WAM Song of the Year is open to all residents of Western Australia, except WAM staff and sponsors affiliated with WAM directly through the WAM Song of the Year.
The song must be the original work of the songwriter/s, and must not be the subject of a publishing deal. Entries which compromise WAM’s obligations to it’s principal sponsors will not be considered.
The deadline for entries is 5pm Monday 25 July 2011
Mail entries postmarked Monday 25 July 2011 & received by WAM will also be accepted. Under no circumstances will late entries be accepted.
Incomplete entries may be excluded from the competition at WAM’s discretion.
WAM holds no responsibility for entries that are late, lost, misdirected or mailed with insufficient postage. Nor is WAM responsible in any way for entries which are stolen or misappropriated.
All copyrights remain the property of the songwriters. No contestant may infringe upon existing copyrights and in signing the entry form the contestant agrees that The West Australian Music Industry Association Inc. (WAM) is not held responsible for any such infringement which may occur, and will indemnify WAM against any legal action which may arise as a result of such breaches of copyright.
Five nominees will be selected in each category, with reasonable efforts taken to inform entrants that they have been nominated by telephone and/ or email by Friday 2 September 2011.
All category nominees agree to have their songs posted online at perthnow.com.au for the purpose of public voting for the Most Popular Song prize until Wednesday 12 October 2011.
Cash prizes will be paid by cheque or EFT after the WAM Song of the Year Awards Night.
Recording Studio time will be available upon arrangement with WAM and WAM’s studio partners (contact WAM for details). Studio prizes must be used before March 2012, unless otherwise arranged with both WAM and the respective studio.
The winner of the Grand Prize will be introduced to the appropriate executive of Perfect Pitch Publishing for the purpose of negotiation of a publishing deal. This negotiation is on a no-obligation basis for both parties, and WAM will take no responsibility or bear any liability for the outcome of that negotiation.
The winner of the Grand Prize will have the opportunity to have their winning song included on the 2012 Kiss My WAMi Compilation subject to audio quality and suitability.
All category winners agree to have their winning song included on a WAM Song of the Year compilation CD, should one be produced. Inclusion will be subject to audio quality and suitability and is solely at WAM’s discretion.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Recordings and lyrics submitted will not be returned.