Levi's® Music Relief Fund
Terms & Conditions


#​Levi’s® Music Relief Fund Official Rules, Terms and Conditions

You (an individual artist or band, referred to hereafter as “Artist”) and Levi Strauss Australia Pty Ltd. and BIGSOUND (together the “Sponsor”) are entering into this agreement (“Agreement”) for the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund. In order to apply to receive and participate in the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, the Artist must accept these terms, and therefore should take the time to understand them. If the Artist consists of multiple members, each member must accept these terms for the Artist to participate.

IF THE ARTIST CLICKS "ACCEPT" AND PROCEEDS TO APPLY FOR THE LEVI’S® MUSIC RELIEF FUND, THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE A VALID AND BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ARTIST AND SPONSOR and is in addition to any terms and conditions that may be in effect for the Artist’s participation in BIGSOUND. The Artist should print and keep a copy of this Agreement.

Summary of Certain Key Terms and Conditions

The following is a summary of certain key terms and conditions of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund. Please read the Complete Rules, Terms and Conditions below for a complete understanding of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund rules, terms and conditions.

  1. The Levi’s® Music Relief Fund is a temporary response to the unforeseen COVID-19 pandemic and replacing rounds three (3) and four (4) of the Levi’s® Music Prize 2019/20. 
  2. The Levi’s® Music Relief Fund will be awarded to five (5) artists per application round and in replacement of round three (3) and four (4) of the Levi’s® Music Prize 2019/20.
  3. The Levi’s® Music Relief Fund prize consists of:
    • $AU4,500 cash prize
    • Artist selected Levi’s® outfit, per member
    • Mental health support package from The Indigo Project, per member
    • ‘Blocks by Bolster’ workshop session, per member
  4. Winners for round three (3) will be selected from the applications submitted to round three (3) of the Levi’s® Music Prize 2019/20 open prior to the COVID-19 pandemic from 18 December 2019 to 10 March 2020.
  5. Applicants for round three (3) will need to satisfy the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions of the Levi’s® Music Prize 2019/20 for which they applied to.
  6. To be eligible for round four (4), Artists must have performed at BIGSOUND and satisfy Australian and New Zealand residency requirements and other eligibility requirements set forth below.
  7. The Awards will be made to Artists who apply for the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund by submitting a funding application from 12 May 2020 to 11:59pm (AEST), 14 June 2020.
  8. Funding applications will be evaluated on the extent COVID-19 has impacted the applicant's career, the basis of feasibility, quality and specificity of the proposal and budget, and the degree to which the funds will help the Artist in achieving their proposed goals in the 12 months post the COVID-19 pandemic. The judging panel will consist of music industry professionals as determined by Queensland Music Network, and all decisions are final and no conversations will be entered into.
  9. Winning Artists agree, if requested, to perform at future BIGSOUND events, including Levi’s® showcase performances, and participate in other promotional activities, events, or music festivals at the reasonable request of the Sponsor, and within a 12 month period of receiving the Prize (“Prize”). Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be paid for by the Sponsor or Queensland Music Network.
  10. In connection with the sponsorship of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, it is the Sponsor’s intention to use recordings of the Artists and their BIGSOUND and Levi’s® Music Relief Fund winner announcement performances for the purpose of promoting the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, Levi’s® Music Prize and the Levi’s® brand’s association with music and ancillary purposes without further payment of any license or other fee (except for the nominal fee stated below). All other uses of recordings of the Artists and their performances will require the approval of the Artists.
  11. Winning Artists will not be publicly associated with or be involved directly or indirectly in the promotion of any other apparel company that has a significant offering in the denim category from the date of the announcement of the Artist winning the Levi’s® Music Prize until three (3) months after the last Levi’s® Music Prize award payment is made.

Complete Rules, Terms and Conditions

1. Eligibility - Round three (3).

a. Personal eligibility: Round three (3) of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund is open to Artists who meet the eligibility requirements of the former Levi’s® Music Prize 2019/20 Official Rules, Terms and Conditions:

i. Age – Artists must be at least 18 years of age.

ii. Residency – Artists must legally reside in Australia; provided, that in the case of a band with multiple Artists, no less than 2/3 of the Artists in the band are legal Australian or New Zealand residents. For example, if there are five members of a band, no fewer than four members of the band must be legal residents of Australia or New Zealand.

iii. Exclusions – Individual Artists must not be (i) an employee of the Sponsor, Queensland Music Network Incorporated, any corporate parent or subsidiary company of any of the foregoing corporate entities; or (ii) a member of the immediate family of an employee of any of the foregoing corporate entities in this subsection.

iv. Label Permission/Acknowledgement – Artists must be able to participate in the Levi’s® Music Prize without violating any third-party rights or obligations, including without limitation the policies or procedures of any record company with which Artist has an agreement.

b. Collective eligibility: In order to be eligible to receive the Levi’s® Music Prize, Artists must meet all of the following additional requirements:

i. Officially showcased at BIGSOUND Festival – Artist must have performed at the BIGSOUND Festival within five (5) years prior to the date of entry of the Artist into this Agreement.

ii. International Exposure – Artist must have undertaken international activity or have gained demonstrable international music label interest (not applicable to the Artist named the winning artist/band as part of the BIGSOUND Award).

iii. Previous Levi’s® Music Prize Winners – An Artist who has already won the Levi’s® Music Prize within the last three (3) years prior to the date of this Agreement will not be eligible.

iv. Since January 2019 – In addition to Australian residents; The Levi’s® Music Prize is open to New Zealand artists/residents. Eligibility to win the Levi’s® Music Prize will be back dated to any New Zealand based artists/residents that have played BIGSOUND over the past 5 years (alumni) – to 2015. All other T&C’s will apply.

2. Eligibility - Round four (4).

a. Personal eligibility: The Levi’s® Music Relief Fund is open to Artists who meet all of the following requirements:

i. Age – Artists must be at least 18 years of age.

ii. Residency – Artists must legally reside in Australia or New Zealand; provided, that in the case of a band with multiple Artists, no less than 2/3 of the Artists in the band are legal Australian or New Zealand residents. For example, if there are five members of a band, no fewer than four members of the band must be legal residents of Australia or New Zealand.

iii. Exclusions – Individual Artists must not be (i) an employee of the Sponsor, Queensland Music Network Incorporated, any corporate parent or subsidiary company of any of the foregoing corporate entities; or (ii) a member of the immediate family of an employee of any of the foregoing corporate entities in this subsection.

iv. Label Permission/Acknowledgement – Artists must be able to participate in the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund without violating any third-party rights or obligations, including without limitation the policies or procedures of any record company with which Artist has an agreement.

b. Collective eligibility: In order to be eligible to receive the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, Artists must meet all of the following additional requirements:

i. Officially showcased at BIGSOUND Festival.

i. Age – Artists must be at least 18 years of age.

ii. Residency – Artists must legally reside in Australia or New Zealand; provided, that in the case of a band with multiple Artists, no less than 2/3 of the Artists in the band are legal Australian or New Zealand residents. For example, if there are five members of a band, no fewer than four members of the band must be legal residents of Australia or New Zealand.

iii. Exclusions – Individual Artists must not be (i) an employee of the Sponsor, Queensland Music Network Incorporated, any corporate parent or subsidiary company of any of the foregoing corporate entities; or (ii) a member of the immediate family of an employee of any of the foregoing corporate entities in this subsection.

iv. Label Permission/Acknowledgement – Artists must be able to participate in the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund without violating any third-party rights or obligations, including without limitation the policies or procedures of any record company with which Artist has an agreement.

3. How to Participate.

a. Submit a Funding Application – Awarded to five (5) artists, two (2) times.

i. Artists must submit a Funding Application (“Funding Application”) during the Application Period set forth below. Only one (1) Project Proposal may be submitted per Artist for each Application Period. 

ii. Artists may submit a Funding Application at https://www.bigsound.org.au/music-festival/levis-music-prize/apply

iii. The Funding Application should detail the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Artists career, and include a project description and budget that details how the funds will be used to advance the Artist’s success during the twelve (12) months post COVID-19 pandemic. Funding Applications should contemplate use of the funds within twelve (12) months of the date of the awarding of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund.

iv. All documents and materials submitted for consideration of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund will not be returned.

4. Funding Application Periods.

a. The application periods are as follows: (i) closed - 18 December 2019 to 10 March 2020; (ii) 22 May 2020 to 5 July 2020 ("Application Periods"). Each application period closes at 11:59pm (AEST) on the date of close. These application periods are subject to change.

5. Funding Application Guidelines.

a. Language. Funding Applications must be in the English language.

b. True and accurate information. All information provided by Artist regarding Artist and, if applicable, its individual members is true, accurate, current, and complete information, and Artist will maintain and update the Artist Information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. 

c. No violation of third-party rights. Unless otherwise disclosed in the Funding Application, the exercise by the Sponsor of any of the rights granted by Artist under this Agreement, do not and will not infringe or violate any rights of any third party or entity, including, without limitation, patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, defamation, privacy, publicity, misleading or deceptive conduct, misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, confidentiality, or any contractual or other rights.

d. Full permissions. All persons, if any, who were engaged by Artist to work on the Funding Application or who appear in the Funding Application in any manner: have given Artist their express written consent to submit the Funding Application for unlimited, royalty-free use, exhibition and other exploitation in any manner and in any and all media, whether now existing or hereafter discovered, throughout the world, in perpetuity; have provided written permission to include their names, images, or pictures in or with the Funding Application (or if a minor who is not Artist’s child, Artist must have the permission of minor’s parent or legal guardian), and Artist may be asked to provide evidence of such permission in writing as part of the Funding Application, in a form satisfactory to the Sponsor; have no claims for payment of any kind, including, without limitation, for royalties or residuals against the Sponsor; have no approval or consultation rights or any rights of participation arising out of any use, exhibition or other exploitation of the Funding Application; and have not been and are not currently under any agreement, including any union or guild agreement, that results in any ongoing obligations resulting from the use, exhibition or other exploitation of the Funding Application.

e. Confidentiality. Submission of a Funding Application will not be acknowledged and will not be received or held "in confidence." The act of submitting a Funding Application does not create a confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy between Artist and the Sponsor.

6. Prize Determination.

a. Prize winners from submissions made to Round three (3) of the 2019/20 Levi’s® Music Prize. All compliant Project Proposals (“Project Proposal”) received during a Project Proposal Application Period will be evaluated against other Project Proposals during that same Application Period and will be eligible to receive the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund for that Application Period.

i. Project Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of (A) feasibility; (B) quality and specificity of the proposal and corresponding budget; (C) the degree to which the funds would help take the Artist’s music career to the world stage.

ii. The winners of the Applicant Levi’s® Music Relief Fund shall be determined by a judging panel consisting of music industry professionals, whose decisions are final. No feedback will be provided to unsuccessful applicants. All determinations by the judges of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund winning Artists are subject to the winning Artists’ compliance with the terms of this Agreement. 

b. Prize winners from submissions made to the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund. All compliant Funding Applications received during the Funding Application Period will be evaluated against other Funding Applications during that same Application Period and will be eligible to receive the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund for that Application Period.

i. Funding applications will be evaluated on (A) the extent COVID-19 has impacted the applicant's career, (B) the basis of feasibility, quality and specificity of the proposal and budget, and (C) the degree to which the funds will help the Artist in achieving their proposed goals in the 12 months post the COVID-19 pandemic. 

ii. The winners of the Applicant Levi’s® Music Relief Fund shall be determined by a judging panel consisting of music industry professionals, whose decisions are final. No feedback will be provided to unsuccessful applicants. All determinations by the judges of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund winning Artists are subject to the winning Artists’ compliance with the terms of this Agreement. 

c. The winners of the Applicant Levi’s® Music Relief Fund are required to sign and return their Letter of Agreement to Queensland Music Network, within four (4) weeks of the date of the agreement. If any of the conditions of the Agreement are not met, the contract may be void.

7. Cash Award. 

a. The winning Artists will receive a cash award to fund a project to a maximum of $AU4,500 (the “Award Amount”).  

To access the Music Relief Fund:

i. On approval of winning Artists Funding Applications by Levi’s®, a Letter of Agreement will be issued to each Artist. The winners will have four (4) weeks to sign and return the Letter of Agreement.

ii. Allocation of Award Amounts. The Award Amount will be paid to the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund winning Artists at a time mutually agreed between Artist and the Sponsor based on the Funding Application schedule and in advance of the project start date. 

iii. Taxes. The Artist is solely responsible for any taxes that may be payable due to the receipt of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund.

8. Winner’s Obligations.

The following shall apply to Levi’s® Music Relief Fund winning Artists:

i. If requested, the Artist agrees to perform (depending on availability) at any future BIGSOUND events, including any Levi’s® showcase performances, and participate in related promotional activities or events, at the reasonable request of the Sponsor, and within a 12 month period of receiving the Prize. The Artist agrees, if requested by the Sponsor or QMusic, to perform at other Australia and New Zealand music festivals or events, subject to agreement on scheduling (availability) and on terms and conditions to be mutually agreed in good faith between the parties. Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be paid by the Sponsor or QMusic in relation to such activities.

ii. The Artist will participate in approved promotional activities (including interviews, press and/or media days and photo shoots, together “Promotional Activity”) organised by Levi’s or QMusic/BIGSOUND representatives relating to the Levi’s® and/or BIGSOUND brands, subject to Artist’s availability. Reasonable travel expenses (“Expenses”) will be paid by BIGSOUND in relation to BIGSOUND Promotional Activity. The Sponsor and/or BIGSOUND will not pay for Expenses when the Promotional Activity is integrated into the Funding Application, for example, filming of the tour where the Sponsor is already funding the tour through the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund.

iii. Artist will not be publicly associated with or be involved directly or indirectly in the promotion of any other apparel company that has a significant offering in the denim category from the date of the announcement of the Artist winning the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund until three (3) months after the last Levi’s® Music Relief Fund award payment is made.

iv. Winning artists of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund are required to share and credit the profile video content piece created by Levi’s® and BIGSOUND across their own social media channels (ie. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). The timing of this will be communicated by Levi’s®/Queensland Music Network.

v. Winning artists of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund are required to wear Levi’s® product within any promotional shoots/content creation in relation to the promotion of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund for a period of up to three (3) months from the date of receiving the prize money.

vi. Where relevant within media interviews/PR opportunities, the winning artist is to mention the Levi’s® brand in relation to said Artists creative projects made possible via the financial contribution of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund.

vii. If the recipient of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund is wearing denim product post winning the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund; this is to be Levi’s® denim (product will be provided by Levi’s® at the request of the artists at any time). The duration of this denim category alignment is for a period of up to three (3) months from the date of receiving the prize money.

viii. If the winning artist of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund is wearing Levi’s® denim or product in any social media posts across their owned channels; the artist is to tag @levis_anz

9. Artist’s Grant of Rights.

For winners of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, the Sponsor or its agents may record Artist’s voices, sounds and images (including any performances, presentations and interviews) for any activities related to the winners' Funding Application (including any locations, concerts, recording studios and backstage locations) (collectively, the “Recordings”).

In return for the payment of AU$1.00 and other consideration by the Sponsor, the receipt and sufficiency of which Artist acknowledges, Artist consents to the Sponsor using the Recordings as follows:

i. Artist agrees that the Sponsor or its agents may record such Recordings by any means, including by film, digital recording, videotape, audiotape and photography.

ii. Artist irrevocably and unconditionally grants to the Sponsor any consents and waivers required by the Sponsor under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (as amended) and any statutory re-enactment or modification and all other laws now or in the future in force in any part of the world which may be required for the exploitation of the Recordings.

iii. The Recordings may be copied, distributed, communicated to the public and otherwise used by the Sponsor, its affiliates and their respective licensees to promote the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, Levi’s® Music Prize, the Levi’s® brand’s association with music and ancillary uses (the “Purposes”) for as long as the Sponsor continues to sponsor the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund and/or Levi’s® Music Prize in any media worldwide, including:

(1) on websites, digital platforms and/or social media platforms owned or controlled by the Sponsor, its affiliates or their respective licensees (including levi.com, blogs managed by the Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram);

(2) on television or radio programming;

(3) on print, in-store and out-of-home advertising and press and/or media events; and

(4) on any and all other audio and/or audio-visual media whether now known or hereafter developed.

iv. Artist consents to the use of third party advertising in connection with the Recordings in any media provided that Artist is not represented as personally endorsing the featured products or services.

v. Artist grants to the Sponsor the right to use and to license third parties to use the Recordings or any part(s) of the Recordings and Artist’s name, likeness, voice, biographical information and social media posts (relating to the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund) of Artist (together, “Content”) for the Purposes in any and all media in connection with the exploitation of the Recordings.

vi. Artist assigns to the Sponsor by way of present assignment of present and future copyright and with full title guarantee any and all of Artist’s rights in the Recordings and all products and materials arising out of the performances recorded. The Artist agrees to sign all necessary documentation to give legal effect to this subsection.

vii. Artist acknowledges that, subject to any separate agreement between the Sponsor and Artist’s record label (if applicable), the Sponsor exclusively owns all rights (including copyright) in the Recordings and owns all master tapes and recordings of the Recordings.

viii. Artist consents to the Sponsor doing (or omitting to do) any acts in respect of the Recordings which may otherwise constitute an infringement of the Artist's moral rights (as far as it is possible to do so). The Sponsor agrees not to use the Recordings in any way which is derogatory to Artist.

(1) Artist acknowledges that the consideration paid to the Artist by the Sponsor pursuant to this Agreement in conjunction with the Recordings includes all equitable remuneration in connection with all uses of the Recordings by the Sponsor for the Purposes (including the grant of all reproduction, distribution, rental and lending rights). The Sponsor shall not be liable to Artist for any royalty or residual payments due to Artist.

(2) Subject to any prior approvals agreed in writing between the Sponsor, Artist’s management (if applicable) and Artist’s record label (if applicable), the Sponsor shall be entitled to cut, edit, modify, add to, adapt, copy or alter the Recordings in any way in its absolute discretion.

(3) Nothing in this Agreement shall affect Artist’s right, or the right of any authorised publisher or co-writer, to collect public performance royalties from any applicable collection society.

(4) Artist agrees to execute and deliver to the Sponsor any and all documents and do any other acts as the Sponsor may reasonably deem necessary to evidence and effectuate all or any of the rights granted to the Sponsor under this Agreement.

(5) Sponsor’s use of the Artist’s recordings, music and videos and the Artist’s involvement in Levi’s® brand campaign that are unrelated to the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, Levi’s® Music Prize or the uses described herein shall be subject to mutual agreement between Artist and the Sponsor to be negotiated in good faith, including any compensation to be paid.

10. Privacy.  

The Sponsor’s privacy policy will apply to the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund and to all information that the Sponsor receives from Artists who apply for or participate in the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund. The privacy policy contains information about how to access and correct your personal information or make a complaint about a potential breach of privacy. Artists may obtain a copy of the Sponsor’s privacy policy by contacting customer service via telephone at 1800 625 603, email at customerservice.lsanz@levi.com or write to the Sponsor at: Level 4, 52 York Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205, Australia. Participation in the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund implies authorisation to transfer personal data to jurisdictions other than Australia and New Zealand (including potentially the United States of America) for purposes of administration of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund. The Sponsor collects personal information of Artists to administer the competition and personal information may be used to contact Artists regarding the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund. Artists (and their individual members, as applicable) may access, withdraw, and correct their personal data sending a message to the contact details provided above.

11. Limitations and Indemnification.  

a. By applying for or participating in the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, the Artist agrees to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor, Queensland Music Network Incorporated, any corporate parent or subsidiary company of any of the foregoing corporate entities and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees, shareholders, sponsors and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, assigns, and any other organisations related to the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund (“Released Entities”), from any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses, or losses to person (including bodily injury or death) or property and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from applying for the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, participating in the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund or related events, or acceptance or use of a Levi’s® Music Relief Fund award, or parts thereof, including, without limitation, (i) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Released Entities that may cause the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund to be disrupted or corrupted; and (ii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the application. Participating Artists agree to be bound by this Agreement. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT LIMITS, EXCLUDES OR MODIFIES OR PURPORTS TO LIMIT, EXCLUDE OR MODIFY ANY STATUTORY CONSUMER GUARANTEES OR ANY IMPLIED CONDITION OR WARRANTY THE EXCLUSION OF WHICH FROM THIS AGREEMENT WOULD CONTRAVENE ANY STATUTE OR CAUSE ANY PART OF THIS AGREEMENT TO BE VOID ("NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES”). SUBJECT TO ANY NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES, IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR AND/OR ANY RELEASED ENTITIES BE LIABLE TO AN ARTIST OR A WINNER, AS APPLICABLE, FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR APPLICATION FOR OR PARTICIPATION IN THE LEVI’S® MUSIC RELIEF FUND, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT ANY ENTITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. SUBJECT TO ANY NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES, THE SPONSOR’S AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND/OR THE LEVI’S® MUSIC RELIEF FUND WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES AND LIABILITIES SHALL NOT EXCEED FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS ($AU4,500).

b. By submitting a Funding Application, Artist: (a) represents and warrants that Artist (including severally and jointly each member of the Artist band, as applicable) (i) has read, and agrees to be bound by, the terms of this Agreement; (ii) is eligible to participate in the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund; and (iii) has provided information as part of the application process that is accurate, does not violate any third party’s legal rights (including without limitation rights of privacy, intellectual property and publicity), and otherwise does not violate applicable law; (b) consents to the use of information contained in the application or Funding Application, Artist’s name and/or likeness by the Sponsor for purposes of promoting the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund and future versions of the Levi’s® Music Prize (whether online, in print or through any other media now known or hereafter developed), without additional compensation or authorisation unless prohibited by law; and (c) agrees to be bound by determinations of the judges, which are final.

c. Artist agrees to take all further acts necessary to effectuate the intent of this Agreement including, without limitation, executing and delivering to the Sponsor and its agents all such agreements, contracts and any other documents to confirm compliance with the Agreement.

12. General Conditions.

a. Verification. The Sponsor has the right to verify each Artist's eligibility and compliance with this Agreement.

b. Irregularities. The Sponsor is not responsible for human error or other factors beyond its reasonable control. To the extent permitted under applicable law, Artist agrees that the Sponsor may cancel, suspend and/or modify the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund. Artist agrees that the Sponsor may void any Artist’s application and disqualify any Artist it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund or to be acting in violation of the Agreement or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any Artist to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund may be a violation of the law, and the Sponsor reserves all rights to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such Artist to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

c. Discontinuation or Revocation of Award. The Artist agrees that the Sponsor may discontinue the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund at any time in its sole and absolute discretion, provided that the Sponsor shall be required to pay the unpaid balance (if any) of the Award Amount to the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund winning Artists in accordance with the mutually agreed payment schedule. The Sponsor shall have the right to withdraw the award and the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund winning Artist agrees to return any cash award which has been paid out to the Artist upon demand if the Artist (i) changes the project from the Funding Application in a manner deemed to be material by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion; (ii) postpones the project for a period longer than 6 months from the original start date of the project; (iii) commits any act or does anything that is or shall be an offence involving moral turpitude, contempt, scandal, profanity or ridicule, or which insults or offends the community or any substantial organised group thereof, or which might tend to injure the success of the Sponsor or the Sponsor’s brand image, reputation, products or services; or (iv) commits any act or does anything in connection with the Funding Application or project that violates the intellectual property or proprietary rights of other parties.

d. Identity of Artist Via Email Address. Artists must register with only one email address and physical street address. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of any Funding Application, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the person who submitted the Funding Application. The authorised "account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organisation responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.

e. Indemnification. Artist acknowledges and agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Sponsor and all of its affiliates, employees, officers, and agents from and against any and all losses arising from, relating to, or connected with participation in the Funding Application or any part of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, or any activities incidental thereto including, without limitation: (i) any third-party claims, including, without limitation, any claims for personal bodily injury and/or personal property damage; (ii) claims based on any alleged breach of this Agreement by any person who is part of a Funding Application or a Levi’s® Music Relief Fund; (iii) failure of an Artist to procure an effective waiver or consent; (iv) any claims that the Funding Application infringes upon or violates the intellectual property rights of any third party, infringes upon or violates any person’s or entity’s right of privacy; or (v) actual or alleged agreements or arrangements with other Artists or participants. Artist acknowledges and agrees that the obligation to indemnify and hold harmless as set forth in this Section will survive the expiration, lapse, or termination of this Agreement.

f. Sponsor Intellectual Property. The Sponsor owns all rights in connection with the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund, including without limitation, the name “Levi’s® Music Relief Fund” and associated logos. Participants and winners of the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund are not granted any license, whether express or implied, to use the Sponsor’s trademarks, logos or any other intellectual property of the Sponsor unless pursuant to a duly authorised and executed written agreement between the parties.

g. Band collaboration. Bands are solely responsible for their own teamwork. Neither the Sponsor nor its agents will officiate or be responsible for any disputes between or among members of any band (including disputes regarding conduct, cooperation, contributions, intellectual property ownership, or prize distribution or sharing).

13. Challenge is Void Where Prohibited by Law.  

If the whole or any part of a provision of this Agreement is void, unenforceable or illegal, it is severed. The remainder of the terms of this Agreement have full force and effect and the validity or enforceability of that provision in any is not affected.

14. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution.

Artist agrees that any and all disputes arising from or relating to this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Victoria, Australia. Any action, suit, or case arising out of, or in connection with, the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund or this Agreement must be brought in either the federal or state courts located in Victoria, Australia.