Terms And Conditions

Mirchi Music Awards 2014 - Hindi

1. Definitions

Awards

Mirchi Music Awards 2014 – Hindi(MMA)

Awards Management/ Organizers

Entertainment Network (India) Limited (‘ENIL’)

EY

Ernst & Young LLP, Process advisors and official tabulators to the winner determination process of the Awards

Participant

Any organization / individual who sends in an application to participate in the Awards, or whose song / album is chosen or entered for participation in the Awards in any manner

Nominee or Finalist

Any song / album / person shortlisted by the screening jury for evaluation by the Grand Jury

Grand Jury

A group of persons appointed by Awards Management who will approve the proposed process of the Awards, ratify the nominees shortlisted by the Screening Jury and then vote on the Nominees to determine final winners

Screening Jury

A group of jury persons who will evaluate all entries as part of the process of shortlisting Nominees

Technical Jury

A group of jury persons who will evaluate all entries for technical categories as part of shortlisting Nominees and winner determination process

Rules

These rules and regulations governing the Awards, as amended from time to time

2. Award categories

Category

Award

Film awards

1. Song of the year (Note 1)

2. Album of the year (Note 2)

3. Male vocal

4. Female vocal

5. Music composer

6. Lyricist

7. Upcoming singer – Male

8. Upcoming singer – Female

9. Upcoming music composer

10. Upcoming lyricist

11. Song representing Sufi tradition

12. Raag based song

Technical awards

13. Music Arranger & Programmer

14. Sound Recording

15. Background score

Non-film

16. Indi pop song of the year

Listener’s choice awards (Note 4)

17. Song of the year – Mirchi listeners’ choice

18. Album of the year – Mirchi listeners’ choice

Special Awards (Note 5)

19. Lifetime achievement award

20. Jury award for outstanding contribution to Hindi film music

Notes:

  1. To be given to the artists, lyricists and composers of the winning song
  2. To be given to the producers and lyricists of the winning album, and singers & composers, if constant across the album
  3. Nominees will be the top 5 entries as determined by screening jury votes, validated by Grand Jury and winners will be determined through public voting
  4. To be decided by ENIL & Jury;
  • The Awards categories may be changed / modified / split / merged based on the songs released during the period, and is at the discretion of Awards management and jury

3. Call for entries

  • For the Film related award categories, songs included in the music of Hindi language Bollywood films released in the calendar year of 2014 i.e. between January 1 to December 31, 2014 will be considered for the current year’s Awards. This can be changed at any time and is at the discretion of the Jury.
  • For the purpose of validation the film release date and not the music release date will be considered for participation in the Awards.
  • The Bollywood film should have been released theatrically in India for the first time during the calendar year 2014. It must be over 60 minutes in running time and must be first publicly exhibited before a paying audience in a commercial motion picture house in India between during the said period, following normal commercial release procedures.
  • For the Non-film award categories, the albums released during calendar year 2014 will be considered for participation.
  • ENIL will also collect music data for the period from upto two large format music stores and Box Office Magazine Publication List. This will be collated with ENIL’s music database and the Box Office Magazine Publication List to determine the film and non-film albums released during the year.
  • The list of Film and Non-film music albums released in 2014 and eligible for participation in the Awards will be made available on www.enil.mirchimusicawards.com. In case, your work does not feature on the website, then kindly contact Ms. Indira Rangarajan on email id Indira.rangarajan@timesgroup.com before 25th Dec 2014.

4. Eligibility criteria for participation in the Awards

  • All Indian musical organizations, communities, artists i.e. entities with a registered address in India, or persons with Indian nationality.
  • The Bollywood film must be produced in ‘Hindi’ and released in the period for consideration. Foreign / Regional films dubbed in Hindi and then subsequently released in Bollywood will not be considered for the Awards process.
  • For the Film award categories, all songs appearing in Bollywood film's official CDs will be considered
  • In the Non-film music categories, only Indi-pop music albums released will be considered. Other music albums, including (but not limited to the following) will not be considered in the Non-film category:
  • Thumri
  • Classical
  • Instrumentals (largely without any words)
  • Fusion
  • Punjabi / Bengali / Marathi / Tamil / Gujarati other Indian regional languages
  • English language
  • Sufi
  • Devotional
  • Remixes, etc
  • Copied music will not be considered. If at any time it is brought to the notice of Awards management / jury that a particular song is not original, the same will be investigated and the Jury will determine the appropriate course of action at its discretion. If so determined, nomination may be cancelled, or Winner may need to return certificate and / or trophy.
  • Re-released music and re-created music are not permitted to be entered, except if a specific category is created for the same.
  • Jury has the right to include, exclude or re-classify any song from any award category
  • Participants understand and agree that mere participation in the Awards does not entitle Participants to win a prize.
  • While all attempts will be made to gather film release, film song and artist information and non-film albums and songs and artist information correctly and in entirety, due to the fragmented record-keeping nature of the music industry in India, the complete list of films, albums and songs, and artists of songs may not be available or accurate. Attempts will be made to get a complete list from film bodies and / or a music retail store, on a best effort basis. Consequently, Awards management, Juries and their contractors are not responsible for the completeness of all film, song and artist information, which will be gathered on a best effort basis.
  • Participants understand and agree that mere participation in the Awards does not entitle Participants to win a prize.
  • The objective is to recognize only original music. All efforts will be made to ensure copied music is removed from the songs eligible for participation. However, information on the same is subjective, and 100% accurate identification of such songs cannot be guaranteed.

5. Timelines

  • Efforts will be made to adhere to the defined timelines. However, the defined timelines are subject to change based on circumstances
  • Awards Management and its sub-contractors shall not be held accountable / liable for any disruptions / stoppages / interruptions or cancellation of the Awards or its ceremony or any part of its processes or public voting on account of any factors beyond its control

6. Short-listing up to 15 nominees for each award category

  • The Screening Jury will evaluate collated list of entries to determine up to 15 short-listed nominees per category
  • ENIL will confirm with the label owners for each Nominee as regards the name of the winner related to the awards it has been nominated for. Label owner has to respond within 2 days of notification; else, ENIL will consider the details of nomination as available with it to be correct.
  • In the event no entries in a category are found to be worthy of inclusion in the Awards, the category will be cancelled. The Screening Jury may decide that no nominee is worthy of the Award and disqualify all participants at its discretion.

7. Nomination of up to 3 songs each by Grand jury members

  • ENIL will send the songs list to each Grand jury member.
  • Each Grand jury member may nominate up to 3 additional songs (if required) in each category.
  • It is as per the discretion of the Jury member to add any additional songs (if required).

8. Determination of winners

Jury awards

Phase I

  • EY will send the Grand jury members the list of up to 15 songs short listed by the Screening jury and the additional songs nominated by each Grand jury member, for each category.
  • The Grand jury members will each rank their top 5 songs in each category and send the ranks to EY for tabulation.
  • EY will shortlist the top 5 songs in each category based on the above ranking

Phase II

  • The top 5 songs in each award category will be presented to the Grand jury
  • The Grand jury will electronically scoreeachsong in each category
  • The Jury may decide, in order to maintain high standards of these awards, that there could be no winner in a particular category

9. Jury evaluation process

  • Jury reserves the right to re-categorize any song or nominee which in their view is incorrectly categorized based on the information filled on the film CD cover
  • Jury has the right to increase or reduce the number of Nominees in any award category
  • Jury’s decision on the short-listing will be final and binding on all participants
  • Any additional information, if needed, will be sought from shortlisted nominees. Such information sourced from the participants will become part of the original application.
  • The Jury may decide, in order to maintain high standards of these awards, that there could be no winner in a particular category
  • The determination of who should receive an award for any award category rests with the Grand Jury

10. Public voting

  • Top 5 songs shortlisted by the Grand Jury during the will be announced to public for voting by Awards Management for the following two Film award categories:

1. Song of the year – Mirchi listeners’ choice

2. Album of the year – Mirchi listeners’ choice

  • The number and type of award categories that could be opened to public voting can be modified and changed at the discretion of the Grand Jury and Awards Management
  • Public can vote on the nominees announced for the above categories through SMS and / or internet, as facility made available by the Awards Management
  • If the entries are not received in the correct and defined format then they may not be considered for tabulation purposes
  • A cap of maximum votes per mobile number and per IP address will be applicable and will be decided internally by the Awards Management
  • Last date for public voting will be announced subsequently by the Awards Management(For further details, refer rules and regulations for Public voting)

11. Information about songs / albums / people nominated for awards

  • If at any time it is found that the information pertaining to any song / album / person participating in the Awards is incorrect, the same could be removed from participation
  • Further, any prize given to any such song / album / person could be revoked at the discretion of the Grand Jury, for contravention against these rules and regulation, at any time
  • Music determined at any stage to be a significant copy of other previously released music can, at the discretion of the jury, be excluded from the songs eligible for participation
  • Information relating to the lyricist, music director, artists, film producer, film director, mixer, arranger etc of a song or album would be based on information provided on the CD cover of the same

12. General

  • The Jury’s decision on all aspects related to the short listing and winner determination process is final and binding on all Participants.
  • Decision of Awards Management on all other matters is final and binding on all Participants, Nominees and Finalists, and no correspondence will be entertained on the same
  • Participation in the Awards will be construed as an acceptance to the Rules and Regulations stated herein.
  • Participants understand and agree that mere participation in the Awards does not entitle Participants to win a prize.
  • Nominated persons could be contacted to provide further information for the final round.
  • Participants, Nominees and winners permit free of cost the use of their name, content and factual information about their participation in the public media (for the build-up to the Awards, during the Awards ceremony and after the Awards ceremony) and do not have any right to any revenues earned through intellectual property rights generated by the Awards, if any.
  • ENIL, the Juries, and its contractors will not be liable for any claims / disputes made by the Participants, Nominees, winners, rights owners, music companies, etc in relation to the Awards.
  • ENIL and its event partners and subcontractors reserve the right to withdraw, or amend the terms of the Awards at any time and does not take responsibility for any loss or damage that any person or organization may suffer as a result of participating or attempting to participate in the Awards, the Awards being withdrawn or its terms amended.
  • ENIL cannot and shall not be accountable / liable for any disruptions / stoppages / interruptions or cancellation of the Awards. ENIL and its contractors cannot be held responsible for matters out of its control and for force majeure reasons.
  • Additions, deletions and/or modifications to these Rules are at the discretion of ENIL and the Grand Jury, and they may make such additions/deletions and/or modifications, at any time before or after the Awards, prospectively or retrospectively
  • All disputes relating to or arising out of the Awards shall be subject to the laws of India, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of competent jurisdiction at Mumbai, India.
  • The Participants, Nominees and winners agree that they shall hold harmless ENIL, Jury and event Sponsors, their employees, officers, contractors or other persons and shall defend them against any loss, claim, demands, costs, damages, judgments, expenses or liability arising out of or in connection with any or all claims whether or not groundless, that may be brought against ENIL (and the others mentioned above) by any third party in connection with participation in or winning the Award.
  • If Participants are unclear as to the rules or any element of the Awards or experience difficulties of any kind, they can write in their questions, problems or queries to the following address:

Indira Rangarajan

Mirchi Music Awards 2014– Hindi

Radio Mirchi,Entertainment Network (India) Limited,

4th Floor, A-wing, Matulya Centre,

Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (West), Mumbai – 400013.

ENIL shall endeavor to the best of its ability to respond thereto.

Entertainment Network (India) Limited (hereinafter referred to as “ENIL”) is a company incorporated under the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and having its Registered Office at Matulya Centre, 4th Floor, ‘A’ - Wing, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (West), Mumbai – 400 013. ENIL has a national footprint and broadcasts/airs the same under the brand name and registered trademark ‘Radio Mirchi® ’. ENIL/Radio Mirchi is conducting a contest tentatively titled as ‘Ticket to MMA Contest’ (hereinafter referred to as the “Contest”) wherein during the period from 19th February 2014 to 24th February 2014, the website www.mirchimusicwards.com will have a Contest game/ application where visitors can Play the Game & the visitors with the Highest Scores & reaching the finish line will be shortlisted for an all expenses paid trip to the Mirchi Music Awards event tentatively scheduled for 27th February 2014 in Mumbai. The final One winner will be decided from amongst the shortlists by a telephonic call/ interview by a representative from Radio Mirchi/ ENIL as per sole discretion of ENIL/ Radio Mirchi.

Terms and Conditions

By participating in the Contest, you irrevocably agree to and assure the following:

  1. This Contest is open only to the people residing in India where the Contest is being Promoted on air.
  2. You represent that you are legally competent to enter into and form binding contracts under applicable laws and have the express authority to do so without further reference to any other entity/person and that you do not suffer from any legal disabilities and infirmities.
  3. You agree to provide complete and correct information in respect of your identity, contact details, age, sex and complete postal/correspondence address. Any incomplete or incorrect data furnished to ENIL/Radio Mirchi would entail your disqualification from participating in the Contest. No communications/ correspondences in this respect will be entertained by ENIL/Radio Mirchi.
  4. This Contest on Radio Mirchi shall commence at 11 am on 19th February 2014 and shall end on 24th February 2014 at 9pm (hereinafter referred to as “Tenure of the Contest”).
  5. You can participate in the Contest only by participating in the application/ game called ‘Ticket to MMA’ on www.mirchimusicawards.com
  6. The Contest is open for participation at your own cost and ENIL/Radio Mirchi does not undertake or agree to bear any costs towards any expenses that may be incurred by you to participate in the Contest.
  7. These Terms & Conditions constitute the comprehensive terms and conditions of the Contest and you are bound to comply with the guidelines, requirements etc. contained therein. Any non compliance with the same may disqualify you from participating in the Contest.
  8. You shall be required to give a valid identity proof, mobile number proof, proof of residence, valid passport, or such other proof as may be required by ENIL/ Radio Mirchi for providing the Prize (as defined hereinafter).
  9. ENIL/Radio Mirchi reserves the right to alter the Terms & Conditions without any further notice as ENIL/ Radio Mirchi may deem fit in its sole and absolute discretion. No communications/correspondences will be entertained by ENIL/ Radio Mirchi on account of the aforementioned alterations/modifications or otherwise.
  10. In the event where you become the Winner of the Contest, you undertake to do any and/or all acts, deeds, matter or things as may be required by ENIL/Radio Mirchi in its sole and absolute discretion.
  11. The Winner will be given 2(one) economy class return air tickets from any Metro city in India to Mumbai for admitting 2 (two) persons and hotel accommodation for two persons for 01 night as per sole discretion of ENIL (hereinafter referred to as “Prize”). It is clarified that the Prize shall be exclusive of insurance charges, transportation, meals, personal expenses (drinks, laundry, call etc.), visa expenses and any other costs/ expenses/ charges and the same have to be solely borne by the Winner without any responsibility/ liability of ENIL/ Radio Mirchi in any manner whatsoever. It is further clarified that each Winner will have to bear the applicable TDS @30% for the amounts incurred for the Prize to be given to such Winner. The Prize will be provided to each Winner only upon the Winner transferring such applicable TDS amounts in favour of “Entertainment Network India Limited”; ENIL shall provide the relevant TDS certificate in favor of such Winner at the end of two months from the end of quarter.
  12. The Winner will not be entitled to use the Prize tickets or the hotel accommodation with any other on-going offer/ promotion at the concerned airlines or the hotels respectively. It is further clarified that the management of the airlines issuing the tickets reserve the right to postponing/ canceling the flights and no claims can be raised against ENIL/ Radio Mirchi with regards to the same.
  13. Any call drops/disconnection of the phone will result in Contest being declared as completed. You will not raise any objection and /or demur in this regards.
  14. Only 2 (two) attempts will be made to contact the Winner on his/her mobile number as provided. In the event of non-availability of the concerned Winner the Prize shall lapse and ENIL shall be free to deal with the same in any manner as ENIL/Radio Mirchi would deem fit in its sole and absolute discretion. The Prize is neither transferable, nor can they be exchanged for cash or any part thereof.
  15. The Prize would be handed over to the Winner only on proper identification and verification.
  16. You must collect the Prize won by you in the Contest from ENIL’s Corporate Office situated at Trade Gardens, Ground Floor, Kamala Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (West), Mumbai - 400 013 only after prior intimation and completion of necessary identification and verification formalities having been fulfilled.
  17. Selection of the winner is based on giving appropriate answer(s) as may be required by ENIL/Radio Mirchi during the Contest. The decision of ENIL/ Radio Mirchi will be final and binding and no communications/correspondences will be entertained in this regard.
  18. You release and indemnify ENIL/ Radio Mirchi and/or any of ENIL’s officers and representatives from any cost, damage, liability or other consequence and specifically waive any claims that you may have in this behalf under any applicable law.
  19. ENIL provides the Prize "as is" and without any condition or warranty as to quality, utility, suitability, merchantability, usefulness etc. (express or implied or statutory). ENIL or its management, directors, officers, agents, representatives shall not be responsible or liable (including but not limited to any Product and Service Liability) for deficiency and/ or defect of any product/service given as Prize or any kind of consequential damages/ loss, in any manner whatsoever.
  20. ENIL/ Radio Mirchi makes no representation or gives no assurance as regards the quality, worth etc. of the Prize.
  21. You represent and undertake that you are in sound medical condition capable of undertaking an air journey provided as part of the Prize to the Winners. You further represent that you are medically fit and suffer from no injury, ailment, or illness.
  22. The Winner will have to comply with all the rules/ regulations/ guidelines of the airlines issuing the air tickets as well as with the rules/ regulations/ guidelines of the hotel providing accommodation to the Winners and ENIL/ Radio Mirchi shall not be responsible/ liable for the same at any time and in any manner whatsoever.
  23. ENIL/ Radio Mirchi will not be responsible and/ or liable for any stolen/ lost/ damaged air tickets and the hotel accommodation confirmation as may be provided by ENIL.
  24. In no event shall ENIL/Radio Mirchi be liable for any losses or any incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the Contest, its services or these Terms and Conditions however arising and including negligence.
  25. All Intellectual Property Rights (hereinafter referred to as “IPR’s”) including but not limited to rights, title and interest in the concept of the Contest, the promotional materials, creative(s), design, content etc coming into existence with respect to the Contest, will vest unconditionally and irrevocably with ENIL to the exclusion of all other persons/entity. ENIL/ Radio Mirchi or any person or entity permitted by ENIL/ Radio Mirchi will be entitled to use the information received by ENIL in connection with the Contest in any media for future promotional, marketing, publicity and any other purpose, without any permission and or payment to the Participant(s).
  26. These Terms & Conditions are subject to the laws of India. All disputes, differences and claims arising out of the same shall be subject to Indian Laws. You and ENIL/Radio Mirchi will first endeavor to amicably settle such disputes, differences or claims, failing which the same will be referred and resolved through Arbitration in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 or any re-enactment or modification thereof. ENIL will be entitled to appoint the sole Arbitrator. The decision of the Arbitrator thereon will be final, conclusive and binding on both the Parties to the dispute. Only the Courts at Mumbai shall have exclusive jurisdiction relating to any proceedings arising out of this Contest.
  27. By taking part in the Contest through sending text message to 58888 or by logging into www.radiomirchi.com/delhi and posting the correct answer you agree to unconditionally and irrevocably accept all the Terms and Conditions stated herein.
  28. This Contest is open to all, other than the employees of Entertainment Network (India) Ltd., Times Infotainment Media Ltd., Times Innovative Media Ltd., Mirchi Movies (India) Limited, Alternate Brand Solutions (India) Limited, Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited and its subsidiary or associated companies, or their relatives.
  29. Nothing contained herein amounts or constitutes to be a commitment or representation by ENIL/Radio Mirchi to conduct further or other Contest/ schemes of similar nature.
  30. None of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to constitute a partnership or agency between you and ENIL/Radio Mirchi and you shall have no authority to bind ENIL/Radio Mirchi in any manner whatsoever.
  31. ENIL reserves the right to change, alter or cancel this Contest in part or full, or change any or all of the Terms and Conditions that are applicable, without giving prior intimation/notice of any kind and will not be liable for any consequential losses/damages or otherwise.
  32. The decision of ENIL/Radio Mirchi in general with respect to the Contest and the Terms & Conditions thereto shall be final and binding on all the Participant(s) and no communication shall be entertained in this regard.

Disclaimer

  • ENIL/ Radio Mirchi is a broadcaster in respect of the Contest and takes no responsibility to resolve any dispute or disagreement between the Participant(s)/mobile service provider/ internet service provider.
  • ENIL accepts no liability for any errors or omissions, whether on behalf of itself or third parties.
  • The Prize shall be valid for a period as indicated on the air tickets and the hotel accommodation details
  • ENIL shall not be responsible for any computer/ systems/ or any other related breakdowns/ failures which might result in non–participation of the Participant in the Contest.
  • ENIL is not responsible for any system failure or breakdown in the Contest due to any telecommunication company (ies)/ internet service provider(s).