Epic Recording Artists Cartel to Make Rock History With Dr Pepper Band In a Bubble Live Event

Plus: Fans Can Watch LIVE Online and on a New MTV Music Special

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Dr Pepper, MTV, and Epic recording artists Cartel are giving music fans more of what they want this summer...a first-time, real-time look into the making of the band's newest album as the Dr Pepper Band in a Bubble! Yesterday, Cartel was sealed inside a huge transparent bubble on Hudson River Park's Pier 54 in New York City and will remain inside until the bubble "bursts" on June 12.

Every move they make will be live for the world to see as they eat, breathe, sleep and record the follow-up to their breakthrough debut album, CHROMA. Web cams will stream live on www.drpepperbubble.com and the event will air as a music special with four 30-minute episodes on MTV, which will also be available on-demand at MTV.com. The five-member group, consisting of singer and keyboard player Will Pugh, guitarists Joseph Pepper and Nick Hudson, bass player Jeff Lett, and drummer Kevin Sanders, will share the ups and downs of the creative process as they develop the follow-up to their debut album.

Atlanta-based Cartel, recently highlighted as a "Breaking Band" in Rolling Stone, is generating major heat thanks to the success of their hit lead single "Honestly." Cartel recently performed on TRL, was highlighted on MTV's "Discover & Download," spent the summer on the Warped Tour, will appear on an upcoming episode of MTV's "Cribs," and just concluded their first-ever headlining tour.


  • Will Pugh, lead singer, and Kevin Sanders, drummer, Cartel
  • Andrew Springate, vice president of marketing, Dr Pepper

B-Roll Includes

  • the band going into the bubble
  • screen shot of DrPepperBubble.com
  • time lapse footage of Bubble being built
  • Cartel music video footage
  • shot of Cartel in the Bubble


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