Now in its 17th year, the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition is one of North America’s premier showcases of emerging performers and songwriters across an array of genres.

NewSong Music Competition


Now in its 17th year, the NewSong Music Competition is one of the premier showcases of emerging performers and songwriters in North America. The competition has been held at the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City for the last six years, and this year marks its move to Asheville, where NewSong Music is headquartered.

Judges have selected eight finalists from advance online submissions. Those eight artists will perform in the live showcase and competition finals at Isis Music Hall on December 15. A panel of music industry judges will select the overall winner of the competition. This year’s grand prize winner will receive an

all-expense paid six-song EP, recorded and mixed at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording Studios and released on the NewSong Recordings label. The grand prize winner will also receive a performance showcase at the esteemed 2019 ASCAP Music Café at the Sundance Film Festival (January 24 – February 3, 2019) in Park City, Utah. All finalists will receive a Shure MOTIV microphone, and will be strongly considered for future ‘NewSong Presents’ paid performances across the United States.

NewSong Music is an independent music organization that aims to build a supportive community of performers and songwriters across various genres of music and skill levels, while identifying truly exceptional artists and introducing their music to a broader international audience.

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