Coca-Cola Taps Emerging Artists For 2012 Holiday Song

When it came time to select the artists featured in this year’s holiday song, Coca-Cola tapped three emerging artists who took to the studio with Rock Mafia – the production team behind Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato among others. The result is “Something in the Air,” the 2012 Coca-Cola Holiday song written and performed by Music Dealers’ artist Grayson Sanders. The song also features Atlantic recording artist Lauriana Mae and Mulinjer LLC’s singer songwriter Jono.

Coca-Cola Christmas Song Album Cover

This eclectic trio brought varying musical backgrounds and life experiences to the song which celebrates coming together during the holidays and the magic the season creates. Mae’s soulful jazz and R&B influences blend with contemporary pop on the track producing a truly unique sound. The song caps off a whirlwind year for Jono that saw him go from working two jobs to recording the Coca-Cola holiday anthem and his own solo EP.

See video below for a behind-the-scenes look at producing the song.


Mulinjer Music Publishing singer songwriter Jono featured on the 2012 Coca-Cola Holiday anthem “Something in the Air.”

Atlantic Recording artist Lauriana Mae featured on the 2012 Coca-Cola Holiday anthem “Something in the Air.”

Music Dealers singer songwriter Grayson Sanders wrote “Something in the Air.”

The song, which includes the famous Coca-Cola 5-note melody, is also featured on “A Very Special Christmas®” 25th Anniversary Holiday music album. The holiday music series was started in 1987 and has been the single most successful benefit recording series in musical history. Over the years the series has brought together some of the biggest names in the recording industry, generating more than $109 million in royalties and investments for Special Olympics. Coca-Cola has been a sponsor of Special Olympics since its inception.

Now that you know the background, sit back and get in the spirit by watching their festive and fun music video of “Something in the Air.”


“Something in the Air” is available for download now on iTunes. Find more details on Coca-Cola Journey.

Carrie Brown works in Global Brand PR at The Coca-Cola Company.