"THE T.R.U.ONE 2018" 3 SONG CHALLENGE OUR NATIONAL HIP-HOP ARTIST SEARCH CONTEST
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
THE CONTEST STARTS JUNE 18 IN A SELECT MAJOR CITY NEAR YOU!
T.R.U.ENTERTAINMENTRECORDS "THET.R.U.ONE 2018" NEW ARTIST HIP-HOP CONTEST
T.R.U.ENTERTAINMENTRECORDS further referred to as the Organizer, announces an open music competition which will be held according to the rules stipulated in this document.
§ 1) The Organizer of the contest is T.R.U.ENTERTAINMENTRECORDS, DALLAS,TX.
a) Deadline for the submission of applications: May 31, 2018. b) Date of notification of acceptance: April 1, 2018 - June 1, 2018. c) Dates of the competition: June 2018 - September 29, 2018. d) Competition venues: Will be booked in or around the area of all respective entrants (all 50 states, if possible) up until the quarterfinal round. Competition venues will be booked to host regional quarterfinals rounds. Again competition venues will be booked to host regional semifinals rounds. Final 8 remaining artists will face off in New York to crown a winner of the competition. Only unsigned artists residing in the U.S. can participate in the competition. Group entries max up to 4 artists. Minors under the age of 18 must have written consent from the legal guardian to take part in the competition and for trips to and from the competition venues. Groups or bands which include a minor must be assisted by an adult guardian at all times. Participation in the Competition is voluntary and has a registration fee to cover all operating costs to host event.
§ 2) In order to apply for the competition"THET.R.U.ONE 2018", a minimum of 3 original song recordings of the artist or group's music (concert recordings will be accepted) and photos or video of the artist or group and a completed entry form application.
*****************ATTENTION********************** 3 original songs recordings are needed to make it through the competition. Not all songs may not be needed. Perform your best song first and make it through the rounds, or use your remaining 2 songs to freshen up your act or increase your chances to make it through to the next round. Choose wisely, this contest is to find the best unsigned artist in the country. Single elimination is in effect. Again, select and perform your best song.** By submitting your original songs you give T.R.U. ENTERTAINMENT RECORDS, T.R.U. ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC AND THE T.R.U.musicXL APP PERMISSION TO USE ALL 3 ORIGINAL SONGS FOR MARKETING AND PROMOTIONAL TOOLS FOR THE CONTEST AND YOURSELF AS AN A NEW ARTIST. THIS INCLUDES MINOR AND MAJOR SPONSORSHIPS LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. **************************************************** ***$50.00 ENTRY FEE FOR ALL SINGLE ARTISTS AND $100.00 TOTAL FOR GROUPS*** MONEY ORDER OR PAY-PAL ONLY. NO CASH. (ENTRY FEE IS FOR MISC. OPERATING COST AND VENUE SECURITY ONLY) WRISTBANDS, ARTIST PERFORMANCE CREDENTIALS, AND OFF DUTY OFFICERS
Technical requirements: All audio content submitted must include a minimum of 3 recordings or a minimum of 15 minutes of the artist/group/band’s music recorded in mp3 or mp4 format (stereo, 44100Hz, 192 kbps or more) or WAV format (PCM 44100Hz, 16bit). The CD or memory stick or card has to be described including band name and titles of the songs and the names of the authors of the lyrics of the songs in the recording. The CD or memory stick or card has to be sent together with the application form to the Organizer's headquarters not later than 31 May 2018 to the following address :
T.R.U.ENTERTAINMENTRECORDS 2030 Empire Central Dr #102 Dallas, TX 75235
Applications which will be delivered to the Organizer's address after 31 May 2018 will not be considered for the competition. Any audio file CD or memory stick or card which does not meet the technical requirements or is submitted without the application form prevents the artist/group/band from taking part in the competition. Each artist/group/band can submit only one application. The cost of the CD or memory stick or card and the delivery are covered by the applicants The qualification of the artists/groups/bands will be conducted by the Competition Committee or representatives of T.R.U.ENTERTAINMENTRECORDS on the basis of the submitted music recordings and application forms. The Competition Committee will evaluate i.a., the level of performance, sound, arrangement and general artistic expression. The artists/groups/bands will be notified of the acceptance for the competition by email no sooner than at the beginning of May 2018. The Organizer will not be responsible for the keeping up with all musical instruments used by artists/groups/bands or storage of equipment. Free access to rehearsals before contest performance time will be scheduled for all participants on during the duration of the competition of 2018.
§ 3) Qualified participants and the winner of the competition will be announced by the competition judges which will be comprised of music authorities. The jury will be appointed by the Organizer. The judges will choose up to 5000 (100 max per state) artists/groups/bands to perform in the competition starting on June 2018 and determine the final 8 to compete in the final show on September 29, 2018. The judges will choose one winner and two runner ups by means of voting at the end of all performances of the day of the competition, on September 29, 2018. The judges will evaluate i.a. the level of performance, sound, arrangement, general artistic expression and relevant content. All decisions of the Competition Committee and the judges concerning the competition are irrevocable. The results of the competition, qualified Participants and Winner, will be announced on the Organizer's webpage www.truentertainmentmusic.com § 4) The artists which will qualify to take part in thecompetition will be responsible to pay for the transport to and from the competition and their respective venues in their area during the early rounds up to regional finals. The Organizer will provide transport from the airport to the hotel and the venue of the competition for final 8 contestants on September 29, 2018. Any absence will be understood as resignation from the prize, which will be left at the disposal of the Organizer and judges. In case of resignation from the prize, or if circumstances preventing the contestant from performing, judges will replace contestant with a comparable artist. The winner of the final 8 will be announced by the jury on September 29, 2018. 1st place will win the main prize of $50,000.00 USD and a two year recording contract from T.R.U.ENTERTAINMENTRECORDS. The additional prizes for the 2nd place and 3rd place will be a singles recording contract with T.R.U.ENTERTAINMENTRECORDS.
§ 5) By sending in their application form, the participants of the competition declare that they possess sole and unlimited copyrights for the 3 original submitted songs and: a) In case of qualifying for the competition, they consent to multiple performances of the song and publishing of the personal data (name, surname, place of residence) of the band members in the Organizer's promotional materials; b) The artist/group/band authorizes the Organizer to use the songs and photos and videos that make up the artist/group/band’s contest performance and are recorded during "THET.R.U.ONE 2018" talent search competition for documentation, reporting and, especially, for making the band’s songs available to the television, the radio and the Internet media and the photos made by accredited photographers to the press; c) By entering into the competition all artists consent to the recording of all competition performances including audio, visually and replay. Also consent to use of all contest performance recordings publicly inT.R.U.ENTERTAINMENTRECORDS andT.R.U.ENTERTAINMENTMUSIC promotional materials for an indefinite period of time and recording the contest performance for the purposes of publishing all promotional audio and video content . In case of claims from a third party laid on the Organizer with regard to infringement of copyrights, the competition participant who has sent the material in question, agrees to take any actions to dismiss the claims and cover any damages and costs connected with the claims, including the costs of the trial or legal services.
§ 6 The Organizer reserves the right to change the rules if it does not affect the conditions of the participation in the competition in a negative way The Organizer will not return the obtained materials. This document is the only document which determines the rules of the competition and it is available in the Organizer's headquarters, address:
T.R.U.ENTERTAINMENTRECORDS T.R.U.ENTERTAINMENTRECORDS 2323 N. Walton Walker Blvd Suite E. 2030 Empire Central Dr #102 Dallas, TX 75212 Dallas, TX 75235 https://truentertainmentrecords.comhttps://truentertainmentrecords.com
The artists which have submitted their applications but do not meet the requirements stipulated in the rules or submit false information, will be disqualified from the competition. Submissions which do not meet the requirements stipulated in the rules will not be considered. Questions regarding the rules of the competition should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org The appendices form an integral part of the rules of the competition.
**If you agree to the terms conditions of the contest rules above please enter below**