GIVEAWAY: Win a Package of Music Marketing and PR Services for Bands Worth $700


Ghost Cult has teamed up with AltCTRL to sponsor a giveaway package from some of the biggest names in the indie and DIY music industry to offer a huge package of Marketing and PR services for bands and artists! You can win a bundle of services worth over $700!  from Dropout Media, Monica Strut, Rock It Write, Dewar PR and BDWE Media including 1 Custom Band Biography, Access to a DIY PR Course for Bands, 1 Social Media Audit and Report, 1 Social Media Consulting Call (via Skype./Zoom), and 1 Six-Month Marketing Plan For Your Band! Enter to win by signing up below! Contest flyer art by Jim Clegg!

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2020 Mega Marketing and PR Tuneup Sweepstakes


Please read these Official Rules before entering the Mega Marketing and PR Tuneup Sweepstakes

(the “Sweepstakes”), presented by Ghost Cult Magazine

AltCTRL, Dropout Media, Monica Strut, Rock It Write, Dewar PR & BDWE Media (“Sponsor”). By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Sweepstakes-related materials.

BDWE Media, along with any other co-sponsors as listed below, are the sole sponsors of this Sweepstakes.


ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to residents of all nations except where games of chance are explicitly prohibited or restricted. Residents of Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, Portugal, Quebec (in Canada), Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan are expressly prohibited from entering to win. Residents of Canada may be required to answer an additional question of skill to qualify as a winner. Other requirements may be necessary based on your residency to qualify as a winner, which will be determined by local law. Must be 18 years of age or older and a performing artist with a music presence at time of entry. See “How to Enter” below. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER ARTIST/BAND. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 11am (ET) on January 24th, 2020, and ends at 11:59pm (ET) on February 7th, 2020.

HOW TO ENTER: Online entry only. Enter by completing and submitting the entry form as instructed. Only bands and music artists with a musical presence on the following online streaming services are eligible: Bandcamp, Spotify, Sound Cloud.

In the case of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited and use of any automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or ineligible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.


ONE (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) band bio [approx 250 – 500 words] with one (1) redraft/edit by Rock It Write (approximate retail value (“ARV”): $75); access to one (1) [Monica Strut’s (“DIY PR Course”) self-guided course on doing your own public relations via e-book (ARV: $249); one (1) social media audit comprising of a one-time examination of your social media “footprint” across all platforms to assess performance and one assessment with recommendations on action steps with Dewar PR (ARV: $150); one (1) 60-minute social media consulting call with BDWE Media via Zoom or Skype (ARV: $100); and a custom documented 6-month marketing plan for your band from Dropout Media (ARV: $140) (Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value: $715). All values shown in USD.

No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the Winner. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays and/or the loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail. In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prize.

WINNER SELECTION:ONE (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about January 31, 2020 from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. The odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries have been received. Winners will be notified via via email and must respond to said email within ten (10) days of receipt. Winners may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners (in random drawing from other eligible entries received before the deadline) in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.

DISCLAIMERS: By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor(s) and their respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By accepting a Prize, Winner consents to being contacted by Sponsor to deliver the Prize. In accordance with local laws, Sponsor may contact Winner to request further consent to the use of his/her name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Sponsor with no additional compensation (except where prohibited by law).

The Sponsor(s) and prize contributors (collectively, “Contributors”) have used their best efforts in preparing the contents of the information contain within the prize bundle. Contributors make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, applicability, fitness, performance or completeness of the contents of the prize. The information contained in this prize is for educational purposes only and the Contributors make no representation that using any of the materials or techniques presented in the prize will guarantee financial success or celebrity. Many factors will be important in determining individual results. Prize winners should exercise caution when applying any of the advice received by the Contributors for their particular circumstances, including, where appropriate, seeking additional counsel from a competent professional who is familiar with winner’s unique situation.

Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

WINNERS LIST: For a list of the Winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by June 22, 2020 to Keith Chachkes/BDWE Media, Attn: Mega Marketing and PR Tuneup Sweepstakes, 681 Chauncey Street #2, Brooklyn NY 11207.


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