Academy Fund Terms and Conditions

Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them when entering this Promotion.



The promoter is Sentric Music Limited (company registration number is 05721428) (the “Promoter”) whose registered office is 1st floor 29 Parliament Street, Liverpool L8 5RN.

Who may enter:

  1. This Promotion is open to any individual (or individuals if entering as a band), who have an Active Sentric Account (as defined below), aged fourteen (14) years or over. (“Entrants”). For the purposes of this Promotion, an “Active Sentric Account” shall mean an individual (or individuals entering as a band) who has a valid and operational 28 day publishing agreement account with Sentric Music Publishing Limited and have: (i) added five compositions (non performing account); and/or (ii) added five live performances (performing account) to the account, within the previous 12 (twelve) months from the Promotion date.
  2. Employees (or family members of employees) of any group company of the Promoter, companies associated with the Promotion and all affiliates and licensees of such companies may not enter this Promotion.
  3. By entering this Promotion, you agree that the Promoter may require proof of identity, age and eligibility at any time.
  4. No purchase of Promoter product(s) necessary to enter the competition.
  5. No bulk or third-party entries will be permitted.


Promotion entry period

  1. Start time and date: 00.00 Midnight GMT on 02/03/2020.
  2. Closing time and date: 00.00 Midnight GMT on 31/07/2020.


How to enter

  1. To take part in this Promotion:
  • Entrants must visit the ‘Opportunities’ section within their Active Sentric Account and click the relevant Promotion opportunity;
  • Once the Entrant has submitted their recordings as above in clause 8(b), Entrants will receive an email which will provide a link to the Promotion Submission Form (as defined below). The Promotion Submission Form will be the mechanism for the Promoter to judge who will win the Prize Fund. For the purposes of this Promotion, the Promotion Submission Form shall mean an electronic form requesting certain information from the Entrant (including but not limited to: (i) music plans for the next 6,12,18 months (500 words); (ii) in what areas Entrants would plan to utilise the Prize Fund; (iii) why now is the right time for the Entrant to receive the Prize Fund; and
  • Entrant shall submit the Promotion Submission Form pursuant to details provided on the Promotion Submission Form.

Entries that are incomplete or that cannot be clearly viewed or read will not be entered into the Promotion.



  1. The winner will be chosen from all valid entries received and judged by a panel of judges including Promoter employees and an independent professional who is qualified to judge the Promotion, using the criteria below (the “Winner”).


Promotion Submission Forms / Entrant must:

  1. provide a clear and cohesive business plan which they would use the Prize Fund to help deliver;
  2. display notable trajectory in the Entrants music career throughout the last 6 (six) to 12 (twelve) months; and
  3. outline the potential impact that winning the Promotion would have on their music career within the next 6(sic) to 12 (twelve) months.


  1. Judging of all valid entries will take place: (i) for entries submitted between 01/09/2020 and 04/10/2020 between 05/10/2020 and 31/10/2020; (ii) for entries submitted between 05/10/2020 and 31/10/2020 between 01/11/2020 and 30/11/2020; (iii) for entries submitted between 01/11/2020 and 30/11/2020 between 01/12/2020 and 15/01/2021.
  2. Winner will be notified: (i) for entries submitted between 01/09/2020 and 04/10/2020 on or before 31/10/2020; (ii) for entries submitted between 05/10/2020 and 31/10/2020 on or before 30/11/2020; (iii) for entries submitted between 01/11/2020 and 30/11/2020 on or before 15/01/2021.
  3. Winner will be notified via the registered email address on the Entrants Active Sentric Account. The Winner will then have 7 (seven) working days to accept the Prize Fund. If the Winner has not confirmed acceptance of the Prize Fund to Promoter within this time frame, Promoter reserves the right to award the Prize to the alternative winner.
  4. Proof of photographic identity and proof of eligibility may be required in order to take up the Prize Fund.


The Prize

  1. Up to £1000 (one thousand GBP) to be spent on the development of their music career (including but not limited to songwriting/recording equipment, showcase performances, touring expenses, merchandise and marketing) as requested by the Entrant in the Promotion Submission Form (“Prize Fund”).
  2. There are nine Prize Funds available for this Promotion entry period and (three (3) Prize Funds will be granted per calendar month for the months of October 2020, November 2020, December 2020.
  3. The Prize Fund will be available to Winner upon being notified by the Promoter that they are a Winner. The entirety of the requested Prize Fund by Winner must be utilised by the Winner within a period of 12 (twelve) months after the award of the Prize Fund.
  4. The Prize Fund shall be paid by Promoter directly to any vendors on behalf of Entrants for equipment/materials/recordings as specified by Winner to Promoter via the Promotion Submission Form. By way of example only, if an Entrant detailed in their Promotion Submission Form that they would use the Prize Fund for recording costs of £500, Promoter will pay the £500 directly to the studio which the Winner chooses for recording. Promoter shall require valid invoices for all requests.
  5. Any arrangements for drawdown of the Prize Fund outside of clause 17 above shall be made between the Promoter and the Winner, in writing (email to suffice).
  6. All drawdown(s) of the Prize Fund by the Winner shall be made in writing to Promoter (email to suffice) and shall be paid by the Promoter as soon as possible.
  7. No other expenditure associated with the Prize Fund will be provided by the Promoter.
  8. All elements of the Prize Fund are non-changeable, non-refundable and non-transferable.
  9. Third-party terms and conditions may apply where applicable.
  10. Details of the Winner which the Promoter is eligible by law to disclose will be available for 30 days from the closing date of the Promotion by writing to the Promoter at the address set out above with the reference “SENTRIC ACADEMY FUND” with the relevant date.


Liability etc

  1. There are certain things for which the Promoter does not accept any liability to you, and these are explained in the next two paragraphs. The law does not allow the Promoter to exclude or limit its liability for some things, such as death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or loss caused by a false statement where the statement is made fraudulently.  The Promoter accepts full liability for these matters.  Otherwise, the exclusions of liability described in paragraphs 24 and 25 will apply. References to the Promoter in these paragraphs (24, 25 and 26) include all Promoter’s associated companies, agents or any other third party involved in the Promotion.


  1. The Promoter will not be responsible for (and will have no liability in connection with) the following occurrences, to the extent that they occur for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control:
    1. any postponement or cancellation of the Promotion; and
    2. any changes to the Prize Fund; and
    3. any act or default of any third-party supplier.
  2. The Promoter does not accept responsibility for network, computer, hardware or software failure of any kind, which may affect the sending, receipt or processing of your entry.
  3. Entries must not be made through agents or third parties. Incomplete entries will be disqualified and will not be counted.
  4. The Promoter’s decisions are final and binding in all respects on all Entrants. No correspondence will be entered into. Entries that do not comply in full with these terms and conditions will be disqualified.
  5. Please note that this Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. By entering, you acknowledge that Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram bear no responsibility for this Promotion and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, you release Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram from any liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion.  You understand that the information you provide is provided to the Promoter (and its affiliates, associates and agents where applicable) and not to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram.
  6. If the Promoter has grounds to suspect any entrant or third party of cheating, deception or fraudulent or unsportsmanlike conduct of any kind (including, without limitation, manipulating the Promotion) the Promoter reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to disqualify any Entrant, entry or person it reasonably believes to be responsible for, or associated with, such activity.
  7. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time.


Personal Details


  1. For the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation (as defined below), the Entrant acknowledge that in the course of entering this Promotion certain personal information or data about the Entrant will be captured electronically or otherwise and transmitted to the Promoter. By entering into this Promotion, the Entrant expressly agrees to transfer such personal information or data to the Promoter to use, store and process the personal information for the purposes of administering this Promotion. The entrant has the right to access, modify and delete the personal information or data by contacting us at the address given above for the Promoter. Please see our Privacy Policy here for further details.


For the purposes of this Promotion Data Protection Legislation shall mean the UK Data Protection Legislation and (for so long as and to the extent that the law of the European Union has legal effect in the UK) the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) and any other directly applicable European Union regulation relating to privacy.

For the purposes of this Promotion, UK Data Protection Legislation means any data protection legislation from time to time in force in the UK including the Data Protection Act 1998 or 2018 or any successor legislation.


  1. The Winner acknowledges that there may be promotional activities surrounding the Promotion and agrees to allow the Promoter to use their name and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional remuneration in relation to the Promotion.


English Law applies

  1. This Promotion, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it (including the prize), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and you irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any such dispute or claim.