Marley’s Beverage Company, in partnership with Sonicbids has launched “Marley’s Music Uprising,” a contest to discover the next great sound inspired by reggae and influenced by the legendary Bob Marley. The event, led by singer/producer Stephen Marley, was launched on May 1 and will continue until May 15. Members of the Marley family, including Cedella Marley and Ky-Mani Marley, will select 25 artistes or bands from all submissions to be featured on marley.sonichub.com.
About the contest, Stephen Marley explains: “Our father’s music inspires people around the world. With ‘Uprising,’ we carry on his spirit to support creativity and give voice to a new generation of artistes who are following in his footsteps.”
From May 1 to 15, 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.
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, California), Gathering of the Vibes (Bridgeport, Connecticut) and Caribbean Fever (New York City, New York). The live performances will be captured on video and featured on the website where fans will elect a winning act for the Tuff Gong recording session.
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