The Piano

The Piano
RULES OF ENTRY

Please read the following Rules of Entry and confirm you are eligible to apply at the bottom of the page.
1. You must be a resident of the UK (including Isle of Man and Channel Islands).

2. You must be able to commit to all the filming days required for the Programme, which are currently expected to be up to 5 days between June – October 2024. These filming dates will be confirmed to you should your application be successful.

3. All information supplied by you as part of the application for the programme (including in relation to any criminal charges, convictions or proceedings) must be true and accurate and you shall not withhold any information where it is requested.

4. You must not work (nor have recently worked) for or have any business or financial connection with Love Productions or Channel 4 or an affiliate of either.

5. You are not a close relative (for example, mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister) or close friend of anyone who is an employee or contractor of Love Productions or Channel 4 or anyone working on, appearing in or connected with the Programme.

6. The production team's decisions regarding the application and audition process and the selection of applicants for the programme are entirely at their discretion, final and incontestable.

7. You must not make your sole income from playing the piano nor have a current recording contract.

8. At any stage of the application process, you agree to authorise Love Productions to conduct background checks in order to verify any of the information you have supplied and you agree to provide Love Productions with any assistance or further information necessary to do this. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that any information you provide is untrue or inaccurate, we have the right to suspend, terminate or delete your application. You also agree that we may carry out health checks (including for example tests for Covid-19) as necessary, to ensure that you are fit to take part in the Programme, as well as any live audition or interview during the application process.

9. Your participation in and compliance with the application process does not in any way constitute an agreement with or an undertaking by Love Productions for you to appear in the Programme. Love Productions has no obligation to produce the Programme and even if the Programme is produced there is no obligation on Love Productions, Channel 4 or any other party to broadcast or transmit or otherwise exploit, promote, publicise or advertise the Programme or to include you in the Programme.

10. You must at all times keep all information about the application process for the programme strictly confidential and must not give anyone any information or material or make any public statement or publish any photographs at any time by any means (including on blogs, websites and/or social networking platforms such as X (Twitter), Instagram, Facebook etc.) about the application or production process and/or the Programme or any other person involved in such processes. This confidentiality applies and continues whether or not you are selected to take part in the Programme or remain actively involved in the Programme. You are not permitted to respond to any approach from the press or anyone else enquiring about the application or production process, anyone else involved in the process and/or anything about the Programme and will refer any such enquiries immediately to Love Productions.

11. The Production team’s decisions regarding the application and audition process  and the selection of applicants for the programme are entirely at their discretion, final and incontestable. 

12. You can at any time request that your application be withdrawn/deleted by: (a) writing to us at The Piano Applications, Love Productions 15 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5NG or (b) sending an email (provided, in the case of an online application, such email is sent by you from the email account with which you made your registration), with subject heading ‘Delete my Application’ to pianoplayers@loveproductions.co.uk giving your full name as it appears on your application. Please note that if your application is withdrawn/ deleted prior to the Deadline you will not be considered as a potential participant in the Programme unless you make a further application prior to the Deadline, nor will you be able to use the Application Website unless you register again.

13. The deadline for applications is 1pm Monday 14th May 2024 or  such other date as Love Productions may determine (the “Deadline”). If you have not heard from a member of the Love Productions team by phone or email by Monday 25th June, then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful this time. 

14. You must only set up one login to the Application Website and can only apply once to each series of the programme. If Love Productions believes that any applicant has more than one login or that an applicant has submitted more than one application (per series of the programme), Love Productions may decide not to consider that applicant to take part in the Programme.

15. If you are assisting or making an application on behalf of someone else, you must have their permission before submitting the application and consents contained within the application must be given by the applicant themselves.

16. If you have made an application by post, you agree that we may copy, adapt, take extracts from and/or upload your application onto our computer systems and/or websites controlled by us including without limitation the application website. Our use of such information on the application website shall be governed by the Privacy Policy for Applicants and Contributors (“Privacy Policy”) and Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”).

17. By submitting your Application Form you warrant that you have read, understood and accepted these Rules of Entry, the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy and that you agree to any Special Category and/or Criminal Record Data being processed in accordance with paragraphs 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5 of the Privacy Policy and that you are eligible to participate in the Programme.

18. If you are requested to participate in an audition for the Programme, you will be asked to sign a Casting Release Form, which governs your participation in such audition(s).

19. If you are chosen to participate in the Programme, you will be asked to sign a Participant Release Form, which governs the terms of your participation in the Programme.

20. Love Productions reserves the right to make changes to these Rules of Entry and/or the Deadline at any time.