The “RCA x Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Ticket Sweepstakes” Official Rules

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

The “RCA x Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Ticket Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) may only be entered by legal residents of the United States who reside within a one hundred (100) mile radius of Wantagh, NY (collectively the “Sweepstakes Territory”). Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible. You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the Sweepstakes Territory.

1. ELIGIBILITY.

Only legal residents of the Sweepstakes Territory who are at least sixteen (16) years of age as of June 26, 2017 are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. Void outside of the Sweepstakes Territory, and where prohibited, including, but not limited to, where taxed or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Sony Music Entertainment (“Sponsor”), and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of Sweepstakes materials (“Sweepstakes Entities”) and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are not eligible to enter.

2. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD.

The Sweepstakes will begin on June 26, 2017 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and will end on July 7, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (“Sweepstakes Period”).

3. HOW TO ENTER.


To enter the Sweepstakes, retweet or repost the tweet or post from the @RCARecords account regarding the Event (as defined below) from your personal Twitter® or Instagram® account, using the hashtag #Hot100FestSweepstakes (the “Hashtag”). Entrants must complete the steps described above and use the Hashtag to submit a valid Sweepstakes entry (each, an “Entry”, collectively, “Entries”).

 

Entrants must be registered users of Twitter® or Instagram® to enter. If an entrant has no Twitter® or Instagram® account, one can be created on the Twitter® or Instagram® home page. Entrants must ensure that the social media account used to submit the Entry is set to “public” so that their Entries are viewable. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of the person who submitted an Entry and the identity of the official entrant, the Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the social media account associated with the winning Entry. The “Authorized Account Holder” is the natural person to whom an Instagram® or Twitter® account is assigned.

 

One (1) Entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. If multiple Entries are received by the same entrant, only the first Entry submitted by that entrant will qualify for entry into the Sweepstakes; subsequent Entries submitted by that entrant shall be disqualified. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled Entries, which will be disqualified. Only fully completed Entries are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor, and these Official Rules and to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

4. PRIZES.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner (the “Winner”) will receive two (2), two-day passes for Winner and one (1) guest to attend the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival (the “Event”) on August 19-20, 2017 at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY (the “Prize”).

ALL ENTRANTS HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE EVENT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE AND WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.

The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Prize is Three Hundred U.S. Dollars ($300.00). The ARV of the Prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. Prize is non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions provided that the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize in whole or in part for a Prize of equal or greater value in the event that any component of the Prize is unavailable for any reason. Prize may not be sold, bartered or transferred. Prize does not include any additional expenses, including, but not limited to incidentals, meals, telephone charges, travel insurance, souvenirs, transportation (as mentioned above), federal, state and local sales or other taxes and surcharges which are the sole responsibility of the Winners.

THE Winner and HIS/HER guest must be at least SIXTEEN (16) years of age as of JUNE 26, 2017 and will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within four (4) calendar day(s) of Prize notification. IF THE WINNER IS YOUNGER THAN THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN HIS/HER JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE AS OF JUNE 26, 2017, THEN SUCH INDIVIDUAL’S GUEST MUST BE A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN AND SUCH WINNER’S PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST PROVIDE WRITTEN PERMISSION ALLOWING THE WINNER TO ACCEPT THE PRIZE AND THE AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE MUST BE SIGNED AND SUBMITTED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. If the guest is younger than the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence as of June 26, 2017, then such individual’s parent or legal guardian must provide written permission allowing the individual to accompany the Winner and the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release must be signed and submitted by a parent or legal guardian. If the Winner rejects his/her Prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Sweepstakes 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.

5. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS.

The Winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible Entries received, on or around July 7, 2017. The drawings will take place at the executive offices of RCA Records, 25 Madison Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10010-8601. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received. The Winner will be notified by email and if the Winner cannot be contacted within one (1) calendar day of first notification attempt, the Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner may be selected from all remaining eligible Entries. Upon Prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

6. CONDITIONS.

All federal, state, provincial and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Participation in this Sweepstakes and acceptance of Prize constitutes the 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 agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Sweepstakes Entities, and their respective advertising and promotion agencies, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (“Released Parties”), 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. Released Parties are not responsible if the Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any Prize cannot be awarded including, but not limited to due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. There is no purchase or sales presentation required to participate. A purchase does not increase odds of winning.

7. ADDITIONAL TERMS.

In the case of dispute as to the identity of any entrant, the Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email account associated with the winning Entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom an email account is assigned. Any potential Winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that such Winner is the Authorized Account Holder of the email account associated with the winning Entry. Any other attempted form of Entry is prohibited; no automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of entry are permitted. Released Parties are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, 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, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Sweepstakes should it determine (in its sole discretion) that a virus, bug, 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 Winner from all eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines 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. Sponsor reserves the right not to award any or all part of the Prize, or to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Sweepstakes without liability in the event an insufficient number of eligible Entries are received.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE 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.

8. 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.

9. ISSUES OF LAW.

All federal, state and local laws and regulations are applicable. THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL EXCLUSIVELY GOVERN THIS SWEEPSTAKES WITHOUT REGARDS TO CONFLICT OF LAW RULES. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THOSE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. EACH ENTRANT EXPRESSLY WAIVES THE RIGHT TO HAVE ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING HEARD BEFORE A JURY.

10. WINNERS’ LIST.

To obtain the name of Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by September 15, 2017 to RCA Records, 25 Madison Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10010-8601, Attention: “RCA x Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Ticket Sweepstakes” Winners’ List.

  1. OFFICIAL RULES.

To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 15, 2017 to RCA Records, 25 Madison Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10010-8601, Attention: “RCA x Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Ticket Sweepstakes” Official Rules.

12. SPONSOR.

Sponsor is Sony Music Entertainment, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, N

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