Purchase, NY (February 6, 2017)
To build excitement for Music’s Biggest Night®—the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, the Masterpass #ThankTheFans House will take up residence at Gibson Brands Sunset (formerly Tower Records), delivering a one-of-a-kind experiential record store with interactive music experiences for all fans. Masterpass users will have exclusive access to shop for rare and unique vinyl for just $10*, as well as early access to intimate evening performances. This builds to the excitement of GRAMMY night where Mastercard will unlock special offers for those tuned in to the live broadcast that can be taken advantage of with Masterpass for just $1.**
“Music is a passion that transcends geographic and demographic boundaries and Mastercard wants to celebrate the music fan in all of us by delivering something truly unique with #ThankTheFans,” said Raja Rajamannar, chief marketing and communications officer at Mastercard. “Music is just the first place you’ll see us deliver this platform as we set out to thank fans across their passions, celebrating the events and experiences that bring us together.”
Masterpass #ThankTheFans House
With vinyl record sales at an all-time high, Masterpass is helping to connect music fans with what they want most. The Masterpass #ThankTheFans House takes over the iconic Sunset Boulevard locale from Thursday, February 9th through Saturday, February 11th. Fans are invited to experience the record store for the digital age which focuses on bringing people together to experience what they love most about music.
From 12 to 5 p.m. PT each day, visitors can test their hand behind the turntables, rock out with Gibson Guitars, step into a recording booth or cozy up to a Vinyl Me, Please curated listening station with a friend. Masterpass users will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase hard-to-find vinyl for just $10 and may even get a Priceless Surprise. All proceeds from the vinyl record sales will be donated to MusiCares.
Masterpass #ThankTheFans During GRAMMY Awards Broadcast
#ThankTheFans continues on Music’s Biggest Night – GRAMMY Sunday with Masterpass will unlock special offers for $1. Every time an award is presented, Masterpass will unlock a special offer for $1. Get movie tickets, designer fashions or even a trip to next year’s GRAMMYs. And when an artist thanks their fans during an acceptance speech, Masterpass will unlock even more special items.
Be sure to sign up for Masterpass at masterpass.com/GRAMMYs and follow Mastercard on Twitter at @Mastercard to watch for announcements all night long. The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on CBS, Sunday, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
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