OVERVIEW OF VOTING PROCESS AND PRIZES (5 × 0.5 in) (1)

You, God’s Music™ welcomes you with open arms and prays that your music message is heard by many people. We are looking forward to the opportunity to witness your ministry and your talent, to worship God!

You, God's Music™, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, with the mission to promote up-and-coming Christian artists, encourage unity and joy among Christian groups through music, and help fund other organizations, which promote the common good of our communities.

Justin Gambino
Justin Gambino
2021 Showcase Winner

"What an honor to be part of this Showcase and spread the message of the Gospel through music. Thanks for all you do and have done! Humbled by this opportunity to spread the message of my music!"

$4,988 prize money

$2,247 donated to: Surfside Church

Plus Showcase prizes valued at $11,250

Total winnings: $18,485

Summer Frost
Summer Frost
Top 5 Finalist

"Really excited about this! Thank you for this opportunity and honoring the Lord with this!" 

$1,913 prize money

$1,913 donated to: Trinity Baptist Church

Plus airfare, hotel and meals for the Showcase in San Antonio.

Carol Chisolm
Carol Chisolm
Top 5 Finalist

"I appreciate you and You, God’s Music for the opportunity to share the glory of God through music with so many people. I pray I represented Christ well." 

$1,691 prize money

$1,691 donated to: Love Center Church Melbourne

Plus airfare, hotel and meals for the Showcase in San Antonio.

Taylor Vaden
Taylor Vaden
Top 5 Finalist

"So excited about all of this! Really have enjoyed being a part of this. Looking forward to seeing what God does next!"

$1,422 prize money

$1,422 donated to: Living Word Ministries

Plus airfare, hotel and meals for the Showcase in San Antonio.

Leah Weber
Leah Weber
2021 Semifinalist

"I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help. I am so very thankful for this opportunity you guys have given me."

$1,349 prize money

$1,349 donated to: Christ Gospel

Spencer Halpin
Spencer Halpin
2021 Semifinalist

"Aww, what an encouragement to keep going, thank you much!!"

$1,185 prize money

$1,185 donated to: Walking Tall, Southern Oregon

Jacob Head
Jacob Head
2021 Semifinalist

"I’m very appreciative of the time and support you’ve shown me throughout this contest. I know that God will be glorified through the contestants that have made it."

$1,074 prize money

$1,074 donated to: LifeBridge Christian Church

Peter Atkinson
Peter Atkinson
2021 Semifinalist

"Thank you so much for everything throughout this contest. It has been an awesome experience for me."

$1,031 prize money

$1,031 donated to: Bethany Presbyterian Church

Grant Weldon
Grant Weldon
2021 Semifinalist

"Having an opportunity like this is huge for me and I won’t take it for granted!"

$1,023 prize money

$1,023 donated to: St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church      

Justin Gambino
Justin Gambino
2021 Showcase Winner

"What an honor to be part of this Showcase and spread the message of the Gospel through music. Thanks for all you do and have done! Humbled by this opportunity to spread the message of my music!"

$4,988 prize money

$2,247 donated to: Surfside Church

Plus Showcase prizes valued at $11,250

Total winnings: $18,485

Summer Frost
Summer Frost
Top 5 Finalist

"Really excited about this! Thank you for this opportunity and honoring the Lord with this!" 

$1,913 prize money

$1,913 donated to: Trinity Baptist Church

Plus airfare, hotel and meals for the Showcase in San Antonio.

Carol Chisolm
Carol Chisolm
Top 5 Finalist

"I appreciate you and You, God’s Music for the opportunity to share the glory of God through music with so many people. I pray I represented Christ well." 

$1,691 prize money

$1,691 donated to: Love Center Church Melbourne

Plus airfare, hotel and meals for the Showcase in San Antonio.

Taylor Vaden
Taylor Vaden
Top 5 Finalist

"So excited about all of this! Really have enjoyed being a part of this. Looking forward to seeing what God does next!"

$1,422 prize money

$1,422 donated to: Living Word Ministries

Plus airfare, hotel and meals for the Showcase in San Antonio.

Leah Weber
Leah Weber
2021 Semifinalist

"I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help. I am so very thankful for this opportunity you guys have given me."

$1,349 prize money

$1,349 donated to: Christ Gospel

Spencer Halpin
Spencer Halpin
2021 Semifinalist

"Aww, what an encouragement to keep going, thank you much!!"

$1,185 prize money

$1,185 donated to: Walking Tall, Southern Oregon

Jacob Head
Jacob Head
2021 Semifinalist

"I’m very appreciative of the time and support you’ve shown me throughout this contest. I know that God will be glorified through the contestants that have made it."

$1,074 prize money

$1,074 donated to: LifeBridge Christian Church

Peter Atkinson
Peter Atkinson
2021 Semifinalist

"Thank you so much for everything throughout this contest. It has been an awesome experience for me."

$1,031 prize money

$1,031 donated to: Bethany Presbyterian Church

Grant Weldon
Grant Weldon
2021 Semifinalist

"Having an opportunity like this is huge for me and I won’t take it for granted!"

$1,023 prize money

$1,023 donated to: St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church      

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  • 1 Contestants must be 16 years of age or older and must live within the United States, US Territories, Canada or United Kingdom to upload any material in to the You, God’s Music™ Multimedia Channel. Contestants must submit legal documentation that they are 16 year or older, such as a driver’s license, state identification, passport or parental consent form if under 18.
  • 2 Contestants will be asked to record and upload a total of 4 songs, to the You, God’s Music™ Multimedia Channel throughout the whole Showcase. At the beginning of each round, each Contestant will be prompted to upload a video with the performing song. ONLY LIVE MUSIC VIDEOS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Other types of music content, such as but not limited to audio-only recordings, video slideshow of Christian images such as lyric videos with audio, or lip syncing to a video recording, WILL NOT be accepted. You must submit full length songs, no short clips will be accepted.
  • 3 Once the Contestant’s material is approved, he/she will be notified by email. At the end of every round, Contestants will be notified by email whether or not they make it to the next round.
  • 4 A different song and corresponding video must be provided for every round of the Showcase, except for the Finals.
  • 5 For the Finals, Contestants will be prompted to upload the best of the previous three video performances, to be voted again by the General Public.
  • 6 Contestants must prepare a 3-minute video testimonial on how their faith in Jesus Christ, has impacted or influenced their life. This testimonial does not impact scoring but will allow the General Public to know more about each Contestant and be inspired by how the contestant’s Christian faith has impacted the Contestant and made him/her a courageous disciple of Jesus Christ. This video testimony will have to be uploaded at the beginning of the Semifinals.
  • 7 With any original song performed in the Semifinals and Finals, the Contestant will be able to obtain up to 15 bonus points from the Judges’ score. If so, the Contestant will need to provide legal documentation to prove that they are the owner of such song or that he/she has the permission by the owner, to perform such song in a competition setting.
  • 8 The live faith video testimonial and songs should be recorded in the English language.
  • 9 A Christian Church, Community or Christian Educational Organization will be awarded 20% of your total public votes.
  • 10 Contestants will be encouraged to invite their friends and as many of their supporters as possible, to register and become part of the You, God’s Music™ Community and vote for the Contestants.
  • 11 Contestants’ progress in this competition depends on talent and on the number of supporters that Contestants are able to obtain. In each round, the Contestant’s score will start once again from scratch, no matter what his/her score was in the previous rounds. The Contestant's vote count will be displayed on the Contestant's thumbnail photo, in the first three rounds, but not in the Finals.
  • 12 Employees of You, God’s Music™ as well as its board members, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and vendors (collectively “Employees”) and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Showcase.
  • 13 Contestants can perform and upload Christian cover songs or their own original Christian music. Each Contestant will be able to select songs from 25 million Christian songs, from the combined catalogs of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. All genres are covered, from Contemporary Christian and Gospel. Contestants do not need to purchase sheet music or any rights, in order to upload a submission. You, God’s Music™ retains the right to provide final approval of a Contestant’s selected cover song or original music.
  • 14 In the Finals voting round, the judges' scores are submitted directly to our CPA Ridout Barrett and kept confidential, where Board Members and Contestants do not have access to the judges' scores. Contestants will not be able to interact with the judges while the Showcase takes place.
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For each vote, supporters will be asked to donate one dollar ($1.00), which will be used to support the Contestant, his/her beneficiary Christian religious organization, organizations which promote the common good of the community (whose projects will be approved by the You, God’s Music™ Board in order to be funded) and more projects like this Showcase, sponsored by You God’s Music™.

Therefore, for every vote received, one dollar ($1.00) will be donated. Out of every dollar, 20 cents will be awarded to the Contestant that receives the vote and 20 cents will go his/her Christian religious beneficiary organization. Also, 20 cents will be donated to other non-profit organizations whose project for the good of the community will be presented and approved by the You, God’s Music™ Board. The other 40 cents will go to pay and promote similar activities by You, God’s Music™. All proceeds will be posted at the end of the Showcase.

At the end of every round, Contestants will be awarded with the prize money corresponding to the votes they obtained in that round. For example, if the Contestant obtained 5,000 votes at the first round, he/she will be awarded $1,000 at the end of the first round. The beneficiary Christian organization will also be awarded $1,000.

For the final round and only from the final round, the winner of the Showcase, instead of receiving 20 cent of the dollar amount that corresponds to the votes by the General Public received by him/her at the Finals, the Contestant will receive 80 cents of every dollar, while his/her beneficiary Christian religious organization will receive the other 20 cents. At the end of the live Showcase event, the winner will be announced and will receive his/her Cash Prize and a Recording Artist Package!

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1st Round

Submission cut-off date: Friday April 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm, Central Time. Once the Contestant’s first song is pre-approved to participate in the Showcase, it will go live.

Voting will take place from Saturday April 22, 2023 at 12:00 am Central Time – Sunday May 7, 2023 at 11:59 pm Central Time. In the First Round, the Contestant’s score will depend solely on popular vote.

Only the Top 50 Contestants will move onto the 2nd Round.

2nd Round

Video Submission Dates: Monday May 8, 2023 at 12:00 am Central Time – Friday May 19, 2023 at 6:00 pm Central Time.

Videos go live and voting takes place: Saturday May 20, 2023 at 12:00 am Central Time – Sunday June 4, 2023 at 11:59 pm Central Time.

Only the Top 25 Contestants will move onto the Semifinals.

SEMIFINALS

Video Submission Dates: Monday June 5, 2023 at 12:00 am Central Time – Friday June 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm Central Time.

Videos go live and voting takes place: Saturday June 17, 2023 at 12:00 am Central Time – Sunday July 2, 2023 at 11:59 pm Central Time.

The General Public will have the opportunity to cast their votes and support Contestants. However, in the Semifinals, 50% of the final score will be calculated from the Judges’ votes, and 50% of the score will be calculated from the number of votes that Contestants receive from the General Public. Only 5 Contestants will move on to the Finals.

If a Contestant elects to upload an original song, the Contestant will receive up to 15 bonus points from the Judges’ score. In the Semifinals and Finals, if a Contestant gets a zero score from the judges, that Contestant will not be able to move to the next round or win, no matter how many votes, they receive from the General Public.

Only the Top 5 Contestants will move onto the Finals.

FINALS

For Finals - Submission dates of a song video recording selected from one of the previous rounds or a completely new song: Monday July 3, 2023 at 12:00 am Central Time – Friday July 7, 2023 at 6:00 pm Central Time.

Videos go live and General Public voting takes place: Saturday July 8, 2023 at 12:00 am Central Time – Sunday July 23, 2023 at 11:59 pm Central Time.

The live performance will take place on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas located next to the San Antonio Riverwalk. The 5 Contestants who make it to the Showcase Finals, are asked to sing a new song, different from the previous three songs, submitted in this contest.

5 Contestants participate in the Finals.

The Finals will have two parts, the recorded testimony and a live performance. The winner of the entire Showcase will be chosen by popular vote on the recorded video performance (40%) and by the Judges’ vote (60%), who will be scoring the live performance.

*If any of the five finalists reside outside the State of Texas, and within the United States and Canada, You, God’s Music will commit to pay the airfare and lodging for up to one contestant (in case that such finalist is a group) and two night stay, to travel to San Antonio, Texas, for the Showcase scheduled on Saturday, July 29, 2023.
OVERVIEW OF VOTING PROCESS AND PRIZES (5 × 0.5 in) (3)
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If a Contestant elects to sing an original song, the Contestant will receive up to 15 bonus points from the Judges’ score.

FIRST - the winner will receive: an $8,500 authentic and high-quality original single, mixed and mastered.

  • The You, God's Music Showcase Winner will receive an authentic and high-quality original single, mixed and mastered. With a video package with a song story interview and acoustic performance. Plus, one professional photo session with a digital media package.
  • This would include 1 day for the Winner to record vocals and 1 day for filming the video in Nashville! We will provide airfare, hotel and lunch to Nashville and include recording/mixing the Winner's acoustic performance.
  • We have locked in a location at Michael Tait’s home studio for the vocal recording day and video recording day, so it should be a fun experience! (There’s no guarantee Michael will be home, but he’s known to come down and say hello from time to time.)

 

SECOND - a consultation with an Attorney at the Langley & Banack, for Copyright Registration Application, for a song and to review a live performance contract.

 

THIRDHair & Beauty makeover by an amazing beauty professional.

 

FOURTH$500 Southwest Airline gift travel card.

 

FIFTHthe Showcase Winner will take home 80% of the their total donation votes and 20% will be gifted to the winner's church or religious organization.

 

SIXTH - airfare, hotel and meals for the Showcase in San Antonio, Texas.

If you have any questions, please email: info@yougodsmusic.org

We thank you and we look forward to your participation!