LYNCHBURG, Tenn., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey® presents Jack'N for Beats is now accepting submissions for the 2015 national competition through July 14. Jack'N for Beats concluded year three of its mobile tour in South Florida with hip-hop star, DJ Khaled, as a judge for the finale event. Following his participation, he signed on to provide additional support for the online competition.
In addition to the $10,000 cash prize, We the Best Music founder and award-winning producer, DJ Khaled will provide feedback and guidance to the 2015 winner during a scheduled studio session. The national competition will be supported by a cross-country tour to unveil the newly designed, Jack'N for Beats mobile studio. Designed by the renowned West Coast Customs team, the mobile studio now features an upgraded sound system and interior complete with soundproofing, an all-new DJ booth and a special preview window for on-lookers in the shape of a Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey bottle. The mobile studio upgrade will be documented and aired on Fox Sports 2's West Coast Customs TV show this fall.
From June 8-July 14, the tour will travel across the country starting in Los Angeles, visiting cities such as Houston, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and New York. Jack'N for Beats will host pop-up events at each stop, consisting of auditions and a live cypher. Contestants entries will be judged by Jack'N for Beats founder, Johnnie Franklin, and program A&R AJ Ahmed.
The contest is hosted on www.JackNforBeats.com, where consumers across the country (21+) can view the official rules, tour schedule and submit a video entry online. Upon review and approval, the top videos are uploaded to the website for viewing, sharing, and public voting. Following two weeks of consumer voting, the contestant with the most votes will be crowned the winner, receive a prize package and take the next step towards hip-hop stardom.
"Jack'N for Beats presents an amazing opportunity for aspiring hip-hop artists," says DJ Khaled. "The energy of the contestants in Miami was crazy, I'm always on the lookout for the next great artist, so I'm looking forward to connecting with the winner of the national competition."
"We are proud of the opportunities that are offered to emerging hip-hop artists through the Jack'N for Beats platform," says Casey Nelson, Brand Director, Jack Daniel's Flavor Portfolio. "The program has been around for four years, and continues to grow each year creating even more avenues for unsigned talent to gain exposure."
There is no purchase necessary or cost to enter. All artists must be at least 21 years of age to participate. Follow Jack'N for Beats on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for real time updates and tour stops. Consumers can also view submissions, check out exclusive interviews with top celebrities and see what happens "Behind the Beats" at www.jacknforbeats.com.
About Jack'N for Beats:
Jack'N for Beats was originally piloted in Chicago, following the launch of Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Honey in 2011. Created to provide a platform for emerging hip-hop artists, the program was later expanded to cities such as Houston, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Miami. In 2014, Jack'N for Beats added the online component to offer opportunities for MC's across the country to be heard. The first winner of the online competition was Hydro, a native of Detroit who has since traveled with the program performing across the country. Following the conclusion of the online competition, a new mobile tour will be announced, with additional cities this fall.
About Jack Daniel's:
Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel's is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails.
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