Mamba® Battle of the Bands II Contest

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Enter for a chance to take the stage at a 2013 Live Nation® produced music festival in the US! This is your opportunity to showcase your talent. Enter the Mamba Battle of the Bands II Contest by submitting your Electronic Press Kit™.

Artists who submit their EPKs will be entered into a public voting round accessible through Mamba's Facebook timeline. The submission period ends April 30th. The voting period runs May 14th through May 31st. The Top 10 bands with the most votes will be finalists for the final judging round. The winning band will be selected on or about June 11th, so be sure to rally your fan base and drive in those votes!

No purchase necessary to enter. Open to U.S. & D.C. residents only. All band members must be 18 years or older to enter. Certain exclusions apply. Please view Official Rules for complete details.

Terms And Conditions

Official Rules


SPONSOR and ADMINISTRATOR: The Sponsor of the Contest is August Storck KG, Storck USA L.P. (Sponsor). The administrator of the Contest is Live Nation Marketing, Inc. (Administrator). Sponsor and Administrator are collectively referred to herein as Contest Entities. Administrator will conduct the Contest as described in these Official Rules. By participating in the Contest each entrant agrees as follows:

ENTRY PERIOD: The Submission Period begins at 12:00 PM PT on March 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on April 30, 2013. Finalist selection round begins 12:00 PM PT on May 14, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on May 31, 2013. Grand Prize selection round begins at 12:00 PM PT on June 12, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on June 19, 2013.

METHOD OF ENTRY AND SUBMISSION: To enter the Contest, eligible bands, groups and solo performers (each a Band) must do one of the following:

A. Enter by going to, "like" the Mamba USA Facebook page, click on the Battle of the Bands II Contest application tab, complete the Battle of the Bands II Contest registration form, follow the instructions to upload an Electronic Press Kit (Kit), which may include a Band biography (not to exceed 150 characters), one (1) Band photo ("Photo") and one (1) Band vocal music video (Video), at Bands discretion. Kit must include an electronic version of one (1) original song formatted as a mp3 audio file ("Song", Contest entry, Kit and Song collectively are a "Submission"). Song should include vocals and may not exceed 5 minutes. Voting and Judging, as described below, will be based solely on Song and not on entire Kit. Entrants will be required to provide full name, email address, phone number, and date of birth for person submitting on behalf of Band; and first and last name with date of birth for each Band member. One Submission per Band. Band may consist of one (1) member up to a maximum of six (6) members. Each Band member must be at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in the state in which he/she resides. Digital file and photo should be submitted using the online entry form. Photo should be submitted in high quality JPG or GIF format and Photo file dimensions must be at least 300px wide and 300px high or greater. Photo should be formatted to 72 dpi. Panoramic photos are not eligible. Photo file size must be less than 2MB. Photo may be in natural color or black and white. Entrants must be the registered subscriber of the Facebook account from which the entry is made. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Live Nation Worldwide, Inc., and not to Facebook.

B. Enter by going to, and sign into an existing Sonicbids account or register for a free trial account. Entrant will receive a promotion code via email to extend the free trial once entrant creates a new account. Entrant must follow online instructions to upload Kit. Submission guidelines and restrictions set forth above also apply to Submissions made via Entrants will be required to provide full name, email address, phone number, and date of birth.

One entry per Band will be entered into the Contest. Although subsequent attempts to enter may be received, only Bands first entry during the specified Contest entry period will count. No third party entry or entry through contest service permitted. All entries become the property of the Administrator and none will be acknowledged or returned. Any individual who attempts or otherwise encourages, directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities, or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly, multiple or false entries, as determined by the Administrator, will be disqualified.

If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being executed as planned, or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of and/or Contest Entities, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, and/or the Contest is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Contest Entities reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any suspect entry or entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, the determination of the winners will be made, from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the termination, cancellation or suspension, as Contest Entities determine in their sole discretion. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification and prosecution.

Finalist Selection Round: During the Contest Entry Period, qualifying Submissions will be posted on the page under the Battle of the Bands II Contest tab for viewing and voting by the general public. Ten (10) Band Submissions (Finalists) will be selected from all eligible Submissions received no later than 11:59 PM PT on April 30, 2013, and will be eligible to win the Grand Prize. Finalists will be selected by public voting.

To vote, voter must be at least thirteen (13) years of age at the time of voting, and have a valid Facebook account. Vote online at, log in to your Facebook account if you are not already logged in, like the Mamba USA Facebook page, click on the Battle of the Bands II Contest tab, accept application permission, and vote for Band based on Judging Criteria below. Voter may place up to one vote per Band per day during the Finalist Selection Round. Entrant is prohibited from offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public, vote farming, or any other activity that artificially inflates votes as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion. In the event of a tie, Contest Entities will determine the Finalists.

Finalist Band Names may be announced and/or EPK may be posted on a Finalist page or tab located at for public viewing after eligible Finalists have been determined, at Contest Entities sole discretion.

Grand Prize Winner Selection Round: One (1) Grand Prize winner (Winning Band) will be selected during the Grand Prize Selection round period from the ten (10) Finalists as determined in the Finalist Selection round. Winning Band will be determined by a panel of judges (Judges) as described below and determined by Contest Entities sole discretion.

Contest Entities shall have the right to immediately remove any and all Submissions that violate these rules, in the sole direction of the Contest Entities. As conditions of entry into this Contest, and submitting a Submission, each entrant:

1. Warrants and represents that the entrant has the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the Submission to use his/her respective name or likeness to enable inclusion and use of the Submission in the manner contemplated by the Contest Entities and these official rules, and can make written copies of such permissions available to the Contest Entities upon request;

2. Acknowledges and agrees that the Contest Entities may exploit, edit, modify, display and distribute the Submission and all elements of such Submission, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or not currently known, throughout the world in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party;

3. Warrants and represents that entrants Submission is original to the entrant and has been legally obtained and created, does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, or violate applicable laws or regulations;

4. Warrants and represents that entrants Submission does not contain any unlicensed images or music;

5. Agrees to conduct him/herself with due regard to public conventions and morals, and shall not do or commit any act that would tend to prejudice the Contest Entities during the Contest Entry Period and for up to one (1) year following acceptance of the prize; and

6. Agrees not to publicly promote any of the Contest Entities competing brands during the Contest Entry Period and for up to one (1) year following acceptance of prize.

In the event an entrant cannot provide all required releases, Contest Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Submission, or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Contest Entities benefit, or allow the applicable Submission to remain.

Entrants agree that Submissions shall not contain, include or involve any of the following:

- Obscenity
- Crude, vulgar or offensive pictures, depictions, images, language and/or symbols
- Gang signs or symbols
- Violence
- Explicit sexual activity
- Nudity
- Illegal drug or alcohol use
- Commercial products (e.g., clothing, toys, food) and/or their trademarks, brands, logos or endorsements
- License plates, phone numbers, personal addresses (physical or email or otherwise)
- Website or web page links
- Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups, humiliation of other people (publicly or otherwise), any assault or threatening of others
- Trespass or the violation of other peoples rights or property
- Illegal (e.g., discriminatory, harassing) or inappropriate activity, behavior or conduct (e.g., inflicting emotional distress)
- Conduct or activities in violation of these Official Rules
- Any other content, display, materials and/or images that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Contest Entities, in their sole discretion
Administrator is not obligated to use, publish, display or broadcast any Submission materials submitted with an entry; provided however that each entrant acknowledges that Administrator will rely on such entrant's agreement and compliance with these Official Rules when entrant submits or attempts to submit the entry.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to natural persons who are legal residents of the United States of America, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older (or age of majority in jurisdiction of residency, whichever is greater), and who have a valid Facebook account or an active Sonicbids account at the time of entry and until the conclusion of the promotion. Contest may only be entered from and in eligible jurisdictions. Contest Entities and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration, judging or fulfillment of the Contest including, without limitation, the immediate family members and/or those persons living in the same household of such individuals, are not eligible to participate. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an entrant, each entry will be declared made by the registered account holder of the Facebook or Sonicbids account submitted at time of entry. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges which are final and binding in all respects. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest.

PRIZE: One (1) Battle of the Bands II Grand Prize consisting of one (1) trip to a select Live Nation produced festival in the United States during the 2013 concert season. Trip includes round-trip, coach class air transportation, for the Winning Band up to a maximum of six (6) band members; up to six (6) general admission tickets and VIP passes for each day of the selected festival; up to three (3) double occupancy standard hotel rooms for three (3) nights / four (4) days; a $100.00 cash card for each Band member; and one (1) festival set time (Set Time) for the winning band. Approximate Retail Value of the Grand Prize is: Nine Thousand Three Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($9,300.00), depending on the number of members in the Winning Band, and Winning Band's point of travel origin and airfare fluctuations at the time of taking the trip. Any difference between stated approximate retail value and actual value of prize will not be awarded. Festival and set time to be determined at Administrators sole discretion. Set length will be thirty (30) minutes or less. Selection of airline, hotel and festival locations are solely within Administrators discretion. Winning Band must abide by all venue policies. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein are solely the Winning Bands responsibility. Winning Band will be required to provide a credit card to hotel to cover incidentals which are not included in prize package. Administrator reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if the Winning Band resides within two hundred (200) miles from trip destination. All travel must be taken at the time requested by Contest Entities; no alternative travel dates are available or prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate. All travel subject to availability and restrictions. Each Winning Band member must travel on same itinerary. Each Winning Band member must sign and return a travel release before any ticketing of travel occurs and must be at least age of majority in state of residency. Each Winning Band member must have all necessary identification and/or travel documents (e.g., a valid U.S. drivers license or government issued ID) required for travel. Each Winning Band member understands that there are inherent risks involved in travel and that these risks may be present before, during and after the trip. Contest Entities reserve the right to revoke full or partial prize from any Winning Band member who it and/or venue personnel deem may, in their sole discretion, be intoxicated, be a safety risk, have violated any venue policy or law, and/or may bring Contest Entities into disrepute.

There will be only one prize per Winning Band. Lost or stolen prizes will not be replaced. Prize does not include any other item or expense not specifically described in these Official Rules, and all additional expenses including, without limitation, travel expenses, if any, are the sole responsibility of Winning Band. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned. Only listed prizes will be awarded and no substitutions or cash equivalents or redemption will be made, except that Administrator reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater financial value if any advertised prize (or any component thereof) becomes unavailable. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Winners agree to accept the prize as is, and entrants hereby acknowledge that Contest Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including express warranties (if any) provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with the prize.

Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to Administrator and the value of any prize awarded to a Winning Band may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each Winning Band is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Each Winning Band must provide Administrator with a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: Top ten (10) Finalists as determined in the Finalist Selection round will be evaluated by Voters based on the following criteria (Judging Criteria) as applied to Song: 25% lyric content, 25% creativity, 25% dynamic harmony, and 25% professional sound. The Finalists will be the ten (10) Submissions that receive the highest overall score, and will be selected on or about May 31, 2013. Inability of Contest Entities to contact potential Finalist by email at the email address submitted during the entry process within forty-eight (48) hours of selection, or in the event the potential Finalist declines the prize, the Finalist who receives the next highest overall score may be selected at Contest Entities' discretion.

Finalists will advance to the Grand Prize Winner Selection round where one (1) Winning Band will be selected by Judges based on the Judging Criteria as set forth above. The Winning Band will be determined on or about June 19, 2013. Inability of Contest Entities to contact the potential Winning Band by email at the email address submitted during the Entry within forty-eight (48) hours of selection, or in the event the potential Winning Band declines the prize, the Finalist who receives the next highest overall score may be selected at Contest Entities' discretion.

The final determination will be conducted by Administrator, whose decisions and interpretations on all matters relating to the Contest and these Official Rules are final and binding in all respects. Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. All potential Winning Bands are subject to verification by Administrator. An entrant is not a winner of any prize, even if the Contest should so indicate, unless and until entrants eligibility has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. Administrator will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process.

PUBLICITY, PRIVACY & PRIZE NOTIFICATION: Except where prohibited by law or regulation, by submitting an entry, entrant grants the Administrator a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use his/her name, character, photograph, voice, and likeness in connection with the promotion of this and other Contest, and entrants waive any and all claims and/or rights to receive any royalties or other compensation for the Administrators use thereof, unless prohibited by law. Entry into this Contest may require entrant to enter an email address and certain other personal information. Entrants are informed that the personal data collection in connection with this Contest will be collected by Administrators servers and computer systems, which are based in the United States and such collection will therefore be subject to applicable United States laws. Entrants may withdraw their personal data upon request; however, they will be disqualified as an entrant in this Contest if personal data is withdrawn prior to the determination of the winner(s) and fulfillment of the prize(s). Entrants agree that, if they opt in, Contest Entities may use personal data for marketing purposes. Winners may be required to complete, sign, notarize and return an affidavit of eligibility/liability release and a publicity release, which must be returned, properly executed, within forty-eight (48) hours of issuance of prize notification. If the winner is under the age of majority, the affidavit of eligibility/liability release and publicity release must be executed by the winner and one or both parents or legal guardians, depending upon the state of residence of the winner. If these documents are not returned properly executed, or are returned to Administrator as undeliverable, or if any given prize winner does not otherwise comply with the Officials Rules, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

GENERAL CONDITIONS/RELEASE: The Contest is void where prohibited by law and is governed by the laws of the United States of America . The submission of an entry is solely the responsibility of the entrant. Only eligible entries actually received by 11:59 PM PT on April 30, 2013, during the specified Contest entry period, will be included. Any automated receipt (such as one confirming delivery of e-mail) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Administrator of an entry for purposes of these Official Rules. By participating, entrants (a) release Contest Entities, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by participation in the Contest, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or acceptance, possession, use, misuse, or nonuse of the prize that may be awarded; and (b) acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize including, without limitation, the prize quality or availability. Neither Contest Entities nor any service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data or voice transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or Website or to complete a telephone call or facsimile transaction, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost or misdirected mail, or any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer or television related to or resulting from participation in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Contest Entities failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

DISPUTES: Entrants and guests agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest for prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Central District of California or the appropriate California State Court located in Los Angeles County, California; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Contest Entities in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than State of California.

WINNERS LIST: A winners list is available only within sixty (60) days after the close of the Contest. Mail request to Battle of the Bands II Contest Winners, 7060 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 Attention: Promotions Dept. In order to obtain a winners list, where permitted by law, send your written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope (residents of VT and WA may omit return postage).

MISCELLANEOUS: The names of individuals, groups, companies, products and services mentioned herein, and any corresponding likenesses, logos and images thereof reproduced herein, have been used for identification purposes only and may be the copyrighted properties and trademarks of their respective owners. The mention of any individual, group or Contest Entity, or the inclusion of a product or service as a prize, does not imply any association with or endorsement by such individual, group or Contest Entity or the manufacturer or distributor of such product or service and, except as otherwise indicated no association or endorsement is intended or should be inferred.

The Contest and all accompanying materials are 2013 Live Nation Worldwide, Inc.