Marley Beverage Company, in partnership with Sonicbids, launched Marley’s Music Uprising, a contest giving emerging artists the opportunity to perform at several summer music festivals and record at legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica with Ten-Time Grammy Award Winner Stephen Marley!
Marley’s Music Uprising is conducting a national search for the next great musical artist or band in the tradition of Bob Marley. Built out of the Marley family heritage, the competition honors Bob Marley’s authenticity, Jamaican roots and passionate commitment to the world. The contest seeks the next great sound inspired by reggae and influenced by the legendary Bob Marley.
“Our father’s music inspires people around the world,” said Stephen Marley,“With ‘Uprising,’ we carry on his spirit to support creativity and give voice to a new generation of artists that are following in his footsteps.”
From May 2 to May 22, 2013, artists will submit original music via marley.sonichub.com to win a series of prizes including digital downloads, live performances at major summer festivals and the ultimate prize, a recording session at the legendary Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston, Jamaica and a track produced by Stephen Marley.
Members of the Marley family, including Cedella Marley and Ky-Mani Marley, will select 25 artists or bands from all submissions to be featured on marley.sonichub.com. Fans across the country will vote throughout the summer to select the top three bands to advance to the final round and perform live at one of three major music festivals – Sierra Nevada in Mendocino, CA, Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI, and Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT. The live performances will be captured on video and featured on the website where fans will elect a winning act for the grand prize Tuff Gong recording session.
In addition to the band competition, Marley Beverage Company is running a consumer promotion to send lucky fans for a Marley Uprising Getaway in Jamaica.
“Marley’s Mellow Mood is inspired by the music and message of Bob Marley – peace, love, happiness and tolerance,” said Kevin McClafferty, CEO of Marley Beverage Company. “In a fast paced world, Marley’s Mellow Mood stands to remind us all to take time to enjoy life. Through Marley Music Uprising, we are proud to celebrate the creative spirit and the legacy Bob has given the world.”
Be sure to check out all the details of the contest at the links below.