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Vote Rules

Vote Rules

2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

VOTING RULES

THE AWARDS VOTEFans will have the opportunity to vote and select the winners of the following awards which will be given at or in connection with the 2019 American Music Awards® ceremony (“Program”) taking place on November 24, 2019, and broadcast live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) / 7:00 p.m. Central Time (“CT”):

  • New Artist of the Year Award
  • Favorite Social Artist Award
  • Collaboration of the Year Award
  • Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock
  • Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock
  • Favorite Duo or Group Pop/Rock
  • Favorite Album Pop/Rock
  • Favorite Song Pop/Rock
  • Favorite Female Artist Country
  • Favorite Male Artist Country
  • Favorite Duo or Group Country
  • Favorite Album Country
  • Favorite Song Country
  • Favorite Artist Rap/Hip Hop
  • Favorite Album Rap/Hip Hop
  • Favorite Song Rap/Hip Hop
  • Favorite Female Artist Soul/R&B
  • Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B
  • Favorite Album Soul/R&B
  • Favorite Song Soul/R&B
  • Favorite Artist Alternative Rock
  • Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary
  • Favorite Artist Latin
  • Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspirational
  • Favorite Artist Electronic Dance Music
  • Favorite Music Video
  • Favorite Soundtrack
  • Artist of the Year
  • Tour of the Year

The foregoing awards may be referred to herein individually as an “Award” or collectively as the “Awards.”

VOTING PERIOD:   The voting period for all Awards will open on October 24, 2019, at 7:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and will close on November 20, 2019, at 11:59:59 p.m. PT (“Voting Period”).

HOW TO VOTEThere are two (2) potential ways for you to cast votes for the Awards – either by “Google Search Voting” or “Billboard Website Voting,” both of which are described below:

  • Google Search Voting:
  • During the Voting Period, using your computer, tablet, or mobile device, open your preferred internet browsing application and go to goo.gle/AMAsVote to access the official voting ballot for the Program listing of all of the Awards and the names of the nominees for each Award (“Ballot”).
  • You can also access the Ballot by visiting Google.com and entering one (1) of the following search queries (“Queries”) in the search bar:
  • The phrase, “AMAs Vote”
  • [Name of a nominated artist, group, song, or album] AMAs Vote

Examples of valid Queries are:

  • AMAs Vote
  • Taylor Swift AMAs Vote
  • Bad Guy AMAs Vote
  • Maroon 5 AMAs Vote
  • Astroworld AMAs Vote
  • A Star is Born AMAs Vote
  • A link to the Ballot will appear at the top of your search results. Click on the link to access the Ballot and begin to vote.
  • On the Ballot, you will see the names of all of the Awards, and when you click on each Award name, you will see the name and photograph for each of the nominees for that Award and a corresponding arrow to the right of each nominee’s name.
  • To vote for a nominee, click on the corresponding arrow and use the slider to select the number of votes to cast for that nominee.
  • You may cast up to thirty (30) votes for each Award and may allocate those votes to one (1) or more of the nominees. For example, you may cast all thirty (30) votes for one (1) nominee or just cast one (1) vote for one (1) nominee or split your votes as you like among two (2) or more of the nominees.
  • You do not need to cast all thirty (30) votes, but you must cast at least one (1) vote in order to submit your vote for that Award.
  • If you set the slider to cast all thirty (30) votes for one (1) nominee, the “Submit Vote” button will activate and turn blue, and you may click it to finish voting for that Award.
  • If you set the slider to cast at least one (1) vote but fewer than thirty (30) votes for a nominee, the “Continue” button will activate and turn blue, and you may click it to return to the listing of nominees for that Award. You may then cast additional votes for other nominees for that Award, or you may click “Submit Vote” to finish voting for that Award.
  • After clicking “Submit Vote” for an Award, you will see a “Thank You” page which confirms receipt of your vote(s) and offers you the opportunity to share your vote to your Facebook profile or Twitter timeline or via email. Sharing your vote to your Facebook profile or Twitter timeline will NOT count as an additional vote.
  • To continue voting for more Awards, click the “back” arrow in the upper left corner of the Ballot to return to the list of Awards.
  • To use Google Search Voting, you must have a valid Google account. If you are not already signed into your Google account when you begin voting, you will see a “Sign In To Vote” button instead of the “Submit Vote” button. Once you sign in using your Gmail address and password, the “Submit Vote” button will appear.  If you do not currently have a Google account, you will not be able to use Google Search Voting unless you register for a Google account (go to https://accounts.google.com/signup/v2/webcreateaccount?flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=SignUp to register).  Registration for a Google account is free.
  • Billboard Website Voting:  During the Voting Period, using your computer, tablet, or mobile device, open your preferred internet browsing application and go to billboard.com/amas2019 (“Billboard Voting Page”).
  • When you arrive at the Billboard Voting Page, you will see a tab or button for each Award. Click the applicable tab or button to go the voting page for each Award (“Award Voting Page”).
  • On each Award Voting Page, you will see the name, photograph, and a corresponding “Vote” button for each nominee for that Award, and you will be prompted to click on the “Vote” button for the nominee for whom you want to vote.
  • To use Billboard Website Voting, you must have a valid Facebook or Twitter account. If you are not already signed into your Facebook or Twitter account, when you click on the “Vote” button, you will be directed to register using your valid Facebook or Twitter account. You will need to enter your e-mail address or user name and password to log in to either Facebook or Twitter, as you may select.
  • If you do not currently have a Facebook account or a Twitter account, you will not be able to use Billboard Website Voting unless you register for a Facebook account (go to Facebook.com to register) or a Twitter account (go to Twitter.com or download the Twitter application on your mobile device to register). Registration on Facebook and Twitter is free.
  • You will be prompted to accept either the Facebook or Twitter access authorization application (“Access Authorization”) the first time you vote, depending on whether you registered with your Facebook or your Twitter account. You must accept the applicable Access Authorization in order to vote at the Billboard Voting Page.
  • After submitting your vote for the Award on an Award Voting Page, you will see a “Thank You” page that confirms your vote and offers you the opportunity to share your vote to your Facebook profile or Twitter timeline or vote for another Award. Sharing your vote to your Facebook profile or Twitter timeline will NOT count as an additional vote.

ELIGIBILITYAnyone with a valid Google account may vote using Google Search Voting, wherever it is accessible, regardless of location.  Anyone with a valid Facebook or Twitter account may vote using the Billboard Website Voting, regardless of location.

VOTING RESTRICTIONS:

For both Google Search Voting and Billboard Website Voting (each, a “Voting Platform”), you may submit up to thirty (30) votes per Award per day during the Voting Period on each Voting Platform.

  • Once you have submitted thirty (30) votes for a particular Award in a given day on a Voting Platform, that Award will be unavailable for further voting on that Voting Platform until the next day.
  • If you have reached the vote limit for an Award on a Voting Platform, you may continue to vote for other Awards on that Voting Platform that day until you reach the vote limit for each Award on the Voting Platform.

Any attempt to deliberately undermine, circumvent, or manipulate the legitimate operation of the vote process is strictly prohibited, including, without limitation, use of fraudulent, robotic, or ghost accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google, use of multiple email addresses to set up multiple Google, Facebook, or Twitter accounts, and/or automated voting scripts, programs, or macros.  dick clark productions, llc (“Producer”) reserves the right to disqualify the votes from any individuals/entities that Producer suspects or finds: (i) to have engaged in manipulated and/or inauthentic voting practices; (ii) to have tampered with the voting process; or (iii) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Producer is not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost, or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, or delayed electronic communications or for any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the voting process or by any human error which may occur in the tabulation of votes.  Producer further reserves the right to designate alternate spellings, key words, or other criteria (as it determines in its sole discretion) that, if used, will qualify a Query as valid.

VOTING RESULTSThe total number of valid votes for each Award submitted on both Voting Platforms during the Voting Period will be tabulated, and the nominee receiving the highest total number of valid votes for the Award for which he or she was nominated will be declared the winner of the Award.

The winners of some or all of the Awards will be revealed during the live television broadcast of the Program scheduled for November 24, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT on ABC. Check your local listings for more information about show times.  Winners of all of the Awards will also be posted online after the live broadcast at TheAMAs.com.

If the voting process is interrupted for any reason, is found to have been tampered with in any way, or for any other reason that Producer believes to be reasonably necessary (for example, in instances of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical or system failures or disruption, ‘acts of God’ or terrorist attacks, or any other causes beyond Producer’s control), Producer reserves the right to select the winners of the Awards and may take into consideration the number of votes received by any nominee up until the time of the interruption or cancelation of the voting process.

RELEASE:  By participating in the vote for one (1) or more Awards, you agree to release and hold harmless Producer, DCP Rights, LLC, Google, LLC, Prometheus Global Media, LLC, and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, licensees, distributors, and assigns, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates and each of the foregoing’s officers, directors, members, managers, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of your participation in the voting process and/or in any way related to the Awards or the Program.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Producer reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (i) cancel, suspend, and/or modify any one (1) or more of the voting methods for the Awards if any fraud, technical failures, human error, or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the voting process, as determined by Producer in its sole discretion; (ii) disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the voting process or to be acting in violation of these Rules or acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; and/or (iii) to change these Rules at any time during the Voting Period.  Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the voting process may be a violation of criminal and civil law. Should a person make such an attempt, Producer reserves the right to seek damages from such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Producer’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, including, without limitation, that is the result of any printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in any of the voting methods and whether caused by Producer, platform providers, or voters; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the voting process; (iv) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the voting process or the counting of votes; or (v) 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 voting process.

DISPUTES: By participating in the voting process, you agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the voting process and/or the awarding of any Award shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and exclusively by the state or federal court located in Los Angeles County having jurisdiction over the claim; (ii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred but in no event shall include attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Rules shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the 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.