Nice Time: Cedella Marley Interview


Since there’s only a week left in the Nice Time Contest, the House of Marley wanted to take a moment to get better acquainted with the talented woman affectionately known as Nice Time: Cedella Marley.

As Bob Marley’s second child, Cedella was given the nickname “Nice Time” by her legendary father, who subsequently wrote a song about her with the same title. Today, Cedella is CEO of Tuff Gong International, a renowned fashion designer (you may have seen her wares on the Jamaican Olympic team this summer), children’s author, musician, and proud member of the Marley family.

Check out our interview with Cedella Marley and get to know Nice Time for yourself.

What does Marley mean in 2012?

This was a very special year with the debut of the documentary. We are all very proud to be able to share our dad with the world. As a family, we have some great projects on the horizon, so the remainder of the year will be a good one.

The Marley legacy is so far-reaching. Where are some of the most memorable places you’ve experienced it?

I am constantly amazed at the reach and impact my father’s music has made around the globe. His music is timeless. It’s universal to all ages, all walks of life.

Do you have any favorite lyrics of your father’s?

They all hold a special place in my daily life. Right now I am feeling the lyrics of “Positive Vibration” as I always like to stay focused on moving forward and staying positive.

How old were you when your father started calling you “Nice Time”? Which came first, the nickname or the song?

He had been calling me Nice Team since birth. I’m pretty sure the name came first, then the song.

When did you realize you wanted to be a fashion designer?

I have always loved fashion. Both my mother and father have made a huge impact on my work as a designer. To me and to many other people in the world, their style is iconic.

Where did you draw inspiration from when designing for the Jamaican Olympic team?

For the Olympic collection, I drew inspiration from the colors and vibes of Jamaica, vintage military cuts and, of course, Grace Jones. I felt that the fits worked well with the physics of the athletes, and the colors clearly represented our country and our ability to heat up the track.

Regarding your series of children’s books, how did you decide you wanted to bring your father’s message to this generation of youth?

That’s the beauty of my father’s message: it works for all ages. I am a mother of three, and I see how a positive message can impact their lives and their interactions with others. His positivity has been felt around the world, by all ages for decades. This was his greatest gift.

Visit the House of Marley’s Facebook page for a chance to win Stir It Up on-ear headphones signed by Cedella Marley


Get Up Stand Up With The New House of Marley iPod Sound System

The House of Marley has become synonymous with creating eco-friendly headphones and we are now adding a new Marley iPod sound system to our family of products. The new House of Marley speakers, dubbed the Get Up Stand Up, packs the most powerful punch of any iPod sound system around, while still being built with sustainable materials.

Crafted with FSC certified Birch wood, the Get Up Stand Up portable audio system comes in a rich walnut color and is also emblazoned with our own infinity logo. Meant to be the centerpiece of any room, this iPod sound system has an effortless style that takes inspiration from the home sound systems of the 1970s.

“We thought back to how people used to admire the large floor speakers back in the 1970s and ‘80s and how those speakers were design elements in the home. Our Get Up Stand Up system delivers exceptional audio quality in a strikingly beautiful design, while staying true to our values and commitment to the planet,” Rohan Marley said of the new House of Marley speakers system.

Outfitted with our “Signature Sound” technology, these House of Marley speakers deliver booming bass and timely treble via twin 1” tweeters, twin 4.5” high-definition woofers and a powerful amplifier. While most speaker systems created today are the product of big box manufacturing, each House of Marley iPod sound system undergoes custom tuning to ensure that your Get Up Stand Up is just right for playing the sounds of Trenchtown Rock.

Now available in the United States, Canada and Australia, the Get Up Stand Up iPod sound system is a sign of what is to come from House of Marley. Stay tuned for the expansion of the House of Marley audio line with more earth friendly technology and a new line of lifestyle products, including our Lively Up bag line, watches and other accessories. In the meantime, let the Get Up Stand Up guide you into the new season with ease and prepare to #LiveMarley this fall.


Nice Time Contest: Win a Pair of Headphones Signed by Cedella Marley


Can you imagine getting your nickname from Bob Marley? Or having a song written for you by the reggae legend? For just about all of us, these are honors we’ve never known, but for Marley’s daughter Cedella, these are just a couple tributes paid to her by her iconic father. The nickname (and subsequent song), “Nice Time” was bestowed upon Cedella by her dad, and now she wants to hear your version of the song she holds so dear.

To enter the Nice Time Contest, visit the House of Marley Facebook page and click the contest WIN tab, and upload your own video cover of Bob Marley’s “Nice Time.” Contest ends Friday, September 21 at 5pm, est. Cedella Marley will choose her favorite and announce the winner on Monday, September 24 on her Facebook page. The winner will receive House of Marley Stir It Up on-ear headphones signed by Cedella and their video will be featured on the House of Marley blog,, and Tuff Gong Television. The winner will also be considered for the Featured Cover Friday song on the official Bob Marley Facebook page!

Satisfying Sounds: The House of Marley Offers Up a Free Bag of Rhythm

The House of Marley is now offering one lucky fan the chance to win a Bag of Rhythm. All you have to do is complete a simple survey about our sport in-ear headphones. We want to know how they have treated you during your adventures.


Head to the House of Marley Facebook page, click the ‘WIN’ tab and take our sport in-ear headphones survey. After answering a few questions, you’ll be automatically entered to win your very own Bag of Rhythm. Perfect for hanging at the beach, taking to the skate park or strapping to your bike, the Bag of Rhythm kicks out the jams like no other portable audio system around.

Still need more proof that the Bag of Rhythm is amazing? If you don’t already know how epic our Bag of Rhythm is, check out this clip of Australian street performer and singer, DubFx putting on a private show in a beautiful tree-lined setting with his Bag of Rhythm.

Go to the House of Marley Facebook page now and click the ‘WIN’ tab. Then just take the sports in-ear headphones survey and countdown the days until we announce the lucky winner of our awesome Bag of Rhythm.

Anatomy of the House of Marley Lion Crest

The lion has long been a symbol of pride and power, especially in the Rastafarian community, so naturally the king of the jungle takes center stage in the House of Marley lion crest. We use the Marley lion crest to identify distributors and retailers of the House of Marley on-ear headphones, in-ear headphones and over-ear headphones, but it also symbolizes that a product is high quality, made with earth friendly materials, and follows the tenets of Bob Marley.


The design elements in the House of Marley lion crest are rooted in Rastafarianism. Based on the Lion of Judah, which represents the key figure in Rastafarian, Emperor Haile Selassie I, the Marley lion crest features two mighty lions flanked by a ribbon that reads, “Marett Tsehai Dam.” This Amharic phrase translates to, “Land, Sun, Blood” – the basis of the well-known Rasta colors of green, yellow and red.

The House of Marley lion crest also features the Ethiopian Coptic Cross at its center, overlaying the a pattern of green, yellow and red, and topped off by a regal crown. These elements reinforce the importance and majesty of the Marley name, guaranteeing a quality House of Marley product.


At the House of Marley, we use the virtues of Bob Marley as a touchstone for all that we do with our brand. The Marley lion crest is a visual expression of this, just as our on-ear headphones, in-ear headphones, and over-ear headphones demonstrate it through sweet, sweet music.

#LiveMarley On The 2012 Vans Warped Tour: New Found Glory Interview


With a 1955 VW Marley bus stocked with Marley headphones and a summer’s worth of sunscreen, the House of Marley’s Chris Hurley will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look at life On the Road with the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.

This week, Chris Hurley is joined by 2012 Vans Warped Tour headliners, Marley headphones enthusiasts, and all-around nice guys, New Found Glory. Check out the video interview below to see which House of Marley product NFG wants to throw wheels on and turn into a skateboard.

New Found Glory


Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 1 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 2 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 3 Recap.

For more exclusive 2012 Vans Warped Tour photos, visit the House of Marley on Facebook.

Get Free Headphones By Entering House of Marley Competwition

get-free-headphones-2Styled to reflect the colors of the jungle with an overall look that resembles a classic army uniform, the House of Marley Revolution on-ear headphones are truly the sound of the people. Now, thanks to a little friendly Competwition, one lucky fan that tweets at the House of Marley will get free headphones, becoming the proud owner of a pair of Revolution on-ear headphones.

Built not just for style but an intense sound experience as well, the Revolution headphones feature premium sound courtesy of 40 mm moving coiled drivers that harness bass sounds that will make your Wailers records sound like rolling thunder. Additionally, the ear cushions on these Marley on-ear headphones are practically pillow-like and provide noise cancellation technology to satisfy your soul by blocking out the outside world.


The Revolution on-ear headphones, like all other Marley headphones, reflect the company’s earth-friendly stance and are outfitted with recycled aluminum, steel and canvas. With the Revolution, we have perfected the mix of stellar sound and what’s best for Mother Nature.

So sure, the Revolution headphones are amazing, but more importantly you’re reading this to find out how to win the Competwition and get free headphones. Start by heading to the House of Marley Revolution on-ear headphones giveaway page at Competwition and clicking the blue “Enter now!” button. Sign into Twitter, authorize Competwition and you will automatically be entered to get free headphones from the House of Marley!

Celebs Show “One Love” to House of Marley Headphones

Since The House of Marley first began making eco-friendly headphones and audio systems a few years ago, we’ve been fortunate enough to make friends all around the world. From the average music enthusiast who listens on his phone and isn’t worried about decibel levels, to world class DJs who seek out a certain level of isolation, fans of House of Marley headphones span a wide spectrum of music lovers.

Lately, we have been meeting a lot of celebrities who are really into House of Marley headphones, so we decided to share some of the photos here. These are cool and all, but we know more than just actors, musicians, and athletes rock our gear. That’s why we want all of you to post pictures of yourselves wearing House of Marley headphones to our Facebook wall. We want to show off every House of Marley lover. In the mean time, check out some of our new celebrity friends.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato, star of Sonny With a Chance and singing wunderkind, recently checked out House of Marley products and was all about the Positive Vibration on-ear headphones. From the vibrant spiral cord that nearly matches Lovato’s hair, to the use of eco-friendly materials, we wowed the newly crowned X-Factor judge with our headphone stuff.

Dwight Howard

Stylin’ and profilin’ with a House of Marley team member, six-time NBA All-Star and Orlando Magic center, Dwight Howard offered his peace sign of approval at a recent store appearance. Repping a pair of Exodus on-ear headphones, Dwight was all about the lightweight, comfortable leather headband and the powerful sound billowing out of the baby bottom soft ear cups.


Whether you were a Jnco sportin’ supporter in the ‘90s, or you’re more into their recent collaboration with Skrillex, one thing’s for sure… the band Korn has lasting power. Similarly, so do House of Marley headphones. These are the last pair of headphones you will ever need.

Rich Medina

Two words describe Rich Medina: crate digger. Spending the better part of the past 30 years knee-deep in dust looking through vinyl records, Medina is notorious for finding impeccable copies of records once thought to be long gone. No one pays attention to the fine details of music like Medina, and House of Marley on-ear headphones like the Stir It Up model allow users to catch every snap, crackle and pop of beautiful vinyl records.

James Loney

As first baseman for the L.A. Dodgers, James Loney is used to the sounds of Dodger Stadium, and ultimately the House of Marley over-ear headphones experience isn’t much different from that. Whether standing at his base or at home relaxing, the stadium and headphones are both loud and cancel out the distractions of everyday life.

Travie McCoy

He wanted to be a millionaire so bad, became one, and now Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes is rocking House of Marley on-ear headphones. McCoy has gained a reputation as a rough-edged rapper who has a sweet side too. The same can be said for House of Marley headphones. Want to bump the heaviest hip-hop? House of Marley headphones will deliver it with a cushy softness you didn’t even know you were looking for.

Lil Jon

Maybe it’s been a minute since you last pulled out your Lil Jon impression. Take a second. Get it out of your system, we’ll wait. If you want to know what’s made an impression on Lil Jon himself, look no further than our Destiny over-ear headphones. Sleek and comfortable, it’s got everything to make you say, YEAHHHHHHHH!


Sexy and he knows it, Red Foo of LMFAO lives everyday to its fullest. That means turning any situation into a party, even if you’re alone. How best to do that? Take Red Foo’s advice and strap on some House of Marley Positive Vibration headphones and dial up a party rock anthem from LMAFO.

Kevin McDonald

As director of the new Bob Marley documentary, Marley, Academy Award winner Kevin McDonald has spent years diving into the reggae singer’s life and music, sporting House of Marley headphones along the way. Perfect for delivering the crisp treble and heavy bass necessary for listening to the top Bob Marley songs, McDonald shows off the Redemption Song headphones, which are embellished with pieces of recycled beach wood.

David Henrie

Wizards of Waverly Place star David Henrie lends his support to Stir It Up headphones too. Magic may not be a reality like it is on Henrie’s hit Disney TV show, but these headphones are putting a spell on ears all over the world.

Carrie Ann Inaba

Obviously, music is important to Carrie Ann Inaba. Because without music, how you gonna dance? This gorgeous Dancing with the Stars judge takes listening to music as seriously as she takes dancing to music. And to do that, she needs a serious pair of over-ear headphones like House of Marley’s Destiny model.

Many thanks to these big timers for the support. Like we said before, head over to our Facebook wall and show us which Marley headphones bring you sweet music!

Bob Marley Charity Teams Up With Lyric Culture and Homemint for Good Cause

The Bob Marley charity, 1Love, and the House of Marley are always looking for new ways to advance the causes that Bob Marley would have found worthwhile in his lifetime. Recently, 1Love worked on collaborating with two lifestyle brands, Lyric Culture and Homemint, the results of both will offer new products to Marley fans and benefit charitable causes at the same time.

Lyric Culture is a clothing, jewelry and accessory brand that bases all of its designs on the lyrics and imagery of some of the most iconic songs in the history of music. With help from the Bob Marley charity, along with Ziggy and Cedella Marley, the creative heads at Lyric Culture have created a line of men’s t-shirts that will feature the immortal words of some of Marley’s greatest songs. “My family and I love that through this collaboration with Lyric Culture we will be celebrating fathers around the world through our dad’s words while giving children access to music education,” said Cedella Marley.

The benefits from the 1Love and Lyric Culture clothing collaboration will go to one of the biggest benefactors of the Bob Marley charity, Little Kids Rock. This non-profit organization helps to build music programs in school that don’t have enough money to replenish their students with new instruments, sheet music and instructors. The line of t-shirts will be for sale in Bloomingdale’s locations across North America and be available for purchase on Lyric Culture’s site until August.

Cedella Marley was also involved in another recent partnership benefiting the Bob Marley charity. Teaming up with Justin Timberlake’s homeware company HomeMint, Cedella selected a Jamaican-inspired print by photographer Daniel Fuller to be included in the collection’s latest line. HomeMint will be donating $50 from the sale of each print to the 1Love charity, who will distribute the funds to its well-selected group of beneficiaries.


While you can purchase the HomeMint print and feel good knowing that you are contributing to some wonderful causes, Cedella Marley is also offering you the chance to win a print by entering her contest on Pinterest. Simply create a board titled “1Love Home” and hashtag all of your pins with “#1LoveHome” so that Cedella can select her favorite board. The person who has created Cedella’s favorite board will win this amazing print from Daniel Fuller and HomeMint.

When you’re entering the Pinterest contest, be sure to head over to the House of Marley Pinterest Page and check out all the latest news and pictures of our on-ear headphones, over-ear headphones, and in-ear headphones. The House of Marley also contributes to 1Love every single time someone buys a pair of Marley headphones or a portable audio system, so keep repining our photos and spread the word about all the great work that the Bob Marley charity, 1Love does.

Island in the Sun: Marley Headphones in the Philippines

The House of Marley hit the Philippines with a bang as the brand has officially landed its comfortable earbuds, noise reducing headphones, and portable audio systems in the Pearl of the Orient Seas. Launching the brand with a celebration at Prive Luxury Club in Global City, Taguig, the event invited media, fashion designers and celebrities to see just what’s in store for Marley headphones in the Philippines.


The landing of Marley headphones in the Philippines marks another momentous moment for the brand’s noise reducing headphones and portable audio systems, as it is the company’s second venture into the Asian market. After a successful start in Hong Kong, The House of Marley signed a deal with JERM Marketing, Inc. that will see comfortable earbuds like Smile Jamaica and on-ear headphones like Positive Vibrations distributed to retailers such as S&R, Anson’s Appliance, Powerbooks, National Book Store and Duty Free.


“I was inspired by the principles of the brand which follows the principles of Bob Marley,” JERM President Michael Dy Pico said of his decision to distribute The House of Marley. By having Marley headphones in the Philippines, it offers Filipinos the chance to buy products that are sustainable, made from earth-friendly materials, and observe to Bob Marley’s ideologies.


Whether it’s the FSC certified beech wood that forms the body of our most comfortable earbuds, People Get Ready or the orange-spiraled cord of the Positive Vibration on-ear headphones, The House of Marley is happy to bring a durable and stylish product to this country of islands. We’re extremely excited to have Marley headphones in the Philippines and hope that our products bring sunshine, a sense of prosperity and One Love to all Filipinos.

Photos by Lissa Kahayon. Check out footage from the epic launch party below.