Singist is a singing competition website for artists. Look through our guidelines to learn more.

All videos on Singist must be of someone singing

Sorry guys, we are just a singing competition for right now. There may be a time in the future that we offer more talents to be displayed.

Entering Contest

In order to enter the contest you must signup for Singist first. After you singup, There are two ways you can enter the contest. You may audition and be selected to enter or skip the audition with the Performer Plan. We are currently accepting United States and United Kingdom citizens only right now. We are adding more countries very soon, so check back or email us. You must be at least 18 or older to enter competition. The performer plan is $12/month and allows you to upload your video to the website, edit your performer profile, and more.

Video Creation Rules

  • Song must be an original you own the rights to or a coversong from a Singist performer originally written.
  • Bands, duets, and solo artists are allowed to compete.
  • Video should be recorded 16:9 ratio, check out "Recroding your video" below for help
  • One song per video (medley is acceptable, but must be under 5 minutes)
  • No audio filter may be used and no SOFTWARE post recording (ex. autotune, echos), You can use a great mic to record, but audio must be RAW and UNEDITED
  • Instruments are allowed to be used while singing
  • Video files we support for upload MOV, MPG, AVI, FLV, F4V, MP4, M4V, ASF, WMV, VOB, MOD, 3GP, MKV, DIVX, XVID
  • No nudity, sexual behavior, profanity, or absence content allowed. We hold the rights to remove a video deemed such.

Recording your video

Don't stress too hard about creating a video. Just remember that your video should have visual and audio, be 16:9 ratio (if you are using a camera, record sideways not up and down), and have a lot of light around. iPhones work great for recording your video. Here is an on how to do it.

Cover Songs

You are allowed to upload a cover song written by a Singist Performer. You may only cover songs from Singist performers that have been uploaded to the Singist website.

Auditions

Auditions are another way that Singist lets performers into the contest. To audition all you will need is a Singist account. Before auditioning it is recommended to read the contest rules first. There are some key rules to keep in mind before you audition:

  • Song must be an original you own the rights to or a coversong from a Singist performer originally written.
  • Audition must be a video of you singing. We do not accept audio only auditions
  • To help your chances of getting accepted you can get more likes for your audition.
  • It helps to have auditions be longer then 30 seconds, so our audition team can evaluate your performance.
  • If audition is accepted you will be notified by email and your performer account will be activated.

Voting

Registered users can vote on videos that they like the most. Social media sharing is encouraged to help increase votes for your videos. The top 3 highest videos will be chosen as winners at the end of the month. A single user can not win more then one video entry.

Rules For Voting

  • Only one vote per video can be made per person (one user can vote on many videos)
  • Users must be registered to vote
  • User can not vote on their own video
  • In the event of a tie, the winning money will be split evenly between the people who tie

Winning

Each contest will run from the beginning of the month to the end. Singist pays out three new winners every month. Payouts are pulled from the Money Pot. The Money Pot will grow as sponsorships are made.

  • Total Money Pot Winnings - $200.00
  • 1st Place (60%) - $120.00
  • 2nd Place (30%) - $60.00
  • 3rd Place (10%) - $20.00

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place

  • The Video with the most votes will be considered 1st place
  • The Video with the second most votes will be considered 2nd place
  • The Video with the third most votes will be considered 3rd place
  • In the event of a tie, the winning money will be split evenly between the people who tie

Fan Packages

Performers may create fan packages for Singist users to subscribe to. Fan packages consists of goods that are available to add. Goods are things like extra videos, songs, etc. Users may subscribe or unsubscribe to any package. You may offer different packages and set different prices. To sell a package you must first be a performer and have payouts setup to receive money.

Payouts

In order to receive payouts for earnings through Singist, you must connect a bank account with our Stripe payment system. Stripe is a highly reputable and secure way of accepting payments online. Stripe has been certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1

Stripe forces HTTPS for all services, including our public website. All account numbers are encrypted on disk with AES-256. Decryption keys are stored on separate machines. For more information on Stripe's security go here.

To help avoid criminal activity and money laundering, it's important that anybody we send money to be verified. Stripe will verify all information that is required. Singist is also required to send 1099-MISC to any performer that earns over $600 in revenue.

Transfers to bank accounts can take 1 to 2 days to complete. You must have performer account before you can connect your account to recieve payments. You can setup the connection in either two ways:

  • Go to your account settings area -> scroll down and click stripe connect button -> fill out form
  • Go to your subscriptions overview page -> click stripe connect button -> fill out form

Important! If you do not setup your stirpe payout before the payout date (5th of every month), your earnings for that month will be forfeited. For example if you win the contest, you have not setup your payout connection by the 5th of the month or your earnings for that month will forfeited back to Singist - Earning payout balance will be set to $0. Our payout system is setup to payout the 5th of every month (or following business day).

You may become a sponsor on Singist. Select a plan that fits best for you. Depending on the plan that you select you will be able to create sponsor posts that get placed by most recent at the top. Sponsor payments are made monthly and sponsor posts refill to their original amount on the first of every month. Payments are split 50% goes to the money pot that gets payed out to Singist winners every month and 50% goes to Singist, to keep us going. There are currently three sponsor plans. Go here to signup.

  • Bronze - $25/month - 15 Posts
  • Silver - $100/month - 75 Posts
  • Gold - $550/month - unlimited Posts

Clicks are tracked and reported on the sponsor -> account of your user account.

You are allowed to edit a post within 5 minutes after first creating it (Edit link appears on account -> sponsor page). After that time you may not edit it.

Sponsor rules are subject to change with notice before ending month. New rules will apply to the following month.