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Dunkin' Donuts and Z100 Give Local Metro New York Area Musicians Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity with Cold Brew Jams

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts and Z100 are calling all Metro New York area* musicians to show their musical talents as part of the new Cold Brew Jams campaign. Musicians, 18 years of age and older, are invited to record themselves performing an original Dunkin' Donuts Cold Brew Jam based on provided lyrics that can be downloaded at www.DDNewYork.com. Musicians can enter their original take on the song through March 26th. All songs must contain original music and be no longer than three minutes in length.

Three finalists will then be chosen to perform at the Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee Lounge (DDICL) located at iHeartMedia Tribeca Studios in New York. At the event, a panel of music experts and Z100 talent will judge the finalists, with the winner receiving $10,000 towards studio time and a $500 Dunkin' Gift Card.

Cold Brew Jams coincides with the launch of Dunkin' Donuts new Sweet & Salted Cold Brew that features Dunkin' Donuts' signature Cold Brew, sweetened with liquid cane sugar and a special new, proprietary salted whipped topping, treating guests to an irresistible taste combination of sweet and salty in every sip.

Dunkin' Donuts' Cold Brew Coffee is prepared by steeping a special blend of coffee in cold water over an extended period of time to extract a uniquely distinctive flavor from the beans. The longer brewing process provides a rich, ultra-smooth coffee with an inherently sweeter flavor reminiscent of dark chocolate. Cold Brew coffee is crafted by hand in Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in small batches and served each day while supplies last, offering another exciting choice for those who prefer their coffee cold, along with the brand's signature iced coffee.

"Dunkin' Donuts' Cold Brew Coffee keeps our guests energized throughout the day and the new Sweet and Salted Cold Brew is sure to be a hit," said Cathy Chavenet, Senior Field Marketing Manager, Metro New York for Dunkin' Donuts. "Speaking of crafting hits, we are excited to announce the Cold Brew Jams campaign with Z100. The Metro New York area has always been an amazing market for live music and this program is sure to drive excitement amongst various musical communities throughout our region. We cannot wait to hear the unique takes on our Cold Brew Jam and look forward to hearing the finalists at the Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee Lounge later this year."

"The DDICL at our iHeartMedia Tribeca studios has played host to so many amazing musicians, so we're very excited to add to its rich history by hosting the Cold Brew Jams finalists," said Joe DeAngelis, Director of Marketing and Promotions from iHeartMedia. "Dunkin' Donuts is a great partner of Z100 and this truly unique program will play amazingly well in the New York market where so many musicians have started their careers."

To learn more about Dunkin' Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinNYTri) or subscribe to the Dunkin' Donuts blog to receive notifications at https://news.dunkindonuts.com/blog.

For official rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal U.S. residents residing in one of the following counties: New York counties: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester; New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren; Connecticut County: Fairfield (collectively, the "Eligible Counties"), who are, as of date of entry, 18 years of age or older. The Dunkin' Donuts Cold Brew Jams Contest starts 12:00 am ET 2/27/17 and ends 11:59 pm ET 3/26/17. The voting period will start on or about 4/24/17 and end on 5/5/17 at Sponsor-specific times. Void outside of the Eligible Counties and where prohibited. For more information and prize details visit www.DDNewYork.com. Sponsored by Dunkin' Brands Inc. 130 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021.

*Participating shops include those in the following counties:
New York: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren
Connecticut: Fairfield

About Dunkin' Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About iHeartMedia New York
iHeartMedia New York owns and operates WHTZ-FM, WKTU-FM, WAXQ-FM, WWPR-FM, WLTW-FM, WOR-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 95 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook.

iHeartMedia's platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information. 

Jim Furrer
RF|Binder for Dunkin' Donuts

Joe DeAngelis
iHeartMedia New York
(212) 549-0872

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