Sony Music Nashville “Member Sweepstakes” | Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

ELIGIBILITY. This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding Rhode Island) or the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry. Employees, agents or officers of Sony Music Nashville, a division of Sony Music Entertainment (“Sponsor”), their respective agents or employees or of any entity involved in the development, production, implementation and distribution of the Promotion, which is comprised of a series of individual monthly drawingsweepstakes (each a “Monthly Drawing Sweepstakes”) and semi-annual enter-to-win random grand prize drawing (the “Grand Prize Sweepstakes”), including any advertising or promotion agency, supplier of prizes for the Promotion, parent company, service provider, subsidiary or affiliate of any such entity or any other entity directly associated with the Promotion (collectively, “Promotion Entities”) or any member of the immediate family of and/or person living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Promotion. The Promotion is void where restricted or prohibited by law.

PROMOTION PERIOD. Promotion begins on September 10, 2013 at 9:00 AM CST.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE. To enter, access http://www.sonymusicnashville.com (the “Promotion Site”), follow the prompts to enter via Facebook Connect or Twitter or complete the online entry form. Each participant will be required to submit a valid e-mail address upon entry.
                        
MONTHLY DRAWING SWEEPSTAKES. Entrants are required to log-in to the Promotion Site a minimum of one (1) time during the current calendar month to be eligible to win each such month’s Monthly Drawing Sweepstakes. On the last calendar day of each month during the Promotion Period (as defined above), Sponsor will select one (1) Monthly Drawing Sweepstakes winner in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during each calendar month comprising the Promotion Period. For the avoidance of doubt, there will be one (1) Monthly Drawing Sweepstakes Winner for each calendar month period beginning September, 2013.

GRAND PRIZE SWEEPSTAKES. Entrants who registered upon connection to the Promotion Site (as described in the “How To Participate” section above) are eligible to win each subsequent Grand Prize Drawing Sweepstakes. One (1) semi-annual Grand Prize Sweepstakes winner will be selected in a random drawing on each of June 30th, and December 31st of each calendar year from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. For the avoidance of doubt, there will be one (1) Grand Prize Sweepstakes Winner selected on each of June 30th, and December 31st throughout the Promotion Period, totaling two (2) Grand Prize Winners annually.

Only one Monthly Drawing Sweepstakes Prize per person during any one (1) calendar year (i.e. January – December). Monthly Drawing Sweepstakes Winner(s) are eligible for Grand Prize Sweepstakes. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, Sponsor and these Official Rules and to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Sponsor, and those working for Sponsor or on behalf of Sponsor, will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or postage due mail or e-mail, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and/or any other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays. Entries which are mutilated, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, forged, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules are also void.

No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

RANDOM DRAWING(S). Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for each such Monthly Drawing Sweepstake(s), and Grand Prize Sweepstake(s). By entering Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Each potential winner will be notified by email. Winning is subject to verification of eligibility. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to notify each potential winner at the email address submitted at the time of entry. To claim prize, winner(s) will be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release. If winner cannot be contacted in first two (2) attempts, if any prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules and requirements, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected from all remaining eligible entries. Upon any prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.

MONTHLY DRAWING PRIZE(S). Monthly Drawing Sweepstakes Winner(s) will each receive: one (1) Sony Music Nashville Prize Pack [Estimated total retail value $50.00]. Each Monthly Drawing Winner will be randomly drawn from all eligible entries received during each such calendar month.

GRAND PRIZE(S). Grand Prize Winner(s) will each receive: one (1) Two Hundred Dollar ($200.00) Visa® Gift Card, five (5) CDs from Sony Music Nashville’s then-current artist roster, and a personal phone call from a Sony Music Nashville Artist (as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and at a time and date subject to Artist’s availability) [Total approximate retail value $300.00]. Each Grand Prize Drawing Winner will be randomly drawn from all eligible entries received.

CONDITIONS. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner(s). Participation in Sweepstakes and acceptance of prize constitutes winner's permission for Sponsor to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by winner regarding the Sweepstakes or Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants and winner(s) agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Participants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS. In the event of a dispute over who submitted a winning online entry, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to participate in the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry, will be deemed to be the entrant. The "Authorized Account Subscriber" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g. business, education, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor, its affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one's ability to enter the Sweepstakes.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Sponsor will select the winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in their sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or web site. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor's representatives.

CAUTION. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

USE OF DATA. Sponsor may collect personal data about entrants in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review the Sony Music Entertainment privacy policy at www.sonymusic.com/privacypolicy.html. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor's collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor's privacy policy.

WINNERS LIST. To obtain a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Sony Music Nashville “Member Sweepstakes” - 1400 18th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212 - Attn: Digital Marketing, 4th Floor.

GOVERNING LAW. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any participant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law rules or provisions which would cause the application or the laws of any jurisdiction other that the State of Tennessee. If any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes, the Official Rules, or the breach of any term hereof, cannot be otherwise resolved, it shall be submitted exclusively to the jurisdiction of the state courts of the State of Tennessee or the federal district courts of Nashville, Tennessee.

SPONSOR. Sony Music Nashville, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, 1400 18th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37212.

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