The Warner Music Recording Studio Award

Want Warner Music, one of the three major record companies, to hear your demo?

Now’s your chance!

 

We’re offering one lucky winner the chance to spend two days in Warner Music UK’s Firepit Facility which features two recording studios, a viewing and writing space and a host of top of the range equipment.

The winner will work with the Warner Music in-house studio engineer to produce a professional standard demo of their original song, before having it heard and critiqued by a Warner Records A&R.

Three runners up will win a 30-minute zoom call with a Warner Records A&R where they will have the chance to ask questions and get constructive feedback on their demo.

Submission guidelines:

  • This opportunity is open to budding groups or solo artists aged 16 -18
  • Submissions can be any genre but must be original music (no covers)

Please note:

  • The competition will close after 300 demos have been received, with feedback only being made available to the winner and the three runners up.
  • The Firepit Studio adheres to strict COVID-19 safety protocol which the winner will need to abide by when redeeming their award. Full details are available on request, and the winner will be briefed ahead of their visit.
  • The winner and 3 runners up will be notified by 30 May, 2021

The winner will receive:

  • The opportunity to produce their own professional standard demo supported by Warner’s in-house studio engineer.
  • The chance to have their demo listened to and critiqued by a Warner Music A&R

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WARNER MUSIC UK FIREPIT STUDIO PROMOTION (“PROMOTION”)
This Promotion is being run by Warner Music UK Limited (“we“, “us“, “our“) of Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, London, England, EC4N 6AF on behalf of The Stuck In Charitable Trust (“Charity”). We are the promoter of the Promotion. By providing your details to us you confirm that you would like to enter the Promotion and you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (“Ts&Cs“). In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in any promotion materials and these Ts&Cs, these Ts&Cs take precedence.
1.              ELIGIBILITY
1.1           The entrant (“you”, “your”) must be a legal resident in the United Kingdom and between the ages of sixteen (16) and eighteen (18) years of age of to enter this Promotion. Our employees, directors, management, licensees, contractors, related companies, agencies associated with us, the immediate families or persons domiciled with (whether related or not) of the above listed persons, and our retailers and suppliers are not permitted to enter the Promotion. If you are below eighteen (18) years of age, a parent or legal guardian must also consent to these Ts&Cs. If requested by us, your parent or legal guardian will need to chaperone you to our premises.  You must be either: (a) a solo performer; or (b) a member of a band. All members of your band (if applicable) must be between sixteen (16) and eighteen (18) years of age.
1.2           This Promotion is open from 17:00 BST on 1st February 2021 until the sooner of: (a) 23:59 GMT on 1st April 2021; or (b) when this Promotion receives three hundred (300) entries. Promoter’s computer shall function as the official clock for the Promotion. We accept no responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed, or for any inability to submit entries as a result of computer service, systems, software and/or server failure, error, interruption, defect or delay or any other technical malfunction, including problems with internet connectivity and/or filtering of content by any social media platform (as applicable). Entries which are late, incomplete, corrupt, garbled, inaccessible/blocked, bulk, automated, ineligible, suspected as fraudulent, submitted via programmed/automated means, do not comply with the Ts&Cs, or which in our sole discretion affect the validity or operation of this Promotion will not be accepted and are void.
1.3           We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to disqualify from this Promotion any entrant who we believe has not complied with these Ts&Cs and to award the prize to another entrant and to require the return of any prize already awarded.
1.4           All Submissions (as defined below) must be: (a) original musical compositions; and (b) created by the solo performer, band (or any band member) who is entering (we will not accept cover songs as submissions).
2.              HOW TO ENTER
2.1           The Promotion will be promoted on the following URL address: https://stuck-in.org/submissions/ (the “Website“). To enter the Promotion: (i) go to the Website; (ii) upload your demo submission (“Submission”); and (iii) select the tick box confirming you have read the Ts&Cs, and click submit (“Entry”).
2.2           You may make a donation at the same time as submitting your submission (such donation shall be distributed between Place2B, Women’s Aid, Stuck iN. No purchase or payment is necessary to enter this Promotion.
2.3           Promotion will be promoted on the Charity’s social media accounts on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ukstuckin/.
2.4           Submitting one or more Entries will not increase the odds of winning prizes (defined below). By participating in the Promotion, each Entrant is confirming that they have read and agree to comply with: (i) these terms and conditions; and (ii) our terms of use located at http://www.wmg.com/termsconditions;. Entrants may submit only one Entry.
2.5           We only allow one entry per person and per email address. Those eligible participants who are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction must be able to evidence the consent of their parent(s) or guardian(s) to take part in this Promotion.
2.6       All participants are also required to tick a checkbox confirming acceptance of these Ts&Cs and agree to the use of the participant’s data in accordance with our Privacy Policy to administer the Promotion.
2.7       Promoter reserves the right for justifiable reasons to disqualify all entries should it determine for justifiable reasons that a person has engaged in repeated, egregious or blatant violations of the entry limit. Promoter may acknowledge receipt of entries; but, in such case, acknowledgment does not constitute any representation as to eligibility for the Promotion.
3.              PRIZE
3.2.         There will be one (1) winner (“Winner”) and three (3) runners up (individually a “Runner Up”).
3.3.         The Winner (and their band, if applicable) will receive the opportunity to spend two (2) days on mutually agreed date(s) in the Firepit Studio at Warner Music UK headquarters (“Studio”) to record a version of their Submission (“Recording”). Further, a Warner Records A&R will provide feedback and constructive criticism of the Recording. Each Runner Up will receive a thirty (30) minute feedback session relating to their Submission via Zoom with a Warner Records A&R on a mutually agreed date (individually and together, the “Prize”).
  • Each Prize must be redeemed by 31st December 2021.
  • The Winner will be responsible for all costs associated with claiming the Prize provided that, in the event the Winner cannot afford to pay for travel to the Studio, the Winner may apply for a grant to assist with travel and subsistence costs associated with the Prize. Such grant shall be assessed on the basis of evidence provided by the Winner.
  • The Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be available for any prize. However, we reserve the right to substitute a prize (or prizes) of equal or greater value at any time if we withdraw the Prize (in whole or in part) for any reason or it becomes unavailable (in whole or in part). The Prize is subject to availability and other restrictions.
4.              WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
4.1           The winning entrant(s) will be selected on or about the end of May 2021.
4.2           We will notify each winner by no later than 30th May 2021 using the contact details submitted on entry.  If you are chosen as a winner and your contact details have changed since your entry, we reserve the right to disqualify your entry and select an alternative winner. We will not notify unsuccessful entrants.
4.3           If any of the following circumstances apply, a winner will be deemed to have forfeited the Prize and an alternative winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entrants using the process set out above:
(a)            if the winner has not claimed their Prize by the date specified in the winner notification, we reserve the right to select a new winner in accordance with clause 4.1 above in order to award the Prize to another entrant;
(b)            the Prize (or any correspondence relating thereto, e.g. a notification from us confirming a winning entry) is returned as non-deliverable;
(c)            the relevant winner does not provide requested evidence of identity, age, residency, or being the authorised holder of the email account from which the entry was submitted to our satisfaction within 48 hours of such request being made;
(d)            the Prize is attendance at, or tickets to, an event and the relevant winner is not available to travel and/or attend the venue on the relevant dates; or
(e)            we determine non-compliance with any of these Ts&Cs.
4.4           The winner’s names may be obtained by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope marked ‘Firepit Session Competition’ to Warner Music UK Limited, 27 Wrights Lane, London W8 5SW.
5.              PUBLICITY
Entrants and Winners will retain copyright ownership of their compositions and recordings but grant us a royalty free, non-exclusive, perpetual licence to use their Submissions (including the composition and recording) for publicity and marketing purposes. Winners may be required to take part in our promotional publicity and sign a release form in respect of such publicity. By entering into this Promotion, you agree to provide, and that we (or any third party we may chose) may use your entry, details of your name, likeness, voice, performance (if applicable) and county/country of residence and/or other indicia of your persona in any kind of medias (Internet especially on all Promoters. related websites, TV, radio, press, display, theatre, etc.) and in any kind of materials (printed materials, posters, press advertisements, online materials as for instance web-banners and emailings, audio-visual commercials, etc.), worldwide for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with the Promotion without additional authorisation, notice or compensation unless prohibited by law.
6.              DATA PROTECTION
6.1           By submitting an entry, entrants agree that we, our affiliates, service providers and/or agents may process the personal information submitted by you as part of the entry process (including contact details) for the purposes of operating the Promotion, administering prizes and otherwise in accordance with our Privacy Policy, available at www.wminewmedia.com/privacy.
6.2       Delivering personal data is voluntary but it is essential in order to take part in the Promotion. Participants have the right to access the data delivered at any time as well as the right to demand their rectification, erasure or restriction and all other rights according to the GDPR and other applicable local data protection laws, for example by emailing us at privacypolicy@wmg.com.
         We would like to be able to keep you informed about us and ouractivities. We would also like to be able to share your email address with Indie Mixtape and Topsify so that they may keep you informed of their activities from time to time. If you would like us to use your email address in either or both of these ways, please tick the relevant box(es) on the Website where indicated prior to submitting your entry. Ticking the box(es) is not required for entry in the Promotion nor will doing so increase your chances of winning.
7.              GENERAL
7.1           Subject to, where applicable, the approval of those authorities that have issued permits for the conduct of this Promotion, We may in our absolute discretion modify, amend, cancel or suspend these Ts&Cs, the Promotion and/or the Prize(s) at any time if we deem it necessary, due to technical reasons or to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidance, or if circumstances arise beyond our control. No liability shall attach to us as a result thereof.
7.2           Subject to applicable laws, we reserve the right to disqualify an entrant and/or winner in our absolute discretion. In addition, acts of tampering with the Promotion (including the URL) will result in disqualification; but, disqualification shall not represent the sole remedy available to Promoter.
7.3           Except to the extent that they may not be excluded by law, no representations, warranties, terms or conditions that are not expressly stated in these Ts&Cs apply to this Promotion.  We shall have no liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in this Promotion (including any damage to the entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in, or downloading of any materials or software in connection with, this Promotion) or acceptance, use, misuse or non-use of any Prize(s) (including activity or travel related thereto) except for liability for death, personal injury, fraud and damage or loss caused by negligence, which is not excluded.
7.4       In the event that any event or action outside our control prevents or significantly hinders our ability to proceed with the Promotion on the dates and in the manner described in these terms and conditions (including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war and act of terrorism), Warner may for justifiable reasons cancel the Promotion and recommence it from the start at another time on the same conditions. If the Promotion is regulated by any applicable government body, the cancellation or recommencement of the Promotion will be subject to any requirements imposed by such body.
7.5       If for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned due to causes beyond the control of Warner which affect the proper conduct of this Promotion, Warner reserves the right for justifiable reasons to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and/or take any other action against that individual that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion subject to the requirements of any relevant government body that regulates the running of the Promotion.
7.6       Each prize winner is responsible for obtaining their own independent legal advice.
7.7       We accept no responsibility for any issues or loss that may be caused by your accessing / using the Website for the purposes of this.
         Our decisions on any issue arising out of or in relation to this Promotion and these Ts&Cs are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. Failure of the Promoter to enforce a certain provision of these T&Cs in a given circumstance shall not constitute the waiver of such provision.
7.8        This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook/Twitter/Spotify/Instagram.  Entrants hereby release each of Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and Instagram from all responsibility and liability in respect of the Promotion.
8.              GOVERNING LAW
The Promotion and these Ts&Cs are governed by the laws of, and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of, the relevant courts of Great Britain in respect of entrants who are resident in Great Britain.

Submissions

Entries have a suggested £5 donation to our wonderful charities. Entrants must be between the ages of 16 and 18 by 15 March 2021. You may enter more than once, and work produced for GCSE and A-Level is welcome. Only winning entries and runners up will receive feedback. We may feature your work on our website and socials to keep an eye out!