"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 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 (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.
To enter the competition click here.
About Marley's Music Uprising
Marley's Music Uprising is 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.
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 its soothing ingredients and great
taste, Marley's Mellow Mood is designed to reduce stress and soothe the mind.
Marley's Mellow Mood is a proud supporter of 1Love, a public charity created by
the Marley family to further Bob Marley 's commitment to youth, planet and
peace. Find Marley's Mellow Mood at convenience, grocery and mass merchant
stores nationwide and visit the official website.
Marley's Music Uprising Timeline
May 2 - Hub Launch/Open Submissions
May 22 - Close Submissions
May 23 - Select Top 50 artists for Marley family to review
May 27 - Marley family selects Top 25 for votingMay 28 - Open voting
June 11 - Deadline for Sierra Nevada Voting
June 12 - Select Artist for Sierra Nevada
June 13 - Deadline for Electric Forest
June 20 - Select Artist for Electric Forest
June 21-23 - Sierra Nevada Festival
June 27-30 - Electric Forest Festival
July 12 - Deadline for GOV Voting
July 15 - Select Artist for GOV
July 25-28 - Gathering of the Vibes Festival
August 5 - Open Voting for Tuff Gong
August 25 - Close Voting for Tuff Gong
October 4 - Announce Winner
October 14-20 - Send to Tuff Gong