Spinnup are proud to have teamed up with BBC Introducing LIVE to give you the chance to perform an acoustic / stripped back set in the Spinnup Room at BBC Introducing LIVE 2019!
This competition runs from September 11th 2019 – October 4th 2019 (you can still push your track to the jury up until October 9th) and you need to submit your one best track via our Spinnup dashboard. After October 9th 2019, our judging panel will choose up to the best Thirty tracks from all the tracks submitted. You can only submit one track and multiple submissions will not be considered – so make sure you only submit your best one to the competition. Entrants who submit more than one track will be disqualified from the competition.
All shortlisted applicants will be notified via email and will then be required:
(a) to submit to Spinnup via email a YouTube link of you performing live;
(b) to be able available to travel to London to perform in front of a live audience on either October 31st or November 1st or 2nd;
(c) submit a setlist of 4 original songs which you would like to perform at the Festival – you will not be able to perform any covers so make sure your song is original!
(d) Must be able to perform your songs in a stripped back or acoustic manner
Our judges will then invite the TWELVE best performers to perform a set in the Spinnup Room at BBC Introducing LIVE.
Full competition details below. By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
To be eligible to enter the competition, you must:
(a) be resident in the United Kingdom;
(b) be at least 18 years old;
(c) have a Spinnup account;
(d) not be subject to any exclusive recording agreement; and
(e) be able to comply with all the terms and conditions for the Competition.
You must not be an employee, agent or a director (or immediate family member of the same) of Spinnup or any of our associated companies or subsidiaries.
How to enter:
There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary.
You must sign up to Spinnup and create an account if you do not already have one. You will be required to sign up to Spinnup’s standard terms and conditions, which will govern your use of the Spinnup service.
You must upload one new track (in the same way you would upload any other Spinnup track if you are an existing Spinnup user). You must upload your track between 12:00 AM GMT on September 4th, 2019 and before 11:59 PM GMT, on October 4th for your entry to be considered.
Spinnup will then review your track, which can take up to 3 days. Once Spinnup has reviewed your track and emailed you accepting your release, you will then be able to submit the track to the competition using the “Apply Here” button on the top of your dashboard. You always own all rights in and to your sound recordings.
You can only submit one track and multiple submissions will not be considered.
How will you be judged:
Our A&R team at Spinnup will judge all tracks submitted to the competition.
Up to Thirty of the top tracks will then be shortlisted based on the following criteria:
– number of streams on any music platform
– production quality of the track
– musical and composition creativity
Shortlisted applicants will be emailed before 12:00 AM GMT on October 18th 2019. All shortlist applicants must then:
(a) submit a YouTube link of you performing live
(b) confirm you will be available to travel to London to perform in front of a live audience on either October 31st or 1st or 2nd November
(c) submit a setlist of 4 original songs which you would like to perform – you will not be able to perform any covers so make sure your song is original!
What you win:
Our judges will choose TWELVE winners from the shortlist and winners will be notified via email by Spinnup before 11:59 PM GMT on October 18th 2019 . Each winner will win:
(a) A performance slot in the Spinnup Room at BBC Introducing LIVE
(b) Free distribution with Spinnup for one year
(c) A selection of free images and videography of you performing in the Spinnup room.
(d) A ticket to BBC Introducing LIVE on the day of your performance
(e) Up to £50 travel contribution to get you to the Event*
(together referred to as the “Prize”)
*All winners will be required to arrange for their own transport. Spinnup will reimburse you for up to £50 travel expenses subject to receipt of valid invoices.
NO INSTRUMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED- ALL WINNERS WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN INSTRUMENTS.
If you require any performers, band members, or backline- you need to provide and arrange for your own band/ performers/ and backline including any travel and accommodation costs.
If you are unable to make the date of the Event, sadly Spinnup will need to choose another winner.
The Prize is as stated and no other alternatives will be offered. Prizes are non-transferable. There is no cash alternative and Spinnup reserves the right to substitute the Prize or any element thereof with a prize of equal or greater value or to decline to award the Prize if there are no entries of the necessary standard in the reasonable opinion of the judges.
Grant of Rights:
The winner hereby grants all necessary consents and waivers to enable Spinnup to film or record your performance and hereby assigns to us for all purposes worldwide in perpetuity all right, title and interest in and to the results of my contribution in any recording of my performance at the Festival so we can exploit the same in any media without further liability to you.
Spinnup reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
We accept no responsibility for lost entries or for any technical issues that prevent us from receiving your entry or playing the same.
We will not be held responsible for any costs incurred by you in entering the competition (whether or not such entry is successful) or in relation to you taking part in the Prize.
Spinnup will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the Prize.
We shall not be liable for any damages or losses as a result of failure by Spinnup to deliver the Prize or any other prizes as a result of any circumstances outside of our direct and reasonable control including, but not limited to, as a result of a server failure (including but not limited to access delays or interruptions, data non-delivery or mis-delivery), any act(s) of God, war or terrorism, breaches of security or unauthorised use of personal data arising from hacking and/or failure or lack of reception of telephone or mobile telephone networks.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability:
(a) for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or a deliberate act or omission of us or any of our officers, employees or agents;
(b) for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(c) to the extent that liability cannot by law be excluded or limited.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any dispute arising from them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.