Sennheiser, the 70-year old German audio brand, today announced its partnership with Johnnie Walker The Journey for the second edition of Sennheiser Top 50 – a battle of Indian bands to compete and make their way to the coveted list of Top 50 best bands in India. With this association, Sennheiser is giving bands a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their talent at a truly grand level. They also announced the shortlisted Top 100 bands of the Sennheiser Top 50 contest. Around 366 bands across genres shared their original compositions and registered for the second edition of the contest. This year, the jury of stalwarts from the music industry includes – Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Raghu Dixit, Papon and Ashish Manchanda.
Mr. Vipin Pungalia, Director, Sennheiser Professional Segment, commented on this association saying, “Sennheiser has always worked towards bringing its consumers and audience the best music experience and Sennheiser Top 50 is a step forward in that direction. We have received an overwhelming response from bands across the country. We challenged the bands to come up with unique compositions and it gives me immense pleasure to share that we received participation from 400 brands across genres. The association with Johnnie Walker The Journey will further raise the bar by helping us provide a platform for bands to grow by leaps and bounds in their professional careers. The association feels completely in sync with the passion that both the brands have for music and we believe that together we will bring alive the independent music scene in India.“
The winning band will take home a Trophy, evolution wireless 500 G3 vocal microphones and HD 280 Pro for the band, 2 Year endorsement deal with Sennheiser which will give them access to their gear, opportunity to perform at an acclaimed music festival and be the face of Sennheiser for the next two years across catalogs & branding. The second edition will create stir with an on ground finale where the Top 5 bands will battle it out to be number 1.
The top 100 shortlist has been announced basis the entries submitted and the jury decision. The next phase will involve jury decision(70%) and public voting(30%) which will reveal the ranks 6 to 50. This will be followed by the on ground finale on 22nd September 2016 at Hard Rock Cafe, Worli, where top 5 bands will fight it out in front of the jury to reveal the top 5 ranks.
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