Pepsi Launches 'The Sound Drop' In Partnership With iHeartMedia, Shazam And MTV
August 26, 2016 at 5:18 AM (PT)
PEPSI has launched "THE SOUND DROP," a new music platform in partnership with iHEARTMEDIA, SHAZAM and MTV, that will provide emerging artists with a stage to promote their story, share their art and connect directly with their fans. THE SOUND DROP will officially launch at this weekend's MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS with appearances by LUKAS GRAHAM, ALESSIA CARA and JIDENNA, the first to become part of the platform.
"The music industry has changed dramatically, making it even more difficult for artists to cut through the clutter -- we've created an amplification platform that will provide greater visibility for the artists, allow them to share the stories that helped shape them and ultimately, connect fans to the artists in a more meaningful way. Supporting new artists is incredibly important to us, THE SOUND DROP will be the destination for the next crop of breakthrough artists and the goal is to help create a success story for each," said PEPSICO Head of Music EMMA QUIGLEY. "For decades, PEPSI has harnessed the power of music to connect with generations of fans like no other brand has done before and we're excited to partner with some of the music industry titans to do it again in a new and innovative way."
The goal of THE SOUND DROP is to launch a new artist with corresponding content approximately 10 times throughout the calendar year. Additionally, THE SOUND DROP featured artists will perform an intimate show at KOLA HOUSE – a new restaurant and lounge opening this FALL in NYC's Meatpacking neighborhood.
"We are thrilled to partner with PEPSI and help amplify this music initiative and bring awareness of these emerging artists and their music," said iHEARTMEDIA Pres./National Programming Group TOM POLEMAN. "We are passionate about artist development and through the power of our massive reach and multiplatform assets we can connect music fans across the country with these artists and their stories in a big way."