Contest Rules

‘CONTEST'
A recurring contest where contestants can enter a content for a specific Track in order to win different prizes.

‘CONTEST TERMS & CONDITIONS'
The terms and conditions as set forth below. These Contest Terms & Conditions are applicable to the Contest.

‘THE PLATFORM’
The Spinnin Records website (All content hosted on www.spinninrecords.com/contest). Including but not limited to, functionalities, contests, audio, profiles and personal information.

‘THE ORGANIZATION’
The Organization consists of Spinnin' Records and all of its employees and representatives, along with content specific artists, (endorsing) sponsors and its representatives, and agents. Contact information Spinnin' Records: Marathon 4, 1213 PJ Hilversum, The Netherlands.

‘SPECIFIC TERMS & CONDITIONS’
Specific details about the Contests, including dates, prizes and rules that are specific to each Contest. The specific terms & conditions may be found on the Contest specific webpages for each Contest.

‘TRACKS’
Tracks refers to all original audio content, remixes, longform mixes and mashups entered in The Platform.

WHO CAN ENTER?
Participants of the Contest on the Platform must first be registered users of the Spinnin’ Records Talent Pool (hereinafter referred to as Talent Pool Platform) or a different social media account as specified in the specific terms & conditions on the webpage of each Contest and be 18 years of age or older or have written permission from their parents or legal guardians to enter in to the Contest.
You are not eligible to enter the Contest or are eligible for disqualification after entering the Contest if you:
1. Are an employee or representative of, or artist signed to The Organization or are a member of the immediate family of employees, representatives of or artists signed to The Organization.
2. Have used (musical) content or parts of (musical) content that is subject to copyright of third parties, which rights have not been legally obtained by the participant for use on The Platform.
3. Do not comply with The Contest Terms & Conditions
4. Are exclusively signed to a third party record label.

How do I enter?
Participants of the Contest on the Platform can be registered users of the Spinnin’ Records Talent Pool (hereinafter referred to as Talent Pool Platform) or a different social media account as specified in the specific terms & conditions on the webpage of each Contest.
If a participant needs to register as an user of The Talent Pool Platform they will need to log in with their SoundCloud account. After connecting with SoundCloud, Tracks can be selected and uploaded. Participants can upload one track to the Platform every week.
Each entry needs to be submitted within the timeframe of the respective Contest as set out in the specific terms & conditions, and is eligible to collect votes, which corresponds to a position in a Contest chart. Contest entries collected in a chart might also be added to the overall chart of The Talent Pool Platform.
The Contest chart is updated daily and runs for a specific period of time as set out in the specific terms & conditions. The overall chart of The Talent Pool Platform is updated daily but runs perpetually.
Participating in a Contest is free of charge. Costs for the Internet will be charged to the participant.

How do I win?
Each Contest will have its respective set of rules set forth in the specific terms & conditions on its respective contest page. Variables that result in winning a Contest may vary from, but are not limited to, amount of votes, amount of shares, amount of comments, and selection by a judge or team of judges whom will select a winner based on, but not limited to, originality, quality of production, use of samples, use of tracks and/or positive feedback.
For each contest, The Organization will announce the winner(s) in a period of time after completion of the Contest period as set out in the specific terms & conditions. This period may be later than the day of completion of the Contest period for reasons that include but are not limited to a large amount of entries, unavailability of judges and/or technical malfunctions.
By submitting your entry for the Contest in The Platform, you accept the terms of these Contest Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by the final decisions of the judge(s) and/or the final amount of votes, shares and/or comments.
The Organization will choose the winning Tracks at its sole discretion and without giving any motivation or reasons. The Organization is not under the obligation to (and shall not) correspond with participants, in any way, about the selection of the winning Tracks.
There is no minimum or maximum amount of Tracks to be chosen as winning Tracks. The Organization may choose not to select a winning Track at all. Winners will be notified by email, by Facebook message or by Twitter message. Winners must claim their prize within 1 month after notification. If the winner has not come forward within 1 month after notification, he or she will forfeit their claim to the prize.
In case of refusal of the Prize by the winner or any other reason of non-payment of the Prize to the winner, the winner forfeits his or her claim to the prize the and The Organization will appoint a different winner. In any case, the winner forfeits their claim to the prize, if incomplete or inaccurate information uploaded to the Platform prevents the Prize Winner to be contacted.
The Organization can disqualify a participant for the Contest in its sole discretion because of, but not limited to entering a Contest outside the respective timeframe, breaking the Contest Terms & Conditions, cheating, or otherwise behaving in a disruptive manner, which may or may not give a unfair advantage compared to other participants.
If a selection of tracks or sample-pack is available for download as part of Contest, it may only be used in reference to the Contest. The Organization is not liable for unlawful use of this content outside of the Contest.
All participants agree that their contact information may be shared with The Organization for use of, but not limited to, contacting the winner of the contest and for purposes set forth in the Platform’s privacy statement.

What can I win?
Prizes differ for each Contest and can be found in the specific terms & conditions on the respective page of the Contest.
If a prize consists of a release on the label Spinnin' Records, the actual release will always be subject to the quality of the audio-track. The quality of the track will be measured and concluded by (individual employees of) The Organization. The Organization will have the perpetual right to refuse any release on any label owned by The Organization for reason such as but not limited to: quality of the track, lack of originality, unlawful use of third party content, cheating, not responding in a timely matter, conflicting legal obligations by any third party, or any behavior that works in a way that may disrupt the natural workflow and planning of the Contest.

The Organization is not responsible or liable for any losses, taxes, damages, injury or health problems that may result from the participating in any of the contest or receiving a prize the Contest.

Modifications
The Organization may revise, change or alter these Contest Terms & Conditions and/or cancel, modify or suspend a specific Contest without prior notice in its sole discretion. Such changes will be made public on The Platform and/or official social media channels controlled by (employees of) The Organization. You hereby agree to be legally bound by the Contest Terms & Conditions as updated and/or modified.
Miscellaneous
 
Despite the utmost care The Organization spends on the management of the Platform and the specific Contest webpage and the organization of the campaign, it is possible that the information provided is incomplete or incorrect. Typos or misspellings or other similar errors by The Organization’s published material of any nature whatsoever, cannot be invoked against The Organization and can in no way create an obligation for The Organization.

The Organization is not responsible for any technical problems, including the failure of the Internet, making possible participation in the Contest impossible.

The Organization is not responsible or liable for costs incurred by the participant in connection with participation in each specific Contest. The participant indemnifies The Organization from claims from third parties in connection with any breach of these Contest Terms & Conditions or in connection with the acts or omissions of the participant.

These Contest Terms & Conditions are available here and can be stored and printed.

For questions and / or complaints about the Contest, please contact The Organization via talentpool@spinninrecords.nl.
These Contest Terms & Conditions are solely governed by Dutch law. All disputes arising from of or in connection with these Contest Terms & Conditions shall solely be settled by the competent court in Amsterdam.