Why Should you enter Season 4 of the Country Showdown Songwriting Contest?

You could win up to $1,000 cash

Quarterly grand prizes include cash awards and additional promotional and industry mentoring packages

 

Get noticed and earn a sync promotion

Win a chance to get your music in film, TV, commercials, video games and other emerging media projects

 

Get feedback on multiple songs

All entrants receive ongoing feedback on multiple songs from big name industry insiders and decision makers

 

Increase you networking with included SoundEmerge

All contestants get Platinum access to SoundEmerge, the complete social network for music industry professionals

 

Get media exposure

Finalists and grand prize winners receive free promotional spots on sponsors' various media outlets

 

Increase your credibility

Sponsored by The Country Showdown, the largest and longest running country music talent competition in the US, now in its 36th year

 COUNTRY SHOWDOWN SONGWRITING CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

REGISTRATION:

  1. To register, entrants must sign up for a “Country Showdown Songwriting Contestant“ profile on SoundEmerge, the independent and unsigned artist discovery platform hosted by American Music Channel. Any contest registration fees must be paid at the time of account creation.

  2. To enter the Songwriting contest, there is a non-refundable fee of $49.00 for every quarter that you wish to compete. Major credit cards are accepted.

  3. Contest entrants are automatically granted Platinum level access to SoundEmerge, and will not be charged the standard monthly access fee for the duration of the contest (3 months). After the contest period expires, registrants will be automatically enrolled in the standard $10/month Platinum plan, which can be easily canceled at any time after the contest.

  4. By registering, you grant Country Showdown and American Music Channel the right to utilize your name, likeness, image, voice, appearance, and song worldwide in advertising, trade or other lawful promotional purposes whatsoever, in any and all media now known or thereafter developed, without compensation for a period of two years.

  5. Submissions can be uploaded at any time during the competition, and six finalists will be selected, on a rolling basis, for each two week period of the contest.

  6. An entrant can opt out at any time by logging on to their account and deleting their contest entry submission. This will remove your submission from the competition.

  7. Upload and enter as many submissions as allowed by the Platinum SoundEmerge access rules. The submissions may be YouTube/Vimeo videos or mp3 files not to exceed five minutes. Country Showdown is not responsible for faulty file uploads; please see the contest page and contestant group page(s) for audio/video format and encoding help.

  8. Submissions must be the entrant’s original work (co-writers allowed). An entrant who claims ownership may be disqualified if a musical copyright exists in another name. Upon request, entrant must provide acceptable documentation to prove ownership in the form of a certificate of copyright, registration with ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC or a notarized copy of the application for the copyright.

  9. Songs must not have been performed on a record listed in R&R or Billboard within the past 12 months.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. You must be at least eighteen years of age or have a parent or legal guardian provide consent on your registration form.

  2. No lyrics considered offensive may be entered. Country Showdown and American Music Channel have sole authority to disqualify music for any reason.

  3. The six bi-weekly winners are automatically entered into the final round of competition held in August 2017.

  4. In the event of a tie, Country Showdown will hold a three-day run-off for the song receiving the most votes.

 

STRUCTURE and VOTING:

The Songwriting competition begins in June for three months. Each bi-weekly contest round begins on alternating Mondays of the contest. Voting by online registered fans begins immediately and runs through the last day of the contest. Finalists will be selected at most one time, with additional votes not counting toward their final round. Votes are cast by users clicking the “Like” button on the entrant’s submission which is publicly available on SoundEmerge. The top five entrants for each biweekly period will be featured on the contest website and will be named as finalists. An additional “wildcard” slot is reserved for judges to promote an entry that is particularly suitable or noteworthy of being a finalist.

After the last bi-weekly round, the group of named finalists will be evaluated by a panel of judges composed of industry songwriters and insiders who will announce the winner before the beginning of the next quarter’s competition. One of the finalists will be granted the title of “Best Written Country Song.”

 

PRIZES:

Each bi-weekly finalist will receive a free 1-year Diamond-level subscription to SoundEmerge which includes promotion and recognition on The Country Showdown, American Music Channel, and their various online, print, and social media outlets. Their song will be listed under the “Featured Songs” on American Music Channel’s contest portal for the following 2 week period. The Grand Prize winner will receive a check for $1,000 and an award placard. The winner will be also awarded an eighteen month contract with MasterRecs to promote his or her song to music supervisors in every media category and approximately 2,000 music end users who make the decisions as to what music they license for their projects. MasterRecs is a boutique music production and licensing company headed by Emmy Winning composer and songwriter, Ken Barken, and legendary producer, songwriter, Dennis Lambert.

 

WINNERS:

Winners will be announced and notified at the end of each biweekly period via the contestant group page and via email. Winners will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility/recording rights/publicity release within 7 days of notification before any prizes are issued. Failure to comply will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Affidavits for winners under 18 years of age must be countersigned by parent or legal guardian.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

This contest is void where prohibited by law.

Country Showdown and American Music Channel have the sole authority to resolve any disputes that arise during the competition. Their decision is final.

The entrant shall hold Country Showdown, American Music Channel and all competition sponsors harmless from and against any and all claims arising from this contest.

 

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Web site of the American Music Channel (“AMC” “we” or “us”). Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the collection and use of the personal information you submit on Web pages where this policy is posted.

As we operate internationally, and many of our computer systems are currently based in the United States, your personal data will be processed by us in the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you create a user account with this site as a visitor from outside the United States, you will be asked during the initial registration to consent to the collection and/or processing in the United States of your personally identifiable information, which includes the use of cookies as described below.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

At the American Music Channel Web site, you may be able to order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.

At the American Music Channel Web site, you may be able to submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person's name and e-mail address to send an electronic greeting card and, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient's name and address. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

At certain parts of some of our sites, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products, programs, and services, or otherwise participate in the site's activities and offerings. We also collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our Web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, etc.), and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Verizon, Sprint, etc.).

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION

We use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests or when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us.

We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts or cards. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.

The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services.

If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a “letter to our editors”), we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us. We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may transfer information about you if we are acquired by or merged with another company.

Agents and contractors of American Music Channel who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for American Music Channel.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

At some places on our Site, we may ask your permission to disclose personally identifiable information about you to companies whose practices are not covered by this Privacy Policy (e.g., other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases and non-profit organizations) that want to market products or services to you. If at some point you grant us permission to transfer your information for these purposes and later decide that you no longer want us to do so, simply send us an email and we will edit your preferences accordingly.

We may, on occasion, combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you. When registering with our site, we provide you with an opportunity to express your preferences with respect to receiving details about other products and services from American Music Channel and about products and services from selected third parties. If you ever decide in the future that you would like to update these preferences, you may do so by sending us an email and we will edit your preferences accordingly. Finally, we will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTY SITES AND SPONSORS

Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy policies, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

We sometimes may offer content (e.g., contests, showcases, or promotions) that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in Site activity. We have no control over these third parties' use of this information. The Site will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third parties will obtain such information.

At the American Music Channel Web site, reputable third parties may present or serve the advertisements. Our Privacy Policy does not cover any use of information that a third party ad server may collect from you.

COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

We send "cookies" to your computer primarily to enhance your online experience. "Cookies" are files that can identify you as a unique customer and store your personal preferences as well as technical information (including click through and click stream data). Cookies can either be permanent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). We may also use "Web beacons" that monitor your use of our Sites. Web beacons (or Web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the Web beacon appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the Web beacon appears, the time the page containing the Web beacon was viewed, the types of browser that fetched the Web beacon and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, Web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail.

If you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information can be stored in or linked to other data stored in the cookies/Web beacons.

By accepting this Privacy Policy, you specifically agree to our use of cookies and Web beacons as described herein. You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us or from any other Web site. Additionally, by setting your Web browser to display HTML e-mails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of some Web beacons. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information. However, certain areas of our Sites can only be accessed in conjunction with cookies or similar devices and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar devices might prevent you from accessing some of our content.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SECURITY

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OR CORRECT INFORMATION

To access the personally identifiable information that this Site has collected about you online from the pages on which this Privacy Policy is posted, to correct factual errors in such information, or to update your interests, preferences or other portions of your user profile, please contact site the administrator.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Visitors to this Site may participate in many activities without providing any personally identifiable information. However, if a user wants to participate in certain of our interactive features, we ask the user to register and provide us with the following information: the user's e-mail address and age information. When the person who registers indicates that he or she is under 13, we will either collect no personally identifiable information from that individual or inform the child that a parent's verifiable consent is required or we will collect the e-mail address of the user's parent in addition to the user's e-mail address. We use the parent's e-mail address to seek the parent's verifiable consent or notify the parent of his/her child's online activities and enable the parent to unsubscribe his/her child from a newsletter or other similar activity. If a user is under 13, we will not condition his/her participation in an online activity on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. We do not share children's information with outside third parties not bound by this Privacy Policy. If you would like to review any personally identifiable information that we have collected online from your child, have this information deleted, and/or request that there be no further collection or use of your child's information or if you have questions about these children information practices, you may contact us at American Music Channel, Inc., 1319 Devens Drive, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027.

NOTIFICATION REGARDING UPDATES

From time to time, we may update this privacy notice. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on our site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or its implementation you may contact us at American Music Channel, Inc., 1319 Devens Drive, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027.

Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) govern your use of the American Music Channel Web Site which consists of American Music Channel and any other affiliated websites (collectively, the “Site”). The Site is made available by American Music Channel and its affiliates (“AMC” or “we” or “us”). We may change the Terms and Conditions from time to time, at any time without notice to you, by posting such changes on the Site. BY USING THE SITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS APPLIED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you may not access or otherwise use the Site.

1. Proprietary Rights. As between you and AMC, AMC owns, solely and exclusively, all rights, title and interest in and to the Site, all the content (including, for example, audio, photographs, illustrations, graphics, other visuals, video, copy, lyrics, software, etc.), code, data and materials thereon, the look and feel, design and organization of the Site, and the compilation of the content, code, data and materials on the Site, including but not limited to any copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, database rights, moral rights, sui generis rights and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein. Your use of the Site does not grant to you ownership of any content, code, data or materials you may access on the Site. You may view the content on the Site on your computer or other internet-compatible device, and make single copies or prints of the content on the Site for your personal, internal use only. Any commercial distribution, publishing or exploitation of the Site, or any content, code, data or materials on the Site, is strictly prohibited unless you have received the express prior written permission of AMC or the applicable rights holder. (The Site may contain some features that enable you to obtain rights to use certain portions of the content on the Site, such as lyrics, music, photographs, and the like. In such situations, your rights to use such content are limited to the rights expressly granted by AMC in such situations.) You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, distribute or otherwise exploit any content, code, data or materials on the Site. If you make other use of the Site, or the content, code, data or materials thereon, except as otherwise provided above, you may violate intellectual property rights and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use. AMC will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

2. Trademarks. The trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of AMC and others and may not be used in connection with products and/or services that are not related to, associated with, or sponsored by their rights holders that are likely to cause customer confusion, or in any manner that disparages or discredits their rights holders. All Trademarks not owned by AMC that appear on the Site, if any, are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of AMC or the third party that may own the applicable Trademark. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site is strictly prohibited. AMC will aggressively enforce its Trademark rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

3. User Information. In the course of your use of the Site, you may be asked to provide certain personalized information to us (such information referred to hereinafter as “User Information”). Our information collection and use policies with respect to the privacy of such User Information are set forth in the Site’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated herein by reference for all purposes. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of User Information.

4. Unsolicited Materials. Unless specifically requested, we do not solicit nor do we wish to receive any confidential, secret or proprietary information or other material from you through the Site, by e-mail or in any other way. Any information, creative works, demos, ideas, suggestions, concepts, methods, systems, designs, plans, techniques or other materials submitted or sent to us (“Submitted Materials”) will be deemed not to be confidential or secret, and may be used by us in any manner consistent with the Site’s Privacy Policy. By submitting or sending Submitted Materials to us, you: (i) represent and warrant that the Submitted Materials are original to you, that no other party has any rights thereto, and that any “moral rights” in Submitted Materials have been waived, and (ii) you grant us a royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully transferable, assignable and sublicensable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. We cannot be responsible for maintaining any Submitted Material that you provide to us, and we may delete or destroy any such Submitted Material at any time.

5. User Conduct. You warrant and agree that, while using the Site, you shall not upload, post or transmit to the Site, or distribute or otherwise publish through the Site, any materials that: (a) are protected by third party copyright, or other proprietary or intellectual property right; (b) are unlawful, threatening, hateful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy or publicity rights, harassing, profane, obscene, vulgar or that contain explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), (c) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Site, (d) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or (e) contain a virus or other harmful component, advertising of any kind, or false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact. You also warrant and agree that you shall not: (a) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity; (b) upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way exploit any information or other material obtained through the Site for commercial purposes (other than as expressly permitted by the provider of such information or other material); (c) engage in spamming, flooding, harvesting of e-mail addresses or other personal information, spidering, “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining lists of users or other information, or send chain letters or pyramid schemes via the Site; or (d) attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Site. You agree that you will not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site. Although AMC may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site, AMC is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations on the Site nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. You agree that if you include a link from any other Web site to the Site, such link shall open in a new browser window. You agree not to link from any other Web site to this Site in any manner such that the Site, or any page of the Site, is “framed,” surrounded or obfuscated by any third party content, materials or branding. We reserve the right to revoke your right to link to the Site from your Web site at any time upon written notice to you. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold AMC and its directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use of the Site, your placement or transmission of any message, content, information, software or other materials through the Site, or your breach or violation of these Terms and Conditions. AMC reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with AMC’s defense of such claim.

6. Account and Password. You may be enabled to create an account in the Site with a username and password. If so, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any access to or use of the Site by you or any person or entity using a password provided to you, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you, and whether or not such person or entity is your employee or agent. You agree to (a) immediately notify AMC of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to and use of your account, and notify AMC when you desire to cancel your account on the Site. AMC will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.

7. Software Downloads. In the event that you receive software demos or other software products downloaded from the Site or otherwise delivered or provided by AMC in response to your request, your use of such software will be subject to the software license agreement that accompanies such software.

8. Orders for Products and Services. We may make certain products available to visitors and registrants of the Site. For example, you may be able to order certain music-related products and/or licenses through the Site. You may only do so if, and you hereby represent and warrant that, you are domiciled in the United States and you are 18 years old or older. You agree to pay in full the prices for any purchases you make either by credit/debit card concurrent with your online order or by other payment means acceptable to AMC. You agree to pay all applicable taxes. If payment is not received by us from your credit or debit card issuer or its agents, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand by us.

9. Third Party Web Sites. You may be able to link from the Site to third party Web sites (“Linked Sites”). For example, you may purchase products, some of which may be AMC products, on or though Linked Sites. You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through Linked Sites. Links to Linked Sites do not constitute an endorsement by us of such web sites or the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials presented on or through such web sites.

10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS AND MATERIALS, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING SERVICES, UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS. NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. AMC ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM THE SITE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE ABOVE IN THIS SECTION, AMC AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ORDERED OR PROVIDED VIA THE SITE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS MADE IN PRODUCT OR SERVICES LITERATURE, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DOCUMENTS AND OTHERWISE ON THE SITE OR IN CORRESPONDENCE WITH AMC OR ITS AGENTS. ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ORDERED OR PROVIDED VIA THE SITE ARE PROVIDED BY AMC “AS IS”, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT, IF AT ALL, OTHERWISE SET FORTH IN A LICENSE OR SALE AGREEMENT SEPARATELY ENTERED INTO IN WRITING BETWEEN YOU AND AMC OR ITS LICENSOR OR SUPPLIER.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL AMC OR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “PROTECTED ENTITIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO, LOST BUSINESS OR LOST SALES, EVEN IF SUCH PROTECTED ENTITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN USERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PROTECTED ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, EXCHANGED OR RECEIVED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON ON OR THROUGH THE SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE PROTECTED ENTITIES TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO AMC FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

12. Applicable Laws. We control and operate the Site from our offices in Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

13. Modifications to the Site and the Services. We reserve the right, for any reason, in our sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including, but not limited to, content, features or hours of availability. We may also impose limits on certain features of the Site or restrict your access to part or all of the Site without notice or penalty. AMC reserves the right to temporarily or permanently terminate your membership on the Site for any or no reason without prior notice.

14. Miscellaneous. The Terms and Conditions and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any cause of action that may arise under the Terms and Conditions shall be commenced and be heard in the appropriate court in the State of Tennessee, Davidson County. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Davidson County in the State of Tennessee. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms and Conditions remain in full force and effect.

 

 

Founded by former CEO of Country Music Television and CMT Europe Hal Willis, American Music Channel is a social networking platform created to connect emerging and independent artists, songwriters, and industry professionals.

 

American Music Channel is for...

The Emerging Artist

You are an emerging artist looking for a way to kick-start your career, and you have the talent, but you are not sure where to go from here. We have the tools and experience to help you get where you want to be. 

  • You have access to millions of fans through a customized online presence, and you can connect with them using social media tools and internet marketing tools. 
  • You have access to full download capabilities for audio, video, and branded merchandise sales on global levels. 
  • If you achieve a viral level of success, you will have access to top industry career management professionals within American Music Channel to advance you to the most advanced professional level of the music business. 

 

The Music Consumer

Artists are not successful without their fans. We connect you with the artists you love, getting you their content first and giving you exclusive opportunities to interact with them. 

  • You can use a social networking platform designed to build community. 
  • You will have access to a wide variety of music-related products and services, including artist merchandise such as books, clothing, hats, and ring tones.
  • As a fan, you will have chances to connect with artists, and you will have access to a variety of opportunities including exclusive artist chat rooms, behind the scenes footage, tour dates, pre-sale to concert tickets, VIP packages, community forums, and interactive blogs. 

 

The Emerging Songwriter

As a songwriter, you want to find the best artists to sing your songs. American Music Channel connects songwriters with the top A&R and music supervisors to get your work seen by the right people. 

  • You have virtual access to submit songs for specific projects within successful and lucrative markets, such as global television and movie production environments. 
  • You have virtual access to thousands of emerging artists in our community who may be looking for original material.

 

The Industry Professional

As an industry professional, you will be able to search for new talent virtually through American Music Channel's network of artists. People from across the industry come to American Music Channel to connect, network, and create alliances. We welcome members of all different areas of the industry, including artists, musicians, songwriters, sound and audio engineers, publishers, producers, recording studios, managers, PR, venues, photographers, stylists, and the plethora of other industry professionals.