Congratulations to Ryan Lofty, the winner of the Life Is Beautiful 2015 DJ/producer competition!


Ryan Lofty

DJ / Producer

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Currently living: Las Vegas, Nevada Origin of name: Hybrid of my real name and a nickname Weapon of choice: Coffee Source of power: Sunlight, beaches and good times...

Competition Information

Competition Begins: Monday, August 10, 2015 2:00 PM PT
Competition Closes: Friday, August 21, 2015 11:59 PM PT

Judging Period: 12 AM PT on August 22, 2015 to 11:59 PM PT on August 31, 2015.

Criteria: Eligible entries will be judged on following criteria: 34% Originality, 33% Production Quality, and 33% Songmanship (the "Criteria").

Please Note: Getting your song into the top 20 will get you noticed, but the Insomniac Discovery Project team will ultimately choose the winner based on the defined criteria above and in the Official Rules. Voting is for entertainment purposes only. By submitting your track, you warrant that you have obtained clearance from all required parties if it includes any samples, AND that you agree to the Official Rules.

NO PURCHASE REQUIRED. Legal residents U.S., 18+ only. Void where prohibited. Submission deadline is 11:59 PMPT on 8/21/2015. TRAVEL AND PARKING NOT INCLUDED. See Official Rules for complete details. SPONSOR: Insomniac Holdings LLC.


  • Perform at Life Is Beautiful.

  • Hotel for 2 nights.

  • 1 Artist Pass + 1 Guest Pass.

  • $500


Official Rules



This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Soundcloud, Youtube, or any other social media platforms. You understand that you are providing your information to Promotion Entities, and not to, Facebook, Soundcloud, Youtube, or other social network or platform.

Eligibility: Discovery Project: Life Is Beautiful DJ/Producer Competition 2015 (“Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the United States of America and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are at least eighteen (18) years of age, who have a valid social security or tax ID number, and who have a valid Wavo account and a valid Facebook account at the time of entry. Promotion may only be entered from and in eligible jurisdictions. Promotion Entities, prize providers, and their parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, employees, agents and suppliers, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the account will be deemed to be the entrant. Administrator may request any potential winner to provide proof that such person is the winner. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participation constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Promotion is Insomniac Holdings LLC.

Administrator: The Administrator of the Promotion is Insomniac Holdings LLC.

Sponsor and Administrator are collectively referred to herein as “Promotion Entities”.

Timing: Administrator's clock is the official time keeping device of the Promotion.

The Submission Period begins at 2:00 PM Pacific Time on August 10, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on August 21, 2015.

The Judging Period begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time on August 22, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on August 31, 2015.

Submission Period and Judging Period are collectively referred to herein as “Promotion Period”.

How to enter: via internet go to competition-2015 webpage or directly sign into using your Facebook account and complete the Discovery Project: Life Is Beautiful DJ/Producer Competition 2015 registration form and submit an original track ("Submission"). You must agree to these Official Rules and, Inc.'s ("Wavo") terms of service: service

You must create one (1) original track ("Track") that captures or demonstrates optimal combination of originality, production quality, and songmanship. Track should be a minimum of 3 minutes and maximum of 8 minutes in length, and must be submitted as an MP3 file with a minimum bitrate of 320 kbps and maximum bitrate as provided by Wavo's terms of service.

You may not use any third party intellectual property in the creation of the Track unless you have obtained 100% clearance from all parties. Track must be formatted to Wavo site requirements. Entry must be submitted by the creator. You must be the registered subscriber of the Wavo and/or Facebook account from which the entry is made. You bear all responsibility for use of any “uncleared” samples. The definition of an uncleared sample is a loop, sample or other musical work for which you do not own the copyright (i.e.: you didn’t create it).

To enter or vote, you must be a registered user of Wavo and Facebook. ("Platforms"). You may also use Soundcloud or Youtube to submit your track, but these platforms are not required, If you are not a registered user of the Platforms or other sites, you must visit and, and, if desired, or as applicable, to register for free. Registration for and use of the Platforms and Soundcloud or Youtube is subject to their terms and conditions and Promotion Entities have no responsibility with respect to such registration or use. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Soundcloud, or Youtube. Promotion Entities are not responsible for the functionality of the Platforms, Soundcloud, or Youtube, including changes that may interfere with the Promotion or the ability of a potential entrant to participate in the Promotion.

Getting your song into the top 20 will get you noticed, but voting is for fan engagement purposes only and has no bearing on winner selection. The Insomniac Discovery Project team will ultimately choose the winner based on the defined Criteria as set forth above and below.

For all entries: You are eligible to submit up to one (1) Promotion entry during the Submission Period, regardless of method or combination of methods of entry or number of entries submitted. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or other relevant account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of plays/entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's plays/entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated technology or system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Any automated receipt (such as one confirming delivery of text message or e-mail) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Administrator of an entry. Promotion Entities are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Administrator and none will be acknowledged or returned.

During the Promotion Period, qualifying Submissions may be posted onto the pages (and other applicable pages as may be indicated by the Track upload method) via the Internet for viewing and voting by the public, in Promotion Entities’ sole discretion. Promotion Entities shall have the right to immediately remove any and all Submissions that violate these rules, in the sole direction of the Promotion Entities. As conditions of entry into this Promotion, and submitting a Submission, you:

1. Warrant and represent that you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person and/or music in the Submission to use his/her respective name or likeness or music to enable inclusion and use of the Submission in the manner contemplated by the Promotion Entities and these Official Rules, and can make written copies of such permissions available to the Promotion Entities upon request;

2. Acknowledge and agree that the Promotion Entities may exploit, edit, modify, display and distribute the Submission and all elements of such Submission, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or not currently known, throughout the world in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party;

3. Warrant and represent that your Submission is original to you and has been legally obtained and created, does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, or violate applicable laws or regulations;

4. Warrant and represent that your Submission does not contain any unlicensed images or music;

5. Agree to conduct yourself with due regard to public conventions and morals, and shall not do or commit any act that might prejudice the Promotion Entities during the Promotion Entry Period and during attendance at, all Sponsor events and festivals, including your performance/presentation, if any; and

In the event you cannot provide all required releases, Promotion Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Submission, or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Promotion Entities’ benefit, or allow the applicable Submission to remain.

You agree that Submissions shall not contain, include or involve any of the following:

- Obscenity
- Crude, vulgar or offensive pictures, depictions, images, language and/or symbols
Gang signs or symbols
Explicit sexual activity
Illegal drug or alcohol use
Commercial products (e.g., clothing, toys, food) and/or their trademarks, brands, logos or endorsements
License plates, phone numbers, personal addresses (physical or email or otherwise)
- Website or web page links
Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups, humiliation of other people (publicly or otherwise), any assault or threatening of others
- Trespass or the violation of other people’s rights or property
Illegal (e.g., discriminatory, harassing) or inappropriate activity, behavior or conduct (e.g., inflicting emotional distress)
Conduct or activities in violation of these Official Rules
Any other content, display, materials and/or images that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Promotion Entities, in their sole discretion

Administrator is not obligated to use, publish, display or broadcast any Submission materials submitted with an entry; provided however that you acknowledge that Administrator will rely on your agreement and compliance with these Official Rules when you submit or attempt to submit the entry.

Prize: One (1) Grand Prize consisting of two (2) passes to attend the Life Is Beautiful event ("Event") scheduled to take place September 25, 2015 through September 27, 2015 at a to be determined location in downtown Las Vegas, NV; one (1) DJ performance slot at Event on September 25, 2015; two (2) nights in one (1) double occupancy standard hotel room with check-in on September 24, 2015 and check-out on September 26, 2015; and a $500 check to be issued at time of performance. Performance time and set length, and selection of hotel to be determined at Promotion Entities' sole discretion.. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including parking, travel and incidentals are solely the winner’s and guest's responsibility. In the event that a winning submission is entered by a group or multiple individuals, only two (2) passes to the Event and one hotel room will be awarded. Winner and guest must abide by all hotel, venue and festival policies. Promotion Entities reserve the right to revoke full or partial prize from any winner or winner’s guest who it or hotel, or venue personnel deem may, in their sole discretion, be intoxicated, be a safety risk, have violated any hotel policy, venue policy or law, or may bring Promotion Entities into disrepute. If winner is unable or unwilling to attend the Event on the dates specified, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, the guest must be winner’s parent or legal guardian. Winner and guest must both be 18 years of age or older. Promotion Entities are not responsible for changes in schedule of any element of the prize or for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight or travel cancellation or delay. Promotion Entities are not responsible and will have no liability if the winner and/or his/her guest is for any reason unable to attend the Event. An unclaimed and/or unused prize element will remain the property of Promotion Entities. Resale of tickets is prohibited. Approximate Retail Value of the Grand Prize is: One Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($1,000.00), depending on number of DJs in winning entry. Any difference between stated approximate retail value and actual value of prize will not be awarded.

For all prizes: Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. There will be only one Grand Prize awarded. Lost or stolen prizes will not be replaced. Prize does not include any other item or expense not specifically described in these Official Rules, and any such additional expenses are the sole responsibility of winner. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned. Only listed prizes will be awarded and no substitutions or cash equivalents or redemption will be made, except that Administrator reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater financial value if any advertised prize (or any component thereof) becomes unavailable. Winners agree to accept the prize “as is”, and you hereby acknowledge that Promotion Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including express warranties (if any) provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with the prize. Any valuation of the prize stated above is based on available information provided to Administrator and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Each winner must provide Administrator with a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. A Form 1099 will be issued to the winner for value of prize $600 or more.

Selection and Verification of Potential Winners: The Grand Prize Winner will be determined and notified on or about September 1, 2015 from among all eligible entries. Eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be scored by the Sponsor's panel of judges on the basis of the following criteria: 34% Originality, 33% Production Quality, and 33% Songmanship, and the one entry that receives the highest overall score as determined by the panel of Sponsor Judges will be the Grand Prize Winner.

Administrator’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Promotion and the selection of potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Promotion, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means.

Potential winner is subject to verification by Administrator. Administrator will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Each potential winner will be notified by mail, email or phone. Each potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) (except where prohibited), which must be received by Administrator within forty-eight (48) hours of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim a prize (if applicable). If a winner is a minor, the Affidavit must also be executed by the winner’s parents or legal guardians. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Affidavit within the required time period (if applicable), declines the prize or prize is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits the prize. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Administrator will award the corresponding prize to an alternate winner who has the next highest score from among all remaining eligible entries. All alternate potential winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules. Only three (3) alternate winners will be selected, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.

Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes winner’s consent to Promotion Entities’ use of winner’s name, social media identity, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, hometown and state for promotional purposes in connection with this Promotion in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

Privacy: Information submitted by you will be collected by Administrator’s systems based in the United States and such collection will be subject to applicable United States laws. You may withdraw personal data upon request; however, you will be disqualified if personal data is withdrawn prior to the determination of the winner(s) and fulfillment of the prize(s). Information submitted by you is subject to Administrator’s privacy policy: and Wavo's privacy policy: Your participation in this Promotion constitutes consent for Promotion Entities to use your personal information solely for the purpose of administering the Promotion and awarding the prizes, unless you has opted to receive e-mail communications from Promotion Entities.

Errors and Unauthorized Activity: Promotion Entities are not responsible: (1) for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) for technical and/or communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind; (3) for unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Promotion; (4) for technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; (5) for any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize; or (6) if the Promotion cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, your sole remedy is another entry in the Promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Administrator, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Administrator reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims. Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Promotion Entities’ reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion. In such event, Administrator reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Administrator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it suspects or finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Promotion Entities reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Promotion Entities’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Release: By participating in the Promotion, you (a) release Promotion Entities, Wavo, prize providers, promotional agencies, franchisees, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising in connection with the Promotion, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or acceptance, possession, use, misuse, or nonuse of the prize that may be awarded; and (b) acknowledge that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize including, without limitation, the prize quality or availability.

Disputes: As a condition of participating in the Promotion, you agree that: a) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; b) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or the prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective; and c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred and in no event shall you be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs. Promotion Entities reserve the right to modify prize award procedures. The Promotion and these Official Rules, and the validity, construction, performance, and enforcement thereof, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

Winner’s List: To obtain a list of the names of winners of prizes with a value greater than $25, mail your request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, up to sixty (60) days after the close of the Promotion, to Discovery Project: Life Is Beautiful DJ/Producer Competition 2015 WINNERS LIST, C/O Insomniac, Inc., 9441 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

The Promotion and all accompanying materials are © 2015 Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. Insomniac is a registered trademark of Insomniac Holdings LLC 

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