Rules & Regulations


Awards are open for music video production companies, agencies, directors, producers, record companies, artists and other professionals working with music video production.

The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of participants and check their identity in accordance with our privacy policy.

Participants can attend with one or several music videos, Sound Cloud or Reverb Nation Clips.

The Promoter accepts no responsibility for network, computer hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending of your music video or registration. Incomplete registration that doesn’t meet the requirements of these conditions will be disqualified.

The entries invited to participate in our live “Sound Byte” Battle of the Bands event at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA on Sunday, October 13, 2019, is responsible for all travel-related expenses (air, housing, food, and all other incidental travel costs).

All entrants warrant and undertake that they have obtained all relevant rights and written. Permission from individuals featured in the entry.

All participants warrant that their movie or song does not violate federal law.

By submitting the music video permits participants that the Lonely Seal International Film, Music and Screenplay Festival can use the video as well as pictures and names attached to the film for advertising and public relations purposes in connection with marketing the Lonely Seal International Film, Music and Screenplay Festival.

The Promoter may use the information participants provide to contact participants regarding their products and services.

Promoters Hammad Zaidi and Jonathan Nadeau reserve the right to modify these terms.

By submitting the material, the applicant hereby agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the festival & its employees from any liability, claims, and damages in connection with the submission and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

I/We understand that failure to adhere to the competition rules and regulations will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.

I/We agree to hold the Lonely Seal International Film, Music and Screenplay Festival harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any music video, advertisement, film or media submitted to the Festival.