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Go Dark Application Terms and Conditions (2024)


By submitting an application (“Application”) to participate in the Fall Go Dark Music Industry Pipeline program (“MIP”), a program of Go Dark Incorporated  (“Go Dark”), you agree to the following Terms and Conditions (“Terms”).

“Application” as used in these Terms means the completed Application and all other writings, videos, and related materials required by or submitted to Go Dark. Go Dark may screen eligible Applications for completeness and compliance with these Terms and may, but is not obligated to, request additional information once the Application has been received and prior to review.  Incomplete Applications will not be considered.   


Application Period


Application Period:    August 2024 - December 2024



·      You must be 18 years old or older at the time the Application is submitted in order to apply.    

·      You must be currently enrolled in a predominantly black institution or Historically Black College or University 

·      You must be Atlanta based

·      You must have transportation 


Application Process

Our Application process is centered around creating an equitable application and review process. While you may share certain demographic data as part of your Application, this information will not be shared with any reviewers.



Applicants will complete an application describing themselves, including a short video.

Applicant videos will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

·       Provide clear, thoughtful, and concise focus and vision for the Applicant’s future career

·       Articulate concrete goals for participation in MIP and define how participation in MIP will further Applicant’s career goals

·       Show evidence of previous experience that supports Applicant’s reasons for applying to MIP

·       Conveys a strong desire to learn, ability to work in a team, determination, and creativity


Round Two Application

        After review of the Applications, selected Applicants will advance to the next and final round where Applicants will be interviewed by the Go Dark team, complete and undergo a background check. The interviews will be conducted virtually or in person

Go Dark Music Industry Pipeline Program

Applicants selected for MIP will be invited to attend MIP as a student, currently scheduled for July through August 2024, but subject to change at Go Dark’s discretion. Go Dark will be responsible for placing students with an internship and paying students a stipend for their work. Go Dark  will not provide housing accommodations to students while attending the fall MIP. Transportation is required as well.

Further Conditions for Participation

By submitting an Application, you represent, warrant, and covenant:

(1)           All information you provide in your Application is complete and accurate;

(2)           All materials you submit as part of your Application, including, but not limited to, any artist materials (e.g., music and/or photographs), are your original work and do not (i) infringe any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights; (ii) violate any right of privacy or publicity or other right of any person; (iii) violate any law or regulation; or (iv) breach any confidentiality, contractual or other obligation;

(3)          Go Dark’s use of information in the Application as described in these Terms will not infringe the right of any person or entity;

(4)           To cooperate with Go Dark’s verification of all eligibility and other requirements including execution and return of any documents required by Go Dark at any stage of the application process or MIP.

Go Dark reserves the right to disqualify any Applicant at any time for failing to comply with these Terms. 

Grant of Rights

Applicants retain all proprietary rights the Applicant holds in the Application materials, subject to rights granted to Go Dark.  By submitting an Application, you hereby:

(1)           grant permission for the Application to be copied and distributed for the purpose of review for selection to submit a Round Two Application and later phases;

(2)           grant permission for information and materials in the Application to be used by Go Dark and its partners, sponsors, affiliates, licensees, successors, and assigns in connection with MIP; and

(3)           grant permission for information and materials in the Application to be shared by Go Dark, at its discretion, with other charitable organizations or entities, for any purpose.

Release; Limited Liability

By submitting an Application, you hereby: (1) release Go Dark (and its directors, officers, partners, sponsors, employees, affiliates, representatives, licensees, and agents) from all liabilities, claims and actions of any kind whatsoever, known or unknown; and (2) knowingly and expressly waives all rights and benefits under California Civil Code Section 1542 which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor” and similar rights under the laws of any other jurisdiction.

You hereby waive all rights to claim (i) punitive, incidental, consequential, or other damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses not to exceed $100.00; and (ii) injunctive or equitable relief.


All decisions of Go Dark with respect to MIP  are in Go Dark’s sole discretion and are final and binding. Go Dark is not responsible for any difficulties uploading or downloading any Application-related materials or for any other malfunctions of any kind relating to the Application.

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Georgia applicable to agreements made and performed within the State without giving effect to any conflicts of law provisions that would result in application of any other law.  You irrevocably agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the State Georgia with respect to any dispute in connection with these Terms or MIP and expressly consents (and waives any objection based on any reason) to the venue of those courts.   If any provision of these Terms is found invalid, the provision will be modified to the extent necessary to make it valid or will be deleted and the remaining provisions will continue in effect. Go Dark’s failure to or delay in enforcing any provision will not constitute a waiver.  To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms and other information provided by Go Dark, these Terms will govern.

Modification / Cancellation

Go Dark reserves the right to change any deadlines or review/selection periods and to modify, suspend or cancel MIP, in whole or in part, at any time.

Personal Information

Personal information collected from any Applicant as part of the Application process and MIP will be used in accordance with these Terms. You consent to this collection, storage, sharing, and use.


Additional Terms

Go Dark may set forth additional terms with respect to later rounds of Applications.

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