Jameson® Gives Ten Artists Resources, Access to Established Musicians and National Stage to Further Ambitions

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Iconic Irish Whiskey Partners with Grammy Award Winner, Gary Clark Jr., to Identify First Three Artists

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Iconic Irish Whiskey Partners with Grammy Award Winner, Gary Clark Jr., to Identify First Three Artists

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jameson Irish Whiskey, whose family motto Sine Metu translates to "Without Fear," is applying this same bold spirit to support musicians across the country with the formation of "Jameson Music." The effort will offer musicians who possess a shared passion for pursuing their dreams a national stage to be seen and heard through live performances, music distribution, financial support and access to established musicians.

The first three artists were hand-selected by legendary musician and Grammy Award winner, Gary Clark Jr., and include Los Angeles-based "HONEYHONEY," Austin-based "Eve and the Exiles" and New York City-based "The London Souls." Each artist is chosen based on their musical ability, sound and demonstration that they embody the Sine Metu philosophy through dedication to their music.

"When it comes to creating great music, being fearless and passionate is something I will always live by and cherish in others," said Grammy award-winning guitarist Gary Clark Jr. "I'm truly excited to be partnering with Jameson Music, which gives artists access to a larger megaphone and helps them take a giant leap forward in getting their music out there."

Jameson Music is also partnering with Refuge Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit organization providing sanctuary for the pursuit of creative expression and community engagement, and The Best Fest, a marketing, promotion and production company dedicated to celebrating the legends of rock and roll through all-star live performances. These partnerships offer the participating artists the opportunity to create, record, perform and distribute their music, rent equipment and cover their studio time. Following individual live performances, Jameson Music will support each ambitious musician's original songs as they continue their journey and rise in the music community.

"At Jameson, we know that it takes a unique courage and resiliency for musicians to pursue a musical career- it's that desire to create something amazing to share with your community, with the world," said Paul DiVito, Vice President Jameson Whiskey, Pernod Ricard USA. "Sine Metu is the drive to pursue your passion, and it's within that spirit that we created Jameson Music, to celebrate and support musicians across the US."

For more information about Jameson Music, please visit JamesonWhiskey.com/Music.


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About Pernod Ricard USA® 
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, which employs a workforce of nearly 19,000 people worldwide and is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI).

The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, Plymouth™ Gin, Seagram's Extra Dry Gin®, Martell® Cognac, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Pernod®, Ricard® and Avión™ Tequila; such superior wines as Jacob's Creek®, Kenwood® Vineyards and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

Pernod Ricard USA is based in New York, New York, and has roughly 850 employees across the country. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active campaign to promote responsible drinking. For more information on this, please visit: www.acceptresponsibility.org

About Refuge Foundation for the Arts 
Refuge Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit organization providing sanctuary for the pursuit of creative expression through music and art. Founded in response to the lack of resources available to artists today, it is the mission of Refuge to offer patronage and opportunity to creators in a supportive and collaborative environment. Bordered by the Fox River in Appleton, WI and built in 1935 by Capuchin-Franciscan monks, our beautiful 33,000 square foot facility houses recording studios, art studios, and artist residences amid ten acres of protected nature, gardens, and orchards.

About The Best Fest 
Fifteen years after celebrating Bob Dylan's 60th birthday with a jam session in a tiny Lower East Side bar, The Best Fests - including Dylan Fest, Petty Fest, Stones Fest, George Fest, Brian Fest and Neil Fest - are now a rock and roll tradition. The New York Times described The Fests as "one of the most jubilant events of the year" and Rolling Stone touted it as "an experience that is equal parts concert and celebration." The Best Fest travels the globe producing one of a kind all-star charity concerts. They have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity nationally.  Multiple sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Nashville, New Orleans, Chicago, and Dublin have featured guest performances from an incredible and diverse array of celebrities and artists including: Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Johnny Depp, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, The Killers, Ryan Adams, Emmylou Harris, Kesha, Kristen Wiig, Ben Harper, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Kacey Musgraves, and many more. George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison is now a beautifully captured live album and full length concert film available on Vagrant Records (BMG). For updates and information, please visit www.thebestfest.com and follow @thebestfest on Instagram and @The_BestFest on Twitter.

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