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RULES OF PARTICIPATION

Last Update 21.06.2016

How to enter Global Rockstar 2016

  • New Artist on Global Rockstar?
    1.     Register here 
    2.     Click on the "PARTICIPATE"-Button on the startpage or on your artist profile when logged in
    3.     Upload a YouTube video link , a video file or audio file of your original song
    4.     Strictly recommended: Choose the goodies you want to give to your fans to earn money via paid votes 
  • Already a registered and verified Artist?­
    1.     Sign in with your existing account
    2.     You’re redirected to your personal Artist profile
    3.     Click on the “PARTICIPATE” – Button
    4.     Upload a YouTube video link , a video file or audio file of your original song 
    5.     Strictly recommended: Choose the goodies you want to give to your fans to earn money via paid votes
  • Each entrant may only nominate ONE song.
  • Only original songs are eligible. NO COVER VERSIONS.
  • Participation is possible starting 1.01.2016. Final deadline for entries will be published soon

Prizes

  • The grand prize of Global Rockstar 2016 will be announced soon
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will win great equipment from AKG
  • New entries can win an AKG D5 microphone every week (Artist of the Week) and an AKG WMS 420 wireless system every month (Artist of the Month).

Eligibility for Global Rockstar 2016

  • Musicians:
    Singers, bands and musicians from any country in the world are eligible to enter the contest. Entrants must be 16 or older. Entrants aged 16 – 18 need a representative of legal age to be eligible to participate.
  • Entrants must own all content (song, video and all parts of the content), or must have secured all necessary rights from any relevant third parties with respect to such content they upload and nominate, as set forth in the Terms and Conditions.
  • Only songs that are original in all respects are eligible to participate in a Global Rockstar contest. NO COVER VERSIONS.
  • Songs already nominated for Global Rockstar 2014 and Global Rockstar 2015 are NOT eligible for Global Rockstar 2016.
  • Song entries nominated for Global Rockstar 2016 may not be nominated in a future Global Rockstar contest. 

Acceptance

  • Only entrants accepted by Global Rockstar may participate.
  • Global Rockstar will only accept entrants with completed profiles.
  • For existing Artists: Make sure that your profile is complete under “settings” (gear-wheel icon on top right of the header)
  • For new Artists: All the required fields during registration must be filled in.
  • Artists accepted for their country’s National Preliminaries will receive a corresponding email notification before the final deadline for entries.

Change Nominated Song

  • If you want to change your nominated song, you can do so on your personal Artist profile under the settings menu “My Services” until voting starts. The date for start of voting 2016 will be announced soon.
  • You can change your nominated song until you get your first vote. After you getting the first vote on a nominated song, you cannot change your nominated song anymore.

Types of Music & Videos

  • All genres of music and all kinds of videos and audios files are welcome on www.globalrockstar.com (from amateur to professional productions)

Dates & Deadlines

  • All dates for Global Rockstar 2016 will be announced soon

VOTING

  • FANS DECIDE THE WINNER OF GLOBAL ROCKSTAR: Fans vote for free via social media, Fans support Artists with paid MEGAVOTES and Fans receive unique goodies for their support.

General Voting Rules

  • It is the fans, music-lovers around the world, who decide the winner of Global Rockstar.
    First, fans pick a National Winner in the National Preliminaries, then all national winners compete in the Global Finals.
  • Only verified users (who have clicked on the “Verify” button in the verification email after registration) may vote for free via social media. (Facebook share & Twitter tweet).
  • Verified and non-verified users can also support their favorite musician or band using paid MEGAVOTES. (1 Megavote costs 1 Credit = 1 €)
    The artists receive money, and, in return, they can offer their fans unique goodies.
     
  • Two free votes from each free voting option (Facebook vote , twitter vote), on every Artist are possible per day. This means you can give a maximum of 4 free votes per day to one Artist.
    Voting with free votes is reset at midnight and noon CET each day. Users can then vote again on the same Artists.
  • Each voting option of the free votes (Facebook vote, twitter vote) counts the same: 1 vote.
     
  • One MEGAVOTE counts 3 votes.
    The total number of votes is displayed in the Charts, on the Artist’s profile page, on the ARTISTS page on the Global Rockstar website, and in the Global Rockstar mobile apps.
    The total number of votes determines the Artist’s Chart position.
    The Chart position determines whether the Artist advances to the next round or not.
    After the decision of the National Preliminaries, all National Winners take their votes from the previous round (the National Preliminaries) into the Global Finals.

Voting for free via social media

Verified users can vote for free by using the Facebook vote button or the Twitter vote button. Clicking on the Facebook vote button shares the Artist’s profile page on the voter’s Facebook wall. Clicking on the Twitter vote button shares the Artist’s profile page on the voter’s twitter account. Each free voting option (Facebook vote, twitter vote) counts the same ( 1 vote) and can be cast twice a day.

Voting with paid MEGAVOTES

  • Verified users can vote with a paid MEGAVOTE on the Global Rockstar website to support the Artist directly with money, and to receive unique goodies from the Artist.
  • The Artist can offer unique goodies (digital and physical goodies) for MEGAVOTES. This might be the Artist’s first demo as an mp3 download for one MEGAVOTE, a signed band T-shirt for 30 MEGAVOTES, or a lifetime membership on the band’s guest list for 100 MEGAVOTES. Check out the Artist’s profile page to see which goodies they are offering for MEGAVOTES.
  • If the Artist does not want to offer unique goodies, he will offer at least one mp3 download of the song he has nominated as a reward for one MEGAVOTE. Please see the Terms and Conditions for important legal information regarding goodies and the license associated with such downloads or with the delivery of physical goodies from the artist.
  • On the Global Rockstar website, a single MEGAVOTE costs one Credit ( =1.- € or the correspondent value in any other currency).
  • Global Rockstar shares the net revenues (=gross revenues less applicable tax and payment provider fee) from MEGAVOTES for digital  & physical goodies 50/50 with the Artist. Please see the Terms and Conditions for more information.
  • The revenues from MEGAVOTES can be debited by the artist from his Global Rockstar account. Please see the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Voting with paid MEGAVOTES in mobile apps

  • The date of launch for our native apps will be announced soon. Please visit in the meantime our responsive website on mobile devices.

How to get the maximum votes / Promo Videos

  • As Artists, you get the maximum votes if you:
  • Inform your Fanbase regularly of your participation in the contest (e.g. by sharing your profile page via social media and asking for votes).
  • Offer a multitude of unique products as a reward for MEGAVOTES.

Voting on the Artist’s Profile Page

  • During the National Preliminaries and the Global Finals (dates to be announced soon), Users can vote for Artists on the Artist’s profile page.
  • On the Artist’s profile page, fans can use 3 voting options to vote for their favorite Artist: the Facebook vote button, the Twitter vote button, or the MEGAVOTE button.
  • Fans can find their favorite Artist’s profile page by using the search function.
  • Music lovers can discover new Artists on the ARTISTS page, where they can access the profiles of all nominated Artists, to vote for them. In the National Preliminaries, the ARTISTS page will display all national Artists who nominated a song, depending on the location (country) of the user. Music lovers can also use the filter “Country” on the ARTISTS page to switch to other countries, to discover contestants from all around the world, and to support them with votes during their National Preliminaries.
  • Artists and fans can share the URL of the Artist’s profile page via social media to ask for votes.
 

Voting in the ARENA during the National Preliminaries

 
  • The date of the launch of the ARENA will be announced soon

Voting in the ARENA during the National Preliminaries

  • The date of the launch of the ARENA will be announced soon

Voting in the ARENA during the Global Finals

  • The date of the launch of the ARENA will be announced soon

Voting in the ARENA in the Facebook app

  • The date of the launch of the ARENA will be announced soon

Winning prizes in the ARENA slot machine

The date of the launch of the ARENA will be announced soon

The Charts 

  • All national Artists who have nominated a song are displayed in the national Charts. The Artist with the most votes will be on top of the national Charts. The Charts may change continuously in real time, depending on the fan voting.
  • The artist on top of the Charts at the end of the National Preliminaries advances to the Global Finals.
  • All National Winners are displayed in the Global Finals Charts.
    The Artist with the most votes will be on top of the Global Finals Charts. The Charts may change continuously in real time, depending on the fan voting.
  • The Artist on top of the Global Finals Charts at the end of the contest wins the grand prize.

LEGAL

For more information about Legal aspects, Copyright, Money, Contact & Prize-giving, please read the Terms and Conditions.

Copyright

  • Only original songs are eligible. NO COVER VERSIONS.
  • You must own all respective rights to the content (and all parts of it) you upload and nominate, as set forth in the Terms and Conditions.
  • If you notice copyright infringements on the Global Rockstar website, please use the “Abuse Message” button on the contact page.

Contact Person

  • Every contestant must name a contact person in his profile.
    The contact person is the Artist himself/herself, or a legal representative of the Artist or the band.
    The contact person can be the same person as the contestant who created the profile on Global Rockstar, uploaded the content and nominated it. The contact person can be the band leader, the producer, the manager or whomever the band chooses as a representative.
  • At the end date of the contest, the contact person of the winners will be notified by email.
    The contact person for the first-place winner must name the account to which the grand prize is to be transferred upon issuance of a proper invoice to us. This information must be sent to office@globalrockstar.com.
    The contact persons for first-, second- and third-place winners must provide a postal address to which prizes from AKG will be sent. The information must be sent by email to office@globalrockstar.com
  • Contestants must guarantee that the contact person named in their profile is approved by all members of said contestant’s band. They must also guarantee that the contact person holds all necessary rights of the content nominated, and that he or she is authorized to represent the artist or the band. The accuracy of such guarantees is a condition to delivery or payment of any prizes.
  • For more information, please read the Terms and Conditions.

Money

  • Contestants must enter their Bank Account details or e-wallet-account to receive the money they earn via MEGAVOTES.
    Contestants guarantee that this Bank Account details or e-wallet-account is agreed with all rights holders and band members and will indemnify us against any third party claims arising due to the inaccuarcy of such guarantee. We disclaim any liability for infringements by contestants of the rights of third parties.
  • For more information, please read the Terms and Conditions
    Artists themselves are solely responsible for compliance with any tax or other laws or regulations applicable to them in connection with the receipt of donations or prizes through this website. Global Rockstar has not and will not assume any responsibility towards any artists or third party for the proper application of any such laws or regulations.
     

Prize-Giving

  • Participants agree that a copy of identification can be requested if fraud is suspected, or to verify whether the Rules of Participation and Terms & Conditions have been complied with by the participants. They also agree that the final (physical) Prizes shall be sent by post or courier service. Any costs of delivery will be borne by us.
    Subject to delivery of a proper invoice to us, the grand prize will be paid within 30 days from determination of the 2016 Global Rockstar contest.

Legal Information

  • All voting decisions are legally binding; there is no legal recourse against contest determinations.
    In addition, there is no right of appeal against the jury’s decisions in the contest.
    Global Rockstar reserves the right at all times to disqualify your nomination, if any information provided during your registration or in connection with your uploading of content on this website is incorrect.
    The voting for any song(s) uploaded on the website is governed by the following rules. If you violate these rules, we may disqualify your song from the contest and/or delete your account. In addition, Global Rockstar reserves the right to claim any damages caused by such violations from any violation user.
  • Do not create multiple accounts. Each user is permitted to hold only one account.
  • Do not create automated systems to artificially increase the votes for your song or for a song you support.
  •  Do not pay others to vote for your song or for a song you support.
  • For more information, please read the Terms and Conditions.

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