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Disco House Producer Competition

Hed Kandi and Sample Magic combine to bring you the first Hed Kandi present Disco House pro-audio loops and  samples collection.  To celebrate this, together we are  running a producer competition that will see the winning entry released on one of Hed Kandi's forthcoming  compilations, amongst many other prizes.

Hed Kandi is the leading vocal house music brand, releasing over 12 compilations and throwing over 1,500 parties  worldwide each year. This is the perfect opportunity for house music producers and DJs to take their music to the next level.

To enter the competition, simply produce one full-length disco-house recording using at least one sample from this collection in a prominent role. Additional samples that you own the licence to, as well as original recorded vocals and/or instrumentation, may also be used. Entries that feature an original vocal line are particularly welcome: who knows, you might have the next Hed Kandi anthem - like Put 'Em High or Fade.  

The sample pack can be purchased from Sample Magic - Click Here


Prize

- The winning track will be released on the forthcoming  Hed Kandi Taste of Winter 2011 compilation.
- The winners will receive their own limited edition framed award disc.
- Hed Kandi hamper full of the latest Hed Kandi compilation albums, a pair of the new Hed Kandi headphone range amongst various other Hed Kandi merchandise.
- Plus £500 worth of Sample Magic prizes, including 10 DVD sample collections,  a copy of Sample Magic’s ‘Secrets of House Music Production’ and a copy of Paul White’s ‘The Producers Manual’. 

How To Enter

Purchase and download the Hed Kandi presents Disco House pro-audio loops and sample collection. Produce your record and then submit direct to the A&R team at Hed Kandi. 

To submit your remix entry - CLICK HERE

Each entry must be tagged with the following credits: 
Artist Name – Title of Track (Your Full Name & Email Address)  

Please only submit a master WAV or AIFF file.  (*MP3, MP4, WMA or other files will not be accepted*) 

Hed Kandi will also accept entries on CD / DVD sent to the  following address: 

Hed Kandi
FAO Carl, A&R Department 1
03 Gaunt Street
London
SE1 6DP 

Competition closes 5:30pm GMT 07.11.2011
The winner will be announced 14.11.2011


 

Rules 
The submitted entry must feature one or more samples from Hed Kandi presents Disco House in a prominent role in the track. Additional samples that you own the licence to, as well as original recorded vocals and/or instrumentation, may also be used. 



Terms & Conditions

OFFICIAL COMPETITION RULES

HED KANDI & SAMPLE MAGIC PRESENT DISCO HOUSE PRODUCER COMPETITION

 

These “Official Competition Rules” govern your participation in the Ministry of Sound Recordings Limited trading as HED KANDI (“HK”) “Disco House Producer Competition” (the “Competition”).  Participation in the Competition by submitting your track (as per the instructions below) constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Competition Rules. It is important that you read and understand them.

 

1.   Who Is Eligible?

The competition is open worldwide. Only persons who are at least fifteen (15) years old are eligible to enter the Competition.  If you are under 18 years old, you must obtain the consent of your parent/legal guardian prior to entering the Competition and you shall provide us with your parent/legal guardian’s email address or telephone number so that HK can confirm the same.  Any person who is an employee of HK or an immediate family member of an employee of HK or any other person who is directly connected with HK, being any advertising promotion agency or supplier of prizes for the Competition, shall be ineligible to enter. 

 

2. How To Enter.

(a) HK are offering you the chance to produce your disco house track including at least one of the samples included in the the Hed Kandi presents Disco House pro-audio loops and sample pack (the “Sample Pack”).  To enter the Competition and create the track go to one of the following websites: http://www.samplemagic.com / http://www.hedkandi.com or see the leaflet inserted in the Sample Pack (the “Competition Pages”) and follow the directions to enter between 5:00 pm. GMT on October 17, 2011, and 5:30pm GMT November 14, 2011 (the “Closing Date”).  You are responsible for all recording, editing, studio, mixing, internet and all other costs incurred by you in submitting your entry to the Competition.

 (b) In order to participate in the Competition, you must first purchase the Sample Pack from one of the following websites: http://www.samplemagic.com / http://www.hedkandi.com / http://www.beatport.com as indicated from the Competition Pages.  You may then create a  disco house track (“Your Track ”) by using at least one of the samples provided to you in the Sample Pack, and/or  adding other original elements and other elements which you have express permission to use and assign in accordance with paragraph 3 of these Official Competition Rules. IF YOU USE CONTENT THAT YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE, YOUR ENTRY WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED.

(c) To enter Your Track in the Competition, click on the following link http://dev.hedkandi.com/mshk/HedKandiUploader/ and upload.

Each entry shall be tagged with the following credits:

artist name – title of track – your full name – your email address - your parents/guardian email address (if you are a minor)

Your track must be submitted as Wav or AIF file (MP3, MP4 or other files type will not be accepted) or you can send a CD/DVD to Hed Kandi – FAO Carl – A&R Department, 103 Gaunt Street, SE1 6DP.

(d) For the purposes of these Official Competition Rules, all the content of the Sample Pack or portions thereof, shall be defined as “HK Content”, and the elements added by you shall be referred to herein as the “Submission Materials”. 

(e) You may enter the Competition only once. By entering, you agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges appointed at HK’s discretion. HK shall not take any responsibility for any entries which are illegible, misdirected, lost for technical or other reasons or received after the closing date.  

3. Our Right to Use Your Track and Information about You

You warrant that:

(a) you have not prior to the Closing Date licensed or otherwise allowed Your Track to be exploited in any format anywhere in the World and that you shall not enter into any agreement for the exploitation of Your Track until 30 days after the Closing Date.

(b) save for any HK Content:

(i) Your Track shall not violate or infringe upon any common law or statutory right of any third party including, without limitation, contractual rights, copyrights and rights of privacy, or publicity;

(ii) Your Track is not be defamatory or obscene;

(iii) you have the right to enter into this agreement (and if you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian consents to you entering into this agreement);

(iv) you will not include other samples, save for the HK Content, (whether of musical and/or literary works and/or sounds) in Your Track unless you have express written consent from the owner of the sample to do so;

(v) that all musical and/or literary works (if any) written, owned or controlled in whole or in part (and if in part to the extent of the part only) by you or any party engaged by you or in which you have an interest and which are embodied on Your Track are licensed to HK on statutory, or (if none) the standard, terms for each territory;

(vi) you have the written consent, release and/or permission of each and every participant in the Submission Material to participate in the Competition as contemplated by these Official Competition Rules;

(c) you shall fully and effectually indemnify HK in respect of any breach of your warranties, obligations or representations made herein together with HK’s reasonable legal costs;

(d) If your track will be selected to be the Winner Track (as defined below) you will exclusively licence to us the Winner Track on the terms specified in clause 4 below, or you will be disqualified from the Competition.

 4. Judging; Prizes.

(a) After the Closing Date closes, HK or its representatives will pick one (1) Winner track at their own discretion. (the “Winner Track”).

(b) Prizes:

  • The Winner Track will be released on the forthcoming Hed Kandi Taste of Winter 2011 compilation;
  • a limited edition framed award disc of the Hed Kandi Taste of Winter 2011 including the Winner Track;
  • an Hed Kandi hamper full of the latest Hed Kandi compilation albums;
  • a pair of the new Hed Kandi headphone range amongst various other Hed Kandi merchandise;
  • 10 DVD collections of samples courtesy of Sample Magic;
  • A copy of Sample Magic’s ‘Secrets of House Music Production’ book;
  • A copy of Paul White’s ‘The Producers Manual’ book.

 

 (c)   The Winner Track will be selected on the 17 November 2011(the “Closing Date”).  HK (or its representatives’) decision shall be final and binding in all regards and no correspondence shall be entered into.

(d) The producer of the Winner Track (the “Winner”) will be notified via email. If a Winner cannot be contacted within ten (10) calendar days of first notification attempt, or in the event that the original Winner transpires to have breached these Official Competition Rules, HK may select an alternative Winner. The name of Winner will be available on request. 

 (e) Prizes are non-transferable. HK does not make any warranty about the prize and there are no substitutions or cash redemptions for the prize. HK further reserves the right to substitute prizes at any time.

 (f) If, for reasons beyond the control of HK (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection or rights issues), the Competition is not capable of running as originally planned, HK at their sole discretion, reserve the right to cancel or modify the Competition, without liability. If a sufficient number of eligible entries (as determined by HK in its sole discretion) are not received by the Closing Date, HK reserves the right not to award any or all prizes.  All taxes levied on any prize awarded in the Competition (including, but not limited to, income taxes) are the sole responsibility of the Winner. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Competition Rules.  Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Competition and any person who does not comply with these Official Competition Rules, will be ineligible for any prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. No cash alternative to prizes is available to the Winner. If the Winner of the prize cannot be traced after reasonable efforts having been made by HK then HK may dispose of the prize as it thinks fit without any liability to the winner for having done so.

(g) the Winner hereby agrees that the entire copyright in the Winner Track and all other rights of every kind (including without limitation so-called rental and lending rights) shall be exclusively licensed to HK from the date of submission absolutely throughout the World for the full period of copyright and all renewals and extensions thereof and thereafter (in so far as possible) in perpetuity free of any claim by you or any third party. You further confirm that HK shall be the sole and exclusive licensee of  the Winner Track and you shall have no copyright interest or in the records produced therefrom and HK shall be entitled to exploit the Winner Track throughout the World without further payment to you. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OLD YOU WARRANT THAT YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN HAS CONSENTED TO YOU LICENSING YOUR RIGHTS IN THE WINNER TRACK TO HK AS SET OUT IN THESE OFFICIAL COMPETITION RULES.

(h) You hereby grant to HK all consents including those under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or any statutory modification thereof to enable HK to make the fullest use of  the Winner  Track in all and any media throughout the World (but for the avoidance of doubt HK shall not be obliged to make any use of the Winner  Track.

(i) You confirm that HK shall have the right to use your name, professional name, likeness and approved biography in connection with the Winner Track.

 

5. Your Release of HK from Any and All Liability.

HK shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from: (i) acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of prize(s)/loss or damage to prize(s) during delivery to the Winner, (ii) participation in the Competition, (iii) individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, internet connections, computer equipment, hardware and/or software, or (iv) any delay or distortion of an entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Competition Rules. HK shall not be liable for damage to your computer (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to your participation in the Competition or downloading of information in connection with the Competition. HK reserves the right to modify or cancel the Competition in the event that any portion of any website used to administer any aspect of the Competition becomes technically corrupted.

6. Law

These terms and conditions are governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

7. How to Get More Information.

For the name of the Winner, please visit the Competition Page. Copies of these Official Competition Rules may be obtained by sending an e-mail to info@hedkandi.com.  Requests for Official Competition Rules must be received by November 13, 2011.

Questions regarding the Competition can be directed by email to: info@hedkandi.com.

About

Hed Kandi and Sample Magic combine to bring you the first Hed Kandi present Disco House pro-audio loops and

samples collection.  To celebrate this, together we are

running a producer competition that will see the winning entry released on one of Hed Kandi's forthcoming

compilations, amongst many other prizes.

Hed Kandi is the leading vocal house music brand, releasing over 12 compilations and throwing over 1,500 parties

worldwide each year. This is the perfect opportunity for house music producers and DJs to take their music to the next level.

To enter the competition, simply produce one full-length disco-house recording using at least one sample from this collection in a prominent role. Additional samples that you own the licence to, as well as original recorded vocals and/or instrumentation, may also be used. Entries that feature an original vocal line are particularly welcome: who knows, you might have the next Hed Kandi anthem - like Put 'Em High or Fade.

Prize

The winning track will be released on the forthcoming

Hed Kandi Taste of Winter 2011 compilation. The winners will receive their own limited edition framed award disc.

Hed Kandi hamper full of the latest Hed Kandi compilation albums, a pair of the new Hed Kandi headphone range amongst various other Hed Kandi merchandise.

Plus £500 worth of Sample Magic prizes, including 10 DVD sample collections,  a copy of Sample Magic’s ‘Secrets of House Music Production’ and a copy of Paul White’s ‘The Producers Manual’.

 How To Enter

Purchase and download the Hed Kandi presents Disco House pro-audio loops and sample collection. Produce your record and then submit direct to the A&R team at Hed Kandi.

Please use the link below to submit your remix entry:

www.hedkandi.com/discohouse

Each entry must be tagged with the following credits:

Artist Name – Title of Track (Your Full Name & Email Address)

Please only submit a master WAV or AIFF file.

MP3, MP4, WMA or other files will not be accepted.

Hed Kandi will also accept entries on CD / DVD sent to the

following address:

Hed Kandi,

FAO Carl, A&R Department

103 Gaunt Street

London

SE1 6DP

Competition closes 5:30pm GMT 07.11.2011.

The winner will be announced 14.11.2011.

Rules

The submitted entry must feature one or more samples from Hed Kandi presents Disco House in a prominent role in the track. Additional samples that you own the licence to, as well as original recorded vocals and/or instrumentation, may also be used.

For Terms & Conditions please visit:

www.hedkandi.com/producercompetition



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