Rules and Regulations
PLANETROX IS A THREE-STEP PROCESS:
- Each participating band must register online at planetrox.ca before June 5th at 5pm (SET). Each band must send a link to one of their original songs. A panel of international industry judges will choose the 4 finalists from the songs submitted.
- The 4 finalists will perform at a live Planetrox Final at a venue (to be confirmed) (in Hong Kong) on June 29th 2019. The voting will be audience (25%) and combined with judges vote (75%) to get a final score. (There will be a panel of industry judges).
- The winning band will be invited to perform at one of Canada’s biggest live music events, the Envol et Macadam Festival in Quebec City on September 5th to 7th 2019.
- Band members must be between 18 and 40 years or older to register in the Competition;
- Subscription only takes place online on planterox.ca. You must register by filling in the subscription form ;
- Bands must have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 members. The band must have never produced a CD with a professional company ;
- Music style accepted : hip-hop/rap, R&B, folk, pop, rock, indie, punk, metal, electro.
- Band members must be living in the country where they are competing ;
- Adding band members after registration without the permission of Envol et Macadam is prohibited. The same goes to replacing more than a third of the band members.
- No reimbursement will be given ;
- The band must be available from September 4 to 8, 2019
- The directors, officers, employees of ENVOL ET MACADAM – PLANETROX or any of its partners or affiliates – as well as their immediate family and anyone living at the same address – are not eligible to take part in the competition ;
- Bands must assign PLANETROX the rights to use their song (for the purposes of the competition only).
DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIZE
- The winners will fly to Quebec City to perform at the 2019 Envol et Macadam Festival;
- The prize includes two live performances of 30 minutes on the indoor stages of the Envol et Macadam Festival 2019, airfares for the winning band members (10,000 CND maximum budget is available – flight/travel costs that exceed this amount are the responsibility of the band) plus internal travel to the hotel from the airport, four-star accommodation for the band in central Quebec City for 4 nights, free pass for the Festival and promotion of your band in festival communications. The prize is only for the band members who performed live on stage at the Final.The prize only includes what is specifically detailed above, all stopovers, additional nights or crew members required by the band will be at their expenses. Band members must all have a valid passport that is machine readable and acquire the appropriate visa to enter Canada, if necessary. Envol et Macadam will provide a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel but the band will be responsible for the trip back (the taxi is usually around 40$ for that distance)
RULES SPECIFIC TO THE SONG
- The performance must feature only the permanent members of the group;
- The song must not contain messages that are offensive or could be seen as racist, discriminatory or xenophobic;
- One song will be accepted per band. No changes can be made to the file once submitted and accepted;
- The rights to broadcast the song will be transferred free of charge to PLANETROX for use in the Contest only;
- The song must be an original composition by the band (no covers);
RULES FOR THE NATIONAL FINAL
Every finalist band and band members must have a valid passport (electronically readable) for the finale. If a band, or band member, does not have a valid passport, they must request one BEFORE the finale and show the documentation proof that the request is in the process to the national director. A band or band member who doesn’t have a valid passport or proof of its request is liable to be disqualified.
There will be a panel of judges at the final but audience vote will count for 25% of the final vote. The audience can vote using a voting slip. The judges’ vote (three people) will count for 75% of the final vote. If there is a tie, the judges’ choice will be given precedence.
There will be no sound check in National Final, except for the first band to play on stage.
- ONSTAGE TIMES
Any band that misses their allotted onstage time is liable to be disqualified.
- AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL TO CANADA:
In the event that the winning band cannot be present at the festival in September (they must notify PLANETROX before 1st July 2019) their position will be offered to the band who finished in 2nd place in the final.
EQUIPMENT AND ONSTAGE RULES
- The organizers will provide a sound and lighting system, which all the bands can use.
- The organizers will provide during the entire competition the basic equipment needed (six-piece drum kits with 3 crash, 1 ride and 1 hi-hat, a bass amplifier, two guitar amplifiers, microphones and monitors).
- The organizers will provide sound and lighting engineers as well as all necessary stage crew.
- Band members will bring any personal instruments (guitars, bass, keyboards, effect pedals, turntables, etc.). Drummers will bring their own drumsticks.
- All bands must use the same backline and drums provided by Planetrox. Keyboards and any special equipment – other than personal instruments – will be placed on stage before the concert begins and will remain there until the end of the concert.
- To keep changeover times to a minimum, any band with a left-handed drummer will play either first or last on the bill. All bands must follow instructions given by the organizers and the appointed stage manager. It is not permitted to use pre-recorded sound material (except for sequencers). All bands must play live.
- Cover versions are not permitted. All songs must be original although not necessarily written by the band themselves.
- The total playing time for each band will be of 30 minutes. Pyrotechnics are not allowed.
- Any band overrunning their allotted playing time can be penalized (deducted points) or disqualified. The playing order of the bands will be determined by a draw.
RULES FOR THE TWO PERFORMANCES AT ENVOL ET MACADAM FESTIVAL
All bands taking part in the festival, if possible, be given a 10-minute sound check. Sound checks will be allotted in reverse order to the running order. Which means the band last on stage does the first sound check and the band first on stage does the last sound check. Times for sound checks and onstage times will be given to each band.
- PLAYING ORDER
The playing order will depend on the musical style of the band which will be determined before the 1st of August.
Onstage time given : 30 minutes.
If any band misses their allotted sound check or onstage slot in the festival, the organizers will make all efforts to fit them in elsewhere. However, if this is not possible the band is liable to do not participate.
- The prize must be accepted as such and cannot be traded, sold or transferred. No substitutions will be allowed.
- The winner will release ENVOL ET MACADAM – PLANETROX and its respective directors, partners, affiliates, officers and employees from any liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in the competition or from the awarding and acceptance of the prize.
- If unable to supply the prize as described herein PLANETROX reserves the right to substitute all or part of the prize or prizes with a prize or prizes of comparable value.
- The refusal to accept the prize releases PLANETROX from any liability or obligation.
- Any false statement by a participant will see them automatically disqualified from the competition.
- PLANETROX assumes no liability resulting from losses, delays, mistaken addresses or undelivered mail, printing errors, technical malfunctions, computers or telephone, damage to software or computer equipment, fraudulent calls or any other error.
- PLANETROX and its respective directors, partners, affiliates, officers and employees assume no liability of any nature whatsoever in any case where their inability to act resulting from an event or situation unforeseeable or beyond their control, including strikes, lockouts or other labor disputes at their location or the locations of the organizations or companies whose services are used for this contest.
- Participation in this contest signifies the participant’s full acceptance of these rules. All decisions and judgments by PLANETROX are final.