Sennheiser Top 50

Rules for participation

  • No purchase of any Sennheiser product is required for participation. Purchase of Sennheiser products shall not increase the participant’s chance of winning.
  • The contest is open from 10:00 hours on June 1, 2017 and participation in the contest is optional and voluntary.
  • Participating bands must register on  www.sennheiser-top50.com.
  • Participating must qualify the eligibility criteria. See here
  • Participating bands can submit their entry only once. Multiple entries by a single participating band shall be disqualified. Multiple entries by a band member of the participating band shall also lead to disqualification of all the bands they are a member of.
  • All information in the registration form must be completed and submitted prior to the entry deadline. Only complete registrations shall be accepted.
  • The audio entry of participating bands on the website’s registration form must be shared only via a SoundCloud link. Please ensure the SoundCloud link is public and not private. The band must provide link to one particular track and not the entire playlist.
  • The audio entry must be at least 30 seconds long with no restriction on the music genre. The audio entry should only be an original composition.
  • The content used in the answer/submission by the participant, should not contain any offensive, defamatory, indecent, abusive language or content that can in any manner be deemed as offensive. Sennheiser India reserves the right to cancel or remove any entry or usage of the Program by any participant at any point of time, at its discretion. The decision of Sennheiser India shall be final and binding on this.
  • All entries are subject to verification, including without limitation, verification of eligibility through checks as deemed appropriate by Sennheiser Jury and complete compliance with these Terms & Conditions. Sennheiser has the sole right to disqualify any Band at any stage of the event in spite of qualifying earlier if the same is not in compliance with the terms and conditions herein specified or applicable laws, regulation/or any Policies that may be specified by Sennheiser.
  • The names of the shortlisted bands shall be declared via email and sms to the contact number shared by the band.
  • The top 100 bands shall then be judged by Sennheiser India & official contest jury along with their online support to lead them to ranking of the final 50. The names of the winning bands shall be announced on the website at every stage of the contest as well as Sennheiser’s social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • In case a band is not contacted/intimated/declared as the winner, it shall automatically mean that the band's name has not come through the selection process and that it is not a winner.
  • As a prize, the Top 50 winning bands shall receive trophies, discount vouchers and other equipment. Bands can refer to the ‘prizes’ tab on the website to read more.
  • The prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed/exchanged for cash. No claim shall be entertained.
  • All travel and accommodation expenses will be borne by the winning band on the occasion that they win a recording session with Flying Carpet Productions, Mumbai, or a mentoring session with any of the Sennheiser artists.
  • Sennheiser reserves the right to cancel any duplicate entries and debar all such entries from the event at its own discretion
  • Sennheiser shall not be responsible for any loss or damage if it has to discontinue or cancel the event in compliance with any law, ruling, order, regulation, requirement or instruction of any government authorities or for any unavoidable reason beyond its control. The participating bands shall be informed of such discontinuance/cancellation at the earliest.
  • In no event, Sennheiser shall be liable for losses or any incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the Event., its services (however arising, including negligence).
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this terms and conditions and any circumstances whatsoever, Sennheiser shall not be liable for any incidental, ancillary, direct, indirect, special or consequential damages including but not limited to lost profits or injury or death, whether in contract or based on any theory of liability.
  • Sennheiser India Limited reserves the right to use the entry and audio clips posted by the bands to promote the bands and the property: Sennheiser Top 50.
  • The top 4 finalist bands of grand finale shall have to perform certain deliverables such as gigs etc. for Sennheiser as per conditions mutually agreed between the parties.
  • PUBLICITY & MARKETING: Submission of an entry in the Sennheiser Top 50 constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use entrants’ name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  • Sennheiser India reserves the right to withdraw and/or alter any of the Terms & Conditions of the contest at any time, without prior notice.