Key Details
on Mar 4, 2013
Dead Can Dance
Children of the Sun
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Key Details

on Mar 4, 2013
Dead Can Dance
Children of the Sun
Release forms required:

The Brief

Dead Can Dance want you to make the music video for their song Children of the Sun off Anastasis their first studio album in 16 years.

They have left the brief wide open feel free to be creative in your interpretation!

Deadline for submissions is 4 March 2013, 23:59 GMT time.

Awards & Judging

The winner will receive £3,000 and have their video used as the music video for Children of the Sun.

Outstanding videos will also be nominated for the 2013 Genero Awards.

The winner and finalists will be chosen by Dead Can Dance and Genero.

Dead Can Dance

On the cover of Anastasis, Dead Can Dance's first studio album in 16 years: a field of sunflowers, ripened, and then blackened, by the sun, standing with sad, slightly crowned heads. Less dead than dormant, the heads and stems will one day be chopped, but then via the roots, will return. For Anastasis is the Greek word for 'resurrection' and the seemingly dead will dance again.

"I thought Anastasis was a good title given our reunion," explains Brendan Perry, who, with Lisa Gerrard, formed the band in Melbourne, Australia in 1981, releasing seven studio albums, and one live album, before going their own ways after 1996's Spiritchaser. "Anastasis also means 'in between two stages'," he adds. "Regeneration comes with the next season."

Anastasis is perfectly apt given how the album is an astonishing regeneration of the legendary beauty, power and spellbinding nature of the duo's unique sound and vision. Age hasn't withered DCD, not the passing of the years; if anything, the album sounds bolder, stronger, more confident in its vision. There's surely no other musical force on the planet that sounds so stately and yet mesmeric; who combine so effortlessly the spiritual and the earthbound with music that's not tied to any one century, but roams freely between the ages as well as the continents.

There have been sublime Gerrard and Perry solo albums before Spiritchaser and since that unintentional finale (album sessions for a follow-up were eventually abandoned), but there is something unbeatable about the combination of these two musical minds and voices; and two voices, don't forget, that are brilliant forces of nature in their own right. Gerrard takes the lead on four tracks, Anabasis, Agape, Kiko and Return of the She-King, delivered in her wordless Glossolalia, while Perry fronts the remaining four of Children of the Sun, Amnesia, Opium and All In Good Time, whose lyrics embrace the faiths and hopes of humankind, working through our limitations, weaknesses and habits.

Children of the Sun is the album's 'welcome to the show', statement said Perry. The lyric addresses human evolution and how our genetic code is infused with ancient memory, right up to the present, celebrating nature - the Woodstock generation's legacy. Amnesia weaves themes of humanity's collective social amnesia - how the victors always write history, and if we retain the real truth, we won't keep repeating the same mistakes - and how we depend on our memories for our humanity, and that the Greeks saw memory as the greatest muse of all.

Opium, says Perry, is more nihilistic, "that opiate state of mind, a form of depression, that traps you, whether it's addiction or just circumstances. To not be able to choose a road as they all seem to lead nowhere." But 'All In Good Time' is a positive finale, underlining the old adage that good things come to those who wait; as we grow with age and experience, we see the benefit of not expecting everything to arrive at once.

A Greek word to represent the album is equally derived from the music's origins. While Perry can hear echoes of DCD past, "from right across our catalogue," he reckons the core of Anastasis can be found, 'slap bang' in the near-Eastern Mediterranean, from Greece and Turkey across to North Africa. "The music I listen to and research becomes both unconsciously and consciously part of a new project, and for this album, I've been fascinated by the classic immutable elements of Greek culture, the depth of their music and their love for song that you don't get as much in the west; the way they combine philosophy and love songs, and throw a bit of science in there too. I love the eastern influence that comes from being a crossroads between east and west, the kaleidoscopic mosaic of those fused cultures, while the further west you go, the more it's a mono-cultural society.

"Also the instrumentation we choose to work with suggests what the music should become. Opium - which uses a Moroccan Sufi 6/8 rhythm - and Anabasis feature the Hang, a cross between a West Indian steel drum and a gamelan gong."

Perry says the duo have been talking about another album since Dead Can Dance's world tour of 2005. But that extensive tour was exhausting, and the incentive was lacking, so it was put on the backburner until calendars could again be synchronised - not so easy since Perry lives in the centre of Ireland (the land of his ancestors), where Anastasis was recorded (at Perry's converted church studio Quivvy) and Gerrard lives in Southern Australia. Once upon a time, they left Melbourne for London, settling many floors up in a council block on the Isle of Dogs, putting whatever pittance they had into their music.

Signed by 4AD and releasing their first album in 1984, the duo drew rapturous reviews for albums that spanned neo-classical and folk across time and geography, each album selling to a progressively larger audience, the emotional drama of their coming to the attention of the San Francisco ballet, Hermes Perfume and a documentary on Hitler and Stalin; likewise motion pictures such as Heat, The Crossing Guard and Baraka. Gerrard developed her own solo film soundtracks - The Gladiator and The Insider, for example - while Perry worked on solo albums such as 1999's Eye Of the Hunter and 2008's Ark. The pair dissolved their physical relationship in the early '90s but something keeps them together - a bond of deep friendship and musical compatibility and understanding, and so Anastasis is born, and Dead Can Dance regenerated.

Free of any contractual commitments to 4AD, DCD have paired up with Play It Again Sam, who are releasing Anastasis in time for the duo's most extensive world tour ever, which starts in Vancouver on August 9th and visits 4 continents throughout 2012 and 2013.? When the tour is over, Perry anticipates another DCD studio album will come together. The sunflower comes back season after season; there is no reason why Dead Can Dance, their spirit rekindled and their soul regenerated, won't do exactly the same thing.

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      4. as at the date of Submission, you have completed via Genero’s Services any and all fully executed Release Forms (as provided by Genero or Client and without alteration, save as to including requested details), and retained licences, rights and consents necessary (each of which are world-wide, royalty free, irrevocable, perpetual, and transferable/assignable/licensable, in all media now known or hereafter devised) in order to grant the rights provided herein, including releases relating to performances, compositions and sound recordings, locations, models, and intellectual property, with the Filmmaker bearing sole responsibility for the adequacy, authenticity and accuracy of the information and identification requested by Genero or Client (as per each Release Form). For the avoidance of doubt, unless provided as an Asset via the Genero Services, you must have legally licenced any third party material (including songs) for use in your Submission, which must be cleared for commercial use without any fees, limitations or restrictions whatsoever;

      5. you shall immediately provide, upon reasonable request by Genero or the Client, copies of any and all Release Forms, authorities, permissions, transfers, assignments, waivers, licences, proof of ownership, or other documents required under these Terms;

      6. you are entitled to grant Genero each of the rights relating to the licence, use and treatment of your Submission, and Genero’s use of those rights will not violate the rights of any person (including copyrights, trademark and trade dress rights, database rights, trade secrets, moral rights, intellectual property rights, publicity rights, industrial rights, and any other proprietary rights arising under the laws of any jurisdiction), and if requested you shall provide to Genero a written confirmation of such rights;

      7. you are entitled to be the sole recipient of any Payment due hereunder or of any other payment flowing from Genero’s Services, and neither Genero nor the Client shall have additional liability to Filmmaker or any person relating to the Payment or other award, if any, after remittance of same to Filmmaker;

      8. your Submission and the contribution of any third party (including any Contributor) or third party materials is not subject to the requirements or obligations of any union, guild, collecting society, or similar association (“Union”) or if it is subject to any Union you warrant and agree to fully comply with such Union’s rules and policies and you indemnify and hold Genero and Client harmless for any Union related claims whatsoever and howsoever caused;

      9. your Content, Submission or Video may be subject to criticism and/or review by the public and as such may receive positive or negative comments and reactions, and Genero is not responsible for any such review or comment or any consequences relating thereto;

      10. Filmmaker shall, if reasonably required by Genero or the Client, participate in press photography/filming, media interviews, as well as general promotional and publicity activity of Genero and/or Client;

      11. you shall immediately provide, upon reasonable request by Genero or the Client, your government photo identification and proof of age;

      12. Genero is not responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, unusable or unreadable Content, Submissions or Videos, or technical issues with the Website;

      13. you shall not collect views, comments, votes or any other activity using automated tools or disposable email addresses, or any similar method; and

      14. Filmmaker is responsible for any and all Applicable Taxes, third party costs, charges and expenses in relation to the Filmmaker’s participation in Genero’s Services (including receipt of any payment) and obligations under these Terms.

  13. Briefs

    A variety of Brief structures are available for Clients to work with Filmmakers via Genero, including: i) asking Filmmakers to first submit a treatment/idea, before going into production, ii) going straight to production and by-passing a treatments/ideas phase to then select the Video that best matches the Brief, iii) commissioning an individual Filmmaker for new and/or further/derivative works, or iv) searching Genero’s Video Store to find and purchase an existing Video, edited or unedited by the original Filmmaker. The following terms govern the various structures available to Clients and Filmmakers.

    1. Genero may, in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever, edit, postpone, or cancel a Brief without any liability to you; including not making a Client Selection and not publishing Submissions.

    2. The Closing Time and Date for each Brief (if relevant) shall be listed on the relevant page on the Website. Genero reserves the right to alter any Closing Time and Date in its absolute discretion. All dates/times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) unless stated otherwise. It is your responsibility to convert the time and date to your local time zone. Your Submission will not be accepted if it is not submitted by the Closing Time and Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Genero reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or refuse to accept late Submissions.

    3. Following the Client Selection, Genero requires that the Filmmaker and Client agree to all details pertaining to production of the Video of a Client Selection using the tools and messaging function within Genero’s Services (including key dates, timing, location, talent, insurance, video specifications, usage, confidentiality, milestones, exclusivity, budget, payments, and all other deliverables) before proceeding. For the avoidance of doubt, Genero is not and will not be a party to such agreement.

    4. The Client may offer to purchase a Video or commission a Filmmaker for new or further/derivative works by issuing a Brief directly to a Filmmaker through the Website, and the Filmmaker shall have the option to accept (hence becoming a Client Selection) or decline the Client’s Brief. In the alternative, the Filmmaker may issue specific terms under which the Video may be purchased or Filmmaker commissioned.

    5. All matters that are agreed upon via written communication between the Filmmaker and Client will be binding.

    6. Both the Filmmaker and Client agree to work together in good faith to complete the Video of a Client Selection, however Genero is not responsible for and disclaims any responsibility for the Filmmaker’s delivery or non-delivery of the Video in accordance with the Client Selection, including on-time delivery. For clarity, it is the Client’s full responsibility to satisfy itself of the Filmmaker’s ability to deliver across all aspects of the Brief.

    7. Whilst Genero will endeavour to help only where it can and in its sole discretion, Genero does not and will not mitigate or arbitrate in the case of any dispute between any Filmmaker and Client.

    8. Genero and/or Client will attempt to make contact with Filmmakers of a Client Selection via email using the details provided in the Filmmaker’s Account. The Filmmaker must respond to Genero’s or Client’s contact attempts within a reasonable amount of time in accordance with the Client’s requirements, usually within 24 hours of notification. Genero or Client accepts no responsibility for being unable to reach the Filmmaker if these attempts are unsuccessful, and reserves the right to withdraw or disqualify such Submission. Filmmakers are strongly encouraged to supply multiple contact details/methods to ensure Genero or Client is able to make immediate contact.

    9. In the event that a Filmmaker’s Video is published on Genero and not a Client Selection, such Submission will automatically be made available in Genero’s Video Store after the Client Selection has been announced. For clarity, Filmmaker can set their own price or make their Video unavailable for sale from the Video Store.

    10. User acknowledges, warrants and represents that it will not initiate, complete, or attempt to complete any commercial transaction or completion of the Brief or subsequent Briefs (including further and/or derivative works related to any Brief or any Genero Client), outside of Genero and Genero’s processes with any User, or otherwise attempt to circumvent Genero’s Services and/or Genero’s Fees; and

    11. Client acknowledges that their Brief is exclusive to Genero and all Submissions Client will receive for such Brief will be via Genero’s Services. If the Brief appears on or is communicated via any websites, platforms or 3rd parties, it will be limited to promotion of such Brief only, and must link only to Genero as the exclusive point where Filmmakers can respond with their Submission.

    12. The Filmmaker hereby acknowledges, warrants and represents that:

      1. if your Submission is a Client Selection, you will complete and deliver the Video in accordance with the Submission, Brief and Client’s requirements to the highest standards (as demonstrated in your previous work), specifications and to the Client’s reasonable satisfaction;

      2. if your Submission is a Client Selection, you will provide up to a maximum of 3 rounds of changes for offline edits and up to a maximum of 3 rounds of changes for online edits, or in the case of a Video Store sale, up to a maximum of 10 hours of editing time towards the re-edit of a Video to facilitate such sale;

      3. you will supply a high resolution file of your Video on physical media via mail, or uploaded electronically (at Genero’s or Client’s discretion) within three (3) days of being notified that your Submission is a Client Selection, in accordance with Genero’s broadcast specification guidelines as well as the Client’s individual requirements within the Brief. Failure to do so may result in your Submission being ineligible for Client Selection and no Payment being made;

      4. the Filmmaker, Performers and Contributors (including director, producer and team members) named in the Submission or any communication that forms part of your response, are the persons that shall be used in the Video of a Client Selection, unless otherwise agreed with Client; and

      5. you hold all necessary and current insurance policies to fully cover your participation in any Brief via Genero’s Services or you accept all liability if you do not hold insurance, and waive any right to claim against Genero or Client.

    13. The Client hereby acknowledges, warrants and represents that:

      1. it has the ability and funds to fulfil the Payment in full, Genero’s Fee and Applicable Taxes to Genero when creating a Brief;

      2. it will not use any Submission for any other purpose other than making a Client Selection;

      3. it will have no right, title, licence or interest in any Submission other than a Client Selection (including no right, title, licence or interest in further/derivative works unless they are the subject of a new Brief on Genero)and only where Genero’s Fee, Payment and Applicable Taxes have first been received by Genero in full;

      4. it is responsible for requesting and obtaining properly completed Release Forms from the Filmmaker or from the Filmmaker via Genero and to satisfy itself with their contents (including completeness, accuracy and adequacy);

      5. it will not decide or announce a Client Selection until the Closing Time and Date published on the Brief has passed;

      6. reference checks and due diligence pertaining to the Filmmaker have been undertaken by the Client to the Client's complete satisfaction prior to Client Selection and prior to any request or authorisation to release any Payment (including Progress Payments) to a Filmmaker, with Client bearing full responsibility for working with the Filmmaker;

      7. the Brief describes the Client’s requirements as accurately as possible and in enough detail so the Filmmaker can determine if the Payment will be sufficient;

      8. the Brief will not be substantially modified after it is launched, unless the Filmmaker agrees in writing to such modifications;

      9. all Submissions and other communication and responses, including emails in relation to a Brief are confidential, and may only be shared within the Client’s team; and

      10. the standard music licence and rights clearance each Filmmaker is requested to obtain for a Client Selection Video is online, global and in perpetuity, however Client is solely responsible for checking and satisfying itself of music licenses and rights (including procuring additional music licenses and rights if required), and ensuring they meet Client’s usage requirements, including TV/broadcast usage if required.

    14. Genero and the Client have the right to:

      1. select any Filmmaker and their Submission as a Client Selection;

      2. withdraw a Client Selection and/or remove a Submission if the Filmmaker has not complied with these Terms; and

      3. supplement a Client Selection with any other Submission if the initial Submission is no longer deemed eligible for Client Selection.

  14. Payments, Genero’s Fee and Applicable Taxes

    1. A Payment will be made to the Filmmaker of a Client Selection upon final delivery of the Video as per the Brief.

    2. In Genero or Client’s absolute discretion, a series of Progress Payments may be made in accordance with the advised delivery schedule.

    3. The Client and the Filmmaker acknowledge, confirm and agree that:

      1. The Client shall pay the Payment, Genero Fee and Applicable Taxes to Genero via the payment terms and method designated by Genero;

      2. Genero shall always be entitled to deduct and retain the Genero Fee and Applicable Taxes from any amount received by or owed to Genero for Genero’s Services, and the Genero Fee shall not be refundable or returnable for any reason whatsoever regardless of any other Clause in these Terms;

      3. Where Filmmakers respond to the Brief by submitting Videos (ie. a straight to production structure) instead of treatments or ideas first, Payments will be made to Filmmakers in accordance with the amounts and structure outlined in the Brief. If Genero determines in its sole discretion that there were insufficient Videos meeting the Brief, Client is responsible only for Genero’s Fee, Applicable Taxes, plus Filmmaker Payments for any Client Selections; and

      4. Without limiting the clause immediately above, for all other structures, in the event that the Filmmaker fails to deliver the Video of a Client Selection to the Client’s satisfaction and the Filmmaker fails to cure, then the Filmmaker will receive no Payment (excluding any Progress Payments already approved by Client).

    4. Unless stated otherwise, Genero will transfer Payments to your nominated Payoneer account or via an alternate method, at its complete discretion.

    5. Payments which are not wholly comprised of cash (“Non-cash Payments”) offered under a Brief are not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash. Non-cash Payments are as expressly described on the relevant Brief and anything not expressly described is excluded and does not form part of the Payment.

    6. Genero may deduct or charge you applicable currency exchange, bank, handling, transfer and postage fees to deliver Payments to you.

    7. You acknowledge, confirm and agree that Genero may, in its sole and absolute discretion, increase, decrease, modify, alter, introduce or remove any fee charged by Genero, either permanently or temporarily.

  15. Disclaimer Of Warranty And Limitation Of Liability

    1. Warranty disclaimer. The Genero services are provided "as is", without any warranty of any kind. Genero expressly disclaims all implied warranties to the maximum extent allowed by law, whether express, implied, or statutory regarding or relating to the product, documentation, or any materials furnished or provided to you under these terms. To the maximum extent allowed by law, Genero specifically disclaims all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement with respect to the foregoing.

    2. Limitation of liability; sole and exclusive remedy. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Genero, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, network service providers, business partners, licensees and licensors (collectively, the "Related Parties") disclaim all liability, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, and further disclaims all losses, including without limitation direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with access to or use of the site, the software and/or service, even if Genero and/or Related Parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Without limiting the foregoing, in no case shall the liability of Genero or any of the Related Parties exceed the greater of $50 or the Genero Fee from the Brief which liability arose from..

    3. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, the liability of Genero and its affiliates shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  16. Indemnification

    1. You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Genero (and if you are a Filmmaker, indemnify, hold harmless and defend Genero and Client) and the Related Parties at your expense, against any and all claims, actions, proceedings and suits and all related liabilities, damages, settlements, penalties, fines, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable solicitors' fees and other dispute resolution expenses) incurred by Genero arising out of or relating to:

      1. your violation or breach of any term of these Terms or any policy or guidelines referenced herein;

      2. your use or misuse of or participation in Genero’s Services;

      3. any purchase related to any of Genero’s Services;

      4. the submission of any and all Content, Submissions and Videos, including any Content, Submissions and Videos which are incorrect or in any way misleading; and

      5. any aspect of Genero’s Services that does not function as intended for any reason beyond the reasonable control of Genero and particularly in connection with: service interruptions caused by an internet service provider; an internet connection; any fault or deficiency in computer hardware or software; any fault or deficiency in audio/visual hardware; any fault or deficiency in website code.

    2. Genero expressly disclaims any responsibility for the Content, Submissions and Videos displayed on the Website or made available as part of any of Genero’s Services, and by using the Website or any of Genero’s Services, Users agree that Genero and/or the Related Parties shall have no responsibility for any Content, Submissions or Videos that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party or is deemed to be offensive, discriminatory or misleading to Users in any way whatsoever.

    3. You hereby irrevocably waive any right to seek or obtain an injunction, rescission or termination of these Terms, or any rights hereunder.

    4. Should Genero in its sole discretion, determine that User has breached these Terms, then nothing herein shall prevent or in any way restrict its right to pursue any of its legal and/or other remedies, including, without limitation, court action.

  17. Change to Services

    1. Genero reserve the right to discontinue or remove any part, Content, Submission, Video, or functionality of Genero’s Services at any time and without notice.

    2. Genero reserves the right to alter, modify, add to or change in any way, any provision of these Terms and may, in its absolute discretion, limit or expand Genero’s Services without giving prior notice to User.

  18. Copyright Infringement - Take Down Procedures

    1. If you believe that any materials on Genero’s Services infringe your copyright, you may request that such materials be removed. This request must bear a signature (or electronic equivalent) of the copyright holder or an authorised representative, and must: (a) identify the allegedly infringing materials; (b) indicate where on the Website the infringing materials are located; (c) provide your name and contact information; (d) state that you have a good faith belief that the materials are infringing; (e) state that the information in your claim is accurate; and (f) indicate that "under penalty of perjury" you are the lawful copyright owner or are authorised to act on the owner's behalf. If you believe that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, you may send to Genero a counter-notice in accordance with Genero’s requirements. Our contact for copyright issues relating to this Website (including the notices and counter-notices) is Please note that there are penalties for false claims under The United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.

  19. Assignment

    1. Genero may transfer, assign, novate or otherwise deal with any of its rights under these Terms to another party without notice to you.

    2. You are not permitted to assign any part of these Terms without Genero’s prior written consent.

  20. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

    1. These Terms and use of the Website and Genero’s Services are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia.

    2. By accessing or using the Website or Genero’s Services, the User submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Victorian Courts in Australia for any dispute that relates to the Website, Genero’s Services, or these Terms.

    3. Users are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which they access the Website or Genero’s Services.

Last Updated 1 July 2016.
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