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Beatport x Absolut Our House Remix Contest

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

1. Introduction

These are the official rules (the “Rules”) for the Beatport x Absolut Our House Remix Contest (the “Contest”).  The Beatport website terms and conditions (https://support.beatport.com/hc/en-us/articles/215996708-Terms-and-Conditions) and Privacy Policy (https://support.beatport.com/hc/en-us/articles/200353215-Privacy-and-Cookie-Policy) are incorporated herein.  If a conflict exists between the website terms and conditions and these Rules, these Rules shall apply.

2. About this Contest

Beatport, LLC (“Beatport”), The Absolut Company (“Absolut”), and Hi’s Production USA, Inc (“Label”) (individually and collectively, the “Sponsor”) are in search of a unique remix of Roland Clark’s “Roland Clark Presents Urban Soul President House” (the “Track”).  By taking part in the Contest (thus, being a “Participant”), you agree to be bound by the Rules.  The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Participant who does not comply with the Rules.  Internet access is required.  No purchase necessary in order to participate.  Decisions of the judges are final in all matters relating to the Contest. 

3. Eligibility

The Contest is open only to those Participants that are at least eighteen (18) years old and of legal drinking age in the territory of which they reside. You may enter as a solo, duo, or group act. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is not valid in Brunei, Afghanistan, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Micronesia, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Syria, and anywhere else such Contests may be void by law. 

In addition, the Contest is not open to: (a) employees of Beatport, Absolut, or any company offering a prize as part of the Contest, any advertising, promotion, production or publicity agency doing business with any of the above, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, or any member of the immediate family or individual living in the same household of such employees (whether related or not) or of anyone connected with the administration of the Contest; and, (b) any Participant currently engaged in a contractual agreement (verbal or written) which would prohibit him or her from participation or restrict Sponsor’s rights to exploit the winning track.

Sponsor may prohibit any Participant from participating in or winning the Contest if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor determines the Participant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by (i) cheating, deceiving, or utilizing other unfair practices; (ii) violating the Rules; (iii) refusing to accept the Prize or complete the Prize obligations; or (iv) acting in any disruptive manner during, or after, the Contest. By submitting an entry, the Participant accepts the terms of these Rules and agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final.

4. Contest Period

Submissions for the Contest (each, an “Entry”, collectively, the “Entries”) will be accepted from December 1st, 2020, 12:00pm, Central European Standard Time (“CEST”) to December 18th, 2020, 12:00am CEST (“Entry Period”).

A winner will be publicly announced on or around January 2nd, 2021, via the Beatport and Absolut social media platforms, as well as on the Contest web page and Beatportal. Winner will also be contacted at the email address provided with submission before December 31st, 2020, and will be featured during one of the sets performed on the Beatport x Absolut Our House NYE Live Stream

NOTE: ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION. PLEASE REFER TO THE CONTEST WEBSITE FOR ACTUAL DATES.  IF ANY DATES ON THE CONTEST WEBSITE ARE DIFFERENT THAN THOSE POSTED HERE, THE CONTEST WEBSITE WILL BE THE TRUE AND ACTUAL DATE.

5. How to Enter

After accepting the terms and conditions, and confirming your age, you may login to the Contest website to download associated stems for the Track. Please note that your use of the Track, or any parts thereof, are strictly limited for the purposes of the Contest and you are not authorized to utilize the stems for any other public purpose. 

All Entries must be received during the Entry Period, or the deadline specified on the Contest web page if different than the date posted here. One Entry per Participant. Each Entry should be submitted only once. Sponsor is not responsible for any changes or effects caused to the Participant’s computer system as a result of a submission of an Entry. Only electronic Entries submitted via the Contest web page will be accepted.

A Participant is any individual who has provided and satisfies all of the following criteria:

·   Uploaded an Entry remix that features provided stems of the Track;

·   Entry must be MP3 or ACC and not exceed 40mb;

·   Uploaded file must be named as follows: Your Artist Name – Absolut Remix Contest;

·   Participant must confirm that the remix of the Track is your own, original, creation and not subject to any copyright concerns; and,

·   Participant must not be a party to any agreement or contract that would prohibit the winner from accepting any portion of the Prize.

6. Limited License to Entries

Participant(s) hereby grant to Sponsor an irrevocable, fully paid, perpetual world-wide license to reproduce, edit, adapt, copyright, publish, transfer, distribute, perform, display and use any or all of the Entry.  Entries will not be returned.

All rights in and to the Track, and the provided stems, are reserved by Label.  All Participants, 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 for the purposes of the Contest).   

      7. How Will Entries Be Judged?

One winner will be selected. Factors that the judges may consider include but are not limited to: style and fit with the Label, originality of the remix, demonstration of technical abilities, and overall positive reflection of Label.

8. Prizes

One selected winner will receive the following:

  1. Winning Entry will be featured during the Beatport x Absolut Our House NYE Live Stream
  2. The winning Entry will be released on King Street Sounds*

(3) One-year subscription to Loopcloud Pro (€200)

(4) Plugin Bundle, from Plugin Boutique (€1,000)

(5) €100 credit on Beatport download store

(6) One-year subscription to Beatport LINK Pro+ (€540)

(7) Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer (€340)

(8) Roland JU-06A Boutique Series Juno Sound Module (€340)

(9) Roland TB-03 Bass Line Synthesizer (€330)

(10) Solid State Logic SSL2+ USB Audio Interface (€230)

(11) Personalized Bottle of Absolut Vodka (€840)

Winner’s first release on Label, in connection with this Contest, will be released exclusively on Beatport for a two-week period.

All prizes are subject to availability. Prize values are all provided in EURO and are approximate retail values. Total prize package per winner is valued at approximately €4000.

All incidental expenses not expressly set forth in the Prize will be winner’s responsibility.  No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of the Prize by the winner is permitted, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for all listed Prize items.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received. Any taxes owed as a result of winning are the sole responsibility of the winner.

*Release of Track is subject to contract negotiations between winner and King Street Sounds.

9. Winner Obligations.

Winner will be notified via email and may be required to send additional information necessary to confirm eligibility for the Contest and to complete the transfer of the prize to the winner.  Selected winner may be required by Sponsor to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability Release/Assignment of Rights and return these documents to Sponsor within a specified time period.  Winner may also be required to sign a release to grant the Sponsor permission to use winner’s name, likeness and personal information in any media relating to their participation for publicity, promotion, advertising and other purposes without further notice or additional compensation (the “Consent”); and may request that Participant further assign to the Sponsor, all rights of ownership, including copyright, in the Entry and return the Consent as specified by the Sponsor.  The Sponsor may require the aforementioned documents as a contingency for being named the winner.  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 Supplier’s sole discretion, be disqualified, in which case an alternate winner shall be selected.

      10.   Release and Indemnity.

Sponsor is not responsible for damages to any Prize during shipping, or expenses, including taxes, that any winner might incur as a result of the Contest or receipt of any Prize.

All Participants agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor, its 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.

11.  Rights in Your Submissions and Likeness

Participant represents and warrants that he or she has the full right, title and interest to the Entry and that he or she will comply with these Rules.  By entering this Contest, Participant grants Sponsor the right to use your name and likeness in association with the Entry and any announcements referencing the winner of the Contest.

12.  Disputes

Except where prohibited, Participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually and without resort to any form of class action, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.  Participant also hereby waives any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All disputes arising out of, connected with, or relating in any way to this Contest shall be finally resolved by arbitration under the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Rules.  There shall be one arbitrator.  The legal place of arbitration shall be Los Angeles, California, United States. The language to be used in the arbitral proceedings shall be English. The governing law of the contract shall be the substantive laws of the United States.

14.  Acknowledgement of Email Subscriptions

By entering this Contest, Participants give their express permission to be contacted by Sponsor by email or other contact information provided on the entry form.  In addition, by entering the Contest, you acknowledge that you agree to participate in emails from each identified Sponsor of the Contest. You may unsubscribe from any email list at any time, including during the Contest, via the unsubscribe link on any such emails.

15. Identification of Winner

For identification of the winner, please check the Contest website.