Eligibility: The KRK Kreator Classic (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees, officers & directors of Gibson Brands, Inc. (“Gibson” or “Sponsor”); BeatStars, Inc. ( “BeatStars” and “Released Party”) and each of their respective affiliates, owners, subsidiaries, shareholders, officers, directors, partners, agents, representatives and employees; both individually and collectively Guitar Center, iZotope, Native Instruments, Shure, and Universal Audio and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies ( Gibson, BeatStars, Guitar Center, iZotope, Native Instruments, Shure, and Universal Audio are hereafter collectively, “Released Parties”), and each such individual’s immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, child, husband, wife and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win.
Void outside the aforementioned states and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, or Instagram. You are providing your information to the Released Parties and not to Facebook or Instagram. Facebook or Instagram privacy policies can be viewed here https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation and https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
How to Participate: The Contest starts on September 24, 2021 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) and entry closes on October 22, 2021 on or around 11:59 PM PT (the "Entry Period"). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. Participants may enter the Contest by visiting BeatStars.world, signing up for membership, completing the entry form, submitting participant’s original music track, and completing a release (each “Entry”). Completion of the Entry constitutes your unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules.
Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Restrictions: By submitting an Entry, Entrant hereby warrants and represents that the Entry conforms to the Entry Requirements set forth herein. Entrant agrees that their Entry is an original work of authorship and they own all right, title and interest in the Entry as of the date of Entry. Entries cannot defame or invade the publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or property rights or any other third-party rights. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. Entries, including corresponding Instagram post, cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, contain nudity or any materially dangerous activity. Entries cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Gibson, BeatStars or other Released Parties their respective products or services, or other people, products, services or companies. Entries cannot advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission. Entries cannot contain any personally identifiable information, such as license plate numbers, email addresses or street addresses. Sponsor reserves the right to require proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any Entrant at any time. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with the Sponsor's image or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, in its sole discretion. By entering the Contest, Entrant agrees to license to Sponsor and grant permission for Sponsor and its respective designees to publish or publicize all or part of their Entry, including but not limited to Entrant's name, likeness and photo, in whole or in part, for advertising, promotional and trade or other purposes in conjunction with this and similar promotions in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or permission and without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. By including your social media accounts in your Entry, Entrant agrees Sponsor may tag Entrant in Sponsor social media posts.
Sponsor's vote will determine Prize winners in the event of a tie at any phase of the Contest.
Phases: prizes will be awarded based on the level of an Entrants’ advancement in the Contest detailed below using the following three (3) phase process:
Phase One – Online Voting: During the Entry Period, individuals will judge all eligible Entries. Individuals will vote by visiting beatstars.world registering to vote, and rating Entries during the Online Voting Period. The Entrants whose Entries make up the top forty (40) voting scores during the Entry Period will advance to the second phase of the Contest (“Advancing Entrants”). Sponsor will attempt to notify each Advancing Entrant via email on October 23, 2021. Advancing Entrants are subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. Advancing Entrants will be required to complete, sign and return the Consent to Authorized Use and Release of Liability within forty-eight (48) hours of notification. Each Advancing Entrant must return a signed Consent to Authorized Use and Release of Liability in order for the Entrant to be eligible to advance to the next phase. If Advancing Entrants cannot be contacted; are ineligible according to these Official Rules; if an Advancing Entrant decides to decline the opportunity to participate in the next phase for any reason whatsoever; or an Advancing Entrant otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, the Advancing Entrant will forfeit the opportunity to participate in the next phase of the Contest and the Sponsor may determine another Advancing Entrant based on the next highest vote total.
Phase Two – KRK Kreator Alliance Voting Period: On October 25, 2021 following the Online Voting Period, the judging panel comprised of three (3) judges from BeatStars and/or the KRK Kreator Alliance shall determine which Entries from the Advancing Entrants will continue to the next phase of the Contest. The top thirty-two (32) Entries of the Advancing Entrants will advance to the Phase Three of the Contest based on the following subjective criteria (in the sole discretion of the KRK Alliance judging panel): sonic quality, musicality and diversity of instrumentation (the “Top Thirty-Two”). The Top Thirty-Two will be notified via email on October 27, 2021 and announced to the public on October 29, 2021 on KRK Social Media platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. To advance, each Top Thirty-Two must create and upload to their personal or professinoal Instagram a new original Entry via an Instagram Post and submit a link to the post to Sponsor via email no later than October 31, 2021. Failure to submit a new Entry will result in disqualification from the Contest and a runner up Advancing Entrant will be chosen to advance to Phase Three.
Phase Three – Single Elimination Knockout Tournament:
Knockout Tournament Description:
The Top Thirty-Two will be sorted into a bracket-style tournament hosted on Sponsor’s Instagram story (the “Tournament”). Bracket position will be determined by Top Thirty-Two’s seed position which is based on the number of votes received in Phase One of the Contest. For Example, the Entrant with the highest number of votes in Phase One will be assigned the #1 seed and Entrant whose Phase One Entry had the lowest number of votes will be assigned the #32 seed. Each Top Thirty-Two will be paired for a head-to-head “Match” in the bracket as follows:
Winning a Match:
A Match will entail Sponsor sharing the competing Entries in that round of the Tournament on Sponsor’s Instagram story from each Entrant’s personal or professional Instagram feed. The public will vote on the best Entry in each Match using the poll function within the Sponsor’s Instagram story. The winner of each Match will be the Entry with the most votes in the poll. The winner of each Match will advance to the next round of the Tournament.
Each Top Thirty-Two Entrant should, but is not required to, submit a new Entry via email to Sponsor for each Round of the Tournament in which they advance. NEW ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO ENTRANT’S NEXT MATCH.
The following “Prize(s)” will be awarded based on the level of an Entrants’ advancement in the Contest. Each eligible Entrant who advances to a Contest position described below will be considered a “Prize Winner.” Prize winners will be notified within forty eight (48) hours of winning a prize. Failure to claim a Prize within
No substitution or transfer of prize will be accepted without Sponsor’s approval or where required by law. Sponsor may reward alternate prize of equal or greater value if the main components of prize become unavailable. Taxes are the Winner’s responsibility. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE).
Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible Entrants received during the Entry Period.
All details, including exact nature of prize to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Grand Prize Winners may be issued a 1099-MISC tax form for the FMV of the Prize. Failure to take or complete any portion of the Prize may not relieve the Prize Winner of their tax obligations associated with winning the Prize.
Entry Details: By entering, each entrant warrants and represents that they own or have rights to the intellectual property included in their name, their Entry/Entries does not defame or otherwise violate the rights of any third party and does not violate any federal, state or local laws or ordinances.
As an owner and/or rightsholder of the intellectual property, by entering this Contest you have granted Released Parties, among other rights, the right to sublicense the intellectual property in connection with the Contest, subject to the terms and conditions of these Contest Terms.
By entering the Contest, You irrevocably and unconditionally license, to the Released Parties, any and all lending, rental and other secondary use or neighboring rights relating to Your entry, including retransmission rights. You authorize the Partner’s designees and licensees to similarly exercise such rights. For greater certainty, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, You agree to grant these rights regardless of whether Your Entry is chosen as a winner of the Contest.
By entering the Contest and creating an entry, You represent and warrant that You own all the intellectual property rights associated with your entry, or that you are irrevocably authorized to use such intellectual property in connection with the Contest including that you own or are authorized to use the copyright, all neighbouring rights, and all moral rights therefore, and agree to indemnify and hold Released Parties harmless from any and all costs and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees), loss, claim, liability or obligations arising out of any breach by You of the representations, warranties and covenants made herein.
Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, late, damaged, delayed, garbled, inaccurate, incomplete or misdirected entries, or for any technical problem, including but not limited to any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules or in any Contest-related advertisements or other materials; or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, technical, electronic or otherwise; or the administration of the Contest; or the processing of Entries. Use of any device to automate or subvert the entry process is prohibited and any entries or Entries received through such means will be void.
By entering the Contest you grant BeatStars permission to collect certain information and material about You and Your Entry, including your Beat, Your name, Your likeness, Your contact information, and information required to open Your BeatStars Website account. You also grant Released Parties permission to publicly display and make available this information and material on the Website and in any promotional materials associated with the Website or Contest, without any compensation to You. You agree to waive any potential claim or cause of action You may have against Released Parties relating to the use or display or making available of such information or material.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prize (or portion of prize) permitted except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or applicable portion of prize) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Failure to satisfy any of the foregoing, comply with these Official Rules or any prize or prize notification being returned as non-deliverable or Sponsor being unable to contact a Prize Winner within a reasonable time period for any reason will result in prize being forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, the next highest point total may be awarded the corresponding prize.
By participating, each entrant acknowledges and agrees: (1) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all respects; (2) that Released Parties and their respective designees shall have the right and permission to use (unless prohibited by law) entrant’s name, voice, city and state of residence, photograph and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission or notification to entrants or any third parties; and (3) the Released Parties shall have no liability and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability, loss, injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person or entity, including personal injury or death to participants or any other person, or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of entrant’s participation in this Contest, the use of any photo or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize.
By entering the Contest, You consent to receiving communications from Released Parties relating to the Contest, including information about Your Entry, information about the Contest, Prize details, and notices about other upcoming Contests.
You agree to hold the Released Parties harmless from any claim relating to the failure to transmit or receive an Entry to the Contest, or any distortion, corruption or other damage to your Entry due to any cause, including technical issues related to the submission process.Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void suspect Entries or to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Contest (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes, including but not limited to war or armed conflict (whether or not officially declared), labor controversy or threat thereof, and/or acts of God, your failing to comply with any of your covenants, representations or warranties under this Agreement, violating the terms or conditions of these Contest Terms, or corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest, taking any action that may be reasonably expected to expose Release Parties to disrepute or legal liability, and, in the event of such cancellation, suspension or termination, at its discretion, select the Grand Prize winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Entries received up to time of such action. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to post all approved Entries for public viewing in any format.
By entering into this Agreement you represent and declare that you have carefully read this Agreement and know the contents hereof, you have had the opportunity to obtain legal advice regarding the same, and that You enter the Contest freely and voluntarily.
This Agreement and the Website materials referenced herein constitutes the entire agreement regarding the subject matter thereof and supersedes any other written or oral agreements or understandings regarding these matters.
Disputes: THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF DAVIDSON COUNTY AND THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE FOR ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THIS CONTEST SHALL BE IN THE STATE COURTS OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, OR THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE DIVISION, AND SPONSOR AND PARTICIPANT HEREBY AGREE AND CONSENT TO SUCH JURISDICTION AND VENUE. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Tennessee having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF ANY TRAVEL RELATED TO THE GRAND PRIZE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS’ ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE GRAND PRIZE.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON OR PERSONS, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSOR, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
YOU HEREBY AGREE NOT TO SUE AND IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY RELEASE, AND FOREVER DISCHARGE RELEASED PARTIES, THEIR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES (WHETHER OR NOT WHOLLY-OWNED), AFFILIATES, DIVISIONS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, EMPLOYEES, SUCCESSORS, PARTNERS, THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, AND ASSIGNS, FROM ANY AND ALL MANNER OF LIABILITIES, CLAIMS AND DEMANDS OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, WHATSOEVER, IN LAW OR EQUITY, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, WHICH YOU (OR YOUR ASSIGNS, AGENTS AND/OR REPRESENTATIVES) EVER HAD, NOW HAVE, OR IN THE FUTURE MAY HAVE AGAINST THEM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND CAUSES OF ACTION FOR INVASION OF PRIVACY, FALSE LIGHT PRIVACY OR VIOLATION OF THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY, DEFAMATION, INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AND ANY OTHER TORT IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CLAIMS RELATING TO OR ARISING FROM ANY TRANSPORTATION BY ME HEREUNDER) AND ANY COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, COURT COSTS, SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENTS), AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF AGAINST RELEASED PARTIES FOR ANY SUCH MATTER.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS RELEASED PARTIES, THEIR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES (WHETHER OR NOT WHOLLY-OWNED), AFFILIATES, DIVISIONS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, EMPLOYEES, SUCCESSORS, PARTNERS, THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, AND ASSIGNS, FROM ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS) INCURRED BY THEM IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM OR LAWSUIT BROUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE MATTERS RELEASED AND DISCHARGED, OR WITH ANY BREACH OF RELEASED PARTIES REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND AGREEMENTS IN THIS AGREEMENT.
Request for Winner: For the name of the Winners and/or Official Contest Rules, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
All requests for Official Contest Rules must be made by September 1, 2026. The Winner list will be available until October 27, 2026. Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.