Black Rock Songwriting Competition

Terms and Conditions:

  1. One (1) song per person may be submitted.
  2. All entries must be submitted between (March 10, 2012 and April 1, 2012).
  3. Public voting starts on April 2, 2012 and ends on April 10, 2012.
  4. The top 5 songs with the most public votes will then be entered into the final round.
  5. A panel of judges will randomly listen to the entries and there will be five additional songs picked by the judges regardless of the number of public votes each song received. These songs will also be entered into the final round.
  6. The top 10 songs which have entered the final round will then be presented to a panel of industry professionals, who will then pick the first, second, and third place winner.
  7. Top three winners will be selected by the panel based on the quality of the songs submitted.
  8. Songs should be submitted along with a typed lyric sheet.
  9. Winners will be selected and notified via email on April 16, 2012.
  10. Only one prize package will be awarded to each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, regardless of the number of songwriters involved in the writing of each winning submission.
  11. Co-written songs may be submitted. However, only one person may submit the song and multiple entries of the song by different people are not permitted.
  12.  If the song is chosen as the winner, only the person who submitted the song will be awarded the prize regardless of the number of songwriters involved.
  13. Submitted song must be from original material and the person submitting the song must have the legal capacity to do so.
  14. The grand prize winner understands that the arrival date at the Black Rock Studios Songwriting Camp is on April 29, 2012 and the departure date is on May 5, 2012. The winner understands that these dates cannot be altered and they must be ready to travel on above dates.
  15. The grand prize winner understands that he or she is responsible for obtaining any travel documentation needed to enter the country of Greece.
  16. The grand prize winner understands that he or she is responsible for taking his or her own laptop computer and an audio/MIDI interface to the Black Rock Studios as these items will not be provided by the studio, by Music Marketing, or any other companies or parties involved in this contest.
  17. Any song is eligible provided the person submitting is an independent artist and/or publisher. Independent is defined as not currently under contract with a major label or its affiliates.
  18. Submitted song belongs to the songwriter, and neither Music Marketing nor its sponsors will have ownership of the submitted song or any claims thereof.
  19. By uploading content you understand that Music Marketing or anyone acting on behalf of Music Marketing to develop and administer the contest will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Contest, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation
  20. In addition, if you are uploading or entering content, you represent and warrant that your entry is your original work and does not include third party without permission and that it will not infringe on the rights of any third party or entity. In addition, you have obtained all rights, licenses, permissions and consents necessary to submit the entry and to grant the other rights outlined in the rules.
  21. The contestant indemnifies Music Marketing, anyone acting on behalf of Music Marketing to develop and administer the contest, and the contest sponsors from any and all damages that may arise as a result of the contestant's negligence, infringement of copyrights, and any other unlawful action that may have been performed by the contestant in association with this contest.