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 Christmas Project page of the Gospel Music Industry Hub website. However, only one song will be selected to be on the compilation album.
For the Christmas Compilation Project, the songs must
- be original works of the artist, both lyrically and melodically;
- have not been previously released;
- fit with the Christmas theme of the compilation project; and
- be no longer than four (4) minutes in duration
Songs not meeting the above criteria 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.
The sales revenue will be split as follows: 20% administration fee, 40% to the artist, and 40% to GMI Hub. Refer to the 2021 Gospel Music Industry Hub Release, Sales and Distribution Agreement found on the Christmas Project page of the GMI Hub website for details.
GMI Hub will be responsible for actions specified in the 2021 Christmas Compilation Submission Process found on the Christmas Project page of the GMI Hub website.
As an artist, it is your responsibility to meet the submission requirements and complete the actions specified in the 2021 Christmas Compilation Submission Process found on the Christmas Project page of the GMI Hub website. 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 have previously been distributed. You may release your song on or after November 1, 2021.
Absolutely! We encourage all artists to promote the compilation and to their growing fanbase on all email and social media and any other way they can. GMI Hub will provide promotion materials for the compilation 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.