Boombox brings together polar opposites of the music industry, the melody of Bollywood and the gully vibe of Hip-Hop, to make original music, to create a new soundscape.
Viacom18 has partnered with Seagram’s Royal Stag to celebrate the spirit of ‘Living it Large’, unveiling Royal Stag Boombox, a first-of-its-kind musical experience. In association with Wavemaker India, Viacom18 has provided a platform to a young generation, a tribe that tends to make rather than follow trends; a tribe that is in constant search of soul-touching experiences. In an exclusive preview in Mumbai on Monday, February 27, 2023, the venture revealed a glimpse of what’s in store. Royal Stag Boombox audaciously brings together polar opposites of the music industry, the melody of Bollywood and the gully vibe of Hip-Hop, to make original music, to create a new soundscape.
This cultural movement manifests itself in two unique, engaging formats:
The in-studio format; a unique Phygital format featuring original music tracks that will be released across various platforms.
On-ground format; this format will travel through various cities of India offering a true-blue youth carnival feel that cannot be missed
The in-studio format of the campaign has been conceptualized and executed by Viacom18 through a unique Phygital music concept featuring four original Melody x Hip Hop music tracks that will be released as singles and videos extensively across platforms. Viacom18 will be at the forefront of delivering the beautiful renditions of classic Bollywood melodies and the modern hip-hop beats.
Viacom18, India’s youngest full-play media & entertainment network along with Seagram’s intends to stir the imagination of this generation through ROYAL STAG BOOMBOX, blending music they have inherited, Bollywood scores, with the genre that speaks to them, Hip Hop. This mix will have the swag and emotional heft of Hindi cinema’s best compositions and the throbbing vibe and vigour of hip-hop.
Commenting on the association, Mahesh Shetty, Head – Network Sales, Viacom18, said, “Connecting with the consumers at their wavelength and creating content that resonates with them has been the core of Viacom 18's DNA. We are super kicked about our partnership with Pernod Ricard to create this new experience in the soundscape of India. Each music piece is a gem and we are confident Indian youth will be humming these tunes in the coming days.”
Speaking about the launch of Royal Stag Boombox, Ajay Gupte, CEO- South Asia, Wavemaker India said, “Royal Stag has always positioned itself as a youth brand and with Royal Stag Boombox - a unique and engaging musical experience designed for the young consumer, we are taking it a step further. This is yet another innovative collaboration between Wavemaker India and Pernod Ricard in the area of music and entertainment. We are confident that Royal Stag Boombox will appeal to the music lovers of the country and will be a huge success”.
Commenting on the unveiling of Royal Stag Boombox, Kartik Mohindra, CMO, Pernod Ricard India, said: “Music and experience bring people together like nothing else and are natural enablers of conviviality. Royal Stag has always strived to pulse with the passion points of the youth of this country and Royal Stag Boombox is the perfect platform for the brand to connect with tomorrow’s India. Royal Stag Boombox is a direct extension of the Royal Stag philosophy of “Living it Large,” while offering a unique opportunity of coming together and enjoying new experiences. It has created a new soundscape by blending two exciting genres, hip-hop and melody; this might just become the new rhythm of young India!
Music composer and singer, Amit Trivedi shared his thoughts saying, “Youngsters of India love to explore new forms of music. I am thrilled to be a part of Royal Stag Boombox and this unique mix of the melody of Bollywood and the vibe of Hip Hop to offer fresh new sounds to the audience.”