Sound West

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created 26th may 2022
Terms sony comp





Sound West Pty Ltd (ACN 625 250 900) of 21 Solent Circuit Norwest NSW  2153

The abovementioned company will be hereafter jointly referred to as the



Competition Name 

SOUND WEST x Sony Music Australia artist development initiative


Competition entry period

06AM AEST Thursday 12th May 2022


Competition closing date

11.59PM AEST Thursday 14th July 2022


Competition Judging date Minor winners

Thursday 21st July 2022


Competition Judging date Major Winner 

Thursday 25th August by 11.59pm


Method of entry 

During the competition period, entrants will be directed to to enter their details on a designated competition form including their:





3 x submissions of their original work provided on links

Up to 200 words about them as an artist

Entry is limited to one entry per person.


Method of minor winner selection 

This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the minor winners.

Minor winners will be judged solely from their online submissions on their:

- Unique artist proposition and sound

- Future vision for artist project 

- Demonstration of their ability to create music at a professional release level 


Method of Major winner

This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the major winner.

One (1) major winner will be selected from the ten (10) minor winners only after the completion of the listening and feedback sessions that will take place on Thursday 25 August, 2022 at the SOUND WEST Music + Tech Conference at CommBank Stadium, Parramatta. 

Winner will be judged on:

- Unique artist proposition and sound

- Future vision for artist project 

- Demonstration of their ability to create music at a professional release level 

Winner shall be chosen at Sony Music and Sound West’s sole discretion.

Minor winners who are unable to attend in person will have the opportunity to attend via video conference. 


Method of winner contact

The winner will be notified by mobile number and email within 28 days of the closing date. 

If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of first attempted notification, if any winner rejects their prize or in the event of non-compliance of these rules, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner may be selected from remaining eligible entries. from the winner and select a replacement winner.Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.

Sound West will not contact you via instagram we will only contact you via email or mobile number

The official SOUND WEST handle is


Eligible entrants

The competition is open to Australian residents only. Entrants must be aged 13 years or older. Entrants under the age of 18 require the consent of their parent or legal guardian to enter the competition and further, the parent or legal guardian must read and consent to these terms and conditions. By entering into this competition, the parent or legal guardian of any entrant under the age of 18 will be deemed to have read and agreed to these terms and conditions.


Ineligible entrants

Employees of the Promoter, Sony Music Australia, their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.

Minor Prize Inclusions

There are ten (10) minor prizes consisting of:

One (1) x 30 minute listening + feedback session with Sony A&R at the SOUND WEST Conference on 25 August 2022. Session can be facilitated on site at CommBank Stadium or via zoom 

Value: Sony to includeApproximately $300 per session 


Minor Prize exclusion 

Minor prizes do not include travel. Travel arrangements at minor winner’s cost.


Major Prize Inclusions

There is one (1) major prize consisting of a 6-month A&R Mentorship program with Sony Music including:

  • 4x studio sessions at Sony studios with in-house engineer*
  • 2x in-person mentoring sessions with Sony A&R at the Sony Music head offices in Sydney (or via Zoom)
  • A selection of finished/unfinished music to steer A&R driven sessions
  • Introductions to local producers fitting for artist

* Studio sessions subject to availability

Value: Sony to Includeapprox $3500


Major Prize exclusions

All The arrangement and cost of all production, mixing, mastering and release clearance is artist responsibility (and Sony shall not Sony)be responsible for any of these costs.

The prize does not constitute as a label offer/deal.

These terms and conditions do not give Sony Music any right or obligation to release any music by entrants or winners.

Major Prize does not include travel. Travel arrangements at winner’s cost.


Entry agreeance

By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her acceptance and agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.


Cancellation of competition 

The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions as required by the promoter.

Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the Promoter.


Image use, PR and data collection

The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. 

Entrants agree that their data will be used to communicate information about SOUND WEST and its partners (by email and sms communication. The Promoter reserves the right to share entrants’ personal information with relevant third parties including but not limited to Sony Music for further marketing or publicity purposes. In accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), entrants have a right to access most of the information Promoter holds about them.

The major and minor winners agree to consider all reasonable requests for interviews and publicity opportunities.



Social media caveat

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to the Promoter and not to any other party.


Further correspondence

The Promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.



Promoter and Sony Music will have no entitlement to copyright or any other right in the recordings or the compositions contained in the entry, however entrants grant Promoter the right to send the entries (including the music) to Sony Music and for both parties to reproduce and play such music for the purposes of judging the competition.

All entries must be entrants own work. Notwithstanding, nothing shall prevent the entrant from collaborating or using samples or other derivatives of other copyrighted works. If there has been collaboration on the composition or the recording, or use of any samples or other derivatives of master recordings or compositions, all third party rights must be cleared by entrant prior to submitting their entry into to this competition.


General Terms:

The minor and major prize winners are only entitled to the relevant Prize as outlined above and are not entitled to any additional prizing or cash reimbursement to compensate for any difference in actual prize redemption cost and maximum value. No prize is transferable nor can any prize be taken as cash other than as specifically set out in these terms and conditions. No compensation is payable if any winner cannot receive any aspect of their prize for any reason including but not limited to COVID-19 restrictions or illness.

If the winner is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the winner at all times while undertaking the prize.

Attendance at the SOUND WEST conference and Sony Music and Sony Music Recording Studios is subject to the winner’s compliance with all requirements of entry and any instructions and directions given. The winners and their guests must conduct themselves in a responsible, courteous and respectful manner at all times whilst participating in the prize. Promoter and Sony Music accept no liability or responsibility for any failure to comply with the above conditions. Promoter and Sony Music hereby expressly reserve the right to eject any winner and or their guests for any inappropriate behaviour, including but not limited to intoxication or breach of these terms and conditions, while participating in any element of the relevant prize in its sole discretion. If the winner and or their guests fail to participate in the prize in the manner required and in the reasonable opinion of Sony Music or the Promoter their entry and the balance of the prize will be forfeited with no compensation payable.

Any costs not expressly stated herein but incurred in acceptance and use of any of the prizes is the responsibility of the winner and their guests and will not be the responsibility of the Promotor or Sony Music.