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Marley Beverage Company today announced that in partnership with Sonicbids it is launching the “Marley's Music Rising” contest to search for the next great band inspired by the sound of reggae and influenced by the great Bob Marley. The announcement comes on what would have been Bob Marley’s 68th birthday.
“Marley’s Music Rising” includes a year-long series of digital competitions and live performances, all leading to the ultimate prize of a recording session at the legendary Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.
“One of our father’s strongest principles was the ideal that we should all give back and provide opportunities where they would otherwise not exist,” said Cedella Marley, Bob’s daughter. “I think he would be proud of ‘Marley’s Music Rising’ and its goal to give voice to a new generation of performers who are inspired by the music he loved,” said Grammy award winner Stephen Marley.
According to Panos Panay, Founder and CEO of Sonicbids: “We are very excited to partner with Marley on this program to help drive band participation and power the “Marley’s Music Rising” hub with engaging band content for fans to discover and share. Recording at Tuff Gong Studio is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a band.”
For more information or to enter a band into “Marley's Music Rising,” visit marley.sonichub.com.
About Marley’s Mellow Mood
Marley’s Mellow Mood is a line of natural relaxation beverages created in partnership with the family of legendary musical prophet, Bob Marley. With it soothing ingredients and great taste, Marley’s Mellow Mood is designed to reduce stress while calming the soul and easing the mind. Find Marley’s Mellow Mood at convenience and grocery stores nationwide.
Sonicbids is the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online. It connects more than 400,000 bands with 30,000 promoters from over 100 different countries. Additionally, the company’s recently launched Social Music Marketing™ product suite enables brand marketers to reach and engage music fans and consumers using rich music-oriented content. Sonicbids has been the launching pad for many of today’s hottest artists and has many exclusive partnerships with premier events like South By Southwest (SXSW), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, Spain's Primavera Pro and Canada's North By Northeast (NXNE). Consumer brand customers include Renaissance Hotels, Anheuser Busch and Diesel Industry.