Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Budweiser Launches 'MADE for Music' with JAY Z and Rihanna

10 Jul 2013 13:10 Africa/Lagos

Budweiser Launches 'MADE for Music' with JAY Z and Rihanna
Following the acclaimed 2012 Budweiser Made in America festival, Budweiser unveils
'MADE for Music' in more than 85 countries.

LEUVEN, Belgium, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Budweiser today unveiled MADE for Music, drawing on the brand's long-standing support of great music and great artists around the world. Inspired by the success of last summer's Budweiser Made in America festival, curated by JAY Z in support of the United Way, MADE for Music will celebrate the artists, makers and creators that leave an indelible mark on pop culture and the spirit that drives them to greatness, bringing the inspirational power of music to millions of fans around the world. Budweiser's global MADE for Music programming will celebrate music's unique power and influence in bringing people together.

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In addition, MADE for Music will also bring fans closer to Rihanna through a series of collaborations to be announced later this year. Budweiser is already on the road with Rihanna, supporting her Diamonds World Tour, named after her single that topped the charts in over 43 countries.

"Music truly is a universal language and Budweiser is proud to work with and support the great artists who inspire millions of people across the globe with their talent, dedication, and drive to achieve their dreams," said Camilo Durana, Global Director, Budweiser Sports and Entertainment.

MADE for Music will be supported by a global campaign featuring JAY Z and Rihanna, running across more than 85 countries around the world where fans can enjoy a Budweiser. It will include two new television spots entitled "Dreams are Made" directed by award winning film director Mark Romanek.

"Budweiser MADE for Music is a tribute to those who continue to put their energy and passion everyday in the pursuit of their dreams," said Ricardo Marques, Global Advertising Director Budweiser. "JAY Z and Rihanna represent these values and are therefore an incredible source of inspiration to us all"

Additionally, the MADE for Music campaign will integrate OOH, print and content available on Budweiser will also bring live music experiences to fans around the world through over 160 events in 25 countries, including Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour, JAY Z concerts and the Budweiser Made in America festival on August 31 and September 1, 2013 in Philadelphia.

For all Budweiser Made in America Festival inquiries please contact Lisa Weser at and Rory Roth at


About the 'Dreams are Made" spots:
Budweiser launches its global music campaign "MADE For Music," with two filmic black and white thirty second spots featuring JAY Z and Rihanna amongst a host of creators and artists from around the world. The spots are set to JAY Z's "PSA" and Rihanna's newest single "Right Now," and were shot by director Mark Romanek. Both spots capture the creative spirit of a global generation, showcasing the many ways people create. The spots are punctuated with a bold super that expresses the ethos of the work: "It begins and ends with what you make".

Budweiser Global YouTube Channel:
The brand's newly-launched will be the official global content hub for all things Budweiser. Fans can access exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the making of "Dreams are Made" along with artist interviews and more.

Limited Edition Special Packaging:
The MADE for Music packaging featuring a collage of fans experiencing the 2012 Budweiser Made in America festival, symbolic of Budweiser's commitment to bring unparalleled music experiences worldwide.
Rihanna packaging is a travel case inspired by her ambitious 2013 Diamonds World Tour

Social Content:
Budweiser will partner with Facebook and VICE to create custom and exclusive content for fans around the world.


Budweiser, an American-style lager, was introduced in 1876 when company founder Adolphus Busch set out to create the United States' first truly national beer brand – brewed to be universally popular and transcend regional tastes. Each batch of Budweiser follows the same family recipe used by five generations of Busch family brewmasters. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, crisp and pure beer with blended layers of premium American and European hop aromas, brewed for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment.

Budweiser is brewed in 17 countries using time-honored methods including "kraeusening" for natural carbonation and Beechwood aging, which results in unparalleled balance and character.

SOURCE Budweiser

CONTACT: Laura Vallis, Budweiser, 212-573-9283,; or Jessica Saraniero, PMK--BNC, 212-373-0112,

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