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B97 “B the 1”
Official Contest Rules

These contest rules are specific to the above contest conducted by Entercom New Orleans, LLC d/b/a WEZB (“Station”). Except to the extent specifically set forth below with respect to this specific contest, the Station’s general contest rules apply to this contest as well. A copy of these specific contest rules and the Station’s general contest rules are available at the Station’s studio at 400 Poydras Street Suite 800 New Orleans, LA 70130 during regular business hours and on the contest page on the Station’s website at www.b97.com. To the extent that the general contest rules differ from these rules, these rules will govern and control with respect to this Contest.

How to Enter
1.No purchase is necessary to enter or win B97’s “B the 1” Contest.

2.Eligible “Local Music Artists” may enter this contest from 12am (CT) on April 9, 2012 through 11:59am (CT) on April 18, 2012 by visiting the station website at www.b97.com and clicking the graphical “B the 1” contest link.

3.For the purposes of this Contest:
a.The term “Local Music Artists” means any solo artist, vocal group or band, all of whom must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry and legal residents of Louisiana or Mississippi.
b.“Entrant” may refer to the solo artist entering the contest, or every performer and songwriter associated with a vocal group or band, jointly and severally. All performers and songwriters must be Entrants.
c.A vocal group or band may designate one (1) person as the “Leader”.
i.The Leader must be a member, performer and/or songwriter in the vocal group or band.
ii.The Leader will be required, upon verification and selection of entry as a Top 20 Finalist in this contest (see contest details below), to cause all members of vocal group or band to complete and sign contest participation and release form (see Attachment A.) to continue in the contest.

4.The entry/registration process will require you to either log into an existing account, or create a free account with the game administrator, UPICKEM. You may either elect the option to have your Facebook profile pre-load applicable portions of the entry form (Facebook account is not required to enter this contest), or complete the online entry/registration form by submitting the Entrant’s (or Leader’s if applicable) name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

5.Limit one (1) registration per e-mail address and one (1) song entry per registration. Once an individual has entered this contest as a solo artist, vocal group or band, they may not enter the Contest again as a solo act, or as the member of a different vocal group or band.

6.Click the “Upload Song” tab and:
a.Submit your one (1) song (as defined in Section 7 below),
b.Enter the name of the solo artist, vocal group or band, and
c.Affirmatively check the box or “I agree” button, expressly confirming the following:
i.Entrant(s) represents and warrants that he/she is over 18 years of age.
ii.Entrant(s) agrees and acknowledges that Station, contest sponsors, and their respective affiliates, parents, employees, agents and all other related sponsors, may use for advertising and/or promotional purposes, entrant’s name, other entry materials and/or biographical information on radio, TV broadcasts, newspaper advertisements, on websites and/or any other medium in connection with participation in this contest or otherwise, without the payment of any additional compensation.
iii.Entrant(s) and signatories agree that (a) such electronically submitted signatures are deemed to be and are acceptable as if they were original signatures, and (b) to keep the original of the fully signed entry form for at least 6 months after this contest ends and to provide it to Station, upon Station’s request, at any time prior to 6 months after this contest ends whether or not the entrant is a winner in this contest.
iv.ENTRANT(S) REPRESENTS TO STATION THAT THE USE AND DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH SONG BY STATION WILL NOT VIOLATE OR INFRINGE UPON THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COPYRIGHTS OF OTHERS.
v.Entrant(s) represents and warrants that they own the rights to, or have obtained permission to use, the song submitted with each entry. By submitting an entry, Entrants(s) agrees to indemnify Station should any representations and warranties in these contest rules prove to be false or inaccurate. Station reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to request proof in writing of any necessary authorizations, assignments or waivers required.
vi.Entrant(s) understands and agrees that Station may elect to use any entry submitted for entertainment purposes and may choose to comment on, mock, poke fun at, and/or mimic any entry submitted.
vii.Entrant(s) waives any right to make any claim against Station or any contest sponsors with respect to any comments - disparaging or otherwise - made regarding such Entrant’s entry.
viii.Entrant(s) agrees to satisfy and comply with the entry requirements in the contest rules (including Station’s general contest rules) in order to participate, except with respect to the age requirement (which are as set forth in Section 2 above). In the event that any Entrant is not eligible, the entire associated entry will be disqualified. Eligibility for the Station contest will be determined by Station in its sole discretion.
ix.Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the contest rules are available to him/her at www.b97.com, has had an opportunity to review them before entering this contest and agrees to be legally bound by those contest rules.

7.Song Requirements:
a.Only one (1) song may be submitted per Local Music Artist for entry in this contest (once an individual has entered this contest as a Local Music Artist and as a solo artist, vocal group or band, they may not enter the Contest again as a solo act, or as the member of a different vocal group or band).
b.The Song must be uploaded in the .mp3 file format (using the method described in Section 6 above).
c.The Song must be original written music and lyrics (if applicable), wholly written and created by the Entrant(s), may not include cover songs or karaoke style performances and must be fully performed by the Entrant(s). No sampling or recorded music may be included, unless the music was wholly created and written by one or more of the Entrant(s).
d.The Song must be at least two minutes (2:00). Songs that exceed five minutes (5:00) will not be disqualified, but Station will only be obligated to listen to the first five minutes (5:00) in determining whether the Entrant(s) will advance for consideration as a Finalist in this contest. Station will make such a decision on a case by case basis based in its sole discretion and is not required to make the same determination for every song entered (it may treat different entrants/songs differently, in its sole discretion).
e.Station reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine whether to post an Entry on the station website.
f.The song MUST NOT contain any copyrighted music, lyrics or other material. Entries containing any copyrighted material will be automatically disqualified, unless all of the writers and performers of that music are among the Entrants. A song that includes (or is suspected to include, in Station’s sole discretion) any copyrighted lyrics or music or any pre-recorded music performed by anyone other than the Entrant (in whole or in part) will result in disqualification from this contest.
g.Station reserves the right to disqualify and/or edit, but is not obligated to edit (as Station determines in its sole discretion on a case by case basis), any song that contains any indecency, profanity, obscenity, explicit sexuality, or lyrics that are harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, that encourages unlawful behavior, is hateful, or which is racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive or objectionable, as determined by Station in its sole discretion. Station is not required to make the same determination based on the foregoing for every song entered (it may treat different songs differently, in its sole discretion, even if the problematic word(s) are similar).
h.Songs and band names must not include brand names, trade-marks, trade names, logos or the intellectual property of any third parties.

8.WHETHER OR NOT SELECTED AS A WINNER OR FINALIST, ALL ENTRIES (INCLUDING THE SONGS SUBMITTED) BECOME THE SOLE PROPERTY OF STATION AND MAY BE USED BY STATION IN ANY MEDIUM IT DEEMS DESIRABLE NOW OR IN THE FUTURE WITHOUT ANY COMPENSATION TO THE ENTRANT(S), OR ANY OF THE PERSONS WHO APPEAR IN OR PROVIDE MATERIALS FOR THE SUBMISSION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, posting the song and band information on the Station website. Station retains sole and exclusive possession and retains all rights to use any Entry, or any part thereof, including but not limited to the musical performance submitted with an Entry, indefinitely in any advertising, promotion or use of any other kind including, but not limited, to on-air and online usage without any compensation to Entrants or any third parties. The aforementioned stipulations apply to all winning and non-winning Entries.

9.Station is not responsible for any costs associated with submitting any Entry or any costs arising out of participating in the Contest or failure to adhere to official Contest rules.

10.By entering this contest, entrants acknowledge and agree that Station reserves the right to post some or all of the entries on the Station’s website or play some or all of the songs on any of its radio stations, in whole or in part, in Station’s sole discretion.

11.Failure to submit and/or comply with the items as requested/required above may result in immediate disqualification. Station has no obligation whatsoever to notify any Entrant(s) if an entry has been disqualified and will not do so.

How to Win
12.Beginning on or after April 19, 2012, members of the WEZB Programming staff will review all eligible entries and select up to twenty (20) Entrant’s (each, a “Finalist” and collectively, the “Finalists”) based on any lawful criteria, which may include without limitation, a) originality, b) quality of musical composition and lyrics (if applicable), and/or c) quality of performance (subject to confirmation of eligibility and compliance with the Contest rules).

13.The Grand Prize Winner will be determined in the following manner:
a.At approximately 5pm (CT) on Thursday April 26, 2012, Station will post the song entries from the up to twenty (20) selected Finalists on its website, www.b97.com. Listeners will then be able to listen to the songs and vote for their favorite Finalist, from among the up to twenty (20) Finalist’s as many times as they wish (subject to Station’s right to implement limits as set forth in the general contest rules) until 12pm (CT) on Thursday May 17, 2012.
b.On or about 4:00pm (CT) on Thursday May 17, 2012, up to ten (10) Finalists will be selected by the WEZB Programming staff to continue to the next round of the contest, based on any lawful criteria (as described in Section 14 above). LISTENER VOTES WILL NOT BE A DETERMINING FACTOR IN THE SELECTION OF QUALIFIERS BUT MAY BE, IN STATION’S SOLE DISCRETION, ONE OF MANY FACTORS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION IN SELECTING QUALIFIERS.
i.In the event that the Station receives fewer than eleven (11) entries, this first voting round will not end as scheduled but will continue until the end of the next scheduled voting round in which the planned remaining number of Finalists is below the original total. For example, if nine (9) Finalists are verified by 11:59pm (CT) on Wednesday April 18, 2012, voting on such Finalists will continue until 12:00pm (CT) on Wednesday June 7, 2012 and five (5) Finalists will continue in the contest.
c.At approximately 5pm (CT) on Thursday May 17, 2012, Station will post the song entries from the up to ten (10) selected Finalists online at the Station’s website at www.b97.com. Listeners will then be able to listen to the songs and vote for their favorite Finalist, from among the up to ten (10) remaining Finalist’s as many times as they wish (subject to Station’s right to implement limits as set forth in the general contest rules) until 12pm (CT) on Thursday June 7, 2012.
d.On or about 4:00pm (CT) on Thursday June 7, 2012, up to five (5) Finalists will be selected by the WEZB Programming staff to continue to the next round of the contest, based on any lawful criteria (as described in Section 14 above).
e.At approximately 5pm (CT) on Thursday June 7, 2012, Station will post the song entries from the up to five (5) selected Finalists online at the Station’s website at www.b97.com. Listeners will then be able to listen to the songs and vote for their favorite Finalist, from among the up to five (5) remaining Finalist’s as many times as they wish (subject to Station’s right to implement limits as set forth in the general contest rules) until 12pm (CT) on Thursday June 28, 2012.
f.On Thursday June 28, 2012, Station will select the potential Grand Prize Winner from among the final five (5) Finalists and announce the Finalist’s name on the air at approximately 5pm (CT) on Thursday June 28, 2012. The potential Grand Prize Winner need not listen in order to win. Station will contact the potential Grand Prize Winner. Station will select Grand Prize Winner based on evaluation of the submitted song (in their subjective opinion) and/or any other any lawful criteria the WEZB Programming staff deems desirable (as described in Section 14 above), subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these contest rules. Station judges may take the number of votes each Finalist received into consideration (but is not obligated to) but voting will not be a determining factor in the selection of the winner.
g.In the event that any Finalist is found to be ineligible the Station will disqualify those Entrants. In the event that an Entrant is disqualified for any reason after it has been selected as a Finalist or the Grand Prize Winner, Station is NOT obligated to select a replacement Finalist or Winner (but reserves the right to do so in its sole discretion, time permitting).

12.Station may, but is not obligated to, feature audio segments from the songs entered by some or all of the Finalists in this contest, not exceeding twenty (20) seconds in length, for use in recorded audio vignettes and/or promotional announcements that will air on station to promote this contest.
a.Use or frequency of use of a segment from a specific Entrant’s song is not an indication of the Entrant’s current ranking in this contest, voter preference, or a decision by the Station judges regarding the specific Entrant’s advancement in this contest.

Prizes
13.The recognized Grand Prize Winner in this contest (subject to eligibility and compliance with the rules) will be each and all of the individual Entrants whose names were included in the entry form.

14.Finalists of this contest are not entitled to any prize in this contest. Station will award one (1) grand prize in this contest, valued at $1500 (portions of this prize have no monetary value) and including:
?One (1) private “mentoring” session, not to exceed ninety (90) minutes in length, with executives from Atlantic Records, who will travel to New Orleans to meet the winner, listen to and critique the winner’s performance(s), and offer professional advice and feedback.
?Two days of studio recording time at The Music Shed consisting of two (2) ten (10) hour studio recording and/or mixing sessions, engineering and tech, all session files, final mix-down files and any media (such as hard drives, etc…) on which the winner’s content would be delivered or appear as part of the prize.

Sponsor(s)
15.The sponsors of this contest are LA Swift, The Music Shed, Atlantic Records and Entercom New Orleans, LLC.

Other Rules Specific to This Contest
16.Entry in this contest is gratis and not in exchange for any airplay, for the entrant(s) or anyone else. Any decision by the Station to play any such music (whether in connection with the Contest or otherwise) will be at the sole discretion of the Station and is in no way implicitly or explicitly in exchange for participation in this contest. If Station elects to play any such entry submission during or after this contest, Station may identify the entrant as a sponsor. IN NO EVENT DOES PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST MEAN THAT ANY ENTRANT IS ENTITLED TO ANY AIRPLAY OF THEIR ENTRY SUBMISSION.

17.Any Entrant (either individual or member of group) who claims to be using his own music may be disqualified at any level of the contest (or forfeit any prize in this contest after a winning band has been selected) if a musical copyright for the music exists which does not name the Entrant as author or co-author comes to Station’s attention. Station reserves the right to require evidence of ownership. Acceptable documentation to prove ownership of your music shall include either a certificate of copyright, proof of song registration with BMI, ASCAP, etc., or a notarized copy of the application applying for the copyright with a signed statement by the Entrant as to its status.

18.Station is conducting this contest using proprietary software owned by a third party known as Second Street Media Inc. (“UPICKEM”). UPICKEM is not a sponsor of this contest but entrants may be required, as part of the entry process, to agree and consent to UPICKEM’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (both of which are available via a link during the contest entry process) (collectively, the “UPICKEM Policies”) and may be required to register with UPICKEM. While agreement to the UPICKEM Policies are required in order to enter this contest, the UPICKEM Policies are not a part of these contest rules but are a separate agreement between the entrant and UPICKEM. With respect to the conduct of this contest by Station, in the event of any conflict between the UPICKEM Policies and the Station contest rules, the Station’s contest rules govern.

19.Station is not responsible for any error or technical malfunctions associated with the UPickEm site that may affect any entrant’s ability to enter, win, or be properly considered in this Contest, regardless of the cause. In the event of a malfunction associated with the UPickEm site that Station (in its sole discretion) deems to materially and adversely affect this Contest, Station reserves the right to suspend this contest, terminate this contest without a winner, terminate this contest and select a winner early, provide alternative means of entry or any other changes to these contest rules that Station deems appropriate under the circumstances. Any such changes, terminations or suspensions will be announced on air and/or posted on the Station’s website, if applicable.

20.Employees of UPICKEM and its affiliates, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible to win in this Contest.

Attachment A
WEZB/B97 “B THE 1”
Official Participation and Release Form

All members, performers, and songwriters (each, an Entrant) of or on a song submitted for consideration in this Contest, by a solo artist, vocal group or band, must sign this Participation and Release Form below.

1.Name of solo artist, vocal group or band (vocal group or band must consist of at least two (2) individual members and/or songwriters):
_____________________________________________________________________________
Note: solo artist, vocal group or band name may not include third party owned trademarks.

2.Name of Song submitted for entry in this contest: _____________________________________________

3.Legal name, age, signature, address, e-mail address, and phone number of each performer, member and songwriter (each, an Entrant and must be an 18 or older legal resident of Louisiana or Mississippi on the date of entry):

a.Legal Name: ________________________ Age: _____________

Signature: ____________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Email address: ____________________________________________

Phone number: ___________________________________________

Check all that apply: ____Member ____Performer ____Songwriter

b.Legal Name: ________________________ Age: _____________

Signature: ____________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Email address: ____________________________________________

Phone number: ___________________________________________

Check all that apply: ____Member ____Performer ____Songwriter

c.Legal Name: ________________________ Age: _____________

Signature: ____________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Email address: ____________________________________________

Phone number: ___________________________________________

Check all that apply: ____Member ____Performer ____Songwriter
d.Legal Name: ________________________ Age: _____________

Signature: ____________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Email address: ____________________________________________

Phone number: ___________________________________________

Check all that apply: ____Member ____Performer ____Songwriter

e.Legal Name: ________________________ Age: _____________

Signature: ____________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Email address: ____________________________________________

Phone number: ___________________________________________

Check all that apply: ____Member ____Performer ____Songwriter

f.Legal Name: ________________________ Age: _____________

Signature: ____________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Email address: ____________________________________________

Phone number: ___________________________________________

Check all that apply: ____Member ____Performer ____Songwriter

4.Please specify which ONE (1) of the above Entrants has been designated the “Leader” and individual who will be contacted if this solo artist, vocal group or band is selected as the grand prize winner of this contest: ______________________________________________________

5.By signing above, each Entrant expressly confirms:
a.Entrant(s) represents and warrants that he/she is over 18 years of age.
b.Entrant(s) agrees and acknowledges that Station, contest sponsors, and their respective affiliates, parents, employees, agents and all other related sponsors, may use for advertising and/or promotional purposes, entrant’s name, other entry materials and/or biographical information on radio, TV broadcasts, newspaper advertisements, on websites and/or any other medium in connection with participation in this contest or otherwise, without the payment of any additional compensation.
c.Entrant(s) and signatories agree that (a) such electronically submitted signatures are deemed to be and are acceptable as if they were original signatures, and (b) to keep the original of the fully signed entry form for at least 6 months after this contest ends and to provide it to Station, upon Station’s request, at any time prior to 6 months after this contest ends whether or not the entrant is a winner in this contest.
d.ENTRANT(S) REPRESENTS TO STATION THAT THE USE AND DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH SONG BY STATION WILL NOT VIOLATE OR INFRINGE UPON THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COPYRIGHTS OF OTHERS.
e.Entrant(s) represents and warrants that they own the rights to, or have obtained permission to use, the song submitted with each entry. By submitting an entry, Entrants(s) agrees to indemnify Station should any representations and warranties in these contest rules prove to be false or inaccurate. Station reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to request proof in writing of any necessary authorizations, assignments or waivers required.
f.Entrant(s) understands and agrees that Station may elect to use any entry submitted for entertainment purposes and may choose to comment on, mock, poke fun at, and/or mimic any entry submitted.
g.Entrant(s) waives any right to make any claim against Station or any contest sponsors with respect to any comments - disparaging or otherwise - made regarding such Entrant’s entry.
h.Entrant(s) agrees to satisfy and comply with the entry requirements in the contest rules (including Station’s general contest rules) in order to participate, except with respect to the age requirement. In the event that any Entrant is not eligible, the entire associated entry will be disqualified. Eligibility for the Station contest will be determined by Station in its sole discretion.
i.Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the contest rules are available to him/her at www.b97.com, has had an opportunity to review them before entering this contest and agrees to be legally bound by those contest rules
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