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The 47 Spot Theme Song Competition
OFFICIAL RULES: Go to http://the47spot.com and download these official rules to get your entry form form submission.
Are you a solo rapper or a group looking to get more exposure for yourself and your music, well here is your chance. The 47 Spot (a hip hop night that takes place on the 1st Friday of every month in Lilburn, GA http://the47spot.com) is looking for the hottest theme song that can be used to promote the event. This song will be used in video, radio, TV promotions and each month at the event as a signal that it’s time to begin. The 47 Spot will also use the theme song heavily throughout many social networking sites, email blast and on the official website. This is a Christian event and all lyrics must be appropriate and sound.
If you have what it takes to create a theme song that people can’t forget, then you NEED TO apply. The 47 Spot (the “Sponsor”) has already created a buzz throughout Atlanta and the southeast region of the United States, you can help us expand our borders. The Contest begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 2, 2011 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, January 20, 2012 (the “Contest Period”). The winner will be chosen and must perform the theme song at The 47 Spot for the “One Year Anniversary” Friday, February 3, 2012 during the event from 8:00 – 10:00 P.M.
ELIGIBILITY: Must have parents written consent or be 18 years of age or older at time of entry. This contest is open to everyone and all artists are eligible to enter the Contest and win a prize. If you are under contract with (i) any record company, (ii) any major publishing company, or (iii) any company that might interfere with your ability to perform for the Contest Sponsor then it is your responsibility to ensure there is no conflict with submitting a song and providing the necessary rights to The 47 Spot to use the song freely. An anonymous panel of judges will judge this contest and the winner will be chosen as determined by the Sponsor in their sole and absolute discretion.
HOW TO ENTER: Submit your OWN original track both instrumental and rap version, picture, brief biography, lyrics and $8 cash or money order made out to Adam and Belinda and mailed to P.O. Box 871348, Stone Mountain, GA, 30087 or by email to The47Spot@gmail.com with “Theme Song Competition” in the subject line. Debit/Credit Card/PayPal payments can be submitted at www.the47spot.com You may enter two songs for $15. You may submit a MAXIMUM of 3 songs for $20. All competition fees submitted are non-refundable. Each song that is entered into the Contest must meet the following “Song Requirements” (any Song that, in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion, violates the following criteria will be disqualified):
(a) the Song/ instrumental combination MUST BE between :30 seconds and 4 minutes in length
(b) the Song / instrumental combination MUST BE the submitting entrant(s) original, previously unpublished work and not contain any third party copyrighted material; and
(c) The Song / instrumental combination MUST BE received by the end of the Contest Period
(d) The Song/ instrumental combination must have NO cursing
(e) The Song/ instrumental MUST BE consistent with The 47 Spot and the experience
(f) The Song/ instrumental MUST HAVE the proper payment of $8, $15 or $20 (based on number of songs the artist is submitting) included.
No substitutions of new versions of submissions will be accepted under any circumstances once the Beat/Song is submitted for consideration into the Contest. Any Beat/Song that is considered by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion to be in violation of the rights of any third party or otherwise objectionable, in whole or in part, will be disqualified and will not be eligible for entry. Except as otherwise stated in these Official Rules, personal information collected in connection with this Contest will be used only with the consent given by an entrant at the time of entry. Proof of submission is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt of such entry. Furthermore, Sponsor shall have no liability for any Beat/Song that is lost, intercepted or not received by the Sponsor. By entering the Contest, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that:
(a) Sponsor is granting entrants a, non-exclusive license to use the a cappella, recording and/or instrumental at will (b) entrants shall retain rights, title or interest in the a cappella, recording and or instrumental, and (c) use of the a cappella, recording and or instrumental is permitted. By submitting a song for the competition you are giving non-exclusive rights to Adam and Belinda and The 47 Spot to use the submitted song as desired without concern of copyright infringement.
The Grand Prize winning Song will be selected from all eligible Songs using the following equally weighted judging criteria: originality; no cursing; creativity; relative to The 47 Spot and cohesion with a cappella. Winner will be announced on February 3, 2012, Friday Night at The 47 Spot where they will be expected to perform the song live, by Sponsor, whose decision will be final and binding and not subject to challenge or appeal on eligibility, determinations and all other matters relating to this Contest. Winner selection will be subject to Sponsor’s verification of the winner's eligibility. Potential winner will be notified by telephone, email and/or regular mail using contact information provided at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by the potential winner for any reason. If any potential winner does not respond within the time required by Sponsor, or if any winner notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his/her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he/she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize for any reason, such potential winner will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.
GRANT OF RIGHTS: Each entrant in the Contest gives consent and releases “Adam and Belinda” and “The 47 Spot” to use the submitted song by video, audio and promotions without limitation or restriction, upon entering the contest. Each contestant understands this is a non-exclusive agreement that allows the artist to retain the rights to their song while releasing “Adam and Belinda” and “The 47 Spot” to earn any royalties or monies that they collect from the use of the song.
Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter the Beat and or Song for any purpose which Sponsor deems necessary or desirable, and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein. Each entrant hereby acknowledges that such entrant does not reserve exclusive rights in or to the Beat and or Song.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Contest, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any entrant in or winner of the Contest, each entrant irrevocably grants the Promotion Entities and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, likeness, biographical information, Beat and or Song, and any individual(s) participating therein, in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, any advertising and promotional purposes, and hereby release the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto.
Grand Prize for The 47 Spot Theme Song Contest:
The winner will receive a cash prize of $100, Friday, February 3, 2012 at The 47 Spot (must be present to accept). Winner will get his/her or their song on The 47 Spot website, a chance to perform live at The 47 Spot “One Year Anniversary” the same night the cash prize is received, a promotional write up on The 47 Spot website, an interview and airplay on Eklectricity with Adam and Belinda on ABRadio and his/her or their song will be the OFFICIAL theme song for The 47 Spot for an unspecified amount of time. As the official theme song it is impossible to list all the benefits that may occur as The 47 Spot grows and expands. All details and other restrictions of prizes not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable.
FURTHER DOCUMENTATION: If Sponsor shall desire to secure additional assignments, certificates of engagement for the Submission or other documents as Sponsor may reasonably require in order to effectuate the purposes and intents of these Official Rules, then each entrant agrees to sign the same upon Sponsor’s request therefore.
DATES & DEADLINES/ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS:
Because of the unique nature and scope of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Contest. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Contest.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please send us an email to The47Spot@gmail.com
ALL submissions and entry fees MUST BE received no later than Friday, January 20, 2012.
We are approaching the "One Year Anniversary" for The 47 Spot. In just a few short months The 47 Spot has become a phenomenon as this event has grown from an idea that began in a house to an event that is talked about all over the South East Region of the United States and beyond. The 47 Spot is held on the 1st Friday of each month in Lilburn, GA (NE of Atlanta). On average 80-100 attend this event in addition a great number of people watch streaming online.
One incredible aspect of The 47 Spot that sets it apart is the number of Artists, Producers, DJs and the like that attend regularly, not to mention the line up of Artists who perform is always extraordinary.
The T-Shirt pictured above is part of a fundraising effort to help The 47 Spot continue to expand. We will initially be printing 100 Tees that will be given to artists and attendees for free. The receivers of these shirts will proudly wear them everywhere. On the back of the T-Shirts we are providing space for Sponsors and Advertisers to purchase. If you are an entrepreneur, business or individual who is looking to promote on a lasting mobile advertisement source we encourage you to seize this opportunity while it is available.
Please choose from one of the following sponsorship levels:
Gold: 3" X 3" Logo (Only one "Gold" level available) $300.00
Silver: 2" X 3" Logo (6 available) $150.00
Bronze: 1" X 2" (Text Only - 10 Available) $50.00
*All advertisement will be printed in black and white.
To become a sponsor send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Sponsor Tee" in the subject line. Payment may be received by check (made payable to E.R.I.C.), money order, credit/debit card, paypal or cash.
Adam and Belinda McNatt
*Makes check payable to E.R.I.C.