Get Heard Through Tenacity! (A Verve X Spinnup collaboration)

Are you an aspiring artist? Want to GET HEARD and perform for Verve 2020?

Here is your chance! Sign up for ‘Get Heard Through Tenacity’, a collaboration with Verve and Universal Music Singapore’s Spinnup, and stand a chance to showcase your original work!

All you have to do is release your original song though Spinnup’s platform and fill up our sign up form! All submissions will get promoted and featured on Verve Arts Festival 2020!

BUT! Only 3 lucky artists will be chosen to perform their original song and get to collaborate with a mystery artist under Spinnup!

Hurry! Sign-ups are happening only for 11th November 2020 to 1st December, 12PM!


What is Verve 2020?

Verve is an annual community arts festival that is organised by Year 2 students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Diploma in Arts Business Management.

This year, we celebrate 10 fantastic years of Verve and all of its dynamism and spirit of enthusiasm with the theme “Tenacity” — a play on the word ‘ten’. In light of COVID-19, we have decided to rethink, reimagine and adapt Verve into a virtual arts festival. What motivates all of us here in the diploma is knowing that the arts remain an essential source of comfort in such tough times. The virtual festival would also serve as means of uniting the community and providing solidarity, so as to persevere and overcome.

This year’s theme “Tenacity” could not be more fitting. The main objectives of Verve is to showcase everyday artistic expressions of living and learning from our community.

Do stay tuned to Verve Arts Festival 2020 happening from 17th December to 19th December!

How To Submit Your Demo To Verve Festival


1. Create your own Spinnup account!

Or if you already have one, log in as normal.

2. Create a single release

Once you’ve logged into your Spinnup account, click on “Create a new release” and select the release option “Single (1-2 Tracks)”.

3. Upload your single

Make sure that you only publish your own music and not recordings by other artists. For more info about that click here.

4. Add your track information

DO NOT write your artist name, or the name of any featuring artists, in the song title.

For the version please select “Original”.

If your track contains explicit lyrics, please select “Explicit Lyrics”.

5. Add your release information

Go to “Release Options” and enter your artist name.

Choose the genre of your music and the language in which you have labeled your song.

You can select to release your single on 17th December 2020.

6. Upload your cover art

Continue to “Cover Art Upload” and upload a square image that is at least 1500 × 1500 pixels in size.

It should only show the title of your song and your artist name. Further information is NOT allowed on the cover.

If you don’t have any artwork ready, then you can use one of the free designs we have created!

7. Review your order

This is the last step, and it’s really important you check all the information to make sure it’s correct.

As part of our competition you do not have to pay for the worldwide release of your single for the first year – all you need to do is use the code ‘GETHEARDVERVE’ (*SAVE IT NOW SO YOU DON’T FORGET*) at the checkout and you will not be charged. But as releases on Spinnup operate as a subscription, you will still need to enter your credit card information to renew your payment in a year’s time.

Remember, you keep all of the rights to your song and we’ll pay you 100% of the royalties collected.

8. Apply for Get Heard Through Tenacity!

This is the most important part. Once your release has been confirmed, you’ll get an email from Spinnup with a promo link of your release. Copy the promo link and submit it as your released song when filling in our GHTT! application sign-up form!

9. Done!

After completing steps 1 through 8, you’ve successfully applied for Get Heard Through Tenacity! The artist and team will listen to all of the songs submitted and then decide on the selected performers.

*This will be announced by 2nd December 2020.



Q: When is the sign up period?

A: 11th November 2020 (Wed) 12AM – 1st December 2020 (Tues) 12PM!

Q: When are the winners announced?

A: 2nd December 2020 (Wed), 5PM on @verveartsfest (IG).

Winners will be contacted beforehand by 4PM that day.

Q: How many demos can I submit?

A: You may only submit 1 demo per application.

Q: Do I need to create a new song?

A: Nope! You can use an existing demo that you have and use it as submission.

Q: When are the rehearsals?




7PM-10PM @ Zoom



3PM-10PM (including break) @ TBC



7PM-10PM @ Zoom


Cam Rehearsal

3PM-8PM (including break) @ Studio 27


Actual Filming Day

11AM-5PM (including break) @ Studio 27

(Dates are tentative)

Q: Does my song have to be in English?

A: Nope! However, do note that the programme will be conducted in English.

Q: Will my submitted original song get premiered even if I am not chosen to perform? When and where will my submitted song be premiered?

A: Yes, it will still be premiered! It will be premiered on 17th December 7pm on our Verve Spotify Playlist!


If you have any further questions, do email us at!

Have fun and good luck!