On May 26, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Tree

We would like to thank each of you who went to the effort of posting links for the contest. We appreciate the support and, of course, so does James Bourne. No matter how good a musician is, nobody is going to hear the music if they don’t know it is out there. Musicians depend on the fans to spread the word and they truly appreciate the efforts of every single fan. Thank you for posting links and telling your friends about Future Boy! The more we get the word out there the more Future Boy can do. Want to see more shows? Tours? Get more people to support and spread the word! Even though Team Contest #1 is over, we still need your help to continue spreading the word. Please keep posting those links and telling the world about Future Boy! We will have more contests and goodies for Future Boy supporters coming up soon!

Calling all street team members, James Bourne fans, and people who want to help Future Boy!!

The official Team Future Boy Contest Mission #1 begins NOW!


For our very first Team Future Boy competition, the mission is simple. We need to get the word out about the future boy album (side A and Side B).  How do we do that? We post links to the download page (www.thefutureboy.com) in as many places as possible!  The team member who accumulates the most points in the contest period will win the prize! The contest begins NOW and will run until Midnight, Monday, May 24, 2010. A winner will be announced no later than Friday, May 28, 2010.

Each posting will be assigned a point value as follows:


text only hyperlink = 1 point


Click here to go to www.thefutureboy.com
text style picture with link = 2 points


Click here to go to the official Future Boy website
Official Mini Banner with link = 3 points


Team members will be awarded the above points only once for each unique source. For example, a “tweet” on Twitter with the text only link will be awarded 1 point. Multiple tweets will NOT score additional points, even if they are directed toward different users. The idea is NOT to spam, but to spread the word in as many places as possible. It’s better to share the link, or linked images, with people who will actually want to see them and will want to click through. Good places to share the link include music bulletin boards, music related groups on Facebook or Myspace, the comments section on newspapers or magazines that have posted articles about James Bourne as an individual, or about any of his past or present projects (Busted, Son of Dork, Loserville the Musical, Call Me When I’m 18,  and of course, Future Boy). It is best to find fans of James or of his other projects as they will most likely be interested in hearing about Future Boy. If you encounter people who are not already James Bourne fans but you know they like similar music, then this is also a perfect candidate for information and links to the Future Boy website. Get creative, get out there and talk to other music lovers. Spread the word and have fun!

Bonus points: There are few things you can do that will earn you additional bonus points. They are as follows:

Twitter: When you tweet the text only link, you will receive 1 addition point per retweet by other users of your original message. A retweet must come from an established Twitter account to be counted. An established Twitter account must have at least 10 followers, must have at least 30 tweets, and must be older than 1 month (based on the date of the oldest tweet)

Tumblr: When you post a text or picture link (as detailed above) to your Tumblr.com blog, you will receive additional points for each reblog of your post by other users. Your additional points will be equivalent to the original points awarded. For example for each reblog of a text only link, you will receive an additional 1 point. For each reblog of an Official photo with link you will receive an additional 3 points. As with the Twitter bonus points, the Tumblr bonus is only awarded for reblogs from established Tumblr accounts. An established Tumblr account has 10 or more followers, and must include at least 10 non-repeating posts.

Tumblr: (option 2) Create a Tumblr blog at Tumblr.com with a Future Boy related wallpaper and/or name and in the info section post the link to the Official Future Boy website PLUS have the link appear as a post. Get just 5 followers and receive an additional 5 points.

Facebook: Create a Future Boy fan page with the link to www.thefutureboy.com clearly posted on the main page AND as a comment in the “wall” section. Gather at least 10 members for the fan page and you will receive 5 points.

Myspace: Create a Future Boy fan page with the link to www.thefutureboy.com clearly posted on the main page AND as a comment in the “comments” section. Gather at least 10 members for the fan page and you will receive 5 points.

Email: Email Scott Mills at scott.mills@bbc.co.uk and ask him to play Future Boy on his BBC Radio 1 show. For each email from a unique email address you will receive 1 point. Emails sent from your friends and family WILL count as long as they BCC [email deleted due to SPAM being received] -or- if the email is forwarded to that email address from their “Sent” folder after it has been sent.

Additional bonus point opportunities may be added. Bonus points are at the discretion of the judges. All bonus point decisions are FINAL and not open to discussion.

Point verification:

In order for points to be counted and verified, each contest participant must submit their activities to the team email address ([email deleted due to SPAM received]) by submitting links to the pages that the contest entries appear on. Point verification emails should be sent with the subject line: FUTURE BOY CONTEST #1.  In the case of protected Twitter accounts or private Facebook or Myspace pages, a screenshot will be acceptable as long as it clearly shows the point earning post and the source page in full (you should not just zoom in on the post. It should be obvious, from the screen capture, what kind of website the post appears on). Screenshots will only be accepted for a maximum of 4 items. All other point earning items must be on public viewable websites and links.

Posts may be verified at any time and may be re-verified. Any posted deleted at any time during the contest will NOT receive points.

Judges will NOT give a running tally of points or point updates during the contest period. Point totals will NOT be made public.

THE PRIZE: One new 8GB iPod Nano!  (a specific color can NOT be guaranteed.)
iPod Nano - Silver



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, complete the mission as explained on the website TeamFutureBoy.com. To be eligible, entrants must complete all steps outlined in the mission and MUST submit the requested proof to the team email address in the method outlined in the mission brief. Submissions must be received BEFORE midnight, GMT, on the posted closing day of the contest. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries shall become the property of Team Future Boy. Team Future Boy is not responsible for lost, misdirected or delayed entries. Entries received by telephone, fax, courier or personal delivery will not be accepted.


1. The contest is open to participants 13 years of age or older anywhere in the world (except where prohibited by law). Participants under the age of 18 must have the permission of their parent or legal guardian to participate. Identification must be produced on request.

2. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded.

3. Decisions of the contest judges are final – no substitutions will be available.

4. By claiming the prize, the winner authorizes the use, without additional compensation of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and municipality of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium (including without limitation, radio broadcasts, newspapers and other publications and in television or film releases, slides, videotape, distribution over the internet and picture data storage) which Team Future Boy may deem appropriate.

5. In accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that Team Future Boy, it’s associates, and anyone related, may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s).

6. The person(s) whose name(s) is announced as being the winner(s) of the specific prize will be required to provide their full legal name, full address (NO Post Office boxes, personal mailbox services, or similar), and a valid telephone number which will also be provided to the shipping company or service, within 10 calendar days of the prize announcement or the prize will be forfeited. Incomplete submissions will be considered invalid.

7. Winners (or their legal guardian, if winner is under 18) must sign a release form as prepared and accepted by Team Future Boy acknowledging their acceptance and understanding of the complete contest rules.

8. Team Future Boy retains the rights, in its absolute and sole discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or approximate value in the event of the unavailability of any prize or component of the prize for any reason whatsoever.

9. This contest is subject to all laws of both the contest organizer’s location and the location (either temporary or permanent residence) of the parrticipants. If the local laws of any participant prohibit the participation of an individual, that individual should not participate.

10. Team Future Boy reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this contest at any time without prior notice.

11. Approximate value of prizes vary.

12.  Contest open to all participants who may enter without violating any laws.

13.  One entry per person, per contest.

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