.

Born and Raised is the first collection of new songs since Mayer’s critically-acclaimed Battle Studies in November 2009, Including the lead single, "Shadow Days," and 11 other new tracks. Produced by John Mayer and Don Was, Born and Raised features David Crosby and Graham Nash contributing vocals on the title cut.

In April, Mayer was awarded the 2012 GRAMMYs on the Hill Award for his commitment to returning soldiers and improving the environment for the nation's music community. The Awards Ceremony took place in Washington, D.C., and is often referred to as Washington's most interesting mix of music and politics.

Critical praise for Born and Raised has been overwhelmingly positive:

"Some of the most convincing music of Mayer's career” - Rolling Stone 4 ****

“A precious gift wrapped in burlap and bailing twine…as palatably sure-footed as anything in his multi-million-selling catalog” - The New York Times

“This is a shimmering album, perfect for taking on the road in the glow of spring and summer” - People’s 3 ½ ***

“…one of the year’s best records…”- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Born and Raised is a phenomenal record” - The Huffington Post

“It's one of Mayer's most diverse and exploratory albums yet, trying on a variety of different styles to accompany a set of particularly reflective and soul-searching tunes” Billboard

“Mayer has a gift with melody and is a killer guitarist”- The Boston Herald

Mayer offers “an expert musicality filled with charm, honesty and melody” - The LA Times

“…he’s brought a laid-back country vibe to Born” - Entertainment Weekly