RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. I agree to make myself available, at my own expense, at such times and in such locations as COPPERSTONE may reasonably require in respect of the competition including without limitation rehearsals, publicity, press calls, photographs, recordings and/or other contributions. Such events will be organised and paid for by COPPERSTONE.
  2. No filming or recording will be permitted of any performance at any of the events unless agreed in writing by COPPERSTONE 7 days prior to an event.
  3. COPPERSTONE (or other such company as chosen by COPPERSTONE) may film and/or record performances at the events. I agree to the use of this material by COPPERSTONE for marketing and promotional purposes, including but not limited to national and international broadcast, including rights to reproduce and edit footage. COPPERSTONE will own all intellectual property rights in any film and sound recording of the performances.
  4. In the event that I perform any music and/or lyrics which are composed and/or written by me (“Composition(s)”), I hereby warrant that such Composition(s) are wholly original to me, are not subject to any third party rights or encumbrances which have not been notified to COPPERSTONE prior to my performance of such Composition(s) for the competition and the performance and inclusion of such Composition(s) as part of the competition do not infringe the rights of any third party nor any statutory rights in any material.
  5. I am free to enter into this agreement and hereby agree to indemnify COPPERSTONE in respect of all actions, proceedings, claims, damages and other liabilities which may be brought against or incurred by COPPERSTONE as a result of the breach of any of my warranties, representations or obligations contained in this agreement. I agree that in the event of any breach of this agreement by COPPERSTONE I shall not be entitled to injunct the competition and any legal remedy I may have shall lie in an action at law for damages only.
  6. I hereby warrant that I do not have any of the following:
  • contract for talent representation (for example, an agent or manager);
  • music recording contract;
  • entry in any other talent competition;
  • a merchandising agreement;
  • any other contractual arrangement that would prohibit COPPERSTONE from entering into a management contract, recording contract, talent contract, acting contract and/or merchandising contract; and will not do say for the duration of the competition.
  1. I agree to give COPPERSTONE the option of first refusal to provide management services to my career as an artist within a 12 month period from the end of the competition. Failure to do so may result in the payment of a management fee for the would-be management contract.
  2. The overall winning prize to the winning artist, duo or group includes recording studio time to record 2 singles plus extensive and exclusive media promotion from Red Dot PR and a management contract from COPPERSTONE for a 1 year period.
  3. If a winner or runner-up I will adhere to the following:
  • COPPERSTONE will be assigned as my sole Manager. I agree to assign COPPERSTONE to render advice, guidance, counsel and direction in the development and advancement of my career as musician, recording and performing artist and in new and different areas where my artistic talents can be developed and exploited.
  • COPPERSTONE will act as my negotiator, to fix the terms governing all manner of disposition, use, employment or exploitation of my artistic talents and the products thereof
  • COPPERSTONE will, through RED DOT PR – the sole publicist for the winner, exploit my personality in all media, and in connection therewith, to approve and permit for the purpose of trade, advertising and publicity, the use, dissemination, reproduction or publication of my name, photographic likeness, facsimile signature, voice and artistic and musical materials
  • COPPERSTONE will manage all aspects of my career as an Artist, and advise and guide, engage, discharge and/or direct any booking agents, booking agencies and employment agencies, as well as any other firms, persons or corporations who may be retained for the purpose of securing contracts, engagements or employment for myself. COPPERSTONE will be involved in all aspects of these negotiations.
  • The term of this agreement will be for two (2) years from the date the winners are announced. I hereby grant to COPPERSTONE two (2) irrevocable consecutive options to extend the term of this agreement for an additional two (2) years.
  • As compensation for the services to be rendered hereunder, COPPERSTONE shall receive from myself (or shall retain from my gross monthly earnings) 10% of any gross earnings through bookings made by myself or booking agents not affiliated with COPPERSTONE, while under contract for the first 2 years. COPPERSTONE will receive 20% on all bookings made or income generated through COPPERSTONE, as well as contracts and record and sponsorship deals negotiated by COPPERSTONE.
  • The termination of this contract after 2 years, or the renewal contract/s will be renegotiated by both parties.
  1. I acknowledge and agree to make myself available for appearances and promotion for a 12 month period from the end of the competition for a minimum of 5 times. These will be at such times and in such locations as COPPERSTONE may reasonably require in respect of the competition including without limitation showcases and performances for the following year, interviews, publicity, press calls, photographs, recordings and/or other contributions. I agree to attend such events and will advise of (and) provide receipts to COPPERSTONE for reimbursement of any reasonable travel expenses incurred.
  2. By entering this Competition, I (as participant or as a winner) hereby: irrevocably and unconditionally grants to COPPERSTONE an exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, perpetual, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display such entry, or any portion thereof, in any media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to, all forms of television, video and all forms of internet and wireless protocol without any further notice, permission, compensation or consideration. I authorise COPPERSTONE and any of COPPERSTONE’s authorised representatives to utilise, in any manner and at any time as they deem fit, the entry or any part thereof, and to make derivative works from such material. I agree that the results and proceeds of such use shall become and remain the property of COPPERSTONE and shall be dealt with in any manner whatsoever at the discretion of COPPERSTONE and its assignees which shall have no obligations whatsoever to the participant. I hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, renounces and relinquishes all claims I may have against COPPERSTONE in connection therewith and fully release COPPERSTONE from all such claims and any liability whatsoever in respect thereof.
  3. Should I be chosen as a semi-finalist, to cover some of the running costs of the competition (accommodation, flights, screen tests, music videos, demo recordings, food & beverage, event attendance), I will source a sponsor/s of R3 000. 
  4. I will make myself available for charity drives, eg COPPERSTONE’s Literacy drive, No Bullying Drive and Cancer HOPE Shoot.
  5. I will market my brand, as well as COPPERSTONE and the competition’s throughout the year to the best of my ability. I will treat competition sponsors with great respect and give them exposure on all my social media platforms.
  6. I shall indemnify and hold COPPERSTONE harmless against all action, award, claim or other legal recourse, complaint, cost, debt, demand, expense, fine, liability, loss, outgoing, penalty or proceeding which may be suffered or incurred by COPPERSTONE which arise directly or indirectly in connection with any breach or non-compliance with any of the Rules and Regulations contained herein.
  7. Notwithstanding anything stated or implied to the contrary in these Rules and Regulations, COPPERSTONE, Sponsors/Partners, production crew, administrative staff, employees or agents of the Competition shall not be liable to myself or any third party for death or personal injury, loss, damage (indirect, remote, special or consequential), costs or expenses of any nature in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise howsoever arising.
  8. In the event of any dispute arising from this Competition, I irrevocably and unconditionally accept that the decisions of COPPERSTONE and the Competition judges are final and binding with regards to all matters in relation to and all aspects of this Competition.
  9. I acknowledge that COPPERSTONE reserves the right to amend the Rules and Regulations (including without limitation verbally) or terminate the competition at any time without liability to me. COPPERSTONE’s decisions shall be final.
  10. If I am under 18 years old I must obtain the consent of my parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and enter their details as provided in the contract at judging rounds.
  11. I am a resident in South Africa and presently in good health and know of no medical condition that may impair my ability to remain in the competition.
  12. All personal details and/or information given in my application either in this form or otherwise must be truthful, accurate and in no way misleading. I undertake to inform COPPERSTONE immediately if any such information becomes inaccurate.
  13. All information provided may be used in connection with the production and promotion of the competition. By submitting my details I am agreeing that from time to time COPPERSTONE’s partners, sponsors, charities or associated companies may contact me with information regarding relevant services they feel may be of interest to me. In any such event, COPPERSTONE needs to be consulted first before any arrangement or agreement is made.
  14. I acknowledge that COPPERSTONE reserves the right to remove or disqualify me from the competition at their absolute discretion and that the decision of COPPERSTONE is final. I acknowledge that COPPERSTONE will have no liability to me if I am unable to attend or take part in the competition.
  15. COPPERSTONE reserves the right to disqualify any contestant if they supply untruthful, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information, have failed to abide by the Rules and Regulations and/or are in breach of the terms hereof.
  16. COPPERSTONE reserves the right to disqualify any contestant if they are deemed to be acting outside the spirit of the competition. COPPERSTONE’s decisions shall be final.
  17. Contestants must supply their own background tracks and/or instruments for the singing category, and all props required for the variety category.
  18. Songs submitted for performances at Live Shows will be reviewed for approval by COPPERSTONE and, once approved, cannot be changed. COPPERSTONE will also choose specific songs for artists/duos/bands to perform. 
  19. All performances must be done in good taste; no music or lyrics which COPPERSTONE considers to be offensive may be performed.
  20. COPPERSTONE reserves the right to refuse a song that may be deemed inappropriate for the show format.
  21. Judges’ score sheets and/or comments will not be revealed to or discussed with the participants.
  22. COPPERSTONE also reserves the right to reject, at any official event, any entry that it deems not relevant to the showmanship spirit of the Competition and/or an entry whose performance it deems too dangerous.
  23. I will act in a way befitting of the competition and agree to adhere to the attached Code of Conduct (Marked Annexure “A”).
  24. I agree to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court in connection with any action or suit arising from this agreement and the contestants select as address to which notices may be sent and for the service and execution of legal process in any action which may arise directly or indirectly from this contract, the address as set out on the signature section of this document.

CODE OF CONDUCT

As a representative of COPPERSTONE Event Production & Creative Agency and the competition, I agree to the following code of conduct throughout the competition and in the event that I win, during my reign:I will always conduct myself in a manner that reflects positively on myself, the competition and in general.

  • I will accept responsibility for my actions and for the consequences of my actions.
  • I will support the concept of fairness and the value of diverse thoughts and opinions.
  • I will avoid situations that would adversely affect the credibility or public perception of competition.
  • I will be truthful and honest at all times and report instances of cheating or other dishonest acts that compromise the integrity of the competition.
  • I will never harass, intimidate or threaten my fellow contestants, the competition or its affiliates, assignees, contestants, judges, sponsors or organisers, or participate in harmful, malicious, inflammatory, defaming or slanderous speech towards them, whether it be oral, written or otherwise conveyed throughout the competition and thereafter.
  • I respect the security, safety and efficiency of ourselves and others. The misuse of legitimate drugs, or the use, possession, distribution or sale of illicit or controlled substances at any event or competition gathering, is strictly prohibited. I will not appear on stage or represent the competition while under any level of intoxication from prescription or non-prescription drugs, alcohol or any other controlled substance and understand this will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • I will remember that my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or any other social media platform’s content is considered a reflection on me as a finalist and the COPPERSTONE Talent Search competition. All sexually suggestive photos and verbally explicit comments must be removed during the competition and during my reign. I will allow judges to view and monitor all my social media accounts. Examples of such material include but are not limited to:
  • Photos of contestants in undergarments.
  • Photos of contestants which place emphasis on or expose all or part of the chest (for females) or buttocks (for males and females) area.
  • Text or Post content that is insulting to an individual or a group of individuals.
  • Text or Post content that contains foul language, explicit and/or inflammatory comments or actions.
  • I agree to comply with any request which may be made by COPPERSTONE to immediately remove any material that they deem inappropriate or unbecoming. COPPERSTONE reserves sole discretion in these matters.
  • I will at all times be honest and transparent with sponsorship funds and contributions to charitable organisations and donations.
  • Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into at any stage of the competition. Any interference from a third party/parent/guardian, etc. will lead to immediate disqualification