5 New Partnerships That Brought Brands & Music Together

The music industry has always been a great place for brands to integrate and create effective partnerships.  In 2017, however, the possibilities for brands from all different industries to develop unique and brand-building programs are greater than they’ve ever been.

Curious how your brand could partner with an album release, event or tour?  Check out these 5 partnerships we thought knocked it out of the park.

Want to read up on even more music opportunities? Head over to MarketingPartnerships.com… A basic profile is free!


ALL TIME LOW | Rockstar Energy

Fueled By Ramen Records


Fueled by Ramen Records and Rockstar Energy partnered to support pop-punk stars ALL TIME LOW and their Young Renegades Tour that took place over the summer of 2017.

Fans could enter a sweepstakes on a custom microsite on the Rockstar Energy website. Entrants had a chance to win a Grand Prize VIP Flyaway Experience to the Baltimore, MD hometown show which included airfare for two, transportation, accommodations, VIP passes, and an exclusive pizza party with the band. More details here.

LADY GAGA | Starbucks



LADY GAGA and Starbucks partnered to support the Born This Way Foundation. From June 13 – 19, 2017, Starbucks donated 25 cents from each one of its Cups of Kindness beverages sold at participating locations, and committed to a minimum $250,000 contribution to the Born This Way Foundation. Funds raised went toward programs that supported youth wellness and empowerment by fostering kindness, improving mental health resources and creating positive environments. Even more information about this partnership on MarketingPartnerships.com.


Warner Bros. Records


GORILLAZ and Jaguar Land Rover partnered to recruit more than 1,000 electronic and software engineers by using the new Gorillaz App as a recruitment tool. The automotive brand launched a code-breaking challenge in the form of a 360-environment situated in the garage of the band’s home which also featured all the iconic vehicles from Gorillaz past. Want more details? Click here.

JAY-Z | Sprint



TIDAL and Sprint partnered to celebrate the new album, 4:44, from JAY-Z by offering a series of exclusives to the 45 million postpaid and prepaid Sprint customers and existing TIDAL members. Existing customers and customers who switched to Sprint could experience the album exclusively, as well as a complimentary six-month trial of TIDAL HiFi. More here.


Warner Music Nashville


To promote BLAKE SHELTON and his “Doing It To Country Songs” tour, Warner Music Nashville and Nissan teamed up for a tour sponsorship. As a presenting sponsor, the partnership gave Nissan high visibility on Shelton’s headliner and festival events, including ticketing, promotional materials, in-venue videos, social media and collateral, VIP hospitality and on-site vehicle displays for headliner tour stops. The program also featured a sweepstakes that gave fans a chance to win a trip to the tour. Find out more here.

On behalf of the team at The L.A. Office, thanks for reading and we’ll see you next time!



Nick Mitich
Digital Marketing & Membership Supervisor
The L.A Office

Look for more blog posts in the future that will cover the partnership marketing industry across even more brand and entertainment categories. Additionally, for access to more partnerships and marketing opportunities, create a profile on MarketingPartnerships.com.

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