This Section B contains the official Contest Rules (“Official Rules” for all Wavo.me contests, (collectively, the "Contest(s)").
Specific details about individual Contests, including the Contest name, dates, Sponsor, prizes and rules that are specific to each Contest may be found on the Contest specific webpages for each Contest (“Contest-Specific Terms”). All of the terms and conditions of Section A above, and any Contest-Specific Terms for the applicable Contest, apply in addition to these Official Rules. If Contest-Specific Terms conflict with these Official Rules on any matter, the Contest-Specific Terms shall govern for that particular Contest only.
No purchase is necessary to enter.
All prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or exchanges or cash equivalents will be allowed except by the official sponsor(s) of the applicable Contest ("Sponsor"). Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value or approximately similar features for any prize identified in the Contest Rules due to unavailability. The Sponsor for each Contest will be identified within the Contest-Specific Terms. If no Sponsor is identified, then “Sponsor” shall refer to both Wavo.me and the participating Label (if applicable). Where the Contest-Specific Terms require that entries be uploaded using a third party service (i.e. SoundCloud or YouTube), the Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with such third party services, and Participant releases all third party services from any and all claims and damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such Participant’s participation in the Contest. The Sponsors have full responsibility for the Contest, and no correspondence should be directed to any third party regarding the Contest.
1. Who Can Enter?
Contest participants ("Participants") must first be registered users of Wavo.me. You are eligible if you are 18 years of age or older as of the Contest start date or are between the ages of 13 and 18 years of age and have your parent's permission. For Opening DJ Contests only, additional age restrictions may be set out in the Contest-Specific Terms if the contest involves a licensed venue.
You are not eligible to enter and will be disqualified if:
a) You are: (i) an employee, representative, agent or director of Label, Wavo.me, Sponsor and/or other prize sponsors, an advertising, promotion, judging, production or publicity agency doing business with any of the above, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, or a member of the immediate family (parent, children, sibling, spouse, regardless of where they live), or live in the same household of such persons (whether related or not), or of anyone connected with the production and distribution of the Contest (including a judge or jury member); (ii) an artist who has previously signed a contract with Label or Sponsor; or (iii) or an artist who is presently signed to any record label or publisher under an exclusive agreement and/or contractual arrangement which would prohibit you from participation;
b) You have not complied with these Official Rules or the final decisions of Sponsor, in Sponsor's sole discretion;
c) You are selected as the winner but fail to respond to the Sponsor in a timely manner, as determined by the Sponsor, or refuse to sign any required waiver or releases, for distribution of the winning remix, in which case the Sponsor may choose an alternate winner;
d) You have used works of music that are subject to copyrights of third parties and for which you have not obtained a license to use it for the purposes of the Contest; or
e) You reside in a location where the Contest is prohibited, either by law, regulation or prohibition, or by the Contest-Specific Rules.
2. How Do I Enter?
Fill in all the information requested on the online entry form completely. All entries must be received by the deadline specified on the entry form. Each entry should be submitted only once, and use of automatic devices to submit the same entry more than once is not permitted. Only original, complete, and timely electronic entries submitted via the electronic entry form provided on the website above, and received by the Sponsors, will be accepted. A "Participant" is considered to be a participant who provided all of the following criteria:
a) For Remix Contests:
Uploaded and titled remix;
Remixes can be uploaded via a Soundcloud or Youtube link;
Remix is in MP3 format and less than 20MB;
Parts from the original track, obtained from wavo.me, are used;
Remix is exclusive to Wavo and has not been previously published; and
Any additional musical or other works used are either: (i) original and owned and created by you; or (ii) properly licensed by you (i.e. each sample that is subject to copyright protection or licence from a third party is properly credited, and the right to use that sample has been obtained).
b) For Opening DJ Contests:
Uploaded and titled mix;
Mixes can be uploaded via a Soundcloud or Youtube link;
Mix is in MP3 format and less than 100MB; and
Any musical or other works used are either: (i) original and owned and created by you; or (ii) properly licensed by you (i.e. each sample that is subject to copyright protection or licence from a third party is properly credited, and the right to use that sample has been obtained).
Stems, parts, sound pack, or any other content downloaded from the Contest page in conjunction with a Remix Contest (the “Sponsor Stem Content”) are being provided for the purposes of the identified Contest only. No further rights are granted in the downloaded parts or sound pack or vested in you by the act of downloading the provided parts or sound pack. Sponsor may prohibit any individual from participating in the contest or winning a prize if, in Sponsor's sole discretion, Sponsor determines that said individual is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest by: cheating, deception, or other unfair practices; violation of the Official Rules; or acting in any disruptive manner during the contest.
By submitting your entry, you accept the terms of the Official Rules and agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final.
3. License to Entries
Participant hereby grants to Sponsor (and for clarity, to Wavo.me to be posted on the Site) an irrevocable, fully-paid, perpetual world-wide license to reproduce, edit, adapt, copyright, publish, transfer, distribute, perform, stream, display and use any or all of the entries, without compensation to you or any third party. For Remix Contests, this license granted by Participant is exclusive. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. All rights in and to the Sponsor Stem Content are reserved by the Sponsor (or copyright holder if different than Sponsor), and Participants agree that the Sponsor or copyright holder shall, from inception, own all right, title and interest in the sound recording and musical composition embodied in each entry, in perpetuity, and free from any claims by Participant. All such entries shall be deemed “works made for hire” for the Sponsor or copyright holder, and the Participants shall have no ownership rights or interest whatsoever in the applicable entry. All entrants, including the winner, will not be entitled to make their remixes derived from or incorporating the stems provided for participation in the Contest available in any way (other than as uploaded for the purposes of the Contest). Participants acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any entries. Participants shall own the rights to the original elements of their entries, when such original elements are separated from the Sponsor Stem Content and so long as such original elements do not infringe the Sponsors’ or copyright holders’ rights in the Sponsor Stem Content.
4. Judging Criteria
There is one selected winner for each Contest. The following sets out how a winner is selected for each Contest, unless the Contest-Specific Terms state otherwise. One winner will be selected by a judge or judges. Judge(s) shall be provided by the participating Label unless stated otherwise in the Contest-Specific Terms. Judging criteria may vary for individual Contests. Factors judges may consider include but are not limited to: feedback, tune selection, originality, demonstration of technical abilities, votes (taken into account, but not determinative), and overall positive reflection of Sponsor. Sponsor may provide additional judging criteria in the Contest-Specific Terms. The prize for each Contest is identified in the Contest-Specific Terms.
5. Winner Obligations
Winners will be notified via email and will be required to provide to Sponsor the following (by signing and returning additional supporting documentation to Sponsor within a specified time period) before Participant will be named the winner: (i) an assignment from Participant to the Sponsor of all rights of ownership, including copyright, in any such entry where required by Sponsor; (ii) an affidavit certifying that the Participant’s entry is his or her original creation and that it has not been previously published or distributed (and, for Remix Contests only, that it is exclusive to Sponsors); and (iii) proof of age and residency (i.e. copy of passport, driver’s licence, birth certificate). In the event of failure to return the above documents, if requested, in the time permitted or if notification is returned as undeliverable, Participant may, at Sponsor's sole discretion, be disqualified, in which case an alternate Participant may be selected as the winner, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Where the winner is a minor, the parents or legal guardian of such minor will be required to sign and return the documentation referenced in this section as a condition of such minor being declared the winner.
6. Release and Indemnity
Neither Wavo.me nor Sponsor is responsible for any damages, taxes, or expenses that any Participant or winner might incur as a result of participation in any Contest or receipt of any prize. All Participants agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Wavo.me and the Sponsor, or any of their Affiliates, directors, officers, employees and representatives, from all claims, losses, liabilities and demands arising out of or in connection with (i) participation in any Contest, (ii) the downloading or accessing of Contest or entry materials, (iii) acceptance, possession, or use of any prizes, and, without limiting the generality of the above, from any loss of or damage to property or injury or death to any person while using the prize or participating in the Contest, or (iv) any claim that Participant's entry or Sponsor's use, distribution or commercialization of the entry violates any copyright, intellectual property right or other proprietary right of any party. All costs or liability connected to the redemption of the prize are solely the Participant’s. Participants agree that: (i) their contact information may be shared with Sponsor and Sponsor's representatives for the purpose of contacting Participant in connection with the Contest; and (ii) other information provided along with Participant’s entry may also be shared with the Sponsor and Wavo.me users, or made public on the Site or Wavo’s social media pages, for the purpose of implementing, administering, promoting and fulfilling the Contest.
Sponsor is under no obligation to the winners other than as expressly set forth in these Official Rules. The winners are solely responsible for all taxes and fees associated with the receipt of any prize. If for any reason a Participant's submission is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Participant's sole remedy is the opportunity to provide another entry in the applicable Contest provided the Contest has not expired.
Sponsor may revise these Official Rules, including the Contest-Specific Rules (and/or cancel, modify or suspend a Contest (including altering prizes)) without prior notice if, in its sole discretion, the Contest cannot reasonably be conducted as specified at any time, subject to any required approvals by the Regie des Alcools, des courses et des jeux du Quebec. Such changes will be posted online and you agree to be legally bound by the Official Rules as updated, modified and/or amended.
Participants agree that:
(i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with a Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resorting to any form of class action, and exclusively by the courts in the province of Quebec, Canada. For Quebec residents, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des Alcools, des courses et des jeux du Quebec for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Regie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering Contest(s) but Participants may not recover any attorneys' fees, costs, punitive, incidental or consequential damages; and (iii) to the extent not prohibited by applicable law, Participants waive any right to a jury trial in any forum in respect to any issue, claim or cause of action arising out of or based on the subject matter hereof. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligation of the Participant and the Sponsor in connection with a contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the province of Quebec and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any of its rights or these Official Rules at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. Participants hereby represent and warrant that they have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with the contents.
9. Contest is void where prohibited.
Any Contest is void in whole or in part where prohibited, restricted or regulated by law.
Last updated April, 2018.