The Rules

A Complete List of Contest Rules & Eligibility


  1.  “Contest,” “competition,” “award(s),” and “Uploaded” may be used interchangeably and are understood to mean the same thing; similarly, “Playground Music Ltd,” and “Andrson” may be used interchangeably and are understood to mean the same thing. 

  2. The contest is open to Andrson users only, who are independent or unsigned artists (e.g. those artists not signed to a major label record company and/or its affiliates or subsidiaries), of all ages, located anywhere worldwide, with the exception of any country that legally prohibits the entry of online competitions or contests. Entries from any country or territory that prohibits online competitions or contests will not be considered. 

  3. No purchase is necessary to enter. Making a purchase (i.e. signing up to a Premium Account) will not increase your chances of winning.

  4. Entrants are defined as “artists,” “solo acts,” “bands,” or other colloquialisms commonly understood to refer to musicians. 

  5. Entries are limited to 5 songs, and only one entry per month is eligible. An artist may resubmit the same song multiple times if desired.

  6. Songs will be judged on the following criteria: music, lyrics, & melody (“songwriting”); structure & composition; originality; commerciality; & gut feeling.

  7. If an artist’s song is selected to advance to the semi-finals during a given competition month, all other entries from that artist are void; only one song per artist (and the first accepted) may be advanced for the final competition.

  8. All artists retain all rights to their competition entry/entries but grant Andrson the right to use, edit, alter, reproduce, publish, create derivative works from, or distribute parts of work(s) solely to promote the contest, platform, or partners globally, in perpetuity, and without financial compensation of any kind. This means that artists grant permission to use part(s) of their song(s) as promotion for Andrson/Uploaded, for example on an Instagram ad. In this event, the artist(s) will get credited appropriately. It does not grant permission to, nor will Andrson ever, sell or distribute or claim any ownership over artists' music.

  9. Finalists will be invited to perform at a live concert final in Dublin in February 2021, specific date to be confirmed. Winner(s) will be announced live. 

  10. Andrson at its sole discretion may award entrants up to €500 per entrant for travel and accommodation costs for up to four individuals or €2,000.00, whichever is the lesser amount. Any additional fees related to travel and accommodation, per diem costs, general expenses, etc shall be the sole responsibility of the entrant.  Travel allowances to be reimbursed on receipt, and for the exact amount paid by the entrant in the relevant currency. Once received, please allow 7-10 business days for bank transfers to complete.

  11. If a winner is considered a minor (under the age of 18), a parent or legal guardian must provide consent or be present to accept the prize on the behalf of the minor. Should a minor win a prize whose monetary or actual value is large enough to incur taxation, he or she must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to accept the prize, and assume responsibility for any taxes or fees incurred in the Republic of Ireland and/or as required by their home country. Andrson reserves the right to refuse the reward to or on behalf of any minor who does not comply.

  12. Depending on their country of residence, entrants may be required to secure the relevant performance visa (“C-Visa”) to appear at the event. Preparation of said document(s) is the sole responsibility of the entrant; however, Andrson agrees to issue “sponsor letters” as needed and to cover the base cost of application, defined as €60 per individual, up to four individuals per competition entrant. Any additional or third party visa application costs are the sole responsibility of the entrant. 

  13. Andrson, Playground Music Ltd, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, and designees shall not be held liable for any denied visa application for any reason whatsoever.

  14. Denial of visa does not disqualify the entrant from the contest. 

  15. Should an entrant be unable to attend the live final for any reason whatsoever, Andrson will  make all reasonable attempts to facilitate a live stream performance, pre-recorded or live. 

  16. All contest entrants grant Andrson and its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives and designees the irrevocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free perpetual right and license to use and display their photo, name, stage name, username, social media handle and/or other likeness as depicted including in marketing, promotion or advertising, in any and all media channels and social platforms (current and future), without financial compensation of any kind. This means that you're allowing us to use your name and/or photo in promotional material, like an Instagram ad or sponsored Facebook post. 

  17. If a winner wishes to or must forfeit a prize, the prize goes to the next in line based on score. 

  18. “In-kind” prizes (i.e. non-cash prizes) may not be redeemed for cash or any form of monetary consideration.

  19. In the event that legal proceedings arise from a breach of competition rules, proceedings shall be covered by the laws of the Republic of Ireland and the parties agree that the Courts of Ireland shall have jurisdiction in relation to same.

  20. Andrson, Playground Music Ltd, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, and designees are committed to honouring the prizes as advertised throughout the competition. However, in the event of a situation where one or more of the prizes become unavailable for any reason, Andrson may, at its sole discretion, add, remove, or alter any prize or reward offered or granted throughout the competition.

  21. Andrson may, at its sole discretion, cancel, amend, alter, or reschedule the contest length and/or live event as it may see fit. 

  22. In the event of contest cancellation any entries after the date of announcement of cancellation are rendered invalid and any future prizes promised are deemed rescinded. Any prizes or rewards granted before the date of announcement remain valid.

  23. All enquiries should be directed to 


Playground Music Ltd


Contest Eligibility

Playground Music Limited Contests are open to all global residents of all ages at the time of entry. No purchase is necessary to enter. Making a purchase (i.e. signing up to a Premium Account) will not increase your chances of winning. Employees, officers, and directors of Playground Music Ltd, their respective partners, agents, as well as the immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, and grandparents), and same household members of such employee, officer, and director, are not eligible to enter. As Playground Music Limited is a company domiciled in the Republic of Ireland, all applicable Irish laws and regulations apply.


Contest Entry

The specific contest entry requirements will vary with each contest.  All entries must be made in conformance with the relevant contest’s requirements.  Non-conforming entries will be rejected and ineligible for contest prizes.  Any entrant using fraudulent means to participate and/or win the contest will be disqualified. Any attempt by an entrant to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws.

Playground Music Ltd reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, terminate, or suspend a contest for any reason and without prior notice. In such cases, Playground Music Ltd may or may not, as appropriate under the circumstances, select a contest winner via reasonable means consistent with the specific contest.

Winner Selection and Notification

The odds of winning vary depending on the number of entries to the contest. The winning entry or entries for a contest will be selected in compliance with the terms of the specific contest.  Playground Music Ltd will contact contest winners by email to confirm a winning entry.

The potential contest winner will forfeit the prize if he/she (1) does not respond to the initial notification email or return any required information within 10 business days, (2) cannot be contacted at his/her listed email address, (3) rejects the prize or the prize is returned as undeliverable, or (4) is disqualified for any reason.  In the event of prize forfeiture, an alternate winner will be selected.

Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, and/or local taxes and all unspecified expenses or fees associated with prize acceptance, receipt, and use.  Prizes may not be substituted or transferred by any contest winner and a winner may not receive cash redemption equal to the value of the prize in lieu of the prize.  Playground Music Ltd reserves the right to substitute alternate prizes of equal or comparable value.  Prizes are offered “as is” with no written, express, or implied warranty, including but not limited to, quality, condition, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose.  Playground Music Ltd is not responsible for replacing prizes as a result of damage prior to, during, or after shipping or events beyond Playground Music Ltd’s control.  Winners must look to the manufacturer or service provider for any potential warranties or guarantees.



Except where prohibited by law, entry in a contest and acceptance of a prize constitutes the entrant’s consent to Playground Music Ltd the use of any submitted material(s), his/her name, likeness, voice, opinions, hometown, and area of residence for a contest, trade, or advertising purposes in any media without geographic or time limitation, and without additional payment or consideration.



By entering a contest and, if applicable, receipt of any prize, each entrant and, as applicable, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Playground Music Ltd and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in a contest or any contest-related activity, or from the receipt or use or misuse of any prize, including claims or causes of action related to alleged damage to an entrant’s computer or electronic systems from downloading or using any material from Playground Music Ltd website, regardless of whether the material is connected to Playground music Ltd’s website by a hyperlink text.


Disputes, Choice of Law, and Venue

Except where prohibited by law, entrants agree:  (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with a contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the courts of the Republic of Ireland; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event will attorneys’ fees be awarded; (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages, including without limitation lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”); and (4) entrants hereby waive all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. Irish law governs all of Playground Music Ltd’s contests and all aspects related thereto, including the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules. By entering a contest, entrants agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Ireland.


Use of Collected Data

Playground Music Limited  will collect personal data about entrants for purposes of administering contests.  By entering into a contest, entrants agree to Playground Music Ltd’s collection and usage of their personal information. Playground Music Ltd complies with GDPR and all other digital privacy treaties and does not, and will not, disclose entrants’ personal information to non-affiliated third-parties.