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SPO‚ÄčNSORED AD:

GAME 4 ROSTER

GAME 4 SCHEDULE:

BRACKET DRAW ANNOUNCEMENT -  03/27

FIRST ROUND - 03/30

QUARTER-FINALS - 03/31

SEMI-FINALS - 04/01

CHAMPIONSHIP - 04/02

AFTER THE BRACKET DRAW ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE 27TH, PICK YOUR BRACKET. YOU COULD WIN UP TO $5,000 DOLLARS!

STAGE NAME: [email protected]

NAME: Otis Thomas

CITY, STATE: Hampton, VA. 

PREVIOUS GAME RESULTS: 4th place in Game One

CURRENT RANKING: #6

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STAGE NAME: Octavia The Great

NAME: Octavia Hill

CITY, STATE: Portsmouth, VA.

PREVIOUS GAME RESULTS: Rookie

CURRENT RANKING: NR

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STAGE NAME: Jamin Beats

NAME: Sir Frances Lamptey

CITY, STATE: Chesapeake, VA.

PREVIOUS GAME RESULTS: Rookie

CURRENT RANKING: NR

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STAGE NAME: Anthony M.

NAME: Anthony Matthews

CITY, STATE: Chicago, IL.

PREVIOUS GAME RESULTS: lost in the 1st Round, game 2

CURRENT RANKING: #4

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STAGE NAME: 23brazy

NAME: Berlin Drayton

CITY, STATE: Norfolk, VA.

2023 PREVIOUS GAME RESULTS: Rookie

CURRENT RANKING: NR

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STAGE NAME: Seven Phive Lou

NAME: N/A

CITY, STATE: Portsmouth, VA.

2023 PREVIOUS GAME RESULTS: N/A

CURRENT RANKING: #8

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STAGE NAME: Maskqurade

NAME: Tristin Carter

CITY, STATE: Richmond, VA.

2023 PREVIOUS GAME RESULTS: Lost in 1st rd, Game 2

CURRENT RANKING: N/A

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STAGE NAME: Lundyn Blaq

NAME: Michelle'La Hamlin

CITY, STATE: Norfolk, VA.

2023 PREVIOUS GAME RESULTS: Lost in Semi-Finals, Game 2

CURRENT RANKING: #3

ENDORSE THIS PLAYER

STAGE NAME: TripDaGod

NAME: Patrick Harris

CITY, STATE: Newport News, VA.

2023 PREVIOUS GAME RESULTS: Rookie

CURRENT RANKING: NR

The era of the Music-Sports athlete has begun. The Song vs Song Series (SvS) introduces "Music-Performance Sports", a new ground-breaking program developed by MSL Founder, Juan A. Thompson, where the independent artists are the players referred to as, "Music-Sports Athletes" as they compete under an NFL/NBA-like structure (regular season, and playoff game leading up to the SUPER MIC) with their songs. This is the beginning of a new culture, a new way that independent artists are paid, promoted, and discovered solely on competitiveness and the quality of their songs. 


In the near future, we anticipate Music-Sports athletes gaining massive national exposure leading to them becoming celebrities, role models, and powerful ambassadors in their communities as traditional professional athletes are today. This will open the doors to them earning hundreds if not, millions of dollars from endorsements, sponsorships, potential major label situations, and more. The sky is the limit, but It all begins with the music.  

HOW IT WORKS

Like NFL, the objective is to qualify for the playoffs. Players must either win any one of the 8 virtual games to clinch a playoff seed or earn enough ranking points to clinch a wildcard berth. All games are displayed on the MSL website where people can listen and vote, so, players are required to use radio-edited Spotify/Apple Music-listed songs. However, all matches are determined by judges. Votes only come into play as a tiebreaker. This gives players national exposure and organically increases their streams, and potential social media following.


The SUPER MIC is our league championship game, where the Playoffs' top 4 players will compete live onstage for the SvS championship belt, and #1 national ranking.

WHAT PLAYERS GET:

- International song exposure


- MASSIVE Promotions (we promote our games across social media using various marketing resources)


- Your picture on our game flyers


- Player profile (includes player's picture, social media, Spotify/Apple Music)


- 1 hour of free business consultation per game (players must schedule)


- Access to MSL University, which includes online educational videos on Music Business 101, Entrepreneurship, and more (Available on March 1st)


- Discounts on additional Spotify/Apple music promotions and EPK, press release services


- Discounts on mixing/mastering services 


- Player endorsement program (Businesses or individuals are able to endorse your submissions fee)


- Organic listeners which lead to organic streams


- Game champions could receive a minimum payout of $250 and a maximum payout of $1,000


- SUPER MIC champion receives up to $5,000 dollars, the championship belt, and #1 ranking 


- Game champions receive one (1) submissions fee waiver for the upcoming game 


- Major label A&Rs, radio DJs, and other industry professionals use Song vs Song Series to discover new music


- 25% discount on radio and Spotify promotional services

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY:

- Age must be 18 and up


- Must live in the U.S. or Canada


- Must register as a solo artist (If you are part of a group, you may still register under the group name, but must compete as a solo artist. A group member(s) may only be on the hook of the song.)


- Must be unsigned. (players cannot be signed to any record label or major distribution company)


- May not be signed to a major distributor. (For example, Sony Orchard)

SONG SUBMISSIONS RULES:

- Song must be listed on Spotify or Apple Music (No exceptions)


- Players may only submit one (1) song per game (Players will be asked to provide the song link)


- If a song includes a feature, it may only be in the hook. 


- The song must be radio-edited (Songs that are not radio-edited will receive a 2-point deduction on their overall score)


- Submissions must be made via our Eventbrite page (A link will be provided once the next game's submissions round opens)


- Not required, but highly recommended to ensure your song is registered with www.soundexchange.com to ensure you get your streaming royalties


- Not required, but highly recommended to ensure your song is registered with either BMI www.bmi.com or ASCAP www.ascap.com to ensure your songs are covered for royalty payments should your song get aired on an FM radio station.

SUBMISSION FEE:

- FIRST-TIME players pay $50

- RETURNING players pay $30

NOTE: Because MSL is a nonprofit, the submission fee is tax deductible. 

SPOTIFY/APPLE MUSIC:

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REGULAR SEASON: January - July

The regular season runs from January - July and is made up of 10 virtual games. Games are displayed on the website for people to participate by voting. Games are formatted as single-elimination tournaments. In each round, matches are scored by our judges. The song that scores the most points wins the match, in the event of a tie, the votes will factor into the judges' scores to break the tie. In 2024, regular season games will be reduced to 8. To clinch a playoff seed, a player must either win a regular season game or lose in the championship of a game to a player that is already in the playoffs.

PLAYOFFS/SUPER MIC: August

In the 2023 playoffs, only, will there be 10 seeds and 2 wildcards. Players that reach the semi-final will clinch a SUPER MIC berth. The SUPER MIC will be a live game where the playoff semi-finalists will compete live on-stage for the SvS championship, $5,000 dollars, and the #1 SvS national ranking.

POINT RANKING SYSTEM:

Effective as of game two, players will now earn ranking points. Ranking Points can only be earned by participating in any regular season game. Points are earned up to the round the player is eliminated. Game champions will earn the maximum points for that game.  

RANKING POINTS TABLE

NOTE: A player will earn the standard rewarded points per each round the player advance. Players will receive bonus points in addition to the standard points based on the table below. Calculation example, if a player won all 4 rounds, 25+50+75+100 = 250 + any bonus points, if applicable.

REGULAR SEASON RANKING

Current rankings as of game two results, last updated 03/12/2023

Ranking

Player

Points

1.

405 - Clinched playoff as #2 seed

2.

385 - Clinched playoff as #3 seed

3.

310 - Clinched playoff as #1 seed 

4.

Anthony M.,

Chicago, IL. 

125

5.

105

6.

GStriving Music, 

Mobile, AL.

85

7.

Black Lion Insurgents,

Chesapeake, VA.

50

8

30

NATIONAL RANKING SYSTEM:

The national ranking system will not be point system based. To earn a national ranking, players must reach the playoffs. National ranking will be based on where players are eliminated. The winner of the SUPER MIC will be rewarded the #1 ranking for the season. The national ranking will be announced 72 hours after the completion of the SvS SUPER MIC. The national ranking will not be updated until after the next year's SUPER MIC has been completed. 

2023 SCHEDULE

GAME TWO:

Feb 16th - 18th 

GAME THREE SUBMISSIONS ROUND:

Feb 13th - 24th

GAME THREE:

Mar 9th - 12th

GAME FOUR SUBMISSIONS ROUND:

Mar 6th - 17th

GAME FOUR:

Mar 30th - Apr 2nd

GAME FIVE SUBMISSIONS ROUND:

Mar 27th - Apr 7th

GAME FIVE:

Apr 13th - 16th

GAME SIX SUBMISSIONS ROUND:

Apr 10th - 21st

GAME SIX:

May 4th - 7th

GAME SEVEN SUBMISSIONS ROUND:

May 1st - 12th

GAME SEVEN:

May 25th - 28th

GAME EIGHT SUBMISSIONS ROUND:

May 22nd - Jun 2nd

GAME EIGHT:

Jun 15th - 18th

GAME NINE SUBMISSIONS ROUND:

Jun 12th - 23rd

GAME NINE:

Jul 6th - 9th

GAME TEN SUBMISSIONS ROUND:

Jul 3rd - 14th

GAME TEN:

Jul 27th - 30th

PLAYOFFS:

Aug 3rd - 6th

SUPER MIC: SvS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Aug 19th (Date is subject to change)