Prolific British singer-songwriter Frank Turner has announced a unique contest in which fans are invited to submit self-written songs for a chance to be featured as the B-Side to Turner's upcoming vinyl 7" single for his song "Try This At Home," which is featured on his critically acclaimed album Poetry of the Deed. Listen to "Try This At Home" streaming now at www.myspace.com/frankturner
"So quick, turn off your stereo, pick up that pen and paper, you could do much better than some skinny half-arsed English country singer." - Frank Turner ("Try This At Home")
Beginning today, fans are encouraged to submit MP3's of original songs for a chance to be featured as the B-Side on Turner's vinyl 7" single for "Try This At Home." The winner will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of Turner, Alternative Press magazine and Epitaph Staff and announced on June 18. Contest instructions and rules are below.
Turner continues to woo fans across North America and around the globe in support of his critically acclaimed album, Poetry of the Deed, with anticipated, heartfelt performances at Bonnaroo, Calgary Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, Glastonbury, Leeds, Reading and a special opening slot for Green Day at Wembley Stadium. Don't miss out on one of this generation's most engaging singer songwriters. Tour dates are listed below.
Frank Turner North American Tour Dates:
June 10 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
July 22 - Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Festival
July 31 - St. Paul, MN - Mears Park
Aug 1 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
Aug 2 - Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
Aug 3 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Aug 4 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
Aug 5 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
Aug 6 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
Aug 7 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
Aug 8 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Sept 9 - Portland, OR - North West Music Fest
Oct 8 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
"Try This At Home" Contest Rules:
Frank Turner - "Try This At Home" Contest Official Rules
No Purchase Necessary. Void Where Prohibited By Law.
ELIGIBILITY: The Frank Turner - "Try This At Home" Contest ("Contest") is operated and hosted by Epitaph, a California corporation ("Operator") on Epitaph's Website, www.epitaph.com ("Website"). The Contest is open to individuals who are -18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who are not presently signed to any record label or publisher under any exclusive agreements and/or other contractual arrangements which prohibit or might prohibit them from participating in any element of this Contest. Frank Turner, employees, contractors, directors and officers of Operator, Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. ("AP") or any of their affiliates, distributors, or web design, advertising and promotion agencies of any of the foregoing companies involved in the administration, development, and execution of this Contest (collectively, "Contest Parties"), and the immediate family members (i.e. spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or "step" of each) of each and those living in the same households of any of the foregoing companies (i.e. persons, whether related or not, who have lived in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Contest) are not eligible to participate in this Contest. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR OTHERWISE.
TO ENTER: Entrants must submit their sound recordings ("Submission") by uploading the Submission to http://www.epitaph.com/demolition/ between May 21, 2010 and June 11, 2010 ("Contest Period"). The computer of the Operator is the official timekeeping device for this Contest. In order to upload a Submission, Entrants must register for a membership account with the Website. Follow the online instructions at http://www.epitaph.com/members/register/ to register.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS. No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. By entering a Submission in the Contest, Entrants hereby warrant and represent that the Submission conforms to the Contest Submission Requirements set forth herein. Entrants agree and acknowledge that no compensation will be paid to them for any reason whatsoever including, but not limited to, entering this Contest or creating a Submission. All Submissions shall be in the MP3 file formats and Submissions shall meet the following requirements ("Submission Requirements"), and failure to abide by any of the Submission Requirements shall result in immediate disqualification:
Submission shall be of subject to Operator's approval as commercially and technically satisfactory for the manufacture and sale of phonorecords.
Submissions shall not contain material which is (or promoting activities which are) harmful, threatening, abusive, disparaging, harassing, vulgar, obscene, hateful, pornographic, or libelous or which has other inappropriate content, or is otherwise objectionable as determined by Contest Parties in their sole discretion;
Submissions shall not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about any persons, products or companies as determined by Contest Parties in their sole discretion;
Submissions shall not contain materials which are not created entirely by Entrant or which are owned by others (including music "samples");
Submissions shall not be in violation of any law.
BY ENTERING A SUBMISSION, ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUBMISSIONS MAY BE POSTED ON OPERATOR'S WEBSITE, IN OPERATOR'S DISCRETION. Operator reserves the right to, and may or may not, monitor/screen Submissions prior to posting them to the Website. Entrants acknowledge that Operator has no obligation to use or post any Submission. By submitting a Submission, Entrants warrant and represent that: (a) the Submission is Entrant's original work, (b) the Submission has not been previously published, (c) the Submission has not previously received awards, (d) the Submission does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (e) Entrant has obtained permission from any person whose name or voice is used in the Submission and (f) exploitation, use, display or performance of the Submission via any form of media, will not infringe the rights of any third parties. Entrants shall indemnify and hold harmless Contest Parties from any claims contrary to or in violation of these warranties and representations.
GRANT OF RIGHTS: By entering this Contest, Entrants license (as set forth below) any all rights in the Submission to Operator on a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and royalty-free basis, for any and all purposes including, but not limited to, display, public performance, posting for streaming and/or download, making of derivative works, reproduction, distribution, and all other means of exploitation of the Submission. By entering this Contest, each Entrant agrees: (i) that Contest Parties have the right to use the Entrant's Submission and Entrant's name and likeness in any and all media in and in connection with promotion, publicity, marketing and advertising for and by Contest Parties, and in connection with this Contest or other promotions by Contest Parties as Contest Parties see fit without any further notification or compensation to or of the Entrant (ii) that Contest Parties shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any Submission in any manner and Entrants shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason of Contest Parties use or non-use of a Submission; (iii) to be bound by these official rules; (iv) that Entrants may be contacted by Contest Parties by email regarding this Contest; (v) to indemnify and hold Contest Parties harmless from any and all claims, demands, causes of action and judgments (including attorney's fees, court costs and expert's fees) arising out of or relating to any breach by Entrant of the terms and conditions of these rules, including any representations and warranties made herein. By entering this Contest, each Entrant agrees to sign and deliver to Contest Parties such documents as Contest Parties may reasonably require to effectuate the rights and obligations granted in these rules. Failure of Entrant to comply shall result in the immediate disqualification of Entrant in the Contest.
SELECTION OF WINNER: Submissions will be posted on the Website during the Submission Period, thereby allowing visitors to listen to Submissions. Limit one entry per person. Any attempt by Entrant and/or his/her family/friends to enter more than once by using multiple names or email addresses and/or any other fraudulent mechanism, as determined by Contest Parties in their sole discretion, shall give Contest Parties the right to disqualify Entrant.
Contest Parties and their designated appointees may, in their sole discretion select a winner (the "Winner") from all the Submission. Entrants acknowledge that Contest Parties and its designated appointees may, in their sole discretion, include the Winner's Submission on a 7 inch vinyl record titled 'Try This At Home' and shall provide Winner with twenty (20) copies of 'Try This At Home' and shall have no obligations, financial or otherwise, to the Winner, except for those explicitly set forth in these Official Rules. The Winner will be selected on June 14, 2010. Entrants give the Contest Parties the right to transmit the Winner's personal identifying information for the purposes of facilitating the Grand Prize. The Contest Parties shall have no obligation to select a Winner from the Contest.
Entrants agree that Contest Parties have the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Contest and that all decisions of Contest Parties shall be final and binding.
GENERAL TERMS: Winner shall be solely responsible for the payment of any taxes on any respective prizes. No cash equivalent or substitution of any prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of Contest Parties. Prize is non-transferable, and non-refundable. Winner will be notified by phone and/or e-mail and winner may be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release as a condition of being declared the Winner. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, such prize will be forfeited. By participating in the Contest, Entrants release Contest Parties from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such Entrant's participation in the Contest, and agree to resolve any dispute individually, without resort to any class action. By accepting a prize in the Contest, the Winner agrees that the Contest Parties shall not be liable for any loss or injury resulting from participation in the Contest, acceptance or use of any prize, or any travel related thereto. The Winner grants permission to Contest Parties and those acting under its authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, as well as the Submission in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without compensation. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Contest Parties reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest. This Contest is governed by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A. By entering, Entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. for the resolution of any disputes.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Contest Parties resulting from Entrants' participation in or attempt to participate in the Contest. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Contest Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction which may affect the operation of the Contest, including but not limited to any of the following occurrences: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any e-mail transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted e-mail transmissions; inaccessibility of the Website, in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestions on the Internet or the Website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Contest, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an account used in connection with the Contest. Contest Parties are not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Website. Use of the Website is at user's own risk. Contest Parties shall not be responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to user's or any other person's computer equipment resulting from participation in the Contest, use of the Website or the download of any information from the Website. Contest Parties are not responsible for any attempt by an Entrant or other individual to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest, including but not limited to any fraudulent claims, which may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Contest Parties reserve the right to seek remedies and damages from any such individual, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Contest Parties' failure to enforce any term of these Contest Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Persons engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified in Contest Parties' sole discretion.
WINNER LIST: Prize winner will be announced June 18, 2010.
OPERATOR: Epitaph, a California corporation