Christmas 2023 Call for Songs
Submit your songs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a Christmas song in you that you’d like to share with the world? If so, we’d like to hear it, too!
Kringle & Co is now accepting submissions for original Christmas songs reflecting the Spirit of Christmas for The Next Christmas Classics, Vol. 3 album project and curated Christmas catalog.
PLEASE NOTE we are a a record label and publishing company.
THIS IS NOT A SONG CONTEST.
Please review below before submitting your work to
You can submit more than one song, but each composition and master must be unencumbered by third parties for both composition and master (song and master must be 100% owned by the writer/s). If more than one writer, copies of writer splits are needed if your song is selected for the Next Christmas Classics, Vol. 3 project.
Terms offered for this commissioned work of the Next Christmas Classics, Vol. 3
This is not a period exclusive opportunity, but an “Evergreen” project which will run for the duration of the rights period for the song composition and recording master and will become part of a permanent collection that will be promoted and monetised for many years to come. All agreements are uniform with identical terms for each writer.
Writer(s) shall be paid non-recoupable fees of £100 for the composition and £100 for the recording master upon signing an agreement with the publisher. In addition, with respect to the composition,70% of all publishing royalties collected, and with respect to the recording master, 50% of net profits collected by the publisher shall be paid to the writer(s).
Songs submitted should be of a professional recording quality standard and may be submitted in MP3 form.
If your song is selected, we will need the following:
The track in WAV form.
An instrumental mix (music with all the vocals muted)
Stems for possible sync purposes (if you have all the tracks available for possible remix, that would be ideal).
Genre and styles
All genres and styles are welcome: Classical, Pop, Rock, Jazz, World, Rap, Instrumental —anything goes!
This year, we are including a Public Domain (PD) category for your original version of one of the following PD Holiday songs:
"O Holy Night"
"O Little Town Of Bethlehem"
"The First Noel"
"The Twelve Days of Christmas"
"The Wassail Song"
"Up On the Housetop"
"Angels from the Realms of Glory"
"Angels We Have Heard on High"
"Auld Lang Syne"
"We Three Kings"
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
"What Child Is This"
"While Shepherds Watched"
"Away In a Manger"
"Deck the Halls"
"For Unto Us"
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
"Go Tell It on the Mountain"
"Good King Wenceslaus"
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
"Here We Come A-Caroling (Wassail Song)"
"The Holly and the Ivy"
"I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day"
"I Saw Three Ships"
"In the Bleak Midwinter"
"It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"
"Jolly Old St. Nicholas"
"Joy to the World”
"Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming"
"O Come All Ye Faithful"
"O Christmas Tree"
Thank you for your submission. We will be reviewing all songs and contact you after a decision has been made about your song being part of The Next Christmas Classics, Vol. 3 and/or our curated evergreen catalog of Christmas music.