'Marley's Music Uprising' Band Search on it's way Image

by Biko Kennedy

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 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. 

Visit the Marley Family's primary website and join the Official Bob Marley Facebook page. Learn more about other Marley Family ventures by visiting The House of Marley, Marley Coffee and 1Love.

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 voting        

May 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    

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