Entrants must not have any contractual agreement that will prevent the band from fully participating in the competition. Participating bands must write and perform original music. The competition will consist of a live performance on Tuesday, July 4th at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth. Entrants cannot be employed by or immediately related to employees of The Ranch Radio Group or any other “sponsors”, defined below.
How to Enter
Online Submission: No purchase necessary. Entries accepted April 24 through May 21, 2017, no entries accepted after 11:59 p.m. May 21, 2017. Entrants must completely fill out entry form found at www.959therranch.com, including email band name, legal name and birth date of each band member, and submit a recording of an original song. Submission can be in the form of an MP3, or link to YouTube, Soundcloud or other digital recording.
All entries will be screened by Ranch radio station personal. The top entries will be selected and contacted by May 26, 2017. Those selected will be put on the Ranch webpage for listener voting May 29, 2017 – June 18, 2017. On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the top three bands based on listener and fan votes will be announced and invited to compete in the Battle for the Bald Eagle competition to be held at Fort Worth 4th of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4, 2016 at Panther Island Pavilion.
The three selected bands will compete for the Battle of the Bald Eagle held at Fort Worth 4th. Judges selected by 95.9 The Ranch will be on-site throughout the competition. They will judge on the criteria of Instrumental Ability and Technicality, Vocal Ability, Song Writing, Crowd Interaction and marketability in the Texas Music Scene.
First place receives $1000, a spot in Ranch Factor 2017, and an opportunity to appear on the “Sunday Send Off” program hosted by Ben Ryan.
||All prizes are non-transferable or assignable and cannot be redeemed for cash or other consideration, and no substitutes will be allowed except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value or nature if advertised prize is not available. Each prize winner is responsible for compliance with all federal, state and/or local laws and regulations that apply, including, without limitation, payment of applicable taxes.
95.9 The Ranch is not responsible for any incomplete entries or technical errors during the entry process, including but not limited to power outages, internet coverage issues, and technical difficulties.
The Station, all sponsors and affiliates have no liability for any injury or damage to either persons or property incurred by entering or participating in any contest and/or the use of any prize.
The station reserves the right to disqualify or render ineligible any entry based on its sole discretion.
The Station reserves the right to change, update, or amend any rules without prior notice.
By participating, all Entrants give the Station, Sponsors and affiliates unrestricted rights to any photos, video, recordings, information collected in relation to the contest for promotional or any use it deems appropriate without compensation.
By participating all entrants are agreeing to the Official Rules.
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