iHeartRadio Announces 2021 Jack Daniel’s Battle of the Bar Bands Winner and $50,000 in Support of Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
National competition celebrates thousands of local bands and raises funds for the music industry community.
August 26, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA
Spanning across nearly 50 cities, including thousands of artist entries ranging from rock, country, hip hop, folk, EDM and more, iHeartRadio is proud to announce and congratulate the winner of the 2021 Jack Daniel’s Battle of the Bar Bands – Josh Scott of Josh Scott Music from Phoenix, Arizona. Josh Scott is a born and raised Arizona singer/songwriter and his winning song was titled “That Bottle.”
The national campaign made possible by Jack Daniel’s also raised more than $50,000 to support Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial support to the music community, including music industry professionals who are struggling to make ends meet due to COVID-19, illness, disability or age-related problems.
“The pandemic has been especially challenging for music industry professionals, and we’re proud to have an opportunity to celebrate the local artists and bands who contribute to iHeartRadio’s commitment to the community,” says Adam Colbert, Senior Vice President, Total Beverage Alcohol, iHeartMedia. “We’re excited to celebrate Jack Daniels continuing support of local artists across the country, and to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund for being a safety net for music industry professionals overall.”
The $50,000 in funding provided by Jack Daniels and iHeart will go toward the Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 fund, which provides support for music industry professional’s medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food, and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.
“We are so incredibly grateful for the partnership with iHeartMedia and Jack Daniels. They approached us when our desperate music community was still reeling from the financial impact of the pandemic, and enabled us to provide emergency financial relief to over 125 people. They worked with us to truly understand our mission, and their sincerity and willingness to help was evident every step of the way,” says Aric Steinberg, Executive Vice President, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
“The COVID era it has been extremely difficult for all musicians and their crews which is why we have held numerous fundraisers to support Sweet Relief Musicians Fund during these times,” said Grand Adams, Jack Daniel’s Brand Manager. “From our virtual festival ‘Crash the Couch’ through our virtual concert series and now the Battle of the Bar Bands, we hopefully have provided some entertainment for our friends while raising funds for a great cause. "
About Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
About Jack Daniel’s
Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Double Mellowed Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand.
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About iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 250 million people each month. It is number one in both broadcast and digital streaming radio as well as podcasting and audio ad tech and includes three business segments: The iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group; the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group; and the Audio and Media Services Group. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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