Beach Boys Use Crowdsourcing To Showcase Music Videos

Filed as News on August 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Beach Boys Smile Music Video ProjectThe Beach Boys are taking on the age of social media to promote videos for two of their classic hit songs Good Vibrations and Heroes and Villains.

The group will be releasing The Smile Sessions on November 1 and the band along with their label Capital Records are working with crowdsourcing platform provider Tongal to provide viewers with $10,000 in prizes.

The Beach Boys are embracing the social media age by crowdsourcing videos for two of their classic songs — “Good Vibrations” and “Heroes and Villains” — to generate some buzz for the Nov. 1 release of The SMiLE Sessions.

The first part of the contest runs until September 15 and asks customers to come up with music video concepts for the group using no more than 250 words. Five winners from the first leg of the contest will receive $250 each and a two-CD set of The Smile Sessions. After the top five winners are chosen contestants have four days to shoot a video based on any one of the concepts. Creators of the top video receive $5000, second place gets $2000, third place gets $750 and the last two contestants both receive $500.

If you’re unfamiliar with The Smile Sessions they occurred in 1966 and 1967 while the bad was working on the Smile album, that work was never completed and the band quickly fell apart.

What do you think the band’s video should look like? Feel free to leave us a comment in 250 words or less and then head over to the official platform to enter the contest for a chance to win some cash.




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