Today Marley Mellow Mood launched “Marley’s Music Uprising”, a contest searching to discover the next great sound inspired by reggae and influenced by the legendary Bob Marley.
From May 1 to May 15, artists can submit original music here 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 that will win the opportunity 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 band’s 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. Watch the exclusive Marley’s Music Uprising competition video here.