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NewSong welcomes its newest partner…Echo Mountain Recording.

New York, NY. May 11, 2012. NewSong Music Group is very excited to announce its new partnership with Echo Mountain Recording Studio, one of the nation’s premier recording facilities and destination studios.

As partners, Echo Mountain Recording will host producer Iestyn Polson (David Gray, Patty Smith, David Bowie) and this year’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest grand prize winner for the making of the fully funded grand prize album. The album will be recorded over 7-10 days in late 2012 or early 2013, and be released on Brooklyn’s NewSong Recordings.

Echo Mountain is located in beautiful Asheville, NC, and features analog and digital capabilities, two large studios housing vintage API and Neve consoles, and a variety of microphones and vintage gear. Accommodations for the NewSong Contest winner, musicians, producer and crew will be at the studio’s own guest house, complete with swimming pool. Past clients include Band of Horses, Parlor Mob, T-Bone Burnett, the Avett Brothers, Jacquire King, Toubab Krewe, Daytrotter and Dierks Bentley.

“We’re really excited to be partnering with NewSong on this competition,” said Echo Mountain’s Jessica Tomasin. “We’ve been following the contest over the last few years and think it’s a great event.”

“NewSong is thrilled to have Echo Mountain join us in supporting the contest in this way.” states NewSong’s head Gar Ragland. “It’s a truly first class studio with great vibe, and its hosting the recording of the grand prize album with Iestyn and this year’s grand prize winner really takes this opportunity to the next level. This completes the ‘holy trinity’ of great record making – great artist . . great producer . . and now, great studio.”

To learn more about the 11th Annual Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, and submit, visit mountainstagenewsongcontest.com (Early Bird deadline is May 19).

To learn more about Echo Mountain Recording,  visit www.echomountain.net.

To learn more about NPR’s Mountain Stage, visit mountainstage.org