The HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors Program

the HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors Program

World-renowned artists join the HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors program to share their passion and connect with music fans in more meaningful ways

Not only will HARMAN Pro Ambassadors receive the latest HARMAN Professional audio gear from legendary brands like JBL and AKG, HARMAN will share exclusive content from the artists to showcase their talent and help them connect with a massive worldwide network of HARMAN customers and music fans. The HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors program will in the coming months unveil more artist and audio professional partnerships; from composers and engineers to break-out and veteran musicians.

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The HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors program gives the world’s leading artists a powerful platform to share their passion for music and audio technology. More artist and audio professional partnerships will be unveiled in the coming months—from composers and engineers to breakout stars and veteran musicians.

George Clinton/Parliament-Funkadelic and Elle Varner Joined

Grammy Award winning artists funk icon George Clinton and singer-songwriter Elle Varner have joined the HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors program. The HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors program gives the world’s leading artists a powerful new platform to share their passion for music and audio technology.

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As the founder of Parliament-Funkadelic, funk music pioneer George Clinton needs no introduction. With a career that spans more than five decades, Clinton revolutionized R&B, funk, and soul music with classic hits like “Atomic Dog,” “Testify,” “Give Up the Funk,” “Flashlight” and “One Nation Under a Groove."

George Clinton/Parliament-Funkadelic and Elle Varner Join the HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors Program

George Clinton (Center) with Parliament Funkadelic Band

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“For me? It’s all about the music. When I’m on stage I need to connect with the people and they need to connect me. Without the right audio system I cannot make that connection and that’s why HARMAN’s gear is so important to me,” said Clinton. “I’ve been using AKG, Crown and JBL for decades, not only in my recording, but in my performances. I’m always asked, ‘why these brands for all these years?’ I didn’t know there was anything else. Being an Ambassador is a deeper way for me to be a part of the HARMAN family that I love.”

 

George Clinton/Parliament-Funkadelic and Elle Varner Join the HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors Program

Electrifying singer-songwriter Elle Varner is one of the most exciting and promising voices in American pop, soul and R&B. Since releasing her debut album in 2012, Varner has collaborated with leading artists like J. Cole, Miguel, The Roots, and Chance the Rapper. Her song “Refill” received a Grammy nomination in 2012 for Best R&B Song, and she won a 2017 Best Rap Album Grammy for her songwriting contributions on Chance the Rapper’s album “Coloring Book”. Elle has worked with HARMAN Professional Solutions in 2017 by starring in the launch video for the EON ONE PRO.

“I’m excited and honored to join the HARMAN Professional family,” said Varner. “World-class HARMAN brands like JBL and AKG help me deliver my best performances, and I’m eager to partner with HARMAN to reach new fans and share the industry’s most innovative audio gear with fellow musicians.”

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Evaride and MJ Ultra Join

Two of the industry’s most exciting new artists—Evaride and MJ Ultra—have joined the HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors Program.Within 24 hours of announcing their formation earlier this year, pop rock trio Evaride garnered more than 20,000 social media followers before they even released a song. Part of that excitement stems from the band’s lineup of seasoned musicians, including drummer Josh Devine (One Direction), guitarist Hayden Maringer (J.Lo, Demi Lovato, Daya), and vocalist Sean Michael Murray (Green Day's “American Idiot” and RENT on Broadway).

Evaride and MJ Ultra Join the HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors Program

Evaride (LtoR) Josh, Sean, Hayden

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The soaring debut single “Heartless” catapulted the band onto a national level, with Evaride recently being named iHeartRadio’s "Emerging Artist". "Heartless” was also featured on iTunes’ "Hot Tracks" and "Top New Alternative Tracks" pages, as well as Shazam's "Best New Music" playlist. Based in New York and Los Angeles, the band is planning to release a full album in 2018, and is working on a music video by acclaimed director Dale ‘Rage’ Resteghini (Fall Out Boy, Pitbull, Lil Wayne) in association with HARMAN Professional Solutions’ JBL Professional and AKG brands.

“We’re extremely excited to partner with HARMAN Professional Solutions and represent legendary audio brands like AKG, JBL and Crown,” said Sean Michael Murray. “The support we’ve received from HARMAN has been incredible, especially as we head into the studio to record our album with the backing of these great brands.”

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LA-based artist MJ Ultra has quickly established himself as one of R&B’s most exciting new voices. MJ Ultra is currently promoting his debut independent album, "Ocean Drive", and recently completed an extensive European summer tour. 

 

Evaride and MJ Ultra Join the HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors Program

MJ has also scored original songs and music videos for several films, including "Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack”, Justin Timberlake's "Friends with Benefits", Kevin James' "Here Comes the Boom", and the Netflix original "#RealityHigh”. His music has also been featured on “Dancing with the Stars” and “America's Got Talent”. MJ’s latest feature collaboration with Barcelona-based DJ duo Boxinlion, "Black & White", has amassed more than 12 million YouTube views and 4 million Spotify plays. 

“The HARMAN brands have been the backbone of some of the most iconic music recordings and performances in history and I’m honored to be part of that rich tradition,” said MJ Ultra. “This partnership will enable me to further my artistic vision, and open new opportunities to connect with fans across the world.”  

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Not only will HARMAN Pro Ambassadors receive the latest HARMAN Professional audio gear from legendary brands like JBL and AKG, HARMAN will share exclusive content from the artists to showcase their talent and help them connect with a massive worldwide network of HARMAN customers and music fans. The HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors program will in the coming months unveil more artist and audio professional partnerships; from composers and engineers to break-out and veteran musicians.

The HARMAN Professional Solutions Ambassadors program gives the world’s leading artists a powerful platform to share their passion for music and audio technology. More artist and audio professional partnerships will be unveiled in the coming months—from composers and engineers to breakout stars and veteran musicians.

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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