PRESENTATION OF THE BATTLE

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THE BATTLE

Mixfader World Battle is an online competition where each participant will submit a video of him/her carrying out a scratch performance with a with a portable scratch setup as defined in the section “Conditions of participation and authorized set-up configurations”

At each stage of the competition, a panel of judges designated by Mixfader will evaluate participants scratch performances and pick the best ones. Participants who will be picked will take part in the next Round.


THE ORGANIZER

MWM SAS, is an SAS with a capital of 1734 euros, registered to the RCS of Nanterre under the number 513 627 299, with its Headquarters located in 54 Avenue du Général Leclerc, Boulogne Billancourt 92100 - France ; who designs and distributes Mixfader products, Hereinafter referred to as: « MWM » or « Mixfader » or « the Brand» or « the Organizer », organizes an online scratch competition (hereinafter « Mixfader World Battle » or « MWB »)


THE JUDGES

Participants’ scratch performances will be assessed and rated by a panel of 8 judges, among whom scratch champions and experts:

  • Excess, member of the Ned Hoddings crew, as well as legendary turntablist and producer
  • Flip Flop, 2012 Thud Rumble Dirtstyle Masters Champion and the 2012 A3C Needle 2 The Record Champion
  • Jon 1rst, World DMC Online Champion
  • Jose Rodriguez, Wild Cuts 2018 Champion, Clash of the Titans Spain 2018 Champion & IDA Scratch Category Spain 2017 Champion
  • Keeper ET, Winner of Mixfader World Battle first edition
  • Ranek, turntablist, producer and official representative/ambassador of Mixfader brand
  • Rena, world’s youngest ever DMC World DJ champion
  • Stresh, Redbull 3Style France Champion and DMC France Vice Champion


EVALUATION CRITERIAS

  • Technical Scratch skills: 60%
  • Originality: 20%
  • Musicality: 20%

At each step of the battle, each judge will assess and rate participants. The participants with the best average rating will be selected to be part of the next Round.

In case of ex-aequo, the participant who will have uploaded its video first will be selected.

MWB judges’ decisions are final and non negotiable.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

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AUTHORIZED SET-UP CONFIGURATIONS

The Battle is opened to all Mixfader and portable setup holders (hereinafter « participants »). No registration fee is required.

For all steps or rounds of the battle, participants will have to submit a video of them carrying out a scratch performance on a beat of their choice or on a provided beat, respecting a defined time limit (the beat and video length parameters vary depending on the step of the competition).

The use of a portable setup and Mixfader as crossfader in the scratch performance video is required. The use of Prolink is authorized, but not required.

Are authorized:

- any vinyl type: standard audio vinyl, timecode vinyl

- any portable turntable (Vestax Handy Trax, PT01, PT01 Scratch...) the virtual turntable available through the Mixfader dj app.

The use of a Mixfader as the crossfader in the scratch performance video is required, which means that authorized setups are:

- MIxfader + mixfader DJ app (iOS or Android)

- Mixfader + addon Mixfader ProLink

- Mixfader in MIDI mode (with any DJ software) through the dedicated Mac OS app Mixfader

Mixfader dj is downloadable for free on the following platforms:

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1053941771

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.djit.apps.edjing.scratch

MIXFADER COMPANION

https://storage.googleapis.com/mixfader-web/miscellaneous/mixfader-companion.zip


LIMITATIONS

Participants can only register once: only one video by participant.

Participants must not, in any way, pitch or edit the beats provided by the Organizer of MWB (during Rounds 2, 3 and 4).

Any minor under the age of 13 participating in the Battle has to participate in the supervision and with the consent of their parents or holder(s) of parental authority, or his/her legal guardian(s).

If participants do not respect the conditions and authorized set-up configurations as defined in these Rules, their participation won’t be taken into account and/or can be annulled.

COMPETITION FLOW & DATES

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OVERVIEW

Mixfader World Battle will run from June 22 2018 to August 17 2018 (scheduled date for the final results announcement - these dates are provisional and can evolve in case of delay in assessment/rating submissions by the judges and/or at MWM's convenience)

MWB will count 4 stages or « Rounds » total. Round 1 is an elimination phase. Judges will assess all participants and pick the 8 best performers (« The Top 8 ») who will compete in Round 2 during 1 Vs 1 Battles via video. Each battle pair for Round 2 will be randomly determined and positioned into a tournament bracket. This bracket will determine future pairings for each round of MWB competition.

For Round 2, Judges will assess and pick the 4 best performers of Round 1's duels (« The Top 4 »). The Top 4 will then compete during 1 Vs 1 battles at Round 3 (pairing depending on the bracket). Judges will then assess the performances and pick the winners of each Round 3's duel (« The Top 2 ») who will participate to the final Battle in Round 4.

A duel opposing the defeated participants of Round 3 will also be held during Round 4 in order to appoint who will win the third place (third-place play-off)


Round 1 - Elimination phase

For Round 1, participants are free to choose the instrumental or « beat » of their choice.

Imposed length of the submitted video: 1 minute

To enter the competition, participants will have to fill in the registration form accessible on MWB website via the following url: http://battle.themixfader.com/ writing their Firstname, Lastname, Artist name, a valid email address and submitting their performance.

NB: Participants can use an artist name but in any case, participants must communicate their true identity to the Organizer. The Organizer commits to use their artist name for its communication and not to reveal participant's real name without the participants' consent.

If participants do not respect the conditions and authorized set-up configurations as defined in these Rules, their participation won’t be taken into account and/or can be annulled.

Participation dates for Round 1:

22nd June: Opening of inscription-upload of videos

8th July (included): Closing of inscription-upload of videos

16th July: Announcement of the results of the Top 8 selected by judges for Round 2

(these dates are provisional and can evolve in case of delay in assessment/rating submissions by the judges and/or at MWM's convenience)


Round 2

For Round 2, participants will have to scratch on a provided beat as fixed by Mixfader.

The imposed beat will be directly downloadable on MWB’s website at reveal of Round 1 results.

Reminder: participants are not allowed to pitch or edit the beat provided for this round.

Imposed length of the submitted video: 1 minute 30 seconds

Participants to round 2 will submit their video by e-mail.

(the e-mail address will be notified to participants of this round later in the competition, by mail)

Participation dates for Round 2:

16th July: Opening of video uploads

22rd July: (included): Closing of video uploads

26th July: Announcement of the results of the Top 4 selected by judges for the round 3

(these dates are provisional and can evolve in case of delay in assessment/rating submissions by the judges and/or at MWM's convenience)


Round 3

For Round 3, participants will have to scratch on a provided beat as fixed by Mixfader.

The imposed beat will be directly downloadable on MWB’s website at reveal of Round 2 results.

Reminder: participants are not allowed to pitch or edit the beat provided for this round.

Imposed length of the submitted video: 1 minute 30 seconds

Participants to round 3 will submit their video by e-mail.

(the e-mail address will be notified to participants of this round later in the competition, by mail)

Participation dates for Round 3:

26th July: Opening of video uploads

2nd August (included): Closing of video uploads

6th August: Announcement of the results of the Top 2 selected by judges for the last round

(these dates are provisional and can evolve in case of delay in assessment/rating submissions by the judges and/or at MWM's convenience)


Round 4

For Round 4, participants will have to scratch on a provided beat as fixed by Mixfader.

The imposed beat will be directly downloadable on MWB’s website at reveal of Round 3 results.

Reminder: participants are not allowed to pitch or edit the beat provided for this round.

Imposed length of the submitted video : 2 minutes

Participants to round 4 will submit their video by e-mail.

(the e-mail address will be notified to participants of this round later in the competition, by mail)

Participation dates for Round 4:

6th August: Opening of video uploads

13th August (included): Closing of video uploads

17th August: Announcement of the results of the Grand-Finale and the third-party play-off

(these dates are provisional and can evolve in case of delay in assessment/rating submissions by the judges and/or at MWM's convenience)


WAYS TO INFORM THE WINNERS

Each step of the way, participants who have been selected for the next step will be informed of the results by email. Therefore, all participants must enter a valid email address to be contacted by the Organizer.


CASH PRIZE

The Top 3 winners of the Battle will win:

  • a check worth 3000 $ (USD) for the final winner of Mixfader World Battle
  • a check worth 1000 $ (USD) for the second
  • a check worth 500 $ (USD) for the third


REWARDS FROM OUR SPONSORS

List and value of sponsors’ prizes:

- one Phase Ultimate from MWM worth 499,99$ (USD) and/or,

- goodies from MWM worth 150$ (USD) and/or,

- a DJ bag Magma worth 69.99 $ (USD) and/or,

- record vinyls from Turntables Training Wax worth 25$ (USD) and/or,

- record vinyls from Battle Avenue worth 25 $(usd) and/or,

- record vinyls from Beatsqueeze Records label worth 20$ (USD) and/or,

- MWB-custom caps from Coolorcaps worth 8$ (USD) each and/or,

- record vinyls from Cut & Paste Records worth 25$ (USD) and/or,

- three Solid Cutz platters for turntable, special MWB edition worth 300$ (USD).

Awarded prizes won’t be returned nor exchanged for their cash value or in exchange of any other gift. MWM isn’t liable for non-delivery of a prize if the winner is unreachable.

MWM reserves the right to replace any prize(s) with prize(s) of equivalent value, without any claim made in this regard.


DISQUALIFICATION RULES

- Video editing is not accepted. There are no restrictions on creative film presentation ie multi camera angles, blue screen techniques, video back-drop, they are all permitted but the participant must submit a non stop 1 minute performance video for round 1 (1:30 for Round 2 and 3; and 2 minutes for the Round 4). The performing DJs must be in camera shot at all times.

A participant can be disqualified if it is obvious to judges or the Organizers of the Battle that the video has been edited.

- A participant can also be disqualified, if his/her video has not been submitted within the upload timeframe defined in these Rules. (unless it has been proved that the participant had problems with the upload or sending of the video, then the Organizer reserve the right to assess if the participation can still be accepted...)

As a reminder, judges, beatmakers and members of the Organization of Mixfader World Battle 2018 are not allowed to participate to the Battle and will be disqualified if trying.


OBLIGATION AND COMMITMENT OF THE PARTICIPANTS

By entering this competition, participants accept the present Rules fixed by Mixfader without any reservation and commit to respect them.

In addition, by taking part in the competition, participants authorize Mixfader to use their image (picture(s), image(s), video(s), artist name(s), likeness, prize statement(s),....) and performance(s) during the MWB competition for publicity and commercial purposes, in relation to MWB and/or Mixfader brand during and after the competition.

Each participant states that he/she is not linked by any exclusivity contract prejudicing the use, distribution and/or operation of its image and performance.

Participants’ content, including pictures, videos, comments that participants could post on any MWB communication channel isn’t and won’t be offensive, abusive, defamatory, obscene, racist, sexually explicit, ethnically or culturally offensive indecent, won’t promote violence, terrorism, or illegal acts, or incites hatred based on race, sex, religion or sexual orientation.

By entering this competition, participants declare and guarantee that their content will not violate rights of third parties including, without limitation, intellectual property rights, performers' rights, privacy or advertising rights, or rights linked to confidential information.

Participants’ content isn’t the responsibility of the Organizer, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, successors and assignees, and of its employees, agents, executors, administrators, executors and shareholders.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

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COMPENSATION

No financial compensation or expense in any form whatsoever shall be claimed to the Organizer.


PERSONAL INFORMATION

The information that participants of the Battle communicate may be added to the Organizer’s consumers file, for the purpose of prospecting and retention and to possibly send you information about the Organizer’s products. You have a right of access, rectification and opposition to your data. To exercise this right, please write an email to the following address: support@themixfader.com


APPLICABLE LAW

The present Rules are subject to French law. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connection with the competition MWB shall be submitted to and arbitrated by the jurisdiction of the competent Paris courts. No complaints shall be accepted after a period of two months following the results disclosure date.

An English version of this test is available but should a dispute arise about interpretation the French text shall prevail as the reference.

MODIFICATIONS

The Organizer reserves the right to shorten, extend, modify or cancel the competition if circumstances so require, and its liability can’t be incurred.

YOUTUBE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Participants video will be published on Mixfader social networks, especially on Mixfader YouTube Channel. Participants must respect Youtube’s regional terms and conditions and Youtube’s community guidelines.