Beach Boys Host Video Competition

321Los Angeles, California – Tongal (http://tongal.com/), the world’s leading resource for community-based creative, has teamed with The Beach Boys for a music video  competition. Celebrating the legendary band’s 50th anniversary and the August 27 release of their new career-spanning, six-CD collection, Made In California, the competitions will be judged by The Beach Boys and the band’s team at Capitol/UMe.

Tongal has launched a music video competition for The Beach Boys’ “California Feelin’,” another previously unreleased song from Made In California, written by Brian Wilson and Stephen Kalinich. Fans have a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a fully endorsed, official music video for one of the greatest bands of all time. Tongal’s innovative platform utilizes a series of competitions, from conception through filmed execution, which allows users from all over the world to build on each other’s ideas and earn cash prizes working with major artists and brands. Patterned after Tongal’s successful 2011 “Heroes and Villains” video competition in conjunction with The Beach Boys’ GRAMMY®-winning release, The SMiLE Sessions, the winning entry will be the song’s official music video. A total of $10,000 in prize money will be awarded to Tongal community members for the top submissions. Complete contest details and official rules are available now at www.tongal.com/californiafeelin.

To be released August 27 (August 26 outside of North America) by Capitol/UMe, Made In California features more than seven and a half hours of music, including more than 60 previously unreleased tracks. The deluxe set is presented in a high school annual-inspired hardbound book with personal recollections from the band’s members, replicated classic artwork and memorabilia, photos from the band’s archive, and handwritten yearbook-style inscriptions from Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks.

Meanwhile, Kalinich has been recording in Nashville with Yo Mama, his collaborative project with producer/songwriter Jon Tiven (BB King, Ruthie Foster, Robert Cray), working on the follow up to their ambitious double CD debut Shortcuts To Infinity/Symptomology. Special guests contributing include legendary guitarists Steve Cropper and Brian May.