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MMF MUSIC MANAGERS AWARDS (“Awards”)

2018 TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

 

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE AWARDS, NOMINATORS AND NOMINEES AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT BELOW

ELIGIBILITY

1.     Subject to the further terms set out in clause 4 and the Category Criteria set out herein any individual aged 18 or over at the date of nomination and ordinarily resident in New Zealand may be nominated for any award other than the Best Venue Award, regardless of whether or not they are a member of the New Zealand Music Managers Forum (“MMF”) at the time of the nomination. Proof of identity, residency and date of birth may be requested by the MMF for verification purposes and failure to comply with such a request by the MMF may result in the nomination being deemed invalid.

2.     An organisation that is registered, incorporated, formed in or has its principal place of business in New Zealand may be nominated for the Industry Champion Award.

3.     A music venue located in New Zealand may be nominated for the Best Venue Award.

4.     With the exception of Industry Champion Award and Best Venue Award nominees, for any nominee to be eligible for inclusion in the Awards, a nominee must either:

a)     be a currently registered MMF member as at the conclusion of the Nomination Period and on the date of the Awards ceremony for the relevant year (Wednesday 9 May, 2018); or

b)     register as a member of the MMF and pay the registration fees prior to the conclusion of the Nomination Period and maintain the membership until the date of the Awards ceremony (Wednesday 9 May, 2018) for the relevant year. 

In the event that any nominee fails to comply with the requirements of this clause 4, the MMF shall be entitled to exclude such nominee from inclusion within the Awards in the MMF’s sole discretion.

5.     Information on becoming an MMF member is available at www.mmf.co.nz.

NOMINATION PROCESS

6.     Nominations for the Awards may be made by any individual, regardless of whether or not they are a member of the MMF (“Nominator”).

7.     The nomination period opens at 9am NZST Monday 22 Jan 2018 and closes at midnight NZST Monday 19 Feb 2018. (“Nomination Period”).  Any nominations made outside of the Nomination Period may be accepted at the absolute discretion of MMF.

8.     By making a nomination, the Nominator is deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.

9.     Any person or organisation nominated for an award in the Awards must provide written consent to being nominated. Such consent must be submitted with the nomination in the form required by the MMF and the nominee’s consent to the nomination is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

10.  Information, including details of the supporting material required to be submitted with a nomination, on how to make a nomination for the Awards will be available at www.mmf.co.nz during the Nomination Period and information on how to make a nomination also forms part of these Terms and Conditions.

11.  Nominations must include any required supporting material and may be deemed invalid if, in the sole and absolute discretion of the MMF, the nominator fails to supply the supporting material or any supporting material provided is, in the opinion of the MMF, inadequate in any way whatsoever.

12.  Nominations must be submitted online at www.mmf.co.nz or to Lorraine Owen directly via email at lorraine.owen@mmf.co.nz. Internet access is required to make a nomination. Any cost associated with accessing the MMF website is the Nominator’s responsibility and is dependent on the Internet service provider used by the Nominator.  MMF shall have no liability to the Nominator or any nominee as a result of any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information caused by a Nominator on transmission.  MMF is not responsible for any technical problems resulting from any Nominator’s sending or receiving of any communications or materials.

13.  A person or organisation (where an organisation is eligible to be nominated for an award) may be nominated for more than one award.

14.  Multiple nominations must be made separately and each separate nomination must include its own supporting material.

15.  A Nominator may contact the MMF for guidance in relation to making a nomination and providing supporting material. The MMF contact for such purpose is Lorraine Owen at lorraine.owen@mmf.co.nz.

16.  Incomplete, incomprehensible and illegible nominations may, in the MMF’s sole and absolute discretion, be deemed invalid.

17.  A Nominator agrees to take full responsibility for the content of their nomination and agrees to abide by these Terms and Conditions.

18.  In providing written consent to be nominated, a nominee agrees to take full responsibility for any information and material the nominee provides to the MMF and abide by these Terms and Conditions.

19.  Nominees are responsible for ensuring that they meet eligibility requirements and criteria for the award for which they are being nominated, the MMF has been provided with the nominee’s correct contact details and that the MMF is notified if the nominee’s contact details change prior to the date of the Awards ceremony.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & MATERIAL SUBMITTED TO THE MMF

20.  By making a nomination, a Nominator hereby warrants that he or she is the original author of or has the right to use any and all supporting material as part of the nomination and that they have not or will not infringe any third party’s intellectual property and proprietary rights, including copyright, patent, trade mark, trade secret, design or any other rights of publicity or privacy nor will any nomination or any supporting material contain any defamatory or obscene material.

21.  By consenting to a nomination, a nominee hereby warrants that it is the original author of or has the right to use any and all supporting material it submits to the MMF in respect of the nomination and that said supporting material does not and will not infringe any third party’s intellectual property and proprietary rights, including copyright, patent, trade mark, trade secret, design or any other rights of publicity or privacy nor will it contain any defamatory or obscene material.

SELECTION PROCESS

Best Venue Awards and Industry Champion Award

22.  MMF members will be entitled to vote for the winners of the Best Venue Awards and Industry Champion Awards from the shortlist determined by the MMF. The nominee with the highest number of votes in each category will be deemed the winner of the award in the relevant category.

23.  Each MMF member will be entitled to one vote in each award category.

24.  The MMF will notify members, either on its website or via email to the member’s registered email address, of the voting process for voting within the Awards.

25.  Voting will be open from 9am NZST Fri 9 March 2018 and will close on midnight NZST Wed 28 March 2018 .

MMF Mentoring Achievement Award

26.  Mentors of the MMF Mentoring Programme will be entitled to vote for the winner of the MMF Mentoring Achievement Award. The nominee with the highest number of votes will be deemed the winner of the MMF Mentoring Achievement Award.

27.  Voting will be open from 9am NZST Fri 9 March 2018 and will close on midnight NZST Wed 28 March 2018.

All other Award Categories

28.  Award winners will be selected from the nominees in each Award Category by a panel of judges chosen by the MMF.

29.  Solely with respect to the Breakthrough Manager of the Year Award Category, in the event that any nominee has been a finalist in any other Award Category, other than the Emerging Manager of the Year Category, such nominee will be ineligible to be nominated for the Breakthrough Manager of the Year Award.

30.  Following the conclusion of the Nomination Period, the MMF will select at its sole and absolute discretion, a panel of judges with experience in the music industry. The judging panel will evaluate all the nominations for each Award Category.

31.  To ensure an unbiased and pressure free judging process the identities of the members of the judging panel will not be made public by the MMF.

32.  The judging panel will consider a nominee’s achievements over the eligibility period of 1 March 2017 - 28 February 2018 and will take into consideration the awards category criteria which form part of these Terms and Conditions and any other criteria which may be specified by the MMF in its absolute discretion from time to time.

33.  The Nominator and/or the nominee (or, in the case of an organisation, a representative of that organisation) may be contacted by the MMF and/or a member of the judging panel, if further information is required by the MMF and/or the panel to consider any nomination. Failure to participate in such further interview may, in the absolute discretion of MMF, result in the nominee being disqualified from the Awards.

34.  The judging panel will make a shortlist of nominees for each Award Category and then the judging panel will select, in its absolute discretion, a winner for each Award Category.

 35. The decision of the judging panel with respect to each of the Awards is final and no   correspondence will be entered into by the MMF and/or the judging panel in respect of any decision.
35A.The MMF will not be obliged to provide its reasons for any decision with respect to any of the Award Categories and will not be required to enter into any correspondence with any nominees or Nominators in relation to any decision.

 

General terms applicable to all Awards Categories

36.  The MMF reserves the right at any point, in their absolute discretion, to disqualify, withdraw, or discount any nominations for the Awards or disqualify an award winner if the MMF reasonably believes that:

  a)             the nominee does not meet the eligibility or award criteria requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions;

  b)            the nomination or supporting material provided by the Nominator or nominee is or may be fraudulent, misleading, deceptive, may be damaging to the reputation and good will of the Awards or the MMF or otherwise violate these Terms and Conditions;

 c)              the nomination or supporting material provided by the Nominator or any nominee is or may, in the opinion of the MMF, contain objectionable content, profanity, potentially insulting or defamatory statements; or

 d)             there has been any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardize the fair and proper conduct of the Awards including, but not limited to, tampering with the voting process.

37.  There is one award recipient per Award Category for all categories with the exception of the Best Venue Award. There are two award recipients for the Best Venue Award, one for a small venue and one for a large venue.

38.  All information submitted or provided as part of the nomination for any Award remains confidential to the MMF and the judging panel, and remains the property of the MMF.

39.  Whether a nominee meets the requirements of the selection criteria is at the sole and absolute discretion of the MMF.

DISPUTES

40.  No Nominator or nominee shall have the right to take dispute with the MMF with respect to the decision of the judging panel with respect to any of the Awards.  The Nominator and any nominee accept the final decision of the judging panel with respect to the Awards and acknowledge and agree that entry of any nomination into the Awards is acceptance of such final decision and hereby waive any right to dispute or otherwise take issue with such decision.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

41.  The award winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at the Turning Fork, Vector Arena, Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland.

42.  Shortlisted nominees for the Awards will be announced on a date and in the manner the MMF deems appropriate in the MMF’s sole discretion.

43.  Shortlisted nominees for the Awards will be additionally notified by the MMF that they have been shortlisted via email or telephone using the contact details provided to the MMF as part of the nomination. 

PUBLICITY

44.  The MMF acting reasonably may require the Award winners and/or nominees to take part in publicity events in connection with the Awards.

45.  Nominators and nominees agree to the MMF’s use and right to reproduce, publish and edit the name, likeness and image of any nominee and the right to use, reproduce, publish and edit any other supporting material submitted by the Nominator or nominee to the MMF in relation to the Awards for the purposes of publicity, promotion or news in relation to the MMF and/or the Awards (including in relation to the MMF Awards in any future year) or as part of the Awards ceremony.

PRIZES

46.  All Award winners will receive an official MMF award of achievement in recognition of the contributions to the music industry.

47.  The MMF may, in its sole discretion, choose to award prizes along with some or all of the Awards (“Prizes”).

48.  Any Prizes that may be awarded with an Award will be as specified by the MMF in its sole discretion, provided that any such Prizes are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the MMF, no Prizes are able to be transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash and are subject to any terms and conditions imposed by any supplier of the Prizes.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

49.  The MMF will hold and use all personal information submitted for the purposes of processing each nomination and administering the Awards.

50.  The MMF may disclose Nominators’ and nominees’ personal information to its affiliates, contractors, employees (including volunteers), agents or professional advisors for the purpose of conducting and administering the Awards, to communicate with Nominators or nominees in connection with the Awards or to obtain professional advice in connection with the Awards.

51.  The MMF may also disclose Nominators’ and nominees’ personal information to governmental authorities if required by law.  The MMF will not disclose any personal information to any other third parties not affiliated with the MMF or the Awards.

52.  A member of the MMF or a member of the judging panel may contact the Nominator and/or the nominee (or, in the case of an organisation, a representative of that organisation) by telephone or email to verify or seek further information about the nomination and/or the nominee.

53.  The MMF may use the Nominators’ or nominees’ contact details for the promotional purposes of the MMF.

54.  All nomination information and material submitted remains the property of the MMF and will not be returned unless previously arranged.

55.  Nominators and nominees may contact the MMF to access and, if required, correct their personal information submitted to the MMF as part of a nomination.

COSTS

56.  All Nominators and nominees are entirely responsible for their own costs in relation to any nomination made for the Awards and for all costs in relation to their attendance at the Awards.  The MMF may in its sole and absolute discretion choose to pay for travel from a shortlisted nominee’s home city to and one night’s accommodation in the city in which the Awards ceremony is to be held. The departure time and date, mode and class of transport and the type, location and star rating of accommodation will be at the absolute discretion of the MMF.

VARIATION

57.  The MMF reserves the right to amend or alter these Terms and Conditions without prior notice including in respect of the criteria for any Award, the withdrawal of any Award, the inclusion of any further Award and/or any title or Prizes offered in relation to any Award, where in the reasonable opinion of the MMF it is in the interest of the MMF and/or the Awards, and no liability shall attach to the MMF as a result of such amendment or alteration.

RIGHT OF CANCELLATION

58.  At its sole discretion the MMF reserves the right to postpone or cancel the Awards for any reason whatsoever, and no liability shall attach to the MMF as a result of such postponement or cancellation.

MISCELLANEOUS TERMS

59.  Awards and Prizes (if any) are not transferrable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

60.  The MMF will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by any nominee or Nominator or any third party arising out of or in relation to a nomination for or winning of an Award in the Awards or in connection with a Prize awarded as part of the Awards.

61.  By making or consenting to a nomination for the Awards, Nominators and nominees agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions, the decisions of the MMF and judging panel and will release, indemnity and hold harmless the MMF and its agents, representatives, employees and the judging panel from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions or liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Awards or acceptance of any Award or Prize that may be awarded.

62.  The Awards are governed by the laws of New Zealand.

63.  The MMF will not be liable for any nominations that are lost, corrupted, delayed or fail to be received for any reason including electronic or computer malfunction or error, human or other error or inability to access the MMF website.

64.  The contact details of the MMF are New Zealand Music Managers Forum (cell: 021 372 711) PO Box 15 1105, New Lynn, Auckland 0640, New Zealand.

 

MMF AWARDS CATEGORY CRITERIA

MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

1.     The Manager of the Year Award will be awarded to a manager for their outstanding work for the artist(s) they managed in the music industry during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

2.     Subject to meeting the eligibility requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions, the Manager of the Year Award is open to:

a)     managers of all levels of experience; and

b)     self-managed artists in the music industry.

3.     For the purpose of this Award, a Manager shall mean any person, whether a sole trader, company (including any director or officer of such company), partnership (including any individual member of such partnership) or other legal entity (including any officers or trustees of such entity) that directly undertakes or oversees the conduct of any employee for the day to day management of an artist in the music industry.

4.     The nominee must provide evidence of their achievements as a manager of an artist or artists in the music industry during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

5.     Shortlisted nominees for Manager of the Year are not eligible for the Breakthrough Manager of the Year Award or Emerging Manager of the Year Award.

BREAKTHROUGH MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

1.     The Breakthrough Manager of the Year Award will be awarded to an up and coming manager who has displayed potential in the field of music industry artist management and has achieved breakthrough success for the artist(s) they managed during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

2.     Subject to meeting the eligibility requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions, the Breakthrough Manager of the Year Award is open to:

a)     managers who have had more than 2 years experience managing artists; and

b)     self-managed artists in the music industry.

3.     For the purpose of this Award, a Manager shall mean any person, whether a sole trader, company (including any director or officer of such company), partnership (including any individual member of such partnership) or other legal entity (including any officers or trustees of such entity) that directly undertakes or oversees the conduct of any employee for the day to day management of an artist in the music industry.

4.     The nominee must provide evidence of their achievements as a manager of an artist or artists in the music industry during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

5.     Shortlisted nominees for Breakthrough Manager of the Year are not eligible for Manager of the Year Award or Emerging Manager of the Year Award.

SELF-MANAGED ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

1.     This Self-Managed Artist of the Year Award will be awarded to a self-managed artist for their outstanding work acting as their own manager in the music industry during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

2.     Subject to meeting the eligibility requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions, the Self-Managed Artist of the Year Award is open to self-managed artists with all levels of experience.  For the purpose of this Award, a self-managed artist shall mean any artist who undertakes all day to day business activities of such artist without assistance (whether pursuant to a formal legal relationship or otherwise) from any other person or company who operates a management business within the music industry.

3.     Where the artist involves multiple members, the nominee for the Self-Managed Artist of the Year Award must be the one member of the artist that primarily takes on the responsibility of managing the artist in the music industry.

4.     The nominee must provide evidence of their achievements as a manager of an artist or artists in the music industry during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

EMERGING MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

1.     The Emerging Manager of the Year Award will be awarded to an emerging manager for their outstanding work for the artist(s) they managed in the music industry during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

2.     Subject to meeting the eligibility requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions, the Emerging Manager of the Year Award is open to:

a)     managers who have had less than 2 years experience managing artists; and

b)     self-managed artists in the music industry.

3.     For the purpose of this Award, a Manager shall mean any person, whether a sole trader, company (including any director or officer of such company), partnership (including any individual member of such partnership) or other legal entity (including any officers or trustees of such entity) that directly undertakes or oversees the conduct of any employee for the day to day management of an artist in the music industry.

4.     The nominee must provide evidence of their achievements as a manager of an artist or artists in the music industry during the period 1 March 2017– 28 February 2018.

5.     Shortlisted nominees for Emerging Manager of the Year are not eligible for the Breakthrough Manager of the Year Award or Manager of the Year Award.

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

1.     The International Achievement Award will be awarded to a manager for their outstanding work in a territory or territories other than New Zealand for the artist(s) they managed in the music industry during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

2.     Subject to meeting the eligibility requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions, the International Achievement Award is open to:

c)     managers of all levels of experience; and

d)     self-managed artists in the music industry.

3.     For the purpose of this Award, a Manager shall mean any person, whether a sole trader, company (including any director or officer of such company), partnership (including any individual member of such partnership) or other legal entity (including any officers or trustees of such entity) that directly undertakes or oversees the conduct of any employee for the day to day management of an artist in the music industry.

4.     The nominee must provide evidence of their achievements as a manager of an artist or artists in the music industry outside of New Zealand during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

BEST VENUE AWARD

1.     The Best Venue Award will be awarded to two live music venues, one small venue and one large venue, that have demonstrated that they have been dependable and honest in their relationship with artists and their management and have hosted a successful live music show during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

2.     Nominees for the Best Venue Award must be live music venues located in New Zealand.

3.     Whether or not a venue is to be considered a live music venue is at the sole and absolute discretion of the MMF.

4.     To be considered a small venue the music venue must have a capacity of under 750 people.

5.     To be considered a large venue the music venue must have a capacity of 750 people or more.

 

BEST INDEPENDENT TOUR AWARD

1.     The Best Independent Tour Award will be awarded to a manager who has played a significant role in organising the best independent tour for the artist(s) they managed in the music industry for a tour that occurred in full or in part during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

2.     Subject to meeting the eligibility requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions, the Best Independent Tour Award is open to:

a)     managers of all levels of experience; and

b)     self-managed artists in the music industry.

3.     For the purpose of this Award, a Manager shall mean any person, whether a sole trader, company (including any director or officer of such company), partnership (including any individual member of such partnership) or other legal entity (including any officers or trustees of such entity) that directly undertakes or oversees the conduct of any employee for the day to day management of an artist in the music industry.

4.     An independent tour is one that has been booked and promoted by the manager of any artist and for which the manager has arranged for the sale of tickets to the shows of the tour (even if tickets purchased from any venue or ticketing agency on behalf of the artist). Whether a tour is considered independent is at the sole and absolute discretion of the MMF.

5.     Where the independent tour occurred in part during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018, but commenced prior to 1 March 2017, the manager may be nominated for the Best Independent Tour Award provided that the manager was not nominated for the Best Independent Tour Award in respect of the same independent tour in any previous year.

6.     The manager must have been the manager of the artist at the time of the independent tour and must have undertaken the booking and promotion of such tour.

7.     Booking agents and promoters are not eligible for the Best Independent Tour Award.

8.     The nominee must provide evidence of their achievements in respect of the best independent tour for which they are nominated.

INDUSTRY CHAMPION AWARD

1.     The Industry Champion Award will be awarded to an individual or an organisation that has demonstrated dedication to being an advocate and champion of the New Zealand music industry.

2.     The nominee must provide evidence of their dedication and achievements in respect of being an advocate and champion of the New Zealand music industry during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.

MMF MENTORING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

1.     The MMF Mentoring Achievement Award will be awarded to a person that has been mentored under the MMF Mentoring Programme in recognition of their achievements in the music industry as a result of or in connection with their taking part in the MMF Mentoring Programme.

2.     Nominations for the MMF Mentoring Achievement Award are to be made by mentors from the MMF Mentoring Program and the nominating mentor is to supply evidence of the nominee’s achievements in the music industry during the period 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018.