Hyped Music Series Vol. One CD Compilation

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Digital Hype Media is a division of Media Merchandising Corporation and the Hyped Music Series is a trademark of Digital Hype Media.

Digital Hype Magazine is launching Hyped Music Series Volume One, a compilation CD of innovative music. Their goal is to showcase original music from the best emerging artists on Sonicbids and present them on the world stage. The CD will be distributed in correlation with Digital Hype Magazine as a value added giveaway to their readers, music lovers and fans (released quarterly).

Selected tracks will be located on the interactive CDROM and distributed to subscribers and newsstands located at participating locations. In addition, selected artists will receive 5 copies of the CD for their own use. The Hype Music Series is an innovative promotional tool for artist, promoters and labels a like. Musicians selected to participate on the Hyped Music Series CD will also be include quarterly inside the Hyped section of Digital Hype Magazine to showcase interviews, features, bios and performances of winning entries.

Submissions are open to a variety of genres including: Rock, Pop, R&B, Folk, Alt, Reggae, Spoken Word and Hip Hop. All submissions will receive a review even if not selected for the compilation and there are 7 – 14 slots on the disc reserved for Sonicbids artists!

Terms And Conditions

Digital Hype Music Sampler Rules and Policies

a) Any recording artist/band

b) Artists/bands signed to publishing deals but who do not have recording contracts will also be accepted.

c) All recorded material must be mastered.

d) All music submitted must be 100% owned and copyrighted to entrant and master rights to the sound recording must be 100% controlled by the entrant. All submissions must be entrant's original work. Any song containing any un cleared "Samples" will be automatically disqualified. Must present documentation to prove copyright and publishing clearance. All entrants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of submitting material.

f) All submitted material must free of profanity, obscenity and radio friendly music

3. Process to Enter and Submission Fees:
You may enter by postal mail or online.
To enter by mail: PO Box

a) Send a completed and signed submission form.

b) Send 1 Audio CD. Must be master quality. No cassette submissions will be accepted.

c) Submission Fee (US Dollars Only): $50.00 track(s), for consideration. All fees are non refundable. (Not applicable to Sonic Bid Applicants)

d) Fee Payment: Send check or money order payable to Digital Hype. An additional $25 fee will be charged for returned checks. You may pay by credit card or Paypal. Visa, MasterCard, Discover accepted.

To enter online:
at Sonic Bids www.sonicbids.com
Log in to your account and submit your EPK using your Promoter Drop Box. It beats express mail every time!

4. Submission Rules:
Mail your submission form, fees, and one (1) master quality audio CD or mp3 which is the preferred format to Digital Hype Magazine. No cassette submissions will be accepted. If you submit online and your song is chosen, you must supply a master quality CD with that song to us by mail within ten (10) days of your notification by Digital Hype Magazine in order to be included on the compilation.

An artist/band may submit as many songs as they wish. All songs submitted must be original compositions and at least two and a half (2.5) minutes and not more than five (5) minutes in length. We accept and review all genres of music.

Writers retain all rights to their songs and lyrics. Submissions must not contain samples or other copyright infringing elements that require clearance. Profanity will be edited out of songs in order to obtain a slot on the compilation.

Only one (1) artist/band per submission. Digital Hype will review the songs that you have clearly marked for review on the submission form. If you wish to submit additional artists/bands, a separate submission form and separate fee are required. Agents and Managers may combine multiple submissions in one package and pay with a single payment as long as each artist/band completes a separate submission form. Submissions do not guarantee inclusion on the Music Sampler.

Due to large volume of submissions Digital Hype Magazine will not be able to provide "feedback" or "reviews" of individual submissions. CDs submitted to Digital Hype will not be returned.

5. Submission Deadlines:
The submission deadline for quarterly consideration submission entries will be two month prior to CD release December 31st for submission to be included in March 2009 issue.

6. Music Review & Selection Process:
All music submitted to Digital Hype Magazine will be reviewed by a panel of recording industry professionals, as well as Digital Hype Magazine staff. Final music selections are based, in part, on commercial potential, originality, overall quality of performance and production. All decisions of Digital Hype Magazine will be final and will not be subject to appeal or review.

7. Notification:
Final artist/bands selected will be notified personally by telephone, overnight mail delivery or email. Song writer(s) and performers must sign and return an Agreement confirming that the selected song is original, that he/she controls the rights to the song and that he/she consents to its use by Digital Hype Magazine. Signing this agreement gives Digital Hype Magazine permission to duplicate your song for the purpose of including it on the Digital Hype Magazine Presents: New Music CD Sampler. At that time, you will also be asked to provide information regarding your performing rights organization affiliation (i.e. BMI, ASCAP, SEASAC, etc) as well as your publishing information. Failure to sign and return the agreement within 10 business days of notification will result in immediate disqualification and an alternate artist/band will be selected. All artists/bands whose music is not selected for the compilation CD will be notified via email shortly after the final decisions have been rendered.

8. Release:
By submitting an entry(ies), entrants agree to be bound by these rules and by the decisions of Digital Hype Magazine, which are final in all matters relating to the project. Entrants hereby release and hold Digital Hype Magazine and its sponsors harmless from any and all liabilities, actions, suits, claims and demands of any kind which may be connected in any way with this project, or that otherwise arise in any way in connection with this project and will indemnify Digital Hype Magazine for any and all costs and expenses incurred in defending any rights or claims made regarding entrant. All submissions constitute permission to use artist/band names, likeness and music for future publicity and advertising purposes without compensation. BandRadio.com makes no claims or guarantees of publication, recording, or other use of your material by any industry professionals.

10. Artists Rights:
You will retain all rights to your songs/music/lyrics.

11. Samples:
Each artist/band will receive five (5) copies of the "Hyped Music Series CD at no charge.

12. Miscellaneous:
Digital Hype is not responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen or misappropriated submissions.

Questions? Check out our frequently asked questions at www.digitalhypeonline.com. If you still have additional questions, please send e-mail to info@digitalhypeonline.com

Mailing Address:
Digital Hype Magazine
310 East Government Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502