SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg, the Student Hub, today launched a social media contest to determine which American college or high school campus will have the opportunity to host Ed Sheeran for a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
"Ed is excited to share his love for music, learning, and the creative process with a select group of students," said Louis Messina, Founder of The Messina Group. "Through Chegg's network of 15 million high school and college students, this is a unique opportunity to connect, beyond the music, with a worldwide superstar who loves to engage his fans in new and innovative ways."
Beginning today, high school and college students can vote for their school to win this on-campus experience from Mr. Sheeran, where he will take over a music class to share his experiences in the music industry, perform a live acoustic set, and explain the creative process behind his Grammy-nominated songs. Chegg will also award the winning school a $10,000 grant for their music department.
"We reach 15 million high school and college students on a regular basis. Usually it's about learning, and studying, and applying for college and jobs," said Mitch Spolan, EVP of Brand Partnerships at Chegg. "But everyone needs a study break, and for both students and brands, these are the types of experiences that only Chegg can deliver."
Students attending high school or college in the contiguous 48 states can begin nominating their campus today. To do so, students simply visit music.chegg.com/edsheeran, log in via Facebook, and vote for their school. The school with the most student votes will win the visit from Mr. Sheeran. School voting is open today through February 13th, 2015 at 11:59PM PST. The classroom-takeover will take place in 2015.
To learn more about the contest and nominate a school, visit: music.chegg.com/edsheeran
Chegg puts students first and is proud to have saved students and their families more than $500 million in 2014 alone. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg's Student Hub makes higher education more affordable and more accessible, all while improving student outcomes. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com
About Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is a 6-x GRAMMY nominated, multiplatinum singer/songwriter. At only 23 years old, the British artist has already become a global phenomenon. His latest album "x" (pronounced multiply) has gone to #1 in 14 countries around the world, including the United States and his native United Kingdom, where it was both the biggest and fastest selling album of 2014. "x" – which is currently nominated for Album of the Year at the upcoming 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - features back-to-back platinum hits "Sing" and "Don't" as well as the current single "Thinking Out Loud," which is shaping up to be the biggest of Sheeran's already stellar career. An acclaimed live performer, Sheeran has played countless sold out shows all over the globe, including a 3-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden and 4 nights at London's O2 Arena. This summer will see him perform biggest headlining shows to date - 3 sold out nights at London's Wembley Stadium. For more information, please visit www.edsheeran.com.
About The Messina Group/AEG Live
TMG is a partner of AEG Live, one of the top live entertainment companies in the world. AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Cher, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Paul McCartney, and The Who. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com