Are you following the House of Marley on Facebook and Instagram? If you aren’t, stop reading this blog right now and do it! We’ll wait…
Alright, now that you’re following the House of Marley, you will notice that every week one Instagram user is selected as the House of Marley Featured Fan. How is one bestowed with this honor?
Becoming a Featured Fan is as simple as can be. Nab your phone and flip the camera on to show us how you live #LiveMarley. Whether you’re in the library with a pair of in-ear headphones, rocking out in your bedroom with some over-ear headphones, or at the beach for a day of surf with a portable audio system, all you have to do is capture yourself while you #LiveMarley. The more creative, the better! Ingenuity is a plus. Once you’ve got the pic, prepare it for posting and be sure to tag @houseofmarley and #LiveMarley into your caption.
Broadcast to our network of House of Marley faithful via Instagram and Facebook, your picture will be admired by many for seven days. Just get creative and make sure to tag @houseofmarley and #LiveMarley in order to be eligible for the House of Marley Featured Fan contest. Show us how you #LiveMarley!
Fans of tweets and tunes: listen up! The House of Marley is partnering with singer-songwriter Ben Taylor for a brand new Twitter contest.
Ben Taylor is currently on tour in support of his latest disc, Listening, and the House of Marley is offering you a chance to win signed copies of his album and tons of other free swag! Here’s all you have to know to get in on this Twitter contest:
-Follow both @houseofmarley and @bentaylorHQ on Twitter
-Tweet the following at both accounts: “I want #MarleyMusic from @houseofmarley & @bentaylorHQ”
-Note: Valid entries must include the hashtag #MarleyMusic
-Contest ends Friday, October 26.
We will select a series of random users to win CDs, signed booklets and other awesome merch. Check out the tour dates to see when Ben Taylor will be in your neck of the woods:
10/19/12 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic
10/20/12 Charlotte, NC Evening Muse
10/21/12 Morgantown, WV Creative Arts Center
10/23/12 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox
10/24/12 Carrboro, NC The ArtsCenter
10/25/12 Columbia, SC Tin Roof
10/26/12 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
Don’t delay! Tweet at Ben Taylor and the House of Marley today for a chance to win our latest Twitter contest. And while you’re at it, check out this clip of Taylor performing the title track to his latest album, Listening.
On the verge of a gigantic national tour, California reggae rockers, Rebelution are teaming with House of Marley for a headphone giveaway that will gift three lucky fans a pair of autographed Positive Vibrationon-ear headphones.
Winning the Rebelution and House of Marley headphone giveaway is as simple as sending out a single retweet. Head over to Twitter and start by following both @HouseofMarley and @RebelutionMusic. From there, retweet the message from @RebelutionMusic that announces the upcoming show in your area and you will automatically be entered into the competition. The House of Marley Positive Vibration on-ear headphones will go to the first three people to retweet in each city.
Heading out in support of their new triple album, Peace of Mind, Rebelution is bringing their Bob Marley-influenced sounds to cities all over the U.S. Hop on Twitter, follow their travels, prepare to win some sweet swag from Rebelution and, if you’re lucky enough, some House of Marley on-ear headphones too.
Check out “Sky is the Limit” from the new Rebelution album, Peace of Mind, and be sure to enter the our epic headphone giveaway!
Since there’s only a week left in the Nice Time Contest, the House of Marley wanted to take a moment to get better acquainted with the talented woman affectionately known as Nice Time: Cedella Marley.
As Bob Marley’s second child, Cedella was given the nickname “Nice Time” by her legendary father, who subsequently wrote a song about her with the same title. Today, Cedella is CEO of Tuff Gong International, a renowned fashion designer (you may have seen her wares on the Jamaican Olympic team this summer), children’s author, musician, and proud member of the Marley family.
Check out our interview with Cedella Marley and get to know Nice Time for yourself.
What does Marley mean in 2012?
This was a very special year with the debut of the documentary. We are all very proud to be able to share our dad with the world. As a family, we have some great projects on the horizon, so the remainder of the year will be a good one.
The Marley legacy is so far-reaching. Where are some of the most memorable places you’ve experienced it?
I am constantly amazed at the reach and impact my father’s music has made around the globe. His music is timeless. It’s universal to all ages, all walks of life.
Do you have any favorite lyrics of your father’s?
They all hold a special place in my daily life. Right now I am feeling the lyrics of “Positive Vibration” as I always like to stay focused on moving forward and staying positive.
How old were you when your father started calling you “Nice Time”? Which came first, the nickname or the song?
He had been calling me Nice Team since birth. I’m pretty sure the name came first, then the song.
When did you realize you wanted to be a fashion designer?
I have always loved fashion. Both my mother and father have made a huge impact on my work as a designer. To me and to many other people in the world, their style is iconic.
Where did you draw inspiration from when designing for the Jamaican Olympic team?
For the Olympic collection, I drew inspiration from the colors and vibes of Jamaica, vintage military cuts and, of course, Grace Jones. I felt that the fits worked well with the physics of the athletes, and the colors clearly represented our country and our ability to heat up the track.
Regarding your series of children’s books, how did you decide you wanted to bring your father’s message to this generation of youth?
That’s the beauty of my father’s message: it works for all ages. I am a mother of three, and I see how a positive message can impact their lives and their interactions with others. His positivity has been felt around the world, by all ages for decades. This was his greatest gift.
Visit the House of Marley’s Facebook page for a chance to win Stir It Up on-ear headphones signed by Cedella Marley
Can you imagine getting your nickname from Bob Marley? Or having a song written for you by the reggae legend? For just about all of us, these are honors we’ve never known, but for Marley’s daughter Cedella, these are just a couple tributes paid to her by her iconic father. The nickname (and subsequent song), “Nice Time” was bestowed upon Cedella by her dad, and now she wants to hear your version of the song she holds so dear.
The House of Marley is now offering one lucky fan the chance to win a Bag of Rhythm. All you have to do is complete a simple survey about our sport in-ear headphones. We want to know how they have treated you during your adventures.
Head to the House of Marley Facebook page, click the ‘WIN’ tab and take our sport in-ear headphones survey. After answering a few questions, you’ll be automatically entered to win your very own Bag of Rhythm. Perfect for hanging at the beach, taking to the skate park or strapping to your bike, the Bag of Rhythm kicks out the jams like no other portable audio system around.
Still need more proof that the Bag of Rhythm is amazing? If you don’t already know how epic our Bag of Rhythm is, check out this clip of Australian street performer and singer, DubFx putting on a private show in a beautiful tree-lined setting with his Bag of Rhythm.
Go to the House of Marley Facebook page now and click the ‘WIN’ tab. Then just take the sports in-ear headphones survey and countdown the days until we announce the lucky winner of our awesome Bag of Rhythm.
Styled to reflect the colors of the jungle with an overall look that resembles a classic army uniform, the House of Marley Revolution on-ear headphones are truly the sound of the people. Now, thanks to a little friendly Competwition, one lucky fan that tweets at the House of Marley will get free headphones, becoming the proud owner of a pair of Revolutionon-ear headphones.
Built not just for style but an intense sound experience as well, the Revolution headphones feature premium sound courtesy of 40 mm moving coiled drivers that harness bass sounds that will make your Wailers records sound like rolling thunder. Additionally, the ear cushions on these Marley on-ear headphones are practically pillow-like and provide noise cancellation technology to satisfy your soul by blocking out the outside world.
The Revolution on-ear headphones, like all other Marley headphones, reflect the company’s earth-friendly stance and are outfitted with recycled aluminum, steel and canvas. With the Revolution, we have perfected the mix of stellar sound and what’s best for Mother Nature.
So sure, the Revolution headphones are amazing, but more importantly you’re reading this to find out how to win the Competwition and get free headphones. Start by heading to the House of Marley Revolution on-ear headphones giveaway page at Competwition and clicking the blue “Enter now!” button. Sign into Twitter, authorize Competwition and you will automatically be entered to get free headphones from the House of Marley!
For the last week, The House of Marley and Chrysti Hydeck have been combing through all the remarkable submissions we received for our latest Instagram contest, #MarleyNature. Somehow, we managed to turn over 3000 submissions into one winner and our Featured Five runners-up.
So, without further ado, we’re pleased to announce the winner of our popular Exoduson-ear headphones is Instagram user, @12nicholas11! The way his shot encapsulates the beauty and immensity of nature will make you do a double-take.
This is our world. Thanks for capturing it, everyone!
Following the success of our last Instagram contest, #LiveMarley with Music, the House of Marley is pleased announce our latest Instagram contest, #MarleyNature. In conjunction with Chrysti Hydeck, the House of Marley will be rewarding the Instagram user who uploads the most beautiful view of Earth with a pair of Exoduson-ear headphones! The winner and our featured five runners-up will be displayed on the House of Marley blog, and AlwaysChrysti.com.
The contest ends on Friday, July 20! To enter, follow @houseofmarley on Instagram, and tag your photos of nature’s beauty with @houseofmarley and #MarleyNature. There is no limit to the amount of entries, so show us all the places you find beauty in nature!
The response was amazing, and choosing a single winner felt near impossible at times. But in the end, the submission from Instagram user @f_strat stood high above the rest. So high, in fact, that he had a pretty heroic shadow going (as you’ll see below). So without further ado, behold the winner of the #LiveMarley with Music Instagram Contest and our Featured Five runners-up!