Gospel Music Industry Hub

2021 Christmas Project

Family Christmas, Vol. 2

We are inviting the GMI Hub community to write and record an original Christmas song to be included in a compilation album, GMI Hub Family Christmas, Vol. 2.

Submission requirements, artist/GMI Hub responsibilities and timeline are listed below. 

Artists must read and sign the 2021 Gospel Music Industry Hub Release, Sales and Distribution Agreement for their song to be considered for inclusion on the album.

Start writing ! 

Since the COVID-19 lock down  restricted the ability of artists to obtain studio time to record their songs, the deadline for song submission has been extended to July 31, 2021!  

Release, Sales & Distribution Agreement
Responsibilities & Timeline
More Questions?

Submission Requirements

Song Requirements

Format Requirements

Additional Requirements

Intend to Submit a Song?

Send  us an email with “Intend to Submit” in the subject line to let us know that we can expect to receive your song!

Ready to Submit?

Send us an email to song@gmihub.ca with your lyrics, signed release form, ISRC code and photo using the form below.

We suggest you submit your song (.wav file) to song@gmihub.ca. using WeTransfer.  It’s free, easy to use and will handle large sized files.

Responsibilities & Timeline

Artist Responsibilities

Register your intent to submit a song by email with “Intent to Register a Song” in the subject line.

not later than July 19, 2021

Ensure your song meets the submission requirements.

prior to song submission

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.

prior to song submission

Obtain an ISRC Code.  And, in order to receive royalty revenue, register your song with SOCAN, Re:Sound, CONNECT, CMRRA and any other appropriate music licensing organization.

prior to song submission

Submit the following by email to song@gmihub.ca with “Submission” in the subject line:

  • song lyrics
  • signed release form
  • headshot photo
  • ISRC code.

not later than July 31, 2021

Submit the song to song@gmihub.ca using WeTransfer (link provided above).

not later than 11:59 PM (EDT) July 31, 2021

Promote compilation album and its contents in your social media.

August – December, 2021

Submit optional video(s).

not later than October 3, 2021

Artist may release their song.

Not Before November 1, 2021

GMI Hub Responsibilities

Receive and evaluate song submissions.

August 1 – 15, 2021

Notify artists of song acceptance for the compilation album.  Communicate next steps and send promotional material to artists.

August 16 – 20, 2021

Promote compilation album and its contents.

August – December, 2021

Release digital compilation.

October 30, 2021

Payout out sales revenue to main artist contact as per the 2021 Gospel Music Industry Hub Release, Sales and Distribution Agreement.

by March 1, 2022.