Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tongal to issue Beach Boys music videos

Tongal (http://tongal.com ), the leading creative social platform, today announced a new project with The Beach Boys and Capitol/EMI to concept and create the first-ever official music videos for two Beach Boys classics, “Good Vibrations” and “Heroes and Villains,” in conjunction with the long awaited release of the legendary music group’s The SMiLE Sessions on November 1. A total of $10,000 and additional prizes, including a custom Hobie longboard signed by The Beach Boys, will be awarded to Tongal users for the top submissions.

“Who better to make the music videos than our fans?” asks The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. “Our fans mean everything to us and have supported us for a long time. We think this is a special opportunity for us to be able to put the creation of these music videos in the fans’ hands for songs that are so important to us and hopefully to them, as well.”

In 1966 and 1967, The Beach Boys recorded songs and drafts for an album, SMiLE, that was intended to follow the band’s 1966 masterpiece, Pet Sounds. The sessions were ultimately shelved, however, and The Beach Boys’ SMiLE was never released. With full involvement by The Beach Boys, Capitol Records has compiled the definitive collection, The SMiLE Sessions, for worldwide release later this year.

As the finishing touches are put on The SMiLE Sessions, The Beach Boys are looking for music videos for two of their classic songs. Fans have a once in a lifetime opportunity to create fully endorsed and official music videos through Tongal for one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Tongal’s platform allows users from all over the world to create video content and earn cash prizes.

“The Beach Boys are an iconic band and Capitol Records is tapping into the creative and passionate minds of fans for these two classic tracks,” said James DeJulio, President and Co-Founder of Tongal. “This is a unique opportunity to create the official music videos for one of the most famous bands and famous songs ever.”

The project begins today (August 30th) and consists of two phases, a concept phase and a video phase, so there is a place for everyone to contribute, regardless of their skill set. The concept phase calls for fans to conceptualize The Beach Boys music video, in 250 characters or less. Concepts can be for either “Heroes and Villains” or “Good Vibrations.” In the video phase, Tongal users can select one of the five winning concepts from phase one and make a music video based on it. The video can be animated or live-action, trippy or classic – it can be whatever the fans want, as long as it’s their own.

For more information on the Beach Boys project with Tongal or to enter, please visit: http://www.tongal.com/smile

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