Libero Music Publishing - Lyric Contest

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Libero Music Publishing is an innovative music publisher with an emphasis on the Neapolitan contribution to the world of music. They are searching for lyrics for their new album "The Voice of Naples". Cash prizes (2 $500 prizes, and 1 $150 prize) will be awarded to 3 select lyrical compositions./n/nLibero Music Publishing is an innovative music publisher with an emphasis on the Neapolitan contribution to the world of music. They aim to feature the best Italian/Italian associated talent, and are holding a contest to search for original lyrics for 3 existing tunes from their CD “The Voice of Naples”.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 lyrical compositions

  1. $500 for `O ssaie pecchè: free composition

  2. $500 for Voici Genève: your own tribute to a favorite city or country

    AND / OR

  3. $150 for an existing classical poem (not written by you) to be sung to any existing song on the CD "The Voice of Naples".

Lyrics must be in one of the specified languages (see for the first 2 songs. This competition is co-sponsored by The Oxford Editors “The Place for Great Writing”.

The judges are a mix of classically trained musicians and composers, music industry executives with decades of experience in managing artists in a variety of genres.

After the competition deadline, judges will create a list of the best 100 entries. They will of course acknowledge receipt of all entries to the competition.

Please note: The winning lyrics will (subject to paragraph 16 of the Competition Conditions) be recorded by an artist of their choice, and the resulting recording will be available to the winner(s) in the form of a demo which can be used for promotional purposes.

This is Libero Music Publishing’s first competition but will be followed by similar competitions based on other songs from their collection.

Terms And Conditions


1. Entry to the Lyric Writing Competition (the Competition") is free and open to all. Entrants must be at least 18 years old or must have the consent of their parent(s) or guardian to enter the Competition. Employees of Libero Music Publishing Company Limited (LMP"), or any person associated with the Competition, and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the Competition.
2. Entry to the Competition is free. A person may not submit more than one entry for each category (under10. below) of the Competition.
3. Entry is open between the designated competition dates: The Competition commences from 7a.m. (GMT) on Saturday 6th June 2009.
4. The Competition closes at midnight on Saturday 26th September 2009, and all entries must be received by LMP by midnight (GMT) on that date. Late entries will not be accepted. LMP is not responsible for entries lost or delayed or not received for any reason. LMP accepts no responsibility for any delay in receiving any entry or a failure to receive any entry as a direct or indirect result of any technical problem, malfunction or difficulty, or any other event causing disruption to or corruption of the competition.
5. To enter the Competition, entrants must provide LMP with: (a) their name, address, postcode, telephone contact details (and email address details where available); and(b) the lyrics / poem in typed / legible written form. An audio recording may also be included but will not be taken into account by the judges in reaching their decision.
6. Entries may be submitted through email to or by post to the Competition coordinators, address as follows: ARC, Case Postale 38, 1256 Troinex, Geneva, C.H. marking the envelope: 'Lyric Competition'. All entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt by the Competition coordinators (for entries sent by post) / on LMP's email inbox (for entries sent by email). LMP accepts no responsibility for lost, stolen or delayed entries.
7. Each entrant warrants that: (a) all details provided in their entry are true and correct; (b) except for those submitting existing classical poetry, that the Lyrics are their own original creation and work, and do not infringe the rights (including copyright) of any other person and(c) the entrant has composed the Lyrics solely for the purpose of entering the Competition and for no other purpose and that they have not been previously published or otherwise used. 8.The entry / lyrics / poem / text submitted must not contain any obscene or offensive language. LMP's decision on such matters is final and any entry / lyrics / poem /text containing inappropriate material will be withdrawn from the competition. Each entrant agrees to indemnify LMP in relation to any loss or damage resulting from any breach of warranty.
8. All entries received by LMP which satisfy the requirements set out in these Conditions of Entry will be accepted into the Competition.
9. The Prize Winner will be the entrant whose Lyrics / submitted classical poem are the best in the opinion of LMPs panel of judges. The judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. (For the purposes of the present document the term 'Prize Winner' is understood to refer also to 'Prize Winners' where relevant).
10. The Prize Winner will receive a prize for the composition of original lyrics, in one of the specified languages (namely: English, Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Farsi, French, German, Japanese, Portugese, Russian, Spanish or Turkish) , to 2 tunes to be found on Maestro Oscar Mancino's CD "The Voice of Naples", as follows: The Prize of $500 for original lyrics to "`O ssaie pecch": free composition. The Prize of $500 for "Voici Genve": your own tribute to a favourite city or country. AND / OR The Prize of $150 for an existing classical poem to be sung to any tune, of your choice, on the CD "The Voice of Naples".
11. Any costs and expenses associated with accepting and using the prize (or any part of it) are the responsibility of the Prize Winner.
12. The judges may award prizes to several entrants in each category. In such a case LMP reserves the right to increase the total amount of prize money awarded, so that each Prize Winner receives the total prize money for that category. The judges' decisions are subject to the proviso that there will not be a duplication of prizes for entries in any single language.
13. The Prize Winner will be notified as soon as reasonably possible following LMP determining the Prize Winner. He / she will be advised via email and/or via a call to the telephone number provided / by means of a letter sent to the address provided by the Prize Winner as part of entry into the competition. LMP will make all reasonable attempts to contact winners but if a winner is not able to be contacted within six weeks after the closing date of the Competition, LMP may chose another winner.
14. Prizes are not transferable. Payment of prize money will be by way of bank transfer. It is the responsibility of the Prize Winner to supply correct information to facilitate the transfer. If a Prize Winner is unable to accept a prize, then he / she forfeits the rights to the prize and LMP may select another winner. The Prize Winner's name, and the city/town/suburb in which he/she lives, may be announced on LMP's website.
15. LMP may use any information (including personal information) provided by an entrant (or purported entrant) to contact him/her for any reason in relation to the Competition. Redemption of any prize further constitutes the winner's consent that LMP may use his or her name on the LMP and related websites. Entrants' details may be entered into a database and LMP may use the entrants' names, addresses and telephone numbers for future promotional contact until requested otherwise by the entrant. LMP takes your privacy seriously and information provided will not be disclosed to third parties.
16. All entries (including the lyrics, any audio or other material sent to LMP in the context of the Competition) are deemed to have been submitted in consideration of a chance to obtain a prize and are not returnable to the entrant. As far as necessary all entries awarded a prize in the context of the present competition are deemed to have been submitted in consideration of a chance to obtain a prize and/or of the prize money, and remain the property of LMP to the full extent permitted by law. The publishing copyright vesting in LMP and the prize winning author's rights protected according to legislation existing in his / her country of residence at the date the entry is received by LMP. The Prize Winner is deemed to have agreed to sign all documents (presented to him / her by LMP) which may be required to give effect to / specify the rights obtained by each party under these Competition Conditions.
17. The decisions of LMP on all matters regarding the Competition are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
18. To the full extent permitted by the law, LMP will not be liable for any injury, damages, expenses or loss whatsoever (whether direct or consequential) to persons or property as a result of any person entering into the Competition or accepting or using any prize, including without limitation non-receipt of the prize.
19. If there is an event beyond LMPs reasonable control which prevents or hinders the conduct of the Competition or the LMPs ability to deliver the prize to the Prize Winner, then LMP may in its discretion cancel the Competition. Further, the LMP may at its sole discretion recommence it under the same conditions.
20. Each entry must be entered in accordance with these Conditions of Entry. Information published on how to enter the competition forms part of these terms and conditions. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions. LMP may at its discretion refuse to award any prize to any entrant who fails to comply with these Conditions of Entry.
21. LMP reserves the right to exclude any person from this competition for any reason whatsoever.
22. In all matters, all decisions of LMP will be final and cannot be contested. No correspondence or discussions will be entertained.
23. The promoter of the Competition is Libero Music Publishing Company Limited (Company No. 5277671), Registered Office: 6-8 Underwood street, London N1 7JQ, England. All relevant instructions on the website of LMP form part of these Conditions of Entry.