Hyundai Announces Winners Of "Center Stage Powered By GRAMMY® Amplifier"

   Hyundai Announces Winners Of "Center Stage Powered By GRAMMY® Amplifier"

Gentlemen Hall, Phillip Magnus Hartley and Barnaby Saints To Receive Artist

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 13, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai today announced the
winners from its "Center Stage Powered By GRAMMY^® Amplifier" program at the
Sound Cloud Event in Austin, Texas. Gentlemen Hall, Phillip Magnus Hartley and
Barnaby Saints will each receive one of the following: a recording session
with a leading GRAMMY producer, production of a music video with a noted
producer and/or director, or an opening act performance slot on a major tour
or music festival. Additionally, an online video series documenting each of
the recording artists' mentoring experiences will be produced for the GRAMMY
website and launched later this year.


"Center Stage" is part of Hyundai's multi-year partnership as the "Official
Vehicle Partner" of the GRAMMY Awards^®. Hyundai teamed with The Recording
Academy^® this year to create an innovative online platform designed to
provide professional mentoring and exposure for artists discovered and
amplified through the GRAMMY's innovative GRAMMY Amplifier program.

Mike Shinoda, member of two-time GRAMMY winning band Linkin Park, served as
curator for "Center Stage," which was developed based on the success of GRAMMY
Amplifier. Launched by The Recording Academy in January, GRAMMY Amplifier
allows musicians to share their tracks via SoundCloud for a chance to have
their music shared online by a panel of musical icons.

"Hyundai would like to thank everyone who participated in the initial launch
of the 'Center Stage' program," said Steve Shannon, vice president, marketing,
Hyundai Motor America. "We can't wait for the world to enjoy the great music
of Gentlemen Hall, Phillip Magnus Hartley and Barnaby Saints and we look
forward to following them on their musical journeys."

Barnaby Saints is a Los Angeles-based band, started by singer/songwriter Erich
Lennig. The band has been described as a mixture of bluegrass, gospel, indie
rock and layered harmonies. Their songs fuse old folk story telling with lush
vocals, banjo, fiddle, dobro and swelling B3 organ to create a unique

Gentlemen Hall's music is a combination of the high-handed anthemic choruses
of the Killers, the retro synth melodies of MGMT, and a dash of wildman
flutist antics. Hailing from Boston, the six members of Gentleman Hall are
currently finishing their full length album which is due out in 2013.

Phillip Magnus Hartley is a hybrid artist from Baltimore. He is influenced by
all genres of music, drawing inspiration from Janelle Monae, Brandy, Whitney
Houston, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Kenna. Hartley combines street style art
with the fine arts, creating a unique style and a unique sound.


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of
Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary
Roadside Assistance.

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