52/52 Competition Rules
Prize description: Be selected to have your original song professionally produced, recorded and mixed with producers Jonathan Plum or Geoff Ott. Then have it released and promoted worldwide by the professional team at London Tone Music. If selected, musical artists will receive a singles recording contract with London Tone Music and a minimum of 5 hours of recording time at the award winning London Bridge Studio. A companion video including interviews and song highlights of the recording will also be included. The recording will be scheduled at company’s discretion to be a weekly release of the London Tone Music (Company), 52/52 – Year in Your Ear competition, one of 52 singles released during a one year period.
Retail value: $4,000
Number of prizes: There will be 52 musical artists or bands (Entrants) that will be selected to participate during a one year period.
Entries date: Entries will be accepted after June 3, 2013 until January 1, 2014
Eligibility: All genres of music are accepted. All song demos submitted by Entrants must include credits for all writers and lyric sheets. All rights including those necessary to commercially release the recorded composition must be available to Company. Entrants must not be signed to recording or other agreements that limit their full participation in this contest. This contest is open to anyone regardless of nationality or origin. Employees of London Tone Music, London Bridge Studios, its families and subsidiaries are not eligible. If entrant is under 18 years old, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.
Requirements for entry: All entries submitted must be original songs, not commercially exploited, written or co-written by the Entrant(s) and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Entry constitutes permission to use Entrant’s name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation. Entrant retains all song writing ownership rights for selected song and will split ownership of the music publishing 50-50 with London Tone Music Publishing. A selected Entrant will be required to sign a recording contract and publishing agreement provided by the Company which will outline the Company and Entrant obligations regarding the recording and its release. The recording master will be the property of Company. Company will have the option to sell ownership of the master or license the recording for a multi-track recording release. By entering the contest, Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Rules and Regulations.
Method of Entry: Log in to www.rockstarmotel.com and click on the 52/52 Marquee. Submit MP3 demos of up to 3 songs along with a bio and picture. Video is optional. Include a contact e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number.
How entries will be judged: Song entries are screened by London Tone Music Company management and employees. Entries that pass screening will be sent on for review to a judging committee, consisting of music industry artists and professionals, who will participate in selecting the Entrants that will be asked to record. Due to production logistics and the weekly recording release schedule, London Tone Music reserves the right to include Entrants that meet competition criteria and contest rules that have been pre-screened prior to the public announcement of the competition.
Winner Notification: All selected Entrants names will be posted on www.RockStarMotel.com and www.londonbridgestudios.com. Company will notify winners by e-mail and phone. Entrant is responsible for providing up-to-date and correct email address and phone number. Company is not responsible for Entrant’s non-receipt of any e-mails or phone messages for any reason, including but not limited to, server or email malfunctions. Selected Entrants will be required to sign an affidavit confirming that their song is original and he/she holds rights to the song. Failure to sign and return the form within the required time period or provision of false information may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Affidavits are subject to verification by Company and its agents
Dates for claiming and using prize: Once notified, selected Entrants will makes arrangement with Company to set a date and time for recording that satisfies Company schedule and Entrant’s availability. Company will use its best efforts to make recording arrangements in a timely fashion. Once recording is completed and scheduled for release, selected Entrant will be notified of the release date and any promotional requirements necessary for the release. Company reserves the right to not release recordings, if selected Entrant fails to meet the obligations of their contract with Company. It is the responsibility of the selected Entrant to finalize recording arrangements and attend recording sessions with the Company. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the contest. Company will provide backline equipment for the recording. It is the selected Entrant’s responsibility to check with Company regarding the equipment available and the availability of specific equipment needs. Transportation to and from the recording session is not provided.
Indemnity: Entrant agrees to release, indemnify, and hold London Tones Music, London Tones Music Publishing, London Bridge Studios and RockStarMotel.com, its sponsors, and judges harmless for liability, damages, or claims for injury or loss to any person or property relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this contest.
Venue: This Contest is governed by the internal laws of the state of Washington without regard to principals of conflict of laws. All cases and claims pertaining to this competition must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of Seattle, WA, without recourse to class action suits.
Other restrictions, limitations and requirements of promotion: All selected Entrants agree to release Company and sponsors from all liability regarding prizes won. All federal, state, and local taxes, and custom’s fees, when applicable, are the sole responsibility of winner. Company will not pay any winners’ taxes or custom’s fees.