How to enter the contest?
➡ Step 1: Download the multitracks via the contest page
➡ Step 2: Mix the song and bounce your track.
➡ Step 3: Upload your mix on your mixchecks.com account. Make sure the file name includes your mixchecks.com username
➡ Step 4: Leave positive, constructive comments on other mixes on mixchecks.com
Deadline for your submission is September 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST
This is not a loudness contest; all submissions will be level-matched by the judges before listening.
Don’t record any additional parts to the mix. The arrangement must stay the same. This is a mixing contest.
Only submit your track once, multiple submissions will automatically be excluded from the contest.
Submission ends on September 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST. Any tracks submitted after this deadline will be excluded from the contest, unless the deadline wasn’t met due to a technical error.
The winner will be notified via email, as well as on our blog and our newsletter on or before October 13, 2020.
Mixing is an art form. The winner will be chosen based on the judges’ subjective taste. There are no absolute rules. Don’t be upset if your version does not make it to the top.
Terms & Conditions
1. Contest period
Contest submissions can be made between 9-1-2020 and 9-22-2020.
Winner will be selected before 10-13-2020
The MixChecks.com Empires mixing contest (the “contest”) is offered by MixChecks.com (Zakkle Enterprises LLC) (“MixChecks”) to residents of countries that allow such contests. By entering the contest, you accept sole responsibility for determining whether your participation is legal in any jurisdiction that applies to you. Participants must be of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence and have an active email account and internet access at the time of entry.
Each participant may only enter the contest once via submitting a mix on mixchecks.com via their dashboard.
Participation in this contest is free of charge. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest.
By entering the contest, each participant acknowledges the rules as well as the Terms and Conditions and eventually the winners. Naturally, the selection process is not free of subjectivity and opinions may vary. Please play fair!
4. Exclusion of participation
Employees and executives of MixChecks and their immediate family members or members of the households of such employees and executives (those who have lived in the same household for at least three of the 12 months preceding the applicable competition period) are not eligible.
Participants, who use illegitimate means or try to increase their chances of winning by manipulation of entries will be automatically disqualified and excluded.
Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
5. Winner selection
The MixChecks team will do a preselection and choose the best 3 out of all mixes.
The winner out of those 3 mixes will be chosen by the band and MixChecks judges. They will judge entrants by the mixing quality of their entries.
Final decision. All grading decisions are final.
Once the grading of the entries is completed, MixChecks will notify the winner via email using the information submitted in their mixchecks.com profile.
The names of the contest winners will be posted on MixChecks’ websites (by using the first name and the first letter of the last name), and used in any other publication, media, and other social media, as MixChecks decide, in their sole discretion.
If a winner fails to respond within 14 days of the date of the notification, that winner will be disqualified, and the next highest scoring mix will be selected as an alternate winner for the applicable prize and notified according to this procedure.
The prizes offered in this contest are as follows:
1st place – ($100 Electronic Gift Card to Sweetwater.com)
2nd place – ($50 Electronic Gift Card to Sweetwater.com)
Winners will be notified by email. It is the sole responsibility of the winner to redeem the prize.
All potential winners are subject to verification at MixChecks’ sole discretion. A cash payment compensation of the prize is not an option.
By accepting a prize, competition winners agree that their first name and the first letter of their last name and likeness and mixchecks.com username, and the winning songs (in whole or in part), may be used for advertising and promotional purposes at MixChecks’ discretion in any and all media now known, or hereinafter developed without territorial or time limitations, and royalty-free. Limit one prize per applicant.
7. General conditions
If for any reason this contest is not capable of being conducted as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of MixChecks, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, MixChecks reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. If the contest is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted on the MixChecks’ website at www.mixchecks.com.
MixChecks reserves the right to change the deadlines and/or the voting period and terms of participation.
Overall terms & conditions are governed by United States law.
8. Data privacy
MixChecks affirms that all personal data submitted by the participant with his or her mix is only used for the purpose of the contest performance, contacting winners, and future promotion of MixChecks marketing materials.
The data will not be passed on to third parties.
9. Limitations of liability
MixChecks are not responsible for late, lost, illegible, or misdirected entries, whether caused by technical malfunction, human error or traffic congestion, or any combination thereof.
MixChecks are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to entries. In no event will MixChecks, vendors, advertising agencies, and/or each of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives or agents, be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of your participation in this contest.
Without limiting the foregoing, everything in this contest is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non- infringement. Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties so some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.
As a condition of participating in this contest, you agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, or any persons affiliated with the contest (including without limitation, judges), claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest, or any prizes awarded, or the determination of the winner shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, solely and exclusively in the competent court of Houston, Texas, USA.
Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than your actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this contest), and you further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Rules, or your rights and obligations or MixChecks rights and obligations in connection with this competition, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States of America.
11. Social Media
This competition is not connected to Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, YouTube or Twitter and is not sponsored, supported or organized by those social media channels in any way.
The participant agrees to comply with Facebook’s, YouTube’s, Instagram’s, SoundCloud’s and Twitter’s terms & conditions.
12. The promoter of this competition
MixChecks.com (Zakkle Enterprises LLC)