Melody Fusion Jingle Contest Official Rules.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE (OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN YOUR JURISDICTION, WHICHEVER IS OLDER) AND A LEGAL RESIDENT OF the 50 United States (except Rhode Island), Canada (except Quebec), Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), TO PARTICIPATE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. The Jingle Contest Sponsor: The MelodyFusion.com Jingle Contest (the “Jingle Contest”) is sponsored by MelodyFusion.com, its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Sponsor” or “Melody Fusion”). By participating in the Jingle Contest you agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”).
  2. Who Is Eligible To Participate: The Jingle Contest is open only to participants meeting the requirements mentioned above (hereinafter, the “Participant(s)” or "You").   Employees and independent contractors, officers and directors of Melody Fusion, its agents, representatives, advertising, promotion, publicity and fulfillment agencies, legal advisors, successors and assigns, or any other entity or person involved with the production, design, execution, administration or distribution of the Jingle Contest (collectively, the “Released Parties”), as well as the immediate family members (i.e., parents, siblings, children and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. The Jingle Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, territorial, provincial, municipal and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  3. Jingle Contest Timing: The Jingle Contest entry window opens at 12:00 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on October 1, 2014 and closes at 11:59 p.m. GMT on January 31, 2015 (the “Entry Window”), and is followed by a judging and Winner selection and notification period (“Judging & Winner Notification Period”), (the Entry Window, Drawing & Winner Notification Period collectively comprising the “Jingle Contest Period”) as detailed in the table below:

     

     

    Sweepstakes Period

     

    Entry Window

    Drawing & Winner Notification 

    On or about:

    Opens 12:00 a.m. GMT:

    1 Oct 2014

    Closes 11:59 p.m. GMT:

    31 Jan 2015

    10 Feb 2015

     

    YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ADJUSTING THE TIMING OF ENTRY WINDOW DEADLINES BASED ON YOUR LOCATION. The Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Jingle Contest.

  4. How To EnterVisit the website at http://www.melodyfusion.com (the “Site”) anytime during the Entry Window and follow the instructions to submit an eligible “Entry” and be automatically entered into the Jingle Contest. If you are not an existing Member of Melody Fusion, first visit and create an account  at http://www.melodyfusion.com for FREE and complete your profile by adding information about your music and/or band members;  

    Create your jingle:

    Create your original music jingle and/or music video. Jingles are recommended to be between :20 (twenty) seconds and :60 (sixty) seconds in length, however may be as long as a full length song.

    A jingle may be submitted by a single member or collaborative member group of Melody Fusion

    Collaboration and music videos will receive extra consideration

    Submit your jingle as an audio track:

    Upload your jingle as an audio track in one of the following formats: 1) MP3, 2) M4A, and 3) OGG. For the track to be considered you MUST select ‘Jingle Contest’ as the genre in the genre field of the uploading form

    If you collaborated with other Melody Fusion members, you need to indicate the other member names. In addition, each Melody Fusion member may upload the track to their profile.

    Submit your jingle as a music video:

    I you prefer to submit a music video: first upload it to your own YouTube channel and then submit the video by providing the link to your YouTube video as a comment to the Jingle Contest blog post. Posting a comment to the blog requires a Disqus account, which you will be asked to complete. You will not need to specify a genre when submitting a YouTube music video.

    Categories: There is only one (1) category in this Jingle Contest; there is no distinction between uploading a soundtrack (MP3, M4A, OGG) or submitting a music video. There will only be one (1) winner.

    Limitations: There are no limitations on entries per person and per email address and per YouTube account throughout the Contest Period.

    By submitting an Entry, you agree to comply with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for Melody Fusion and YouTube channel through which your video is submitted.

    A YouTube account may be required to enter this Contest and is available for free at http://youtube.com. Data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider about pricing plan details.

  5. REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES: Entry may not contain, as determined by Melody Fusion in its sole discretion, any content that:

    is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;

    promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons, (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;

    is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group; appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries;

    defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people,  or public or private or not-for-profit organizations;

    contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others (except for any Melody Fusion elements which may only be used for this Contest in accordance with these Official Rules);

    contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;

    contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media) (except for any Melody Fusion elements, which may only be used for this Contest in accordance with these Official Rules);

    contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission;

    contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;

    communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Melody Fusion wishes to associate; and/or

    violates any law.

    Entries must be your original work, may not have been previously published and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If your Entry contains any individuals then you are responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of your Entry, any and all releases and consents, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in your Entry, necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Melody Fusion in the manner set out in these Official Rules. Melody Fusion reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Melody Fusion from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof mayrender your Entry null and void.  By submitting an Entry, you warrant and represent that your and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in your Entry consent to the submission and use of your Entry in the Contest and to its use as set out in these Official Rules.

    By submitting an Entry, you acknowledge and agree that Melody Fusion may obtain many Entries in connection with this Contest and/or other contests promoted by Melody Fusion, and that such Entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Entries submitted in connection with this Contest and/or other contests sponsored by Melody Fusion or submitted for other reasons or other materials developed by Melody Fusion. You waive any and all claims you may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Entry and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by Melody Fusion may be similar to your Entry, or that any compensation is due to you in connection with your Entry or other works used by Melody Fusion

    By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant permission for your Entry to be posted at melodyfusion.com or other websites. You agree that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your Entry by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry and may remove a posted Entry at any time or for any reason whatsoever.

  6. Limits on Entries: You may submit multiple “entries” during the Jingle Contest Entry Window, but regardless of the number of Entries you enter, you are only eligible to win 1 prize in this Jingle Contest. Completed Entries must be accumulated and received electronically during the Entry Window to be considered eligible for a prize. No other methods of Entry will be accepted. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Melody Fusion cannot guarantee that all persons attempting to enter will be able to participate.

    Proof of submission of an “Entry” is not proof of delivery or receipt of that Entry by Melody Fusion. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Use of a false email account will disqualify your Entry. If there is a dispute as to any Entry, or the identity of a Participant, the Entry at issue will be declared to be made by the authorized account holder and natural person assigned by an Internet access provider to the email addressed associated with the Entry, and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. Participants may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

    By participating in the Jingle Contest, you accept and agree that Melody Fusion, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you if you (whether in fact or by attempt) subvert, circumvent, or tamper with the entry process, or the lawful operation of this Jingle Contest or the Site, or who Melody Fusion finds to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or in a manner otherwise in violation of these Official Rules.

  7. Judging: A panel of judges will review all entries and select a winner, which is either a single member or a collaborative member group. The panel of judges to select the winner will use the following criteria:Creativity (20%), Adherence to the Melody Fusion brand (20%), Originality (20%) and Popularity (20%), Collaboration (10%) and Music Video (10%). In the event of a tie, the Entry among the tied Entries with the highest score in the criteria of creativity will be deemed the potential winner. Melody Fusion reserves the right not to award a prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Prize award is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

  8. WINNERS NOTIFICATION: Judges and Melody Fusion's decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.  The winner will be notified by email within fourteen (14) calendar days and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Melody Fusion, which must be returned to and received by Melody Fusion within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date appearing on the prize notification. Return of a prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Melody Fusion to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by a potential winner will result in disqualification. If potential winner is at least 18 years of age but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction or residence, prize may be awarded in the name of his/her legal custodian or guardian, who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners as set out in these Official Rules.

  9. PRIZES: The winner will receive a Guitar Center gift card for $1,500.00. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Melody Fusion. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer a prize. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided.  All prize details are at Melody Fusion's sole discretion.

  10. RIGHTS: Melody Fusion maintains the exclusive right to utilize the winning jingles and/or jingle video for any purpose associated with its lawful business and your hereby consent to this right.

  11. Limitations of Liability; Release of Claims: The Released Parties (defined in Section 2) do not guarantee the processing or posting of any Entry or the functioning of the Site. The Released Parties are not in any way responsible or liable for any act, omission, or breach of contract or warranty by Participants, or any infringement or violation of any right of publicity, privacy, intellectual property or proprietary rights, or for any loss (including loss of opportunity), or other claim arising from or in relation to this Jingle Contest, or any Entry submitted, or for the authorized or unauthorized actions of Participants or other third parties. The Released Parties are not responsible for events requiring a cancellation or postponement of the Jingle Contest, or for Entries that are incomplete, illegible, lost, intercepted, misdirected, or not otherwise received by Melody Fusion, or for hardware or software malfunctions, delayed, unavailable, or failed network connections or communications, or other errors or impediments of any kind, whether technical or non-technical in nature, relating to this Jingle Contest, its administration, or the processing of Entries or announcement of winners.
    By participating in the Jingle Contest you agree, to the maximum extent allowable under applicable law, to release and hold the Released Parties harmless from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from, or in any way connected with, participation in the Jingle Contest, any Jingle Contest-related activity, or any Entry submitted, or the shipping and handling, receipt, possession, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded.  For residents of the United Kingdom only: the limitation of liability in this section does not apply to claims for personal injury or death caused by Melody Fusion or its agents’ negligence, or to liability of Melody Fusion and its agents for willful misconduct or gross negligence, or any other liabilities that may not be excluded by law.

    You agree that Melody Fusion's only obligation is to accept eligible Entries and to award a prize according to the procedures and criteria set out in these Official Rules, that these obligations are fair and adequate consideration for any Entry submitted, and you are not entitled to and will not seek any further compensation.

  12. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, you agree: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Melody Fusion and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Contest; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Melody Fusion, Disques and YouTube and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your  participation in the Contest or selection as a winner.
    Contest-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize; and (c) to the use of your name, voice, performance, photograph/video, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Melody Fusion and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so. By participating, you also agree not to release any publicity or other materials on your own or through someone else regarding your participation in the Contest without the prior consent of Melody Fusion, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.

  13. USE OF VIDEOS: By submitting an Entry, and to the extent allowed by law, you grant the Released Parties a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub licensable, unconditional and transferable license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, reproduce, encode, store, modify, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse your Entry and all elements of such Entry, including, without limitation, the video and the likenesses of any locations and persons embodied therein, in any and all media, throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation to entrant or any third party.

  14. MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Entries, videos or hyperlinks; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, videos or hyperlinks, the announcement of the prizes, the incorrect uploading of a video or any Contest-related materials.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Melody Fusion, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void.

    Should any portion of the Contest be, in Melody Fusion's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of Melody Fusion, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Melody Fusion reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, determine the potential winner from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to action taken using the judging procedure outlined above. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, Entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the Entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules.  The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.

    CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, MELODY FUSION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

  15. Governing Law; Venue; Disputes: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Melody Fusion and Participants, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Victoria, Australia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Victoria, Australia or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of laws of any jurisdiction other than Victoria, Australia, and all claims must be resolved in the appropriate court located in Victoria, Australia.

  16. SPONSOR:  The Melody Fusion Jingle Contest is sponsored by MelodyFusion.com, #1 Princess Street, Suite 701, Kew, Victoria 3101, Australia.

    Melody Fusion is owned by RedVox Pty Ltd (Australin Business Number 66 129 475 770).

 


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