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Marley's Music Uprising - Band Search


Marley's Music Uprising - Band Search

Check below the details about a pretty cool contest... please be aware it's only valid for US residents.

[Press Release 5/2/2013] Marley's Beverage Company, in partnership with Sonicbids, today launched Marley's Music Uprising, a contest to discover the next great sound inspired by reggae and influenced by the legendary Bob Marley.  

"Our father's music inspires people around the world," said Grammy Award-Winning artist and producer 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 1 to May 15, artists will submit original music via 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 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 (Mendocino, CA), Gathering of the Vibes (Bridgeport, CT) and Caribbean Fever (NYC, NY). 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.

"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's Music Uprising, we are proud to celebrate the creative spirit and the legacy Bob has given the world."

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 Music Uprising - Schedule

MAY 21st    Top 25 finalists announced
MAY 22nd   Fan voting opens
JUNE 7th    First band announced as finalist and performer
                 at Sierra Nevada Festival June  21-23

JUNE 8th    Fans continue voting on remaining 24 finalists
JULY 10th   Second band announced as finalist and performer
                 at Gathering of the Vibes Festival July 25-28

JULY 11th   Fans continue voting on remaining 23 finalists
AUG 11th   Third band announced as finalist and performer
                 at Caribbean Festival; fan voting closes

SEP 16th    Voting opens for Grand Prize Winner
OCT 2nd     Voting ends
OCT 4th      Grand Prize Winner announced