Cody Matlock wins 2018 Premier Live Music Contest

Congrats to Cody Matlock for winning this year’s Premier Live Music Contest.

We had many great entries this year and hope to make the contest much bigger next year.

The judges have reviewed all the live performances of original songs and here are the top winners. Only the winner of the Best Live Performance of an Original Song wins the trip to perform at the Necker Cup this year, and a 1-week studio session at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA.

BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE OF ORIGINAL SONG

1. WINNER: Cody Matlock, “Heavy on Your Mind”
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/51

2. RUNNER UP: Zia Victoria, “Blue”
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/41

3. J-Summa, “I Found Love”
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/34

4. Clark King, “This is Love”
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/46

5. Emma White, “Overthink It”
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/14

6. Tin Man, “Already Gone”
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/7

7. Cat Carter, “Gold”
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/37

8. Lauren Davidson, “Its You”
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/40

9. Drakeford “Seattle Rain”
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/16

BEST SONG

1. “Freedom” – J-Summa
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/33

2. “Blue” – Zia Victoria,
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/41

3. “Overthink It” – Emma White
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/14

4. “Jack in the Box” – Zia Victoria,
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/42

5. “Gold” – Cat Carter,
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/37

6. “I Found Love” – -Summa,
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/34

BEST VIDEO

1. John Pagano Band, “Trouble on Heels”
https://premierlive.us.launchpad6.com/contest/3/entry/52

We really appreciate all of your entries and encourage you all to register for next year’s contest.

Most sincerely,

Remington Reynolds
CEO, Premier Live

Skyhour Partnership

Premier Live is always in search of ways we can provide benefits to our clients and friends.  We feel our new partnership with Skyhour is a perfect fit. Skyhour allows you to give flight hours to others, set your travel goals and have access to over 350 airlines where your skyhours can be used!  

In simplest form, a set price of $60.00 will buy you 1 skyhour which equals 1 hour of flight time.

As a Premier Live partner, Skyhour is offering us an exclusive benefit!  Premier Live members who sign up for a Skyhour account and add promo code PREMIER100 will receive five (5) skyhours for every one hundred (100) skyhours flown.

Just visit: premierlive.com/skyhour to begin!

Whether you are planning your personal family travel, gifting your best friend an hour of flight time for her birthday, booking a trip to your favorite Grand Slam or finalizing your Necker Cup, Open & Legends Camp package  – with Skyhour, enjoy free time in the sky and Be Your Passion!

Kenny Chesney is set to perform on Necker Island this November!

Country music heads to Necker Island this November! The 2018 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup presented by Metal is right around the corner — and we are excited to announce our U.S. Virgin Islands neighbor Kenny Chesney will be attending and performing at the End of the World Party on November 28!

Songs for the Saints, Chesney’s brand new album, was the top selling all-genre album the week it was released — and “Get Along,” its first single, became his 30th #1.  Songs for the Saints is close to our hearts, as it was written and recorded during Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which caused catastrophic damage to the Virgin Islands last year. Chesney, who’s been raising funds for the ongoing relief efforts through his Love for Love City Fund, is donating all proceeds from the album to the continued recovery and restoration of the islands.

We are hoping the country music superstar brings his racquet, as we would love to see him take on Sir Richard Branson in a few games on the Necker Cup courts! Perhaps we even get a friendly match between our current attending WTA pros—Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, as we’re certain they’d enjoy partnering with Chesney and Richard for a very entertaining match!

What a year this 7th Annual Necker Cup is shaping up to be! We are elated to return to our event home on Necker Island and raise funds for several amazing charities. There are still some opportunities to join us. For more information, visit www.neckercup.com.

James Blake playing in the Metal One World Players’ Party presented by Grand Slam Goes Polish!

Who is excited about ping pong??  James Blake is!! Premier Live is thrilled to announce that he will be joining us for the 2018 Metal One World Players’ Party presented by Grand Slam Goes Polish at the One World Trade Center in NYC this August.  

 

James is known for his speed and powerful forehand on the tennis court, let’s see how that translates to the ping pong tables!  

Over his tennis career, Blake saw 24 singles finals appearances, a career high singles ranking world #4 and was an American #1.  His titles included Comeback Player of the Year as well as Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year.

Blake retired in 2013 and is currently director of the Miami Open.  

Serena Williams to join 2018 Necker Cup

Premier Live is pleased to announce that Serena Williams will be joining us for this year’s Necker Cup. After last year’s devastating hurricane that rocked the BVI, we will be hosting this year on Necker and nearby Moskito Island. Reconstruction of the region is well underway, and we are excited to see many of our old friends. We are also pleased to announce that Premier Live, the National Tennis Foundation and many of our caring and generous guests successfully raised over $600,000 last year that went back to Virgin Unite for hurricane relief and recovery efforts.

Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players. Her record of 39 Grand Slam titles puts her 3rd on the all-time list and second in the Open Era: 23 in singles, 14 in women’s doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She is the most recent female player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15) and the third player to achieve this record twice after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf. She is also the most recent player to have won a Grand Slam title on each surface (hard, clay and grass) in one calendar year. She is also, together with her sister Venus, the most recent player to have held all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles simultaneously (2009–10).

 

Yacht Golf and Handicaps

2017 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup and Necker Open Presented by Metal, at Baha Mar to Bring Disaster Relief to the British Virgin Islands

Premier Live and Mehow are excited to announce that the 2017 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup and Necker Open (www.NeckerCup.com) presented by Metal, will be Nov. 27- Dec. 2, 2017. Due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma to the entire BVI region, this year’s events will be held at the newly opened, highly anticipated luxury resort Baha Mar on the Bahamas.

The 2017 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup presented by Metal is a six-day/five-night, all-inclusive world-class Pro-Am tennis featuring top ATP /WTA Pros & Legends and Sir Richard Branson who are paired up with amateur teams of all levels, who compete in this fun and spirited tennis competition.

The 2017 Manuka Doctor Necker Open presented by Metal is a six day/seven night, all-inclusive world-class Pro-Am golf event featuring top PGA Pros & Legends. This year’s tournament will take place at Royal Blue Baha Mar. This 18-hole, par 72, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course is stunning. Freeform tees on each hole ensure a new playing experience each day with the course length able to vary from between 6,100 and 7,200 yards.

Given the widespread devastation, it was tough to even think about the event; however, Sir Richard Branson and our team feel the Necker Cup and Necker Open, with the help of our title sponsor Manuka Doctor, and presenting sponsor Metal, offer an incredible opportunity to raise much-needed awareness and funding for the hurricane victims. The outpouring of support from all our guests, pros and celebs has been outstanding, and we sincerely appreciate your kindness. This year’s event will be incredible and by far the most meaningful.

 REMINGTON REYNOLDS, TREVOR SHORT AND MIKE RICHARDS, PRODUCERS, NECKER CUP AND NECKER OPEN

Premier Live founders Remington Reynolds and Trevor Short along with Mike Richards of Mehow shared, “Given the widespread devastation, it was tough to even think about the event; however, Sir Richard Branson and our team feel the Necker Cup and Necker Open, with the help of our title sponsor Manuka Doctor, and presenting sponsor Metal, offer an incredible opportunity to raise much-needed awareness and funding for the hurricane victims. The outpouring of support from all our guests, pros and celebs has been outstanding, and we sincerely appreciate your kindness. Many of us have shared some everlasting, life-changing memories together over the past five years, and we are excited to create more this year. This year’s event will be incredible and by far the most meaningful.”

Baha Mar has graciously invited the 2017 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup and Necker Open presented by Metal to host this year’s event at their newly opened state of the art resort. Everyone involved is dedicated to ensuring that this year’s participants will experience the same caliber of world-class amenities, luxurious accommodations, and adventurous activities.

Organized by the experienced teams at Premier Live and Mehow, the yearly event auctions off unique opportunities that have raised over $3 million for the designated beneficiaries. Along with their annual contribution to the National Tennis Foundation, the 2017 event will make a huge impact to support the Virgin Unite BVI Community Support Appeal in the rebuilding of the communities in the British Virgin Islands.

Each year, on the final day and night, the Necker Cup and Necker Open end with an exciting line up of activities; watching the Necker Cup Pro-Am finals, an exclusive Exhibition match, followed by the Charity Dinner & Auction and celebrated with the “End of the World” Party. The live auction part of the night features one-of-a-kind luxury experiences, ranging from exotic travel packages to extraordinary tennis opportunities with the majority of all monies raised through the live auction going to the Virgin Unite BVI Community Support Appeal and The National Tennis Foundation.

This year’s Pros and Players include Grigor Dimitrov (Current World #9 & Semi-Finalist Australian Open ’17); Tommy Haas (Former World #2 &15 Career Titles); Janko Tipsarevic (Former World #8 & Winning Davis Cup Team ’10); Justine Henin (Former World #1, 7 Grand Slam Titles & Olympic Gold); Brad Gilbert (Former World #4 & 23 Career Titles); David Nalbandian (Former World #3); Greg Norman (Former World#1 Golfer and also joining the tennis Pro-Am as a pro) Mark Knowles (Former World #1 in Doubles & 5 Time Olympian will join in the tennis and golf), Bryson DeChambeau (Low Amateur in ’16 Masters, Won NCAA & US Amateur in ’16, 3 Top PGA Finishes in ’17), Austin Cook (8 Top 10 Finishes on web.com tour in ’17 and new 2018 PGA Tour Card holder), Jake Owen (Country Music Star and Avid Golfer) and of course, Sir Richard Branson.

Join the Pros and Players for a fun and invigorating time while supporting a great cause; get involved at www.NeckerCup.com and www.NeckerOpen.com.

Join the conversation, become part of our community – tweet the team and they will tweet you back!

SOCIAL:
https://www.facebook.com/NeckerCup
https://www.instagram.com/NeckerCup

https://www.facebook.com/NeckerOpen
https://www.instagram.com/NeckerOpen

NECKER CUP PRESS CONTACT:
Popular Press Media Group (PPMG)
NeckerCup@ppmg.info
310-860-7774 Office

ABOUT NECKER CUP & NECKER OPEN
The Necker Cup, the world’s most exclusive tennis Pro-Am, now in its sixth year, has previously featured the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Bjorn Borg, Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and many other ATP/WTA pros & legends.

The world’s most exclusive golf Pro-Am, the Necker Open, now in its third year, has previously featured the likes of Joel Sjoholm, Tommy Fleetwood, Mathias Gronberg and George Bryan.

Along with these pros, celebrities and artists ranging from Jimmy Buffett and Aloe Blacc to DJ Irie and Sean Paul have joined the mix. The final night also includes a charity dinner where events combine and an auction enables all to make a difference while enjoying yourself and networking. The majority of auction proceeds will go to Virgin Unite, the National Tennis Foundation, and other leading ATP and WTA player 501(c)(3) charities. For more information please visit http://www.neckercup.com and http://www.neckeropen.com.

ABOUT MANUKA DOCTOR 
Harnessing the power of the highest performing ingredients from the hive, Manuka Doctor offers naturally inspired, scientifically enhanced skin care formulations that are refined, concentrated and 100% bee friendly.

CLINICALLY PROVEN + DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED: Manuka Doctor puts women’s needs and concerns at the core of everything it does, resulting in high- performance skin care regimes that deliver genuine benefits for the ultimate in skin confidence, every day.

Manuka Doctor has taken this scientifically proven ingredient to the world’s skincare arena, creating a collection of forward-trending skincare products based on Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) and Manuka honey.

ABOUT METAL 
Metal is a payments app that pays you when you use it. Earn up to 5 percent when you spend, send, and receive. Stop paying fees and start getting paid, participate in the future of money: pay with Metal.

ABOUT PREMIER LIVE
As the holder of rights to produce, market, sell and execute some of the world’s most exclusive Pro-Am events, Premier Live is constantly expanding it’s portfolio of unique experiences. Our knowledge and passion play a crucial role in what we do; be it our own events, enhancing your existing events or building a dream experience.

Custom experiential events for you, your clients, attendees or friends; Premier Live builds turnkey solutions to ensure the creation of memories which will last a lifetime. It is through our unique events that we are proud to have raised over $3,000,000 for worthy charities including the National Tennis Foundation, Novak Djokovic Foundation, Rafa Nadal Foundation, Bryan Brothers Foundation, Inspiring Children Foundation, Virgin Unite, and numerous other ATP / WTA / PGA Player Foundations.

ABOUT MEHOW
The passion and initial focus of the Mehow brand grew out of founder Mike Richard’s lifelong love of music – making it, appreciating it, but above all sharing it. In a world where division threatens to drive us apart from one another, our mission is to connect people in the spirit of honesty, generosity and mutual support. The community we’ve built features a constellation of truly stellar human beings, whose expertise, whether it be technology, innovation or investment strategies, are united in our cause of building a brighter world. Our events bring together some of the world’s leading artists, brands and entrepreneurs and connect them with communities in need of support. Join us and help change the world for the better, one life at a time.  www.mehowmusic.com

ABOUT BAHA MAR 
Baha Mar will be our temporary home for the 2017 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup and Necker Open presented by Metal. A place where unsurpassed luxury meets the Bahamian breeze. Choose from a collection of three celebrated hotels, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf course, the Caribbean’s largest casino, a flagship ESPA spa, a variety of restaurants, lounges and luxury and fashion shopping experiences.

ABOUT THE VIRGIN UNITE AND THE BVI COMMUNITY SUPPORT APPEAL
In 2004, Richard Branson and the Virgin Group founded the nonprofit foundation Virgin Unite to unite people with entrepreneurial ideas that create opportunities for a better world. The founders cover all the foundation’s overheads so 100 percent of all donations go to initiatives that they create or support. Virgin Unite addresses a wide variety of social and environmental causes, from raising awareness of ocean issues to advocating for drug policy reform. Working with some great partners, they have incubated several collaborations such as The Elders, The B Team, Ocean Unite, Carbon War Room, and The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship to spur much-needed change in the world. Most recently, in the wake of the devastating hurricanes, Virgin Unite, Unite BVI and Virgin Limited Edition have together launched the ‘BVI Community Support Appeal’ to raise money for the long-term reconstruction of the BVI. For more info please visitwww.virginunite.com.

ABOUT NATIONAL TENNIS FOUNDATION
The National Tennis Foundation (NTF) is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has become a leading advocate for exceptional student- athletes regardless of race or economic means. The NTF strives to provide scholarships to student- athletes who seek annual, full, or part-time training programs that foster excellence in tennis and academics. For more information, please visit http://www.nationaltennisfoundation.org.

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