THE SOUND OF VINYL NEW YEAR NEW MUSIC INSTAGRAM SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sponsor: Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc., 2220 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 ( “Sponsor” or “UMe”). Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the New Year New Music Instagram Sweepstakes; referred hereafter as the “Sweepstakes”.
Sweepstakes Entry Period: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 A.M. Pacific Time ("PT”1) on January 20, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 P.M. PT on January 27, 2023. (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”). The Sponsor’s agent’s computer server will be the time keeping device for the purposes of this Sweepstakes. Entries must be received by 11:59:59 P.M. PT on January 27, 2023.
Limit: Only one (1) Entry per person. Multiple entrants are not permitted to use the same email address or Instagram account. Duplicate Entries will be disqualified. All Entries, requests and/or materials submitted become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.
Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to any person who has reached the age of 18 or older who are members of Instagram as of 12:00:00 A.M. PT on January 20, 2023 and who at time of entry is a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States including the District of Columbia (“Territory”). Void where prohibited by law. Employees of the Sponsor and their respective parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other individual or company involved in the development or execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively the “Released Parties”) and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, territorial, and local laws and regulations.
To Enter: Access to the internet is required to enter this Sweepstakes. To enter, (1) Sign into your Instagram account (“Instagram Account”); (2) “Follow” the Sweepstakes page; (3) “Like” the Sweepstakes post, and (3) “Tag” one (1) friend in the Sweepstakes post comments. Once properly submitted, the actions you completed will be considered and referred to herein as your “Instagram Entry.” If your Instagram Account is set to “protected or private mode”, your updates/responses will not be visible to the Sponsor and, therefore, will not be received by the Sponsor, resulting in your failure to enter the Sweepstakes.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY AND ALL COMMENTS, IF ANY, SUBMITTED FOR THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE PUBLICLY VIEWABLE. IN ADDITION, ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEIR COMMENTS MAY BE REPOSTED BY THE PUBLIC OR OPEN TO PUBLIC COMMENTARY, FOR WHICH SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE.
You must have a mobile phone or other wireless or electronic device that supports the Instagram application. Normal Internet access and data usage charges imposed by your carrier or online service will apply. By submitting an Entry, you hereby agree to hold Released Parties, Instagram and their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, and the officers, directors and employees of each of the foregoing, harmless from and against any liability of any kind arising from or in connection with any use of the Entry. By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby warrants and represents they have not included any restricted content in the Entry and have not violated any of the requirements for Entries as stated in these Rules.
To qualify for the Sweepstakes, your Entry must be received by 11:59:59 P.M PT on January 27,2023. Once you submit an Entry, your submission is considered final and may not be modified or edited. The Sponsor reserves the right to prescreen the submitted Entries and/or disqualify any Entry for any reason. Sponsor is under no obligation to disclose why an Entry has been disqualified other than the Entry was ineligible under these Rules. You agree that Sponsor has no obligation to post your Entry, that all such postings, if any, will be in Sponsor’s sole discretion and that the posting of an Entry does not guarantee the Entry will be selected as the winner. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by Entrant’s online service may apply. Entrant understands that, by participation in this Sweepstakes via mobile phone, or if Entrant is the potential winner, Sponsor may contact Entrant via mobile phone, which will be subject to the charges pursuant to Entrant’s carrier's rate plan. Entries that do not include all required information and do not adhere to these Rules will be considered void.
Any Entry that does not conform to the Entry requirements as stated above will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.
By submitting your Entry, you warrant and represent that you consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes entities are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Entry. Entries will not be held “in confidence” and an Entry does not create a confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy between any entrant and Sponsor or any of its affiliates. As an Entrant, you also acknowledge your Entry may be similar or identical in theme, format and/or other respects to other Entries. By entering, you waive any and all claims you may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future that any ideas accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Sponsor, its affiliates, or their respective officers, directors, employees and agents may be similar to or the same as your Entry. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant or ownership of or rights to the Entry, the disputed Entry will be disqualified in the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
Winner Selection, Odds & Notifications: Potential winner will be randomly selected from all eligible Entries received during the Entry Period. Potential winner will be notified by direct message to the Instagram Account associated with the Entry within two (2) days of the Entry Period deadline date. Random drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor or its agent of choice, whose decisions are final and binding. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following:  a potential winner’s failure to respond to notification within three (3) days after its transmission;  the return of a direct message as undeliverable after two (2) attempts;  the return of any other prize award notice or a prize as undeliverable;  a potential winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof that they are the authorized account holder of the address, cell phone number or Instagram Account associated with the winning Entry;  a potential winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency;  a potential winner’s failure to claim a prize within three (3) days after it is sent; and  any other non-compliance with Rules. In the event of Prize forfeiture, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited Prize to an alternate winner. All taxes are solely the responsibility of each winner.
Prize & Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): One (1) prize (“Prize”) will be awarded. One (1) Prize winner will receive: one (1) five hundred dollar ($500.00) shopping spree from https://thesoundofvinyl.us/. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Prize: $500.00 USD. No substitute or additional compensation will be awarded. Prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable, except to a surviving spouse residing in the same household. No substitution allowed except, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. All taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner, who may receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the value of the prize. Limit one (1) prize per person/household. Any depiction of Prize is for illustrative purposes only. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize. Allow four (4) to six (6) weeks for delivery. Entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses concerned with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for, any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of a prize except that each merchandise portion of Prize shall be subject to any applicable manufacturer’s standard warranties.
Odds: Odds of winning depends on the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
Consent and Release: In all applicable territories to the fullest extent possible in law, entrants, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, extent, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from participant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of prize or any portion of prize, including property damage, personal injury or death.
In all applicable territories, Sponsor is not responsible for any suspension of the Sweepstakes or inability to implement the Sweepstakes or award the prize as contemplated herein due to any event beyond its control, including delays or interruptions caused by acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, pandemic, weather, utility outages, acts of terrorism or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or regulator. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the United States, without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action or mandatory local law provisions outside of California law provisions as per the stated governing law may apply.
By participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant located in the United States waives and relinquishes all rights and benefits afforded by California Civil Code 1542 and does so understanding and acknowledging the significance of this waiver. Section 1542 states as follows: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DID NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN, BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR THE RELEASED PARTIES.”
In all applicable territories, ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. PARTICIPANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO LEGAL FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF PARTICPANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.
Disclaimers: Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; (ii) any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes, or (iii) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes entrants: (i) agree to be bound by these Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. In its absolute discretion, the Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Rules; and terminate the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), or to select winner from among all eligible entries received prior to termination. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT A PARTICIPANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Winners List: For the name of winner (after February 2, 2023) and/or Rules (before January 27, 2023), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Sound of Vinyl New Year New Music Instagram Sweepstakes (indicating which) c/o UMe, 2220 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404. Washington and Vermont residents may omit return postage when requesting a winner’s list.