Family Christmas Compilation FAQ's
You can submit any number of songs as long as they meet the mandatory criteria of the project as outlined on the Family Christmas page of the Gospel Music Industry Hub website. However, only one song will be selected to be on the compilation album.
To be considered for inclusion in the compilation album songs must meet the criteria specified on the Family Christmas page of the GMI Hub website.
Songs not meeting the submission requirements will not be included in the Christmas compilation album.
For the Christmas compilation project, there is no upfront cost between the artist(s) and GMI Hub. Artists will be responsible for paying all costs related to the recording, mixing and mastering of their songs.
Refer to the 2023 Gospel Music Industry Hub Release, Sales and Distribution Agreement found on the Family Christmas page of the GMI Hub website for details regarding revenue.
GMI Hub will be responsible for:
- soliciting song submissions for the album
- receiving and evaluating song submissions
- notifying artists of song acceptance & communication of next steps
- promotion of the compilation album & it’s contents
- release of the digital compilation
- sale of the digital compilation and CDs
- production of the “East to West” tour in collaboration with artists
- advertising the sale of the album
- payout of sales revenue to main artist contact as per the 2023 Gospel Music Industry Hub Release, Sales and Distribution Agreement.
As an artist, it is your responsibility to:
- Be a member of GMI Hub
- Register your intent to submit a song by email to email@example.com with “Intent to Register a Song” in the subject line.
- Ensure your song meets submission requirements as specified on the Family Christmas page of the GMI Hub website (gmihub.ca)
- Read & sign the 2023 Gospel Music Industry Hub Release, Sales and Distribution Agreement. The agreement can be downloaded from the Family Christmas page of the GMI Hub website (gmihub.ca)
- If in collaboration with other artists, producers, etc, ensure you have a completed “split sheet”, which is a written agreement of percentage of involvement with the creation of your song.
- Obtain an ISRC Code. In order to receive royalty revenue your need to register your song with SOCAN, Re:Sound, CONNECT, CMRRA and any other appropriate music licensing organization.
- Submit the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Submission” in the subject line:
- song lyrics
- signed Release, Sales and Distribution Agreement
- headshot artist photo (in specified format)
- ISRC Code.
- Submit the song in specified format using WeTransfer to email@example.com
- Promote the release of the compilation album in your social media
- Submit optional video(s)
- Release your song (optional). Note: Artist may NOT release their song prior to it being released by GMI Hub.
- Release your video (optional). Note: Artist may NOT release their video prior to it being released by GMI Hub.
- Promote/advertise the sale of your song and the compilation album
If at anytime through this process you have questions or require assistance, reach out to us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you.
In order for your song to be accepted for inclusion in the compilation album it may not been previously released for distribution. You may release your song after it has been released by GMI Hub.
Absolutely! We encourage all artists to promote the compilation to their fanbase on email and social media and any other way they can. GMI Hub will provide promotion materials that artists may use to promote the compilation.
No, GMI Hub is not the producer of the album. GMI Hub will be responsible for promoting the compilation project and the music therein for the purpose of selling that music.
No, GMI Hub will not collect royalties for your song. You are responsible for registering the song with a performing rights organization (SOCAN), obtaining ISRC codes (Connect Music) and registration with any companies for collection of license fees or royalties, such as but not limited to: Re:Sound, Connect, MROC, SOCAN, CMRRA, RACS, and Sound Exchange.
No, but we recommend you create a “split sheet” and have it available for royalty distribution purposes.