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The submission date for this contest has been extended to Tuesday July, 14!

This is your opportunity to record in the same studio that artists such as the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Mos Def have recorded!

Submit for the opportunity to record a music video on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, brought to you by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Broadjam. One band will be selected to record their video at the Warped Tour stop at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA on August 20, 2009 and get an awesome prize pack from the JLSC and its sponsors.

In addition to the HD video recording session, the prize pack includes:

  • One free entry into the John Lennon Songwriting Contest
  • Maxell Prize Pack for each band member (includes CDRs, disc wipes, and other goodies)
  • 1 Godin Guitar

You can either bring a pre-recorded audio track, or record a new version on board the Bus. Submissions will be reviewed and selections will be made by the staff of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. They will be looking for bands with not only a great sound but marketability.

Please note: This opportunity is open to bands with a maximum of five members, as only five members will be able to get onto the Warped Tour grounds, where the bus will be, to record their video. There are no regional restrictions, but the selected artists are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses and should be available to be in the city they apply for on the date outlined above. Artists should also plan to bring minimal gear with them. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus staff will let selected artists know what gear is available to help determine what bands need to bring with them.

"Lennon" and "John Lennon" are trademarks of Yoko Ono Lennon. All artwork © Yoko Ono Lennon. Licensed exclusively through Bag One Arts, Inc.


  • One day Lennon Bus Live recording session on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at Vans Warped
  • 1 Godin Guitar
  • Maxell Prize Pack for each band member (includes CDRs, disc wipes, and other goodies)
  • One free entry into the John Lennon Songwriting Contest
  • 1 year Primo MoB membership for each band member ($199/year retail)

Submissions Fee

Primo Members: $15 per song
All other members: $25 per song
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Important Dates

Submission deadline:
July 10, 2009

Winners announced:
July 17, 2009


  1. These rules supplement, incorporate by reference, and are to be read with (and not to limit), the Broadjam User Agreement.
  2. You must be at least 13 years of age to enter this contest.
  3. To enter this contest you must be a registered member of Broadjam at any level of membership, including free membership.
  4. You must provide true, accurate, current and complete contact and other information, as requested by Broadjam.
  5. You may be disqualified for false registration, making false claims, misrepresentation or any other behavior, action or activity that Broadjam, in its sole discretion, deems to be "cheating."
  6. Each song submitted must consist entirely of your original work. You may be disqualified for submitting any material for which you either do not solely own all worldwide copyright rights or have not obtained all necessary licenses, in proper form.
  7. Collaborative work among co-contestants will be accepted, but all prizes will be awarded to the contestant whose name is on the associated Broadjam membership. Division of prizes among co-contestants is the sole responsibility of winners.
  8. Entry files must be uploaded as an MP3. Broadjam is not responsible for any corrupt files you may submit. Any and all corrupt files will be deleted without notification to you.
  9. All submissions to this contest must be fully submitted by 11:59:59 PM Central Standard Time (or, if being observed, Central Daylight Time) on the final date of the contest.
  10. Closing and announcement dates for this contest may change without notice to you. Such changes will, however, be posted on the Site at the contest's page.
  11. All entries are final and irrevocable. Once you have submitted an entry for this contest you may not withdraw the entry or request to change the category, genre or other division you chose for the entry.
  12. Absolutely no entry fee refunds will be made for any reason.
  13. Winners will be notified by email at the address provided, and must sign and return an affidavit of eligibility/publicity release within ten (10) days after the date on such notification. The affidavit will state that the winner's song is an original work and that the winner holds all rights to the song or is a cover of a licensed song and is identified as such in the submission. Failure to sign and return this affidavit within ten (10) days, or the provision of false/inaccurate information therein, will result in immediate disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Affidavits of winners under eighteen (18) years of age at the time of award must be countersigned by the winner's parent or legal guardian. Affidavits are subject to verification by Broadjam.
  14. Broadjam may change these rules at any time, in Broadjam's sole discretion, without notice to you.
  15. Entering this contest does not grant you any right or license to use any Broadjam material (i.e. logos, images, text, etc.), trademarks or other intellectual property of Broadjam for any purpose, without Broadjam?s express written consent.
  16. Employees of Broadjam, their sponsors, advertising agencies, affiliates, agents, representatives, and the families or households of the above are ineligible to enter or win all Broadjam contests.
  17. Without limiting the applicability of other provisions of the User Agreement, the limitation of liability provisions of Section 1.11 of the Broadjam User Agreement apply to this contest.
  18. The selection of winners by Broadjam and the judges, is final and unappealable.
  19. Winners are responsible for travel and lodging.
  20. All prizes are non-transferable and void where prohibited by law. No cash substitution of prizes is allowed.
  21. The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winners will receive the prizes as set forth in the contest announcement. In the event a prize is not available due to circumstances beyond Broadjam's control, Broadjam reserves the right to provide a substantially similar substitute prize that Broadjam deems to be of greater or equal value.
  22. Winners understand and agree that they are solely responsible for any and all taxes, including but not limited to sales, income, or value added, incurred on prizes received, and for any and all duties, tariffs, or import fees that may be assessed upon receiving prizes.
  23. Broadjam will incur the cost of shipping prizes. Broadjam may choose the method of shipping, in its sole discretion. Broadjam is not responsible for the failure or tardiness of prizes or damage to prizes, delivered via US Postal Service, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, DHL, or other reputable carrier. Proper identification such as a valid driver's license, passport, state ID, or military ID may be required to accept delivery of prizes. In the event that a winner chooses not to accept a prize, the winner forfeits all claim to that prize, forever.
  24. All contestants acknowledge, as a condition of entry, that Broadjam has the right to publicize and broadcast any winner's name, character, likeness, voice and all other matters incidental thereto.
  25. This contest is void where prohibited.
  26. To obtain the name of a winner, which will be available after the conclusion of the contest, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Broadjam Contest Winners, Broadjam, Inc., 6401 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719.
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