Terms and Conditions
1.1 These terms and conditions are for your application to participate in the SingVoice (The “Programme”), a talent search for new Mandopop singer-songwriters, organized by Singpop Music Ltd (the “Organiser”). All information and creative work, given and created by you for this programme may be used by and in this programme. By entering SingVoice, each participant, (the “Entrant”) agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Entrants from the Finals shall enter into talent contracts with external businesses as assigned by the Organiser.
2.1 The Organiser of the Programme is Singpop Music Limited (UEN 202030702G) of 221 Balestier Road, #03-07 Rocca Balestier, Singapore 329928 (Organiser). The producers of this programme are directly managed by the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to introduce other application methods in its sole discretion and the closing dates for such methods.
3.1 Entry into the Programme is open to all amateur and professional singer-songwriters, regardless of nationality or origin, whether published or unpublished, so long as the singer-songwriter (Entrant) is based in Singapore.
3.2 Entry must be in the name of an individual Entrant. The Entrant must be the presenting singer-songwriter or to have co-written part of the song. In the case of a co-written song, please see Section 4 for more information.
3.3 The Entrant shall be between 18 and 30 years old (inclusively) as of July 1, 2021.
3.4 Each Entrant warrants that its entry submission is the original work of the participant and, as such, the participant is the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the submitted work, and that the participant has the right to submit the work to the Contest and grant all required licenses. Each participant agrees not to submit any entry that:
(i) infringes any third party's proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trade mark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity, or confidentiality obligations;
(ii) otherwise violates any applicable laws and regulations.
The Entrant shall also indemnify the Organiser and its working partners from any third-party claims, including but not limited to claims from co-writers and other agencies.
3.5 The Entrant shall warrant that the songs are original, containing no sampling. The song has not previously been published or released in any form. Upon the Organiser’s request, the Entrant shall provide proper documentation to the Organizer for verification. The Entrant has not assigned and shall not assign any of his rights to the song to any music publishing company.
3.6 Further, each Entrant has to warrant that his/she is currently not signed to any record label upon submission of entry to the Programme and he/she will not sign to any record label during the course of the Programme.
3.7 The Entrant is not eligible to apply to enter this Programme if he/she is an employee or a close relation of an employee of Singpop Music Limited, or any parent, subsidiary or associated company or partner company.
3.8 The Entrant shall also be available and committed to the various filming, recording and other activities organised as part of the mentorship and training process, and the Programme events.
3.9 The Entrant must disclose to the Organiser details of any unspent convictions other than driving offences. The Entrant shall notify the Organiser immediately if there are any criminal charges brought against him/her.
3.10 The Organizer and its working partners have the right at its sole discretion to offer selected Entrants opportunities to sign its in-house artist contract covering recording and artist management outside of the Programme.
4.1 Songs written by multiple co-writers are eligible for entry; however each song must be entered under the name of the individual Entrant only, who alone develops, and publishes the creative work. The Entrant must provide the name(s) of any co-writer(s) for each song submission during the application stage.
4.2 The Entrant is also responsible to obtain written consent from the co-writers for the rights to use the song in this Programme, along with any recording, livestreams, radio programmes, promotional activities, singles and compilation albums associated with the Programme.
4.3 The Entrant is also responsible for informing the co-writers of the manner in which royalties are distributed from the sales of recording, and work out a fair distribution with the co-writers.
5.1 The open call for submission is published on www.singvoice.sg (the Website), and is open from 15 July to 10 August 2021.
5.2 All entries must be received online no later than 11.59pm Singapore time on 10 August Tuesday. The Organiser reserves the right to extend the call for submission, and any changes will be announced on the Website.
5.3 To participate, Entrants must complete the entry form submission format duly on the Website along side with the following:
- 01 x Half Body Front Photo (Format - jpg)
- 01 x Full Body Photo (Format - jpg)
- 02 x Songs Demos (Format - min. quality of 192 kbps mp3, aac or M4a)
- 01 x Video Introduction (Duration up to 30 Seconds)
5.4 Each submitted demo song shall be at least 70% in Chinese (by time duration).
5.5 Lyrics must not contain content that is inappropriate, libellous, or offensive; or contain content that promotes harm against any group or individuals.
5.6 The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify submission with incomplete forms, dishonest information, defective or poor quality media files, and offensive lyrics.
5.7 The Organiser, its agents and sub-contractors do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any online applications, telephone networks, line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any applications not being properly received.
5.8 The data and media received in the application will be used according to our Data Protection Policies. The link to these policies are given in Section 14.
5.9 The Entrant agrees to grant worldwide perpetual rights to use any media directly submitted or hosted on video and social media platforms for the use of the Programme, including and not limited to video recording, synchronization and streaming.
5.10 All entry materials (entry forms, audio recordings, video files) submitted will not be returned to the Entrant. Copies of entry materials may be retained by the Organiser strictly for promotional purposes in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
6.1 The Audition is held in the months of July and August, with the goal of selecting 20 semi-finalists. This round is conducted entirely online and Entrants do not attend the Audition.
6.2 A panel of adjudicators (the Panel) is formed by Singpop Music Limited its parners to decide on the merits and potential of the demo songs and the artist’s video presentation.
6.3 The decision of the Panel is final. In the event of a dispute, the selected participants’ entitlement is subject to the sole discretion and final decision of the Organiser. The Organiser’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.
6.4 Entrants who are successfully qualified by judging panel; will be notified via the mode of entry submission unless otherwise stated and may be required to provide their personal details (name, email, contact number and others) for verification purposes during the face-to-face auditions.
6.4 Entrants disqualified at this stage have no further obligations to the Organiser, except for the terms stipulated in Clause 5.9 to cede the rights to use any submitted media for the Programme.
7.1 The semi-final round is conducted over the period 28 to 31 August 2021, in-person, at venues which will be confirmed closer to date. The goal of this round is to narrow down to 10 finalists.
7.2 The Entrant is required to perform by himself or herself, both the songs on simple instrumentation, with either a guitar, keyboard, or Music Minus-One (MMO) accompaniment, for a Panel of adjudicators.
7.3 The Panel will decide on the merits and potential of the Entrant’s performance, presence, and artistic proficiency. The decision of the Panel is final.
7.4 Each Entrant disqualified at this stage has no further obligations to the Organiser, except for the terms stipulated in Clause 5.9 to cede the rights to use any submitted media for the programme, including any audio and video recording produced for the Semi-Final.
7.5 Entrants who pass this round will enter into a separate contract with a music record label partner.
8.1 In the months preceding the Final Showcase, the 10 finalist Entrants shall participate in activities that support their music career, prepare them for the final stages of the Programme, document their process in a video series, and produce their work for international distribution.
8.2 Each Entrant is assigned to a team with an appropriate mentor and producer. This assignment is made by Singpop Music Limited and the decision should not be contested, unless over clear, demonstrable, and significant working problems.
8.3 Music Production will take place throughout September. Entrants will work with the team on schedules as needed.
8.4 Each Entrant is expected to commit himself or herself to the mentorship and training workshops planned in September and October. These workshops cover essential skills including, but not limited to: song-writing, lyric writing, social media marketing, personal branding.
8.5 Each Entrant will promote his or her own song distributed on a dedicated Digital Stream Platform over any promotional channels including, but not limited to their own Social Media. Social media marketing carries a significant weightage in the Final Showcase.
9.1 Each Entrant is to perform one piece, professionally produced, for an expanded Panel, consisting of professionals from across the music industry.
9.2 Each panel member will use the Judging Criteria (Section 10) to determine the component and final scores. Each entrants' final score shall take the average of all the Panelists' scores.
9.3 The Panel’s decisions are final.
9.4 The Final Showcase is scheduled on the 25 November 2021.
10.1 The Overall score (100%) is composite from the following sections:
(a) Final Showcase Presentation (60%)
(b) Social Media Marketing Performance (20%)
(c) Digital Stream ranking (20%)
10.1.1 In the event of a dispute, the winning participants’ entitlement is subject to the sole discretion and final decision of the Organiser. The Organiser’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.
10.1.2 The Organiser reserves the right to select Programme awardees based on the Judging Criteria and other terms and conditions.
10.2 Final Showcase Presentation
10.2.1 Each Entrant can receive up to a maximum score of 60%, for the following aspects of the presentation: 1. Lyrics, 2. Music, 3. Performance (recorded and live).
10.2.2 The Panel members will exercise their own professional judgment in scoring, with their own specific expectations shaped by their own industrial experience.
10.2.3 The Entrant will receive a score derived from an average of all the Panel’s scores.
10.3 Social Media Marketing Performance
10.3.1 Each Panel member will give a maximum score of 20%, for each of the following aspects of Social Media Marketing: Activeness on social media, Engagement, Organic audience growth, Collaborations.
10.3.2 For the avoidance of doubt, these social marketing matrices are defined as follow, applied within the duration parameters of the Programme starting from the Audition to the week before the Final Showcase:
10.3.3 The Panel members will exercise their own professional judgment in scoring, with their own specific expectations shaped by their own industrial experience.
10.3.4 The Entrant will receive a score derived from an average of all the Panel’s scores.
10.4 Stream Ranking
10.4.1 The sequence of listing on the streaming platform album is determined through a random ballot.
10.4.2 Each entrant will automatically receive up to a maximum score of 20%, based on the ranking of their performance from the absolute number of stream counts on the dedicated Digital Stream Platform.
10.4.3 The scores assigned to the respective ranking follow:
Highest Stream Count
11.1 The programme SingVoice is not strictly competitive in the traditional sense, and finds its primary purpose in supporting emerging and/or early career singer-songwriters’ professional progress by giving a direct platform towards publishing. As such, the reward system of the programme is aligned towards this end.
11.2 Subject to the following paragraph, all 10 Finalists will gain:
Artist’s exposure through sustained promotion and marketing through video documentaries, radio showcases, livestreams.
The scope and nature of the above shall be determined by the Organiser.
11.3 Entrants determined by the judging mechanism stipulated in Section 10 will further be acknowledged as the 1) SingVoice Champion, 2) First Runner-up, 2) Second runner up, in descending order of points awarded. This recognition will be publicly given during the Final Showcase from the results of the Panel’s deliberation.
11.4 The SingVoice Champion will stand a chance to exclusively sign an in-house artist contract covering recording and artist management.
11.4.1 The Organiser and any of its partners may at their own discretion, reserve the rights to sign any or none of the Entrants for any justifiable reason over, so long as the relevant parties concur.
11.5 If Entrant of the Final Showcase is not selected for any signing contract as described in Clause 11.4, the Entrant shall grant the Organiser the first exclusive priority to assign their rights to a prospective partner, in consultation with the Entrant, and with a view of furthering the Entrant’s artist career, for a period of 12 months after the Final Showcase. After the 12 months binding period with the Organizer, they are be free to enter into any artist contract on their own.
11.6 The awardees’ entitlement to the Awards described above is subject to the following:
(a) The awardee is not found in breach of any of the terms and conditions here stipulated in spirit or in letter.
(b) The award is not transferable or exchangeable. The Organiser is not responsible in any way if the awardee cannot receive, accept or use any components of the award for any reason.
(c) The Organiser will not cover any associated costs in connection with the Awardee’s enjoyment of the award’s entitlement.
(d) The Organiser reserves the right to vary, withdraw, postpone or cancel the Programme awards including without limitation, in circumstances of tightened COVID restrictions, and for any other reasons beyond its control.
12.1 All media assets produced before the Final Showcase, but not limited to songs, recordings, video content and derivatives produced during the Programme shall entirely be the sole and exclusive property of the Organiser in perpetuity and may be exercised, its successor, assignees and licensees absolutely for the duration of copyright in the world free from any restriction, encumbrance, claims whatsoever by the Entrant, or any other person. The Organiser shall have the rights to rearrange, adapt, translate, amend and add to the sound recording or any other material element that it thinks fit and necessary.
12.2 For the publishing rights of the works as described in Clause 12.1, the Entrant shall grant the Organiser, the priority right to administer the work, for so long as the Entrant is not signed exclusively to any publisher.
12.3 The Entrant shall cooperate with the Organiser and its working partners to the fullest extent possible to further execute any papers deemed necessary or required by law in connection with the acquisition, maintenance, perfection, protection and/or enforcement of rights.
12.4 The Entrants will cede the Organiser and its working partners the right to use the Artist’s name, likeness, attributes, identification materials and/or biography in connection with the production, exhibition, advertising, sale, distribution and other exploitation of all media assets but not limited to audio recordings, music song, videos, articles, press release, promotional materials, television appearances and commercials, programming and interviews throughout the world in perpetuity in any and all media platforms, whether now known or hereafter devised, including without limitation, publications, merchandising and commercial tie-ups.
12.5 In the sales and commercial exploitation of recordings and videos, in the manner of physical and/or digital sales, and/or synch licence, the performing entrants shall receive directly a royalty as determined by the contract described in Clause 7.5.
13.1 All creative contents submitted must be original and shall not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. The Entrants shall, by entering, indemnify and hold the Organiser and all parties working with the Organiser harmless from and against any claims inconsistent with the foregoing.
13.2 All entries submitted must not contain material which is (or promotes activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent (e.g., relating to murder, the sales or use of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, gender, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing or which is otherwise inappropriate, in the sole discretion of the Organiser, nor may the name submitted contain any derogatory references to the Organiser or any other person or entity including brands or trademarks of the Organiser or any other person or entity.
13.3 The Organiser does not assume any liability for any unlawful or unlawfully produced content.
13.4 The Organiser reserves the right to remove, in its sole and absolute discretion, any submission deemed inappropriate or that is not in compliance with the terms and conditions of the Programme.
13.5 The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any participating Entrants for any actions deemed inappropriate or that is not in compliance with the spirit of the terms of this Programme, including, but not limited to, sharing or releasing media and other audio recordings on embargo, privileged information or other information held in trust or confidence.
13.6 The Organiser reserves the right in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Programme, and modify the Terms and Conditions.
13.7 The Entrants shall indemnify and hold the Organiser harmless for any personal injury, psychological trauma or loss or damage to belongings that happen during the course of the Programme.
13.8 The Entrants agree not to attack, criticise, the Organiser, its partners, and its Programme publicly on, and not limited to, forums, blogs, social networks, at any time during or subsequent to the period in which the Entrant is bound by this Terms and Conditions. Similarly, the Entrants shall not seek for advice on blogs, forums, community groups or social media in a way that brings bad name to the Organiser, its partners, and its Programme. In the breach of this clause, the Entrant shall fully pay for any means the Organiser needs to repair its reputation, including legal costs.
15.1 The Programme and its terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the Republic of Singapore and all registered users and the awardees agree to irrevocably submit themselves to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts in the determination of any matter or dispute arising in connection therewith.