The Contest begins on November 16th, 2017 at approximately 12:00PM ET and ends on December 15th, 2020 at approximately 11:59PM ET (the “Entry Period”). Eligible Participants can enter in the following different ways:


Via Facebook Messenger

During the Entry Period, eligible Participants can go to Facebook Messenger to access the Contest. Once inside Facebook Messenger, Participants can type “Hot 97” to get to Hot 97’s Facebook Messenger page. Participants who want to enter the Contest should click the “Get Started” button. Participants can then select a button to either “Rate Music” or “Submit Music.”

1. To Submit Music: Participants who click “Submit Music” must follow the prompts to submit a link to a Youtube video link containing Participant’s original music (the “Submission”). A fee of twenty dollars ($20) made through a PayPal account is required to complete the upload of the Submission. Following payment, eligible Submissions, distributed on a random basis, will be available to be rated by Hot97Facebook Messenger followers who choose to “Rate Music.”

2. To Rate Music: Participants who click “Rate Music” will be able to rate Submissions by selecting an emoji (fire emoji, thinking face “okay” emoji, or trash can emoji) that best expresses the Participant’s reaction to that Submission.

Via the Internet

Participants can also access Facebook Messenger though a link located on and then follow the Facebook Messenger entry instructions explained above.

All participants must accurately complete all required fields or entry will be deemed invalid. In order to participate, you will need Internet access, Facebook Messenger App, and a valid email address. Limit one entry per person.

Entries Are the Sole and Exclusive Property of Sponsors: All Contest entries and/or related submissions become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsors upon transmission. Contest entries will not be returned and may be used by any Contest Entity for any purpose whatsoever related to any Contest, without additional compensation to the participant or any other individual or entity.

Original Content; Ownership: Each Participant, by participating in the Contest, represents and warrants that they are the exclusive owner of the copyright and all other proprietary rights in their Submission. Participant further represents and warrants that they have the right to grant to any third party the right to use, reproduce, distribute, perform and display the Submission. All Submissions must have appropriate clearances, permissions and releases PRIOR to uploading or may be eliminated from the Contest. Any song submissions must be original material. Any unauthorized samples or performances of another artist’s material could be subject to fines, royalty fees, and/or legal action for which Participant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsors harmless. Sponsors may stream any submissions on-demand on Sponsors’ or their affiliates’ websites. Sponsors are not responsible for paying any internet or other musicroyalties on any Submission.

False Fraudulent or Deceptive Entries or Acts: Participants who, in the view of Sponsor, in its sole discretion, provide false, fraudulent or deceptive entries or who engage in false, fraudulent or deceptive acts in connection with the Contest will be disqualified and subject to criminal prosecution.