The 2011 92Q Music Competition
The 2011 92Q Music Competition (“Competition”) is a singing and rapping competition that will be conducted from August 22, 2011 through September 9, 2011 (“Contest Period”). Contestants will upload their (original songs not to exceed five (5) minutes in length), to 92Q.com. The entrant whose song receives the most votes will be awarded the grand prize of studio time, production of a single track and have their song mastered and distributed. The Competition will be conducted online as further described within these Guidelines.
GENERAL ENTRANCE GUIDELINES
The Competition is open to listeners of WERQ-FM who are eighteen (18) years of age and older and are legal residents of the U.S. residing within the station’s terrestrial listening area.
1.Participants must upload their original song to the WERQ website at 92Q.com. The song should be no more than five (5) minutes in length. Contestants must perform an original song or rap. No covers or sampling of other artists’ material or music is permitted, and will lead to disqualification.
2.Upon entering the Contest website, participants are to follow the on-screen instructions, including entering their name, date of birth, address, phone number, email address, submit their song entry, and any optional or additional contact information, as requested, to register for a chance to win.
3.Entry submission will begin on Thursday, September 1, 2011. All Internet entries must be received by 11:59pm EST on Friday, September 16, 2011, or they will be void.
4.At the sole discretion of members of WERQ-FM’s Promotion Staff, eligible entries will be posted online for public voting. The voting period will begin on Monday September 19, 2011 at 12am and end on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 11:59pm. At the end of the voting period, the one (1) entrant receiving the most votes will be declared the winner.
5.By uploading a song submission and entering this Contest, each participant represents and warrants to be bound the Official Contest rules, and that they are authorized to and have the rights to submit the content in the song entry.
6.One entry per person per day per email address during the Contest Period.
7.WERQ and Radio One, Inc., retain the right to disqualify any participant if all Competition rules are not followed.
8.In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of a participant’s online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been made by the authorized holder of the e-mail account at the time the entry was made.
Song Entry Requirements:
•Song entry must not exceed five (5) minutes in length
•Entries may not be patently offensive, illegal, pornographic or obscene, or similarly inappropriate in Sponsors’ sole discretion.
•Entries must be family friendly and not contain any profanity, obscene language, lewd or sexual content or references.
•Submissions may not infringe upon any rights of any third party including without limitation, copyright, trademark and right of publicity or privacy
•Entries must be produced and solely owned by the contestant submitting the entry
•Entries must not contain commercial products (e.g., clothing, toys, food) and/or their trademarks, brands, logos or endorsements
•Entries must be unpublished and not have been submitted in other competitions
•Submissions must not contain: derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups, humiliate other people (publicly or otherwise), or otherwise assault or threaten others
•If additional individuals are featured in the song entry, each entrant warrants and represents that the entrant has obtained permission from each person who appears in the submission
1.The Competition is open to listeners of WERQ-FM who are eighteen (18) years of age and older and are legal residents of the U.S., residing within the terrestrial listening area of the station. Any contestant who does not provide proof of age will be disqualified.
2.Employees of WERQ-FM, Radio One, Inc. (“Radio One”), its subsidiaries, affiliates, general sponsors, advertisers, promotional partners, other radio stations in the Baltimore, MD metropolitan area, and members of their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, spouse) or members of the households (whether or not related) of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate or win in this Competition.
3.This Competition is for amateurs. Any registrant, who is a professional recording artist, has already recorded or is in the process of professionally recording for a record label or artist is ineligible to participate or win.
4.Persons who have won a prize in another contest or promotion of any kind from WERQFM, within the thirty-day (30) period immediately preceding the start date of this Competition are not eligible to participate. Only one person per family or household (whether related or not) may win in any promotion from WERQ-FM during any thirty (30) day period.
1.One grand prize will be awarded to the Competition’s winning soloist or group. The grand prize will include:
•An Artist Development Package from Manta Ray Records (“Sponsor”) consisting of: up to xx hours of studio time to record one (1) produced, distributed and mastered song. Artist Development Package fulfillment is the responsibility of Sponsor. Prize will be provided by Sponsor and winner agrees to look solely to Sponsor with respect to any claims, losses or disputes in connection therewith. Winner and Sponsor will mutually agree to dates / time for prize to be redeemed. WERQ-FM and Radio One shall not be a party to any agreement between the winner and the Sponsor. Prize studio time must be used within six (6) months of the date of winning.
2.No substitution of prize is offered, no transfer of prize to a third party is permitted and non-cash prizes may not be redeemed for cash value, except as determined by station management and/or the sponsor in its sole discretion.
3.All Competition winners must sign and date official station release and waiver forms as requested. Failure to do so will result in winner forfeiting the prize. If the winner is under the age of eighteen (18), the winner’s parent or legal guardian must sign requested release and waiver forms and accompany the winner during any recording sessions.
4.If for any reason a winner decides not to accept an awarded prize, the winner will be required to sign a release form acknowledging forfeiture of the prize. The Competition officials, in their sole discretion, will determine whether another entrant is to be selected as the winner.
5.Winners must provide valid identification (i.e. via driver’s license, passport or other government-issued photo I.D.) to claim prize.
Eligible participants will be encouraged to take part in the Competition by submitting an original song and registering online at 92Q.com. After completing the registration process, qualified entrants will be eligible for a chance to win the grand prize. At the sole discretion of members of WERQ-FM’s Promotion Staff, eligible entries will be posted online for public voting in accordance with the Song Entry Guidelines within these Official Rules. At the end of the voting period, one (1) entrant with the greatest number of votes will be declared the grand prize winner and notified by telephone.
1.Winner will be provided with instructions for claiming the grand prize.
2.All decisions made by WERQ and Radio One management or any Competition Sponsor regarding any aspect of this Competition are final.
1.Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes associated with the receipt of the prize (prizes are not transferable and may not be exchanged).
2.Any person winning over $600.00 in prizes will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year for tax purposes and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS as required by law.
3.No purchase necessary. Competition is void where prohibited. Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.
4.Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entrants participating during the Competition.
5.By participating in the Competition, the contestants agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Competition, in any media now known or hereafter devised for advertising or promotional purposes without additional compensation. By entering this Competition, each participant agrees to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Competition officials which shall be final and binding in all aspects relating to the Competition.
6.WERQ and Radio One retain the right to disqualify any participant if all Competition rules are not followed.
7.WERQ-FM, Radio One, its subsidiaries, affiliates, participating sponsors and promotional partners will not assume any responsibility for any changes in the execution of the Competition, including, cancellation of the Competition as a result of the occurrence of events not within the control of WERQ-FM, Radio One, its subsidiaries, affiliates, participating sponsors, and promotional partners, such as acts of God, strikes, terrorists acts or criminal acts of third parties. In the event, such an act should occur, reasonable attempts will be made to reschedule the Competition or offer the winner comparable prize(s) currently being offered by the station in lieu of the prize originally awarded, as applicable.
8.All Competition winners will be required to sign a liability release prior to acceptance of any prize. Pursuant to the liability release, the winner or winners will agree to hold WERQ-FM, Radio One, any other Competition parties and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of the foregoing, harmless against any and all claims or liability, directly or indirectly related to or arising from or in connection with Competition participation or the acceptance, possession or use / misuse of awarded prize or any portion thereof, or participation in prize-related activities, including but not limited to any related travel.
9.By accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that WERQ-FM and Radio One have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize or to any portion thereof, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose.
10.Dates and times of concerts, events, and trips promoted by Competition sponsors are subject to change and those changes are deemed to be beyond the control of WERQ and Radio One. Changes of venue, cancellation of engagements by performing artists, and/or their management may be permanent in nature. WERQ and Radio One are not obligated to make any effort to find an alternative prize under these circumstances.
11.WERQ, Radio One, participating sponsors and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates or their representatives, agents and employees are not responsible for the inability of any contestant to complete or continue an internet registration due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other connections, communication failures or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or processing of entries, including any injury or damage to any computer arising from or relating to participation in this Promotion. Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries, and may subject that entrant to disqualification. In addition, WERQ, Radio One, participating sponsors and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates or their representatives, agents and employees are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, mutilated, illegible or incomplete Competition entries. No mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. Once submitted, entries become the property of WERQ and Radio One., and will not be returned.
12.If for any reason, the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation, any suspected evidence of tampering or technological corruption or if any portion of the Competition is compromised by virus, bugs, worms or unauthorized human intervention, fraud, acts of God, strikes, terrorists acts, criminal acts of third parties, an insufficient number of qualified Competition entries, or any other causes beyond WERQ and Radio One’s control which, in WERQ and Radio One’s sole opinion, corrupts, threatens or impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, WERQ and Radio One reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition at their sole discretion.
13.WERQ-FM, Radio One, its subsidiaries, its affiliates, participating sponsors and promotional partners will not assume any responsibility for any changes in the execution of the Competition, including; cancellation of the Competition as a result of the occurrence of events not within the control of WERQ-FM, Radio One, its subsidiaries, affiliates, participating sponsors, promotional partners and other radio stations, such as acts of God, strikes, terrorists acts or criminal acts of third parties. In the event, such an act should occur; reasonable attempts will be made to offer the winner comparable prize(s) currently being offered by the station in lieu of the prize originally awarded.
14.Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, WERQ and Radio One, Inc., reserve the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney's fees) from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
SPONSORS:Pepsi and Manta Ray Records