What is reVIEWyou?

reVIEWyou is the place to receive genuine critique of your work from top Christian music industry coaches and exists to help train you to win a career, not just a competition! The program was created to develop undiscovered talent and provide a platform in front of Christian music executives and other decision makers.

What You Can Expect:
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Personalized Evaluations & Feedback
  • Exposure in front of top songwriters, managers, A&R reps, publishing and other industry executives
reVIEWyou Categories Include:
  • Vocalist (Male) – a solo singer
  • Vocalist (Female) – a solo singer
  • Artist/Writer (Male) – a solo performer who accompanies themselves musically & sings their own material
  • Artist/Writer (Female) – a solo performer who accompanies themselves musically & sings their own material
  • Songwriter – one who creates original music for others to perform

How to Enter and Pricing

*Please note that the age minimum to participate in reVIEWyou is 13 years old.*

How to Enter

Step 1:  Register for IMMERSE 2017 & Add reVIEWyou selections to cart
Step 2:  After registration you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to submit your entry and a link to complete your reVIEWyou online profile. (If you register for reVIEWyou and do not receive a confirmation email within a week, please contact GMA Customer Service at kaley@gospelmusic.org)
Step 3:  Complete reVIEWyou online profile with submissions. Deadline for submission is Sunday, May 14, 2017 by midnight.

Pricing

First reVIEWyou entry – $60
Each additional reVIEWyou entry – $50

*You may enter up to 2 entries in each reVIEWyou category, but you can have no more than 6 entries total.*

Submission Information

Once you register for reVIEWyou, you will recieve a confirmation email with instructions on next steps and a link to create your reVIEWyou online profile. In the profile, you will be providing a short bio and answering general questions about your faith, experience and expectations. You will also be required to provide a Pastoral Endorsement. (Don’t let this scare you. All we are looking for is someone in your life, preferably a pastor or spiritual leader, who can vouch for your spiritual walk.)  Finally you will submit your video entries on the profile. Each video entry is to be stripped down, simple and shot live. The purpose of this is to put everyone on an even playing field and help the judges make fair assesments. See below for category specific details.

For Vocalists

Category Definition – A solo singer
Evaluation Points – Musicianship, Communication, Artistry, Marketability, Overall Presentation
Video Entry

  • Must perform a song from our list of pre-approved songs.
  • Must be a simple 3 minute and 30 second or less video of yourself performing the song of choice.
  • Song must be sung a cappella.
For Artist/Writers

Category Definition – A solo performer who accompanies themselves musically and sings their own material.
Evaluation Points – Vocal ability, Musicianship, Overall Performance & Artistry/Ministry, Strength of Song
Video Entry

  • Must be a simple 3 minute and 30 second or less video of yourself performing your original song.
  • Must accompany self on instrument & disclose any co-writers.
  • No tracks *There is an exception for rap artists who will be allowed to use beats but not additional production.
For Songwriters

Category Definition – One who creates original music for others to perform.
Evaluation Points – Originality, Music, Melody, Hook, Lyrics, Marketability, Prosody, Concept
Video Entry

  • Song(s) must be original & composed by no more than 2 writers.
  • If proficient, you may accompany yourself on an instrument. If not,  you may have someone else accompany you.
  • Please introduce everyone in the video.
  • Must be a simple 3 minute and 30 second or less video of you or someone else performing your original song.
  • No tracks

Evaluation Process

Before Immerse – Round 1 Evaluations

Once you have registered for reVIEWyou and completed your reVIEWyou profile (profile link to be received upon registration confirmation) with your video entry/entries, your submissions will be evaluated.

Each reVIEWyou video entry will be reviewed by a panel of music industry professionals and will receive private evaluation and feedback via email. The feedback will come in the form of a score sheet the coaches and judges will use to evaluate the entry. The score sheets themselves are meant to be educational and clarify what professionals are looking for. They will also be utilized throughout reVIEWyou.

Each reVIEWyou applicant will be placed in either TRACK 1 (Ongoing Training) or TRACK 2 (Semi-Pro) based on the coaches and judges evaluation of the video audition. Only applicants placed in TRACK 2 will advance to the evaluation round that will take place on site at Immerse.

During Immerse

For TRACK 1 (Ongoing Training) Applicants

  • Classes – Specific Immerse classes our judges believe would benefit each Track 1 applicant will be recommended in the feedback email.
  • Live Coaching and Feedback Labs – Only reVIEWyou students gain admittance into Track 2 labs. Listen, watch, and learn as Track 2 Semi-Pros walk through the vulnerable experience of live auditions before coaches, judges, and peers.  This “fly-on-the-wall” education is a great experience!
  • Judging – Track 1 applicants will apply what they have learned!  ReviewYou students will weigh-in to determine which three Track 2 semi-pros from each category will advance to the Grand Finals and compete on the big stage the final night of the conference.

For TRACK 2 (Semi-Pro) Applicants

  • Round 2 Evaluations – The 2nd evaluation will occur live before reVIEWyou students and a panel of Christian music professionals. All present will be privy to the coaches feedback (Those in songwriter category will reuse audition video). Coaches feedback will determine whether the Semi-Pro advances toward Round 3 Auditions.
  • Round 3 Evaluation – The 3rd evaluation will occur live before reVIEWyou students and a panel of Christian music professionals. All present will be privy to the coaches feedback. Coaches feedback will determine whether the semi-pro student advances toward competition pre finals.
  • Semi-Finals – Semi-finalists will audition before a blended panel of familiar judges, and this time, fellow reVIEWyou students will weigh in.

Grand Finals

Final Night of Immerse

Three (3) reVIEWyou finalists per category will compete on the big stage before label and publishing executives, professional songwriters, artists, managers, A&R reps, peers, and the general public in attendance.  These finalists will share the stage with special guest performers (TBA) in an evening meant to provide opportunity toward a career in music.

*If there is not talent that rises to the level of a professional standard, at the discretion of the coaches and Immerse committee, the decision may be made to reduce the persons in the category or eliminate the category from the Grand Finals. Also, at the collective discretion of coaches and judges, certain applicants may be invited to showcase (vs. compete) at the Grand Finals.*

Prizes

Songwriter

– Publishing meetings with a professional music publisher.
– Two (2) hour studio recording session at Daywind Studios
– Two (2) tickets to the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
– Sixty (60) minute mentoring session with a member of the executive staff of GMA
– Internet: GMA website, GMA E-News and GMA social media pages.
– Print: service press release to winner’s hometown publication**
– Radio: service press release to winner’s hometown stations**
– One (1) Registration to The Emerging Sound
– Song catalog review by AnalyzeMySong.com
– One (1) Registration to Linger Conference
– One year subscription to Worship Initiative
– Trophy

Artist/Writer

– Publishing meetings with a professional music publisher.
– Management meeting with a professional artist manager.
– Two (2) hour studio recording session at Daywind Studios
– A&R meeting with one major record label.
– Two (2) tickets to the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
– Sixty (60) minute mentoring session with a member of the executive staff of GMA
– Internet: GMA website, GMA E-News and GMA social media pages.
– Print: service press release to winner’s hometown publication**
– Radio: service press release to winner’s hometown stations**
– One (1) Registration to The Emerging Sound
– Song catalog review by AnalyzeMySong.com
– One (1) Registration to Linger Conference
– One year subscription to Worship Initiative
– Trophy

Vocalist

– Management meeting with a professional artist manager.
– Two (2) hour studio recording session at Daywind Studios
– A&R meeting with one major record label.
– Two (2) tickets to the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
– Sixty (60) minute mentoring session with a member of the executive staff of GMA
– Internet: GMA website, GMA E-News and GMA social media pages.
– Print: service press release to winner’s hometown publication**
– Radio: service press release to winner’s hometown stations**
– One (1) Registration to The Emerging Sound
– Song catalog review by AnalyzeMySong.com
– One (1) Registration to Linger Conference
– One year subscription to Worship Initiative
– Trophy

** Media exposure subject to media outlets’ discretion

Discover Worship Songwriter Grand Prize

– Discover Worship will provide this winner with the opportunity to get their song tracked, transcribed, engraved and featured as a new release on Discover Worship. Discover Worship would produce–at its discretion and expense–a demo suitable for promoting the song to our member churches and thousands of weekly newsletter subscribers.

Award recipients may not substitute, assign or transfer award or redeem any award for cash, but GMA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute any award (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Award recipients are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with award acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All award details are at GMA’s sole discretion.

*The GMA is excited to partner with Analyze My Song for reVIEWyou!*

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