Xbox, Forza Motorsport, and SoundCloud Turn Up the Volume with Overdrive Creator Contest

Xbox and SoundCloud are turning up the volume with the launch of the Overdrive Creator Contest to find the next great racing anthem. Through a new partnership with Xbox, SoundCloud users can access a sound pack from the Forza Motorsport Original Soundtrack to create their own remix and enter the Overdrive Creator Contest for a chance to win $10,000 and a custom branded Xbox Series X console. Xbox’s Forza franchise puts gamers in the driver’s seat with its expansive garage, cutting-edge visuals, and immersive audio. Now, in celebration of the latest Forza Motorsport release, Xbox is turning up the volume on the game’s soundtrack by tapping SoundCloud’s deep bench of artists for inspiration.      

Between December 5th and December 18th, aspiring musicians, sound engineers and Forza fans alike can visit to download the official Forza Motorsport stem pack. Working with select music from the game’s home space environment, entrants can then compose and submit an original composition to be considered for the ultimate racing anthem. Tracks will be judged by a collaborative panel representing Xbox, SoundCloud, and Forza Motorsport, and the top five entries will be prominently featured on the official Xbox SoundCloud profile and social channels.

Of these finalists, one will be selected and announced as the winner in January 2024. The top creator will be awarded a $10,000 grand prize and a custom Xbox Series X console inspired by the 2023 No.01 Cadillac Racing V-Series.R, as seen in Forza Motorsport.

The Xbox x SoundCloud Overdrive Creator Contest is designed as a celebration of the music that drives us. Partnering with SoundCloud connects Xbox and Forza Motorsport with more than 40 million fans at the cutting edge of music creation. The contest is open to United States residents and there is no limit to the number of submissions an entrant may make. For full rules and entry instructions, visit the contest website.

Forza Motorsport, the latest entry in the franchise, is available now for PC and Xbox Series X|S console, as well as instant play on Xbox Game Pass.

About SoundCloud

SoundCloud empowers artists and fans to connect and share through music. Founded in 2007, SoundCloud is an artist-first platform empowering artists to build and grow their careers by providing them with the most progressive tools, services, and resources. With over 375 million tracks from 40 million artists, the future of music is SoundCloud.

Since launching SoundCloud for Artists in 2022, SoundCloud has taken steps to build a more holistic and robust creator offering. SoundCloud has also introduced a range of updates that allow artists and fans to directly connect, including the new Fans tool for artists, direct messages on mobile, and a new Comments tool.