By applying to the Willis Wonderland Foundation Next Level Songwriters Workshop (the “Workshop”), you represent, warrant and covenant to the Willis Wonderland Foundation (the “Foundation”) that you have read, understand, and agree to the following terms and conditions:


Participation in the Workshop shall be at the sole and absolute discretion of the Foundation and the Foundation, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall have the right not only to accept or to reject any application or submission in connection with the Workshop, but also to reverse any such decision once made. You shall retain all intellectual property rights, title and interest in/to any songs that you submit or otherwise make available to the Foundation in connection with the Workshop; provided, however, that (i) the Foundation shall have no obligation either to return any submitted materials to you if your application is unsuccessful or, if successful, to return any submitted materials to you at the conclusion of your participation in the Workshop; and, (ii) the Foundation may require, as a condition of your participation in the Workshop, that you enter into additional agreements concerning the intellectual property rights in and to new works you develop during the Workshop (with the understanding that you shall have the right to withdraw from the Workshop in lieu of entering into any such agreement).  By sharing information with the Foundation, you understand that the Foundation may send you additional information at any time, with the further understanding that you may unsubscribe therefrom at any time.


In addition to any supplemental criteria provided to you during the application process (which supplemental criteria shall be attached hereto as Appendix “A”, which Appendix “A” shall be incorporated herein and shall be considered a part hereof), any song content you submit as part of your application for the Workshop must adhere to the following criteria:

        a. Content cannot promote any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
        b. Content cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group;
        c. Content cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about the Foundation or Allee Willis;
        d. Content must contain artistic and musical performance value;
        e. Content cannot contain any material that infringes on the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party, including, without limitation contractual rights, copyrights, rights of privacy, music and/or lyrics owned or administered by any other person or entity, or contain any personal identification such as license plate numbers, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
        f. Content cannot contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including, without limitation, recordings, sampling or “scratching” and other works published or used on or in websites, television, movies or other media);
        g. Content cannot communicate messages inconsistent with the positive goodwill to which the Foundation seeks to associate; and,
        h. Content cannot depict acts or situations, and cannot itself be, in violation of any federal, state, or local law.


You understand that it is critical to the success of the Workshop and the Foundation’s objectives that the Workshop take place without discrimination against any individual with regard to age, race (including on the basis of dress or grooming), color, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, including status as a transgender individual), physical or mental disability (including gender dysphoria and similar gender-related conditions), sexual or reproductive health decisions, alienage or citizenship status, military status (including past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services), genetic information (including predisposing genetic characteristics), marital status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, unemployment status, caregiver status, partnership status, credit history, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law, and you understand that you shall not engage in any unlawful discrimination in any manner in your interactions with the Foundation and during your participation in the Workshop. You understand that any violation of the preceding sentence shall be grounds for immediate dismissal from the Workshop. Notwithstanding anything set forth above, you acknowledge that the Foundation has a mission to support underrepresented talent in the music industry (including, without limitation, individuals identifying as BIPOC, women, or LGBTQ+), and, to the extent a participant in the Workshop represents such talent, the songwriter coaches involved in the Workshop may provide advice to such participant that is tailored to the career challenges associated with such participant's racial, gender or other cultural identity.


Neither you nor the Foundation shall be responsible for any failure to perform, or for any delay in performing, any of its obligations related to the Workshop, where and to the extent that such a failure or delay results from causes outside the control of such party. Such causes shall include, without limitation, delays caused by the other party, acts of God or of a public enemy, acts of the government in its sovereign or contractual capacity, fires, floods, epidemics, freight embargoes, strikes, civil commotion, or the like, and shall additionally include any material resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated quarantine and/or masking requirements or recommendations of appropriate governmental authorities (a “Covid Resurgence”). In the event of a Covid Resurgence in during which the Workshop is not cancelled, you agree to cooperate with all applicable instructions of the Foundation as a condition of your continued participation in the Workshop.


By applying for the Workshop, you (including, without limitation, your affiliates, licensees, successors and assigns, officers, directors, contractors, representatives, agents and employees) agree to release and to hold harmless the Foundation and its affiliates, licensees, successors and assigns, officers, directors, contractors, representatives, agents,  and employees (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against all claims, liability or damages caused or claimed to be caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with your application to and/or participation in the Workshop.  The Released Parties assume no responsibility for the conduct of any songwriter participating in the Workshop


Nothing in this Terms and Conditions document or any other agreement between you and the Foundation shall be deemed to create an employment or agency relationship between any of the Released Parties and you. You agree that you will not look to the Released Parties for any compensation, employment or other benefits customarily offered to employees. You acknowledge and agree that the relationship between you and the Foundation is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that your decision to apply for and/or to participate in the Workshop does not place the Foundation or any of the Released Parties in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public.


Participation in the Workshop constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use (without additional compensation, notification or permission) your name, likeness, voice, performance, photographs, statements and biographical information (all at the Foundation’s sole and absolute discretion) for future advertising, publicity and other purposes relating to the Workshop in any and all media now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity; provided, however, that the Foundation shall not have any obligation to conduct any such promotion or publicity.


Except where prohibited by law, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected to, the Workshop or your application thereto shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by an appropriate court located in Los Angeles County. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the content of this Terms and Conditions document, of your rights and obligations thereunder, or of the rights and obligations of the Foundation thereunder, 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.


This Terms and Conditions document not only constitutes the entirety of the terms and conditions between the parties who have executed this document, but also supersedes any and all other understandings, negotiations or discussions, either oral or written, express or implied, between the parties arising out of or in any way related to application to and/or participation in the Workshop.