Audition in your city

Battle it out in Atlanta in front of industry pros on November 7, 2010

Get ready to meet and greet fans at listening parties around the state

One winner in each music genre (determined, in part, by an online public poll) will be headed to Hollywood to record a track at the legendary Capitol Records Tower

When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced January 14, 2011 on a live television special that will air in the state of Georgia.

What is the TV Special about?
On January 14, 2011, the 4 winners of the All Access Music Search will be announced live on a Finale TV Special featuring celebrity judges Shawn Mullins, Monica, Dallas Austin and Clay Cook. The special will also chronicle the entire All Access Music Search experience - from first round auditions around the state to the selection of the Top 12. If you auditioned at any point during the competition, you may see yourself on TV!

When and where can I watch the TV Special?
The TV Special is a live program and will air on 5 broadcast stations throughout the state of Georgia. The special will air January 14, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm on: WSB-TV (Atlanta), WSAV (Savannah), WMGT (Macon), WRBL (Columbus), & WJBF (Augusta). Check your local listings for more information.

What is the voting process?
To vote for your favorite artist(s) in the Georgia Lottery’s All Access Music Search, visit galottery.com/musicsearch and click on the “vote now” button before voting closes on January 5, 2011. You may vote once per day and may vote for your favorite artist in each musical genre. Vote every day so that your favorite act(s) make it to Hollywood!

How long will voting be open?
The voting process will be open from 12:00 Noon on November 28, 2010 until January 5, 2011 at 11:59PM (ET). Results will be announced LIVE during the one-hour TV special to air on WSB-TV on January 14, 2011. Check your local television listings for times and other broadcast stations in Georgia.

Who can participate?
You must be 18 years of age or older to participate and a resident of the state of Georgia. Neither you nor any of your immediate family members (spouse, ex-spouse, parents, siblings, children, step-children) or members of your household (whether or not related to you) are eligible who are current employees, directors, officers, independent contractors, agents, or representatives of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, BBDO, What's Up Interactive, Pollard Banknote, EMI, WSB-TV, or their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or any of their respective licensees, successors, or assigns; or any other person or entity connected with the production, administration, or judging of the Audition and Performances or the Program; any television and radio station or channel, cable network, or satellite network that may air or otherwise exhibit the Program or any variation thereof; any person or entity involved in the development, production, distribution, or other exploitation of the Program or any variation thereof; any sponsor of the Program or its or their advertising agency; or any person or entity supplying services or prizes to the Program are also ineligible.

What are the four music genres?
The four music genre categories are: (1) Rock, (2) Rap/Hip-Hop, (3) Pop/R&B, (4) Country.

What if I don't consider my music to fall into one of the prescribed music genres?
When registering, please pick the genre of music that best fits your style.

What is the online registration process?
All registrants will be required to complete an online registration form between October 14 and October 27, 2010. Electronic online registration forms may be submitted at www.galottery.com/musicsearch. Each registrant will only be able to select one music genre and one audition city. The music genre you select at the time of registration is the genre you must perform throughout the entire program. Once the online registration form has been completed in its entirety, click the "submit" button and your registration will be automatically processed. You will receive an automatic message confirming your registration status and your exclusive audition number. You will also receive an email containing your audition information prior to the first round of auditions. You MUST bring this email or the automatic message from the web site with you to your specific city's audition date. We will only accept one on-line registration submission per musical act. If you are found to have registered as part of multiple musical acts, your acts will be disqualified. Only the first 250 people to register within the selected music genre and city will be automatically accepted. If you find that auditions for the music genre you want are full, we invite you to explore making arrangements to audition in one of the other audition cities should audition slots for your music genre still be available.

City Venue Registration Period Audition Day
Macon Macon Marriott City Center/Macon Centreplex 10/14/2010—10/27/2010 (12:00pm EST) 10/28/10
Atlanta Atlanta Civic Center 10/14/2010—10/27/2010 (12:00pm EST) 10/30/10
Savannah Hyatt Regency Savannah 10/14/2010—10/27/2010 (12:00pm EST) 11/1/10
Columbus Columbus Civic Center 10/14/2010—10/27/2010 (12:00pm EST) 11/3/10

 

Where and when will the auditions be held?
We are currently scheduled to visit the cities listed above. Auditions will take place rain or shine. Please do not arrive any earlier than the dates instructed.

What is the check in process?
Your check-in time will be provided to you in your confirmation email. We ask that you arrive on time. You can only check in for the audition if you have previously completed the online registration. THERE WILL BE NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING ALLOWED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE ANY OF THE AUDITION VENUES. We have purposefully kept the amount of auditions low so that all registered participants will have the opportunity to audition. Once you have been checked in, you will be given a wristband, seating assignment, and asked to enter the designated holding area and wait for your audition. Please be sure to eat something prior to coming to check in. Outside food and drinks cannot be brought inside of the venue. Where available, concessions will be open to purchase food/drinks once you are inside the venue.

Can I sing original music?
Yes. We are looking for Georgia's top solo and group musical talent. We encourage and prefer all registrants to perform their own music. However, if you don't have original music, that's OK. A list of public domain songs with lyrics is available on www.galottery.com/musicsearch. All participants are welcome to sing any song off the provided list. You must use ONLY the songs provided at www.galottery.com/musicsearch or original material in which you are the sole owner of any rights to the song, lyrics or music. You may be at risk of disqualification if you perform outside of these guidelines.

Further guidelines for original music:
Lyrics must NOT contain material which is sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing. Lyrics must NOT include mention or performance of any copyrighted media production including but not limited to music (except the songs provided), films, books, television programming, etc., or identifying descriptions of any media property. Lyrics must NOT contain derogatory references to Producers. Lyrics must NOT include 3rd party trademarks, name, logos, insignia, or other intellectual property.

Lyrics, music or phrasing cannot sample or replicate in any way a beat, sound, instrument, voice, phrase, or an entire song that is protected under copyright and intellectual property laws and that is not created wholly by the performers registered to participate in this audition. IF YOUR SONG DOES NOT MEET THESE GUIDELINES, PLEASE CHOOSE FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN SONGS PROVIDED. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE YOUR AUDITION IF YOU SAMPLE A SONG OR VIOLATE COPYRIGHT LAWS.

Can I bring a musical instrument with me to the first round of auditions?
Yes. However, we will not accept instruments that require setup time, backline, or require power to operate. Drum kits, amplifiers, large turntables, and pianos/keyboards are not allowed. The Producer has sole discretion on what will and won't be allowed into the audition rooms. All registrants will get only one minute (60 seconds) to perform. We advise you use this time to impress the judges with your musical ability, not setting up an instrument. We will have audio equipment available in the audition rooms should you want to perform with music. We will only accept audio CDs and those CDs must be furnished by you at the time of the audition. The producer accepts no responsibility for faulty equipment or recorded material (CD, etc).

Can I audition in more than one city?
No. Due to the limited number of auditions, you may only audition for one music genre in one city. Participants who attempt to register for more than one audition will be disqualified.

What do I need to bring?
When you arrive at your specified venue on the morning of the auditions, you MUST have your confirmation message with your unique audition number, valid driver's license or valid state-issued photo ID for proof of your age, and the signed Personal Release. You will forfeit your opportunity to audition if you do not have the proper ID. After showing proper ID and turning in the signed Publicity Release, you will be given a wristband and a seat assignment. All members of your music group, should there be more than you personally performing, must check in and participate in the first round of auditions to be eligible to participate at any later point in the audition process and win the grand prize.

What happens if I am late for check-in?
Your check-in time will be provided to you in your auto-reply confirmation email. If you are late for your assigned check-in time, you assume the risk of not being able to participate in the auditions. Please allow time for significant traffic congestion. The on-site parking is limited at most of the audition venues, but alternate parking facilities are located around the venues and most venues are accessible to public transit.

What do I do on audition day?
Once you have your wristband and seating assignment, you will be asked to take your seat in the designated holding area and wait your turn to audition. A Music Search staff member assigned to your seating area will prompt your section several minutes before you are escorted to the audition rooms. Restrooms and food/beverage concessions will be available to you throughout the day. Please note that YOU are responsible for being in your seat when your section is called. The section leader is not responsible for anyone not in their seat when their section is called. Audition start and/or finish time is at the discretion of the Producer.

Once your section is called, you will be escorted to your designated audition room. Please be courteous and quiet as you travel out of the main holding area to the audition rooms to avoid disrupting someone else's audition. Rude behavior or misconduct could get you disqualified. Once inside the audition room, you may have to wait for your turn to perform. You will be prompted by the judges and Program staff to take your position in front of the judges. The judges or Program staff will let you know when to start. You will have one minute (60) to perform. The judges or Program staff will stop you once your time as expired. You will then be asked to leave the audition room and go home. The judges will score your performance and submit their scorecards to the official Georgia Lottery Audit Team. The top 20 highest scoring music groups in each audition city will be invited to Atlanta, GA to participate in the Top 80 auditions on November 7, 2010. After you audition, make sure you periodically check the registration website (www.galotterycom/musicsearch) to see if you made it to the next round of auditions.

What do I do if I forget my signed Personal Release Form or confirmation email?
Everyone participating must turn in a signed Publicity Release Form. ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR MUSICAL ACT MUST ARRIVE AND CHECK IN TOGETHER. If you forget your signed form, a limited amount of blank release forms will be available at check-in. We will not have enough blank forms available for all participants so it is important that you bring the Personal Release Form with you. You will not be allowed past check in without turning in the signed form. There will be a station setup outside check-in for any participants forgetting to bring their audition number confirmation message. Program staff will require you to show identification to confirm your identity. Once you have proved you are one of the registered participants, the Program staff will provide you with authorized form listing your audition number. You will take the authorized form and proceed to the back of the check-line and wait for your turn to check in.

Tentative Schedule:

October 28, 2010 (Macon Marriott City Center) Macon - Round 1 Auditions - All day
October 30, 2010 (Atlanta Civic Center) Atlanta - Round 1 Auditions - All day
November 1, 2010 (Hyatt Regency Savannah) Savannah - Round 1 Auditions - All day
November 3, 2010 (Columbus Civic Center) Columbus - Round 1 Auditions - All day
November 7, 2010 (Venue TBD) Atlanta - Round 2 Top 80 Auditions - All day
November 17 - November 18, 2010 (Venues TBD) Macon - Top 12 Listening Parties - All day

November 19 - November 21, 2010 (Venues TBD) Savannah - Top 12 Listening Parties - All day
November 23 - November 24, 2010 (Venues TBD) Columbus - Top 12 Listening Parties - All day
November 26 - November 27, 2010 (Venues TBD) Atlanta - Top 12 Listening Parties - All day
November 28, 2010 (Georgia Dome) Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons Halftime Show - All day
January 14, 2011 Atlanta - LIVE Broadcast of Results Show

What do I wear to the audition?
We encourage you to express your personality and style, but please use discretion. Please avoid profane and distasteful outfits and clothing with visible third party logos.

Can I bring friends or family members to the audition?
Due to the limited amount of space, we can only admit registrants with confirmed audition slots. YOU CANNOT BRING A GUEST.

What is the audition process and how long do the auditions last?
Each registrant for the auditions will be required to perform an original or pre-approved public domain song. All registrants will have one minute (60 seconds) to perform in front of a judging panel. The judges will be scoring each participant. The top 20 scoring performances in each city (5 in each genre) will be invited back to the semi-final round of auditions in Atlanta, GA. Be prepared for the audition process to last all day. You may not leave the venue if you are still participating in the audition process. If you do, you may be disqualified. The auditions may not end until late in the evening. Make sure you check www.galottery.com/musicsearch regularly to see if you made it to the semi-final round. The semi-final round will take several hours, so be prepared. After the candidate field is further narrowed by the semi-final auditions, further interviews may occur that will result in 12 finalists who will then have the opportunity to perform at listening parties around the state of Georgia and an Atlanta Falcons Halftime Show between November 17 and November 28. All 12 finalists will be invited back to Atlanta on January 14, 2011 for a final performance during the LIVE broadcast of the results show, with the announcement of the winner in each music genre.

Will there be eliminations?
An elimination process will occur immediately after each round of auditions. Please check back regularly at www.galottery.com/musicsearch to see if you have moved on to the next round of auditions.

Do I have to be a Georgia resident to register?
Yes. To be eligible to participate, you must be a legal resident of the state of Georgia who is at least 18 years of age at the time of the first audition. You will be required to have a valid driver's license or valid state-issued photo ID at audition check in.

What if I lose my wristband, audition number, or seat ticket before auditioning?
DO NOT LOSE THEM. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR WRISTBAND, AUDITION NUMBER, AND SEAT TICKET IN ORDER TO BE ADMITTED IN THE AUDITION AREA. If you lose your wristband, audition number, or seat ticket, you will forfeit your chance to audition.

Is there any charge for the auditions?
No. Auditions are free. Wristbands and seating assignments are free. You just have to be physically present to check in and you cannot audition without them.

Is there a charge for parking at the venue? Parking fees are dependent on the audition city. See below for information for each audition city. Public transportation is also available to several of these venues.

Atlanta: $5.00 charge for parking at the Atlanta Civic Center. Parking is limited.
http://www.atlantaciviccenter.com/location.htm.

Macon: Free parking available on the Macon Marriott City Center premises. Parking is limited.
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/mcnfs-macon-marriott-city-center/

Columbus: Free parking available on the Columbus Civic Center premises.
http://www.columbusciviccenter.org/directions/#parking

Savannah: The Hyatt Regency Savannah does not offer self-parking. Valet parking is available, however it is very expense ($18.00/day). The venue is accessible by way of public transit. Private parking facilities are also available surrounding the venue, and daily parking rates fluctuate.
http://savannah.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/services/parking/index.jsp

Where do I get the Personal Release Form and where do I send it once it has been completed?
You can obtain the Personal Release Form here. You must bring the SIGNED form and your valid Georgia driver's license or state-issued ID to check in on the day of the audition. Please read, complete, and sign the Personal Release Form BEFORE you arrive at registration. Remember you must be 18 years or older to audition.

What can I bring with me to the auditions?
The producers and security reserve the right to ask you to remove any items from the venue. All items you bring are your responsibility and we are not responsible for any lost/stolen articles. The list below is approved personal items you may bring into the venue. All personal items are subject to search:

  • Banners/Personal Signs
  • Blankets
  • Cell Phones
  • Digital or Still Cameras (no Video Cameras)
  • Coats/Hats/Gloves
  • Small Bags
  • Small Umbrellas
  • Sunglasses

What should I NOT bring with me to the auditions?
The list of prohibited items below is not exhaustive and even if an item is not listed below, the producers and security reserve the right to ask you to remove any such item from the venue. People in possession of prohibited items will be denied admission to the venue and may be subjected to immediate disqualification. All bags are subject to search.

  • Air Mattresses
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Animals
  • Candles
  • Cigarettes/Lighters
  • Outside Food and Beverage
  • Cans or Bottles
  • Chairs
  • Coolers of Any Kind (Unless for Medical Reasons)
  • Fireworks
  • Hair Dryers
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Oversized Luggage/Suitcases
  • Tents
  • Video Cameras or Camcorders of Any Kind
  • Weapons of Any Kind (including Pocket Knives, "Army Knives," Swiss Army-type Knives and all Swords)

If I have a current talent contract with another entertainment-based entity/service, can I still audition?
No. Unfortunately, the All Access Music Search is open only to musical acts who do not have any of the following agreements in place:

  • A contract for talent representation (for example, a talent agent).
  • A current music recording contract.
  • A current agreement relating to the use of your name, voice and/or likeness.
  • An exclusive acting contract.
  • Any other contractual arrangement that would prohibit you from fully participating in the show and/or entering into any contracts required by Sponsor, including an exclusive management contract, recording contract and merchandising contract.

If you have any additional questions, please email allaccess@galottery.org.

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  1. Eligibility: To be eligible to participate in the Georgia Lottery All Access Music Search Program (the "Program"), you must be a legal resident of the state of Georgia who is 18 years of age or older. Employees of the Georgia Lottery Corporation (“Sponsor”), Pollard Banknote Limited Partnership, BBDO Atlanta, What’s Up, LLC, EMI Group Limited, Capitol Records, WSB-TV, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, agents, contractors, advertising/promotional agencies (collectively, “Sponsors”), employees and immediate family members living in the same household of each, or any other person or entity connected with the production, administration, or judging of the Audition and Performances of the Program, any television station or channel, cable network, or satellite network that may air or otherwise exhibit the Program or variation thereof, any person involved in the development, production, distribution, or other exploitation of the Program or any variation thereof, any Sponsor of the Program or its advertising agency, or any person or entity supplying services or prizes to the Program are not eligible. In addition, to the best of your knowledge, you do not know anyone who is now or has been in the past two (2) years an employee or independent contractor of any of the entities described in this paragraph. Sponsor reserves the right to remove from the Program any person it determines, in its sole discretion, is sufficiently connected with the Program or any of the entities described in this paragraph such that such person’s participation in the Program could create the appearance of impropriety. Void where prohibited by law.

    You also must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Georgia Lottery Corporation that you do not have any of the following agreements in effect (written or oral):

    • A contract for talent representation (for example, a talent agent).
    • A current music recording contract.
    • A current agreement relating to the use of your name, voice, and/or likeness.
    • An exclusive acting contract.
    • Any other contractual arrangement that would prohibit you from fully participating in the show and/or entering into any contracts required by Sponsor, including an exclusive management contract, recording contract, and/or merchandising contract.

    In the event you are selected to advance in the Program Audition and Performances process, you will be contacted by a Program Sponsor and required to execute additional documents, provide additional information, and undergo additional screening, including, without limitation, a background and/or personal records check in order to advance further in the Audition and Performances process. You will be required to fill out, sign, and agree to all of the terms and conditions of Sponsor's required forms. Your family and/or guests should also be prepared to sign releases concerning the possible taping and/or recording of their name, likeness, voice, conversation, etc. If you advance in the competition, you may be required by the Sponsor to fill out, sign, and agree to all of the terms and conditions of additional forms, including a talent management contract, recording contract, and/or merchandising contract. You may also be subject to a thorough background investigation and other examinations at Sponsor's discretion. ALL FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AND TRUTHFULLY. IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLETE ANY FORM, GIVE ANY FALSE INFORMATION, OR FAIL TO REVEAL ANY PERTINENT INFORMATION, YOU MAY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE AUDITION AND PERFORMANCES PROCESS.

  2. How to Participate: Commencing October 14, 2010, at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and continuing through October 27, 2010, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (the “Registration Period”), an individual or group (up to five (5) individuals per group) must complete a registration form at www.galottery.com/musicsearch in order to be considered for participation in the Program. The registration process shall include the selection of an Audition Location (Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, or Columbus, Georgia) and a musical category (Rock, Country, Pop/R&B, or Hip-Hop/Rap). An individual may only participate in one (1) Audition and cannot be part of a group auditioning in any other Audition Location or Musical Category. Only one (1) registration form may be submitted by any individual or group; multiple registration forms submitted for the same individual or group will be disqualified.

    Any personal information supplied by an individual in connection with the Program is subject to the privacy policy posted by the Georgia Lottery Corporation at www.galottery.com/legal/privacy-policy which may be amended from time to time. By participating in this Program, you grant permission to share your electronic mail (“e-mail”) address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Program Entities (as defined below) for the sole purpose of fulfilling the Audition and Performances process for the Program. Additionally, by opting in to specific offers from any of the Program Entities, your registration information will be subject to their respective privacy policies and terms of service, and you agree to receive additional e-mail communication from those companies.

    Upon submission of the completed registration form, a confirmation message will be displayed, and a confirmation e-mail message will be sent to the e-mail address(es) provided prior to the audition. The confirmation containing your unique audition number must be presented at the Audition Location on the specified date and time, along with a federal- or state-issued identification document, in order to be considered for participation in the Program. Each individual listed on the registration form must provide a state- or federal-issued photo identification document. Additionally, each individual listed on the registration form must provide a signed “Personal Release” form. The first 250 registrations in each Musical Category per Audition Location will be accepted.

    Proof of submission does not constitute proof of delivery or registration. Each registration submission must be manually keystroke and manually entered by the individual Participant. Automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of registration (including, but not limited to, registrations submitted using any script, macro, bot, or service) will be disqualified, and transmissions from these or related e-mail or IP addresses may be blocked. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Program or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules.

    Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible, garbled, misdirected, or forged e-mail; or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections; or failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions or any combination thereof. Sponsor not responsible for any damage to any individual’s computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Program. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROGRAM IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If, for any reason, the Program is not capable of running as planned due to, without limitation, errors in these Official Rules, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes outside control of Sponsor which impair or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Program, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, modify, terminate, or suspend the Program. In the event of cancelation or termination, a notice will be posted on the program website at www.galottery.com/musicsearch. The computer clock of Sponsor’s webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Program.

  3. Audition and Performances: Each registered individual or group will have an opportunity to audition a musical song not to exceed 60 seconds in total aggregate length. Audition and Performances may be featured on the Program website and may be viewable by the public. The Audition and Performances may be shared on approved social networking sites pursuant to the terms of the Program website. The Audition song must meet the following criteria:

    • Only the songs provided on the Program website or original material in which you are the sole owner of any rights to the song, lyrics, or music may be used for an Audition.
    • The Audition may be a capella (without musical accompaniment), with music provided by the Participant on a compact disc (“CD”) or with acoustic (non-electric) guitar(s) provided by the Participant.
    • Backline (including, but not limited to, instruments, equipment, and amplifiers) will not be provided or allowed in the Audition room.
    • A microphone and sound equipment to play a CD will be provided. Sponsor is not responsible for any faulty equipment or recorded material.
    • If original music is not available, one of the following public domain songs may be performed by the Participant:
      • Ain’t We Got Fun
      • Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
      • By the Light of the Silvery Moon
      • Carolina in the Morning
      • Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)
      • Danny Boy
      • Georgia
      • I Ain’t Got Nobody
      • I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now
      • In the Good Old Summertime
      • Look for the Silver Lining
      • Moonlight Bay
      • My Melancholy Baby
      • Old MacDonald had a Farm
      • Paper Doll
      • Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
      • Star-Spangled Banner
      • Swanee
      • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
      • Toot Toot Tootsie
      • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
      • The Yankee Doodle Boy
      • You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It)
    • Original lyrics must not contain material which is sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent (e.g., relating to murder, the sale of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (e.g., based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing (subject to the interpretation of the Program officials).
    • Original lyrics must not include mention or performance of any copyrighted media production including, but not limited to, music (except the songs provided), films, books, television programming, etc., or identifying descriptions of any media property.
    • Original lyrics must not contain derogatory reference to the Sponsor.
    • Original lyrics must not include third-party trademarks, name, logos, insignia, or other intellectual property.

    By participating in the Audition and Performances, you represent and warrant that you are the sole copyright owner of the Audition and Performances, and that you have the authority to grant the permission and rights granted herein, and that no other permission is required to grant such rights, and you hereby irrevocably grant Sponsor and its assignees the right, but not the obligation, to use the Audition and Performances, your name, voice, likeness, biographical information, address (i.e., city and state) (collectively "Attributes"), and any statements made by or attributed to you for advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised (including, without limitation, by telecast on the Program) without notice, review, or approval in perpetuity and throughout the universe without further compensation, and you hereby release Sponsor and Sponsors, Program casting personnel and their respective parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, licensees, licensors, and agents of each (“Program Entities”) from all claims arising out of any such use.

    The Program Entities shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate Audition and Performances information whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Program or by any technical or human error or any other intentional, casual, or inadvertent misconduct, which may occur in the processing of the Audition and Performances. The Program Entities assume no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of responses. The use of any device to automate the Audition and Performances process is prohibited.

    The judging process will be based on the following criteria:

    • Singing Ability: This singer (group) performed “on pitch” and “maintained a consistent groove.” I could clearly understand the lyrics, vocal quality was strong, and word phrasing was natural and consistent within the rhythmic groove of the performance.
    • Range/Proficiency: This singer (group) demonstrated a range of pitches that spotlighted their vocal ability. They did not strain to hit notes out of their vocal range. Where applicable, musicians were proficient with their instruments and parts.
    • Originality/Creativity: This singer (group) held my interest during the performance and brought a unique and original approach. The performance was exciting, authentic, and fresh.
    • On Camera/Stage Presence: This singer (group) has exceptional style and is relevant within their age group and music genre. They did not seem nervous and made no distracting gestures or facial expressions. I could tell they felt comfortable and connected with the music.
    • Overall Performance: This singer (group) has celebrity appeal and entertainment value. I would consider them the “total package.” This singer (group) can stand on their own as a marketable performer (group).

    The elimination process is as follows:

    Round one of the auditions will encompass 250 registered musical acts in each of the four music genres at four audition locations: Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, and Columbus. The top five acts in each genre at each audition location will be invited to Atlanta for the second round of auditions. The second round of auditions will take the top three musical acts in each genre to create the Top 12 Finalists. The Top 12 Finalists will be voted on through an online public poll and also evaluated by a panel of judges. A winner will be selected from each genre. The final selections will be evaluated and reviewed by the Sponsor and deemed final at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

  4. Prizes: Four Grand Prize Winners, one winner in each of the four music genres (Country, Rock, Pop/R&B and Hip-Hop/Rap) will be selected. Each Grand Prize winner(s) will receive a trip to Los Angeles, California for a four-hour recording session at the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. Each member of the musical act will receive round-trip coach air transportation to travel from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, three (3) days, two (2) night’s standard accommodations at a hotel selected by Sponsors, one (1) standard room, double occupancy, ground transfers between airport and hotel and the Capitol Records Tower and $500 in spending money.  The Georgia Lottery will pay the minimum required federal and state tax withholdings as part of the Grand Prize. Approximate retail value ("ARV") of a Grand Prize, if the musical act consists of five members, is seven thousand five hundred sixty-six dollars ($7,566.00) per member. Approximate retail value ("ARV") of a Grand Prize, if the musical act consists of four members, is eight thousand six hundred ninety-six dollars ($8,696.00) per member. Approximate retail value ("ARV") of a Grand Prize, if the musical act consists of three members, is ten thousand five hundred eighty dollars ($10,580) per member. Approximate retail value ("ARV") of a Grand Prize, if the musical act consists of two members, is fourteen thousand three hundred forty-eight dollars ($14,348) per member. Approximate retail value ("ARV") of a Grand Prize, if the musical act consists of one member, is twenty-five thousand six hundred fifty-three dollars ($25,653). Approximate retail values include the minimum required federal and state tax withholdings. 

    Grand Prizes are not transferable or assignable, and no substitutes for prizes are available, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute different prizes of comparable value.  Sponsor's decisions shall be final and conclusive in all matters relating to the Program. Potential winner(s) must accept prize in its entirety or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Sponsors will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Once booked, no change, extension, or substitution of trip dates is permitted, except by Sponsors at their sole discretion.  

    Grand prize winner(s) are responsible for obtaining all necessary and required travel documents. All meals, gratuities, additional ground transfers, transportation, excursions, insurance, incidentals, departure, and any other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Grand Prize Winners will be responsible for any additional federal and state withholdings, other legally required withholdings, and/or applicable federal, state, and local taxes and any customs charges or tariffs on the Prize. All Prize Winners will be required to furnish their social security number for federal and state tax reporting and withholding. 

  5. Winner Notification: Telephone contact will be attempted for each potential Prize Winner who has a telephone number listed in their All Access Music Search registration. Each potential Prize Winner will be notified by U.S. mail or e-mail at the street address and/or e-mail address provided in their All Access Music Search profile upon entry into the Promotion. Prize Winners will be required to complete and sign a Winner Claim Form and return the form and other required documents within 14 days of the corresponding Winner Announcement. Prize Winners will be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and return it within 14 days of the corresponding Winner Announcement. If after reasonable attempts to contact a Prize Winner by the Georgia Lottery Corporation, a Prize Winner does not return the form(s) within 14 days of the Winner Announcement, the Prize may be forfeited. In the event a Prize is forfeited, an Alternate will be awarded the Prize.

    Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By completing the registration process, a participant agrees to allow use of his or her name, in full or in part, for any and all purposes in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed without territorial or time limitations and without compensation, including, but not limited to, for promotional and advertising purposes.

  6. License: You shall retain all ownership rights in your song and/or other music material that can be considered intellectual property used in the Audition and Performances. However, by participating in the Audition and Performances, you hereby grant to the Program Entities and Sponsor in perpetuity, a universal, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub licensable and 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 and Performances for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, in connection with (i) the Program, including, without limitation, advertising, marketing, promotion, merchandising, the exploitation of any and all ancillary and subsidiary rights, and redistributing part or all of the Program (and derivative works thereof); and (ii) Sponsors’ Internet websites, wireless applications, interactive television, video on demand, and any other media or technology (including, without limitation, Internet protocol, wireless, interactive platforms, or interfaces) through which Sponsor distributes content to end users, whether now existing or hereafter developed 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. For the avoidance of doubt, without limiting the generality of the rights granted to the Program Entities or Sponsors, these rights include, without limitation, the absolute right to edit and/or alter any Audition and Performances; distribute and synchronize all or any portion of your Audition and Performances in timed relation to any other visual elements; to webcast, podcast, re-publish, re-broadcast, re-platform, port, syndicate, route, and link to and from all or any portion of your Audition and Performances; to encrypt, encode and decode, and compress and decompress all or any portion of your Audition and Performances; to edit, mix, combine, merge, distort, superimpose, create or add special effects, illusions, and/or other material to all or any portion of your Audition and Performances; to create composite, stunt, comic or unusual photographs, videos, animations, motion pictures and/or voice reproductions from all or a portion of your Audition and Performances; and to excerpt and/or extract portions of your Audition and Performances in order to host, store, index, categorize, and display your Audition and Performances on or through the Platforms. The Program Entities reserve the right to use (or not use) your Audition and Performances at all and/or as little of the Audition and Performances as they so choose.

  7. Representations and Warranties/Indemnification: Each individual who participates in the Audition and Performances represents and warrants to the Program Entities and Sponsor as follows: (i) the song and/or other music material that can be considered intellectual property is the participant's own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the song and/or other music material that can be considered intellectual property is wholly original with participant and, as of the date of submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iii) the song and/or other music material that can be considered intellectual property neither infringes upon nor violates the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; (iv) the song and/or other music material that can be considered intellectual property does not and will not violate any applicable laws and meets the Audition and Performances criteria as set forth above. Each song and/or other music material that can be considered intellectual property must not contain any unauthorized third-party-owned material, including, but not limited to, trademarks, logos, background music, depictions of actors, and the like. Further, participants will, upon request, furnish to Sponsor any documentation, substantiation, and releases necessary and reasonably required documentation from anyone who assisted in the creation of the Audition and Performances to prove, confirm, verify, and substantiate Participant's compliance with any or all of these Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, the foregoing representations and warranties. In the event a Participant cannot provide all required releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to discard or remove the applicable Audition and Performances, or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Sponsor's benefit, or allow the applicable Audition and Performances to be utilized. Additionally, Participant represents and warrants that he or she will not have and will not acquire any trademark rights, copyrights, or any other rights in Sponsor's trademarks, trade names, logos, or other intellectual property. Program Entities and Sponsor specifically reserve all their rights to protect their intellectual property against any infringement or other illegal or improper use. Each Participant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Program Entities and Sponsor harmless from and against any and all third-party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations, or agreements of participant hereunder.

  8. Conditions of Participation: This Program is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Each Participant hereby: (a) agrees that Program Entities and Sponsors shall have no liability whatsoever for and shall be held harmless by participants against any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person(s), including death or property, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, as a result of participating in this Program or any related activity; (b) releases Program Entities’ advertising and promotion partners, fulfillment and/or judging agencies, retailers, franchises, agents, and their estate and/or family members from all liability, claims, action, or proceedings relating to this Program and from injuries or damages arising in connection with or relating to participation in this Program; and (c) waives any right to claim ambiguity in this Program or these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules and/or to remove suspect Audition and Performances and/or cancel, terminate, or suspend any portion of this Program at any time and for any reason (or no reason at all) in their sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and/or exclude, in our sole and absolute discretion, any individual from any of the Audition and Performances for any reason or for no reason at all, including, without limitation, violation of any portion of the Official Rules or tampering with the entry process or the Audition and Performances process. The Sponsor also reserves the right to change the Program rules and procedures at any time. Being chosen to participate in the Audition and Performances and/or compete at any level in the process does NOT ensure that you will be selected to continue to the next stage.

  9. Nature of Relationship/Waiver of Equitable Relief: Each Participant who submits an Audition and Performances understands and acknowledges that the Program Entities have wide access to ideas, stories, designs, and other literary materials and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees. Each Participant also acknowledges that many ideas may be competitive with or similar or identical to the Audition and Performances and/or each other in theme, idea, format, or other respects. Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that such Participant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of Program Entities’ use of any such similar or identical material. Each Participant acknowledges and agrees 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 and Performances. Finally, each Participant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Participant relating to or arising out of Program Entities’ actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Audition and Performances or other material submitted in connection with the Program, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable Participant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such Participant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition or other exploitation of the Audition and Performances, or any other production based on or allegedly based on the Audition and Performances, and the Participant's rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.

  10. Important – Please Read General Release and Limitations on Liability: By participating in this Program, Participants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Program shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in the Program but in no event will attorneys' fees be awarded or recoverable; and (3) under no circumstances will any Participant be permitted to obtain any award for damages, and Participant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek punitive, incidental, or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Program Entities, their agencies, webmasters/suppliers, contractors, and vendors are not responsible for any costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with: (i) incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries or for failure to receive entries due to any cause, including, without limitation, human, transmission or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions of any kind, whether originating with sender, with the Program Entities, or otherwise, that may limit a Participant's ability to participate in this Program; (ii) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Internet users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in connection with this Program, and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, malfunction, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to tampering, or hacking; (iii) any injury or damage resulting from participation in the Program (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, or any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages related to or based on the Participant's rights of publicity or privacy); or (iv) the Participant's claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light. The Program Entities assume no responsibility for any damage to any Participant's computer system, which is occasioned by accessing the website, or participating in this Program, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or Program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions, or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Participant who violates the Audition and Performances criteria, who is found to be tampering with the Audition and Performances process or operation of the Program, or who is acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to threaten, abuse, or harass any other person. If, for any reason, this Program is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, hacking, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, integrity, or proper conduct of this Program, Sponsor reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to close the Audition and Performances acceptance period at any time, cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Program as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor.

  11. General Terms and Conditions: The Georgia Lottery Corporation (“Sponsor”), Pollard Banknote Limited Partnership, BBDO Atlanta, What’s Up, LLC, EMI Group Limited, Capitol Records, WSB-TV, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, agents, contractors, advertising/promotional agencies, and employees assume no liability or responsibility for damages, losses, or injury resulting from this promotion or the acceptance or use of a prize. Taxes and any other incidental expenses not specifically mentioned herein are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winners. All federal, state, and local law and regulations shall apply.

    By participating in the Promotion, all Entrants and Prize Winners agree to the Georgia Lottery “All Access Music Search Program” Official Rules and the decisions of the Georgia Lottery, whose decisions shall be final in all respects and legally binding in all matters related to this Program. All Participants and Prize Winners agree to release, discharge, hold harmless, and indemnify Sponsor and Program Entities against any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage (including, but not limited to, property damage, personal injury, and/or death), claims, actions, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, all attorney's fees and court costs) arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with his/her participation in the Program, acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activity, including, but not limited to, any travel-related activity thereto or any goods/services provided in connection with any prize. Participant further acknowledges that Sponsor and Program Entities are in no manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including, but not limited to, its quality, mechanical condition, or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturers' terms therefore, and Prize Winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee. Acceptance of prize shall further constitute and signify the Prize Winner's agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the Prize Winner's name, likeness, and/or prize and biographical information worldwide for promotion purposes without limitation and without further compensation, except where prohibited. Prize Winners are solely responsible for any local, state, or federal income taxes on prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to take such action as it deems necessary to enforce these Official Rules and ensure the fair operation of the Promotion, including, without limitation, barring and disqualifying individuals who do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, Participants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, Participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor and Program Entities in connection with the Program, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Georgia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, Participants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of Fulton County located in Atlanta, Georgia. Records related to the Program (including, but not limited to, registrations, program results, and winners’ lists) will be retained for a period of 180 days after the final event date.

  12. Official Rules: For a complete copy of the “All Access Music Search Program” Official Rules, players may (1) visit the Georgia Lottery’s All Access Music Search Program website at www.galottery.com/musicsearch; or (2) send a request to: “All Access Music Search Program,” Attn: Rules Request, 250 Williams Street, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30303.

  13. Winners’ List: For a copy of the names of Prize Winners for the “All Access Music Search Program,” players may (1) visit the Georgia Lottery’s All Access Music Search Program website at www.galottery.com/musicsearch; or (2) send a request to: “All Access Music Search Program,” Attn: Winner List Request, 250 Williams Street, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30303.

  14. Decisions of the President/CEO: In the event of any situation not provided for in these “All Access Music Search Program” Official Rules or any conflict between any provisions of these rules, the decision of the President/CEO of Georgia Lottery Corporation, or her designee, shall be final and binding.

  15. Sponsor: Georgia Lottery Corporation, 250 Williams Street, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30303.