Rapture 2021 Terms and Conditions

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the Rapture, you must be able to prove that:

  1. You must be a legal Ghanaian resident throughout the entire competition period, and through the term of any post-show agreements provided by Y FM (as defined below).
    1. The participant must be free from any contractual obligation/arrangement or any other legal encumbrance, which may prevent him/her from participating in this competition and/or entering into a possible service contract with Y FM after the competition.
    2. The participant understands and agrees that:-
      1. YFM has the right to request the participants to change their songs for the competition as Y FM sees fit.
      2. The finalists agree to perform and/or attend Y FM’s publicity and promotional recordings, events and/or activities pertaining to the competition.
  2. To accept an invitation to participate in the competition period of the Rapture, you must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of Y FM that you do not have any contractual arrangement that would prohibit you from fully participating in the show and/or entering into any contracts required by Producer, including, but not limited to, an exclusive recording contract, merchandising contract, a live and/or global touring agreement and an exclusive management contract (subject to paragraph 4 below).
  3. As of May 1, 2021, and continuing through the completion of the competition, neither you nor any of your immediate family members or members of your household (whether related or not), may be an employee, officer or director of Y FM and all majority-owned subsidiaries
    1. any person or entity involved in the casting, auditions, development, production, distribution, or other exploitation of the Program or any variation thereof;
    2. any known, major sponsor of the Program; or
      1. any person or entity supplying services or prizes to the Program. The entities described in the preceding sentence shall be referred to herein, individually and collectively, as the “Program Entities.”
  4. In the event that you already have a management contract prior to your audition, the requirement to enter into a management contract for the period of the show shall not apply to you provided that you can demonstrate to the satisfaction of Y FM that such contract commenced prior to the date of your audition. By accepting an invitation to be a participant, you must timely complete and return such participant agreements, releases and all exhibits, schedules and attachments thereto that will be furnished to you by Y FM.
  5. You must accurately complete all documents provided by Y FM.Please note that in order to enjoy the full benefit of any prize offered as part of the Program, you must be a legal Ghanaian resident throughout the entire competition period of the Program and through the term of any post-show agreements provided by Y FM.
  6. Y FM has the sole discretion to make determinations of contestant eligibility, which are binding and final in all respects, and Y FM reserves the right to change any of the eligibility requirements at any time.
  7. In addition, you acknowledge and agree that Y FM has the sole discretion at any time to render ineligible and disqualify any person who, in Y FM’s sole discretion, is sufficiently acquainted with the development, production, administration, judging, exhibition or other exploitation of the Program such that his or her participation in the competition could create the appearance of impropriety.
    1. Exclusions: Y FM reserves the right to exclude, in its sole and absolute discretion, any individual from the audition process for any reason or for no reason at all, including without limitation, violation of any portion of these Terms and Conditions, or tampering with the entry process or the audition process. Y FM also reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time, with or without notice. BEING CHOSEN TO AUDITION DOES NOT ENSURE THAT YOU WILL BE SELECTED TO FURTHER AUDITION OR TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITION.
  8. You hereby grant to Y FM, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licenseable and freely transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, adapt, reformat, translate, and otherwise exploit and perform all or any portion of the audition video for any purpose whatsoever, throughout the universe in perpetuity, including, without limitation, in connection with (i) the Program, including, without limitation, motion pictures, television and publishing, and in connection with the advertising (including at physical locations), sale, promotion, publicity, marketing, merchandising, distribution, publicizing and any and all other types of exploitation of the Program or any part thereof (including without limitation in connection with Program advertisers and/or sponsors and any of their respective products, integrations and/or services) and of any and all ancillary and subsidiary rights, and redistributing part or all of the Program (and derivative works thereof). Y FM shall also have the unrestricted right to edit the content and text of the Program in any manner or form; and (ii) the business of  Y FM and Y FM’s network of Internet websites, applications, interactive television, video on demand and any other media or technology (including, without limitation, Internet protocol, wireless or interactive platforms or interfaces) through which Y FM may distribute content to end users, whether now existing or hereafter developed (together, the “Platforms”), in any and all media formats and through any and all media distribution and advertising and promotional purposes, without accounting, notification, credit or other obligation to you.
    1. For the avoidance of doubt, without limiting the generality of the rights granted to Y FM, these rights include, without limitation, the absolute right to edit and/or alter any audition video; distribute and synchronize all or any portion of your audition video in timed relation to any other visual elements; to web cast, podcast, re-publish, re-telecast, re-platform, port, syndicate, route, and link to and from all or any portion of your audition video; to encrypt, encode and decode, and compress and decompress all or any portion of your audition video; to edit, mix, combine, merge, distort, superimpose, create or add special effects, illusions and/or other material to or of all or any portion of your audition video; to create composite, stunt, comic or unusual photographs, videos, animations, motion pictures and/or voice reproductions from all or a portion of your audition video; and to excerpt and/or extract portions of your audition video in order to host, store, index, categorize and display your audition video on or through the platforms.
    2. I further grant Y FM the irrevocable right (but not the obligation) to and to license others to film, tape and/or photograph, record, exhibit, edit and otherwise use my name, voice, sounds, image, likeness and biographical information in and in connection with the Program in any manner in Producer’s sole election and discretion, including in connection with advertising (including at physical locations), sale, promotion, programming and publicity materials, marketing, merchandising, distribution, publicizing and any and all other types of exploitation of the Program or any part thereof (including, without limitation, in connection with commercial tie-ins, Program advertisers and/or sponsors and any of their respective products, integrations and/or services) throughout the universe, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity (collectively, the “Rights”) I also grant to Y FM, any of their respective participant, subsidiary, related entities or affiliates, sponsors of the Program, the Rights for the institutional purposes of Y FM and/or their respective affiliated entities, throughout the world, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity. I understand that any use as described herein shall not entitle me to receive any compensation whatsoever.
    3. Y FM has no obligation to review your audition video or to use your audition video in any manner whatsoever. Y FM has the right, but not the obligation to use any of the rights granted by you herein.
  9. Privacy Policy: Any personal information supplied by you to audition, Y FM will be subject to the Privacy Policy. You grant the Program Entities permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Program Entities for the purpose of this Online Audition and/or the production of the Program.
  10. Nature of Relationship / Waiver of Equitable Relief: You understand and acknowledge that Y FM has wide access to ideas, stories, designs, and other literary materials, and that, new ideas are constantly being submitted to them or being developed by their own respective employees. You acknowledge that many ideas may be competitive with, similar or identical to the audition video and/or each other in theme, idea, format or other respects. You acknowledge and agree that you will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of the use by the Y FM of any such similar or identical material. You acknowledge and agree that the Program Entities do not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the audition video. You acknowledge that, with respect to any claim by you relating to or arising out of the actual or alleged exploitation or use of any audition video or other material submitted in connection with the Online Audition by any Program Entities, the damage, if any, thereby caused to you will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle you to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition or other exploitation of the audition video or the Program or any other production based on or allegedly based on the Audition Video or the Program, and your rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.