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2016 NewSong-LEAF Festival Finalists Announced  -April 21st, 2016

Congratulations to this year's eight talented artists in the third annual NewSong Presents: LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Showcase & Competition. The following artists will perform and showcase on Saturday, May 14 from 6-8 PM at the 46th LEAF Festival in Black Mountain, NC (right outside of Asheville). There, they will perform and compete for a chance to advance to the finals of the 15th annual international NewSong Competition, held later this year at New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.  Beth//JamesAustin, TX Liz… read more

Chris Velan Announces ‘Glow’  -February 12th, 2016

MONTREAL SONGWRITER TO RELEASE HOWARD BILERMAN-PRODUCED SIXTH ALBUM ON MARCH 4TH VIA NEWSONG RECORDINGSLISTEN TO GLOW’S FIRST SINGLE “un-AMERICAN GOTHIC” TODAYWATCH AND SHARE THE NEW VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK “GLOW” HEREPRE-ORDER GLOW HERE VIA PLEDGE MUSIC February 12, 2016. Montreal songwriter and producer Chris Velan is preparing to release his sixth LP, Glow, on March 4 via NewSong Recordings. To support the release, Velan will be performing a string of tour dates across Canada. Tour dates can be found below.In the meantime, audiences are treated to… read more

Rachael Kilgour Wins the NewSong Contest  -January 12th, 2016

   Rachael Kilgour, a Duluth, Minnesota-based singer-songwriter, was named the grand prize winner of the 2015 NewSong Contest after performing, along with eight other artists selected from nearly 1,000 entries, during a music showcase and competition finals held January 7, 2016 at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium in New York City.[caption id="attachment_3997" align="alignnone" width="600"] Rachael Kilgour performs during the 2015 NewSong Music Showcase and Competition Finals (Photo: Darial Sneed)[/caption]As the contest’s grand prize winner, Kilgour will receive a performance slot at… read more

2015 NewSong Music Finals Feature: Meet The Judges  -January 7th, 2016

Ahead of the NewSong Music Showcase & Competition Finals, we wanted to introduce the judges of this year's event. We are honored to have Erik Philbrook (ASCAP), Michael Selverne, Jordana Phokompe (Lincoln Center), and Gar Ragland (NewSong Music) as the judges of this year's event. Learn more about each judge below:ERIK PHILBROOK, ASCAPErik Philbrook serves as ASCAP’s AVP of Marketing and Communications and Editor in Chief of its Playback magazine. In addition to writing editorial, producing video and managing content… read more

Sarah Kervin #InstaTakeover  -January 6th, 2016

Hey Gang,Sarah Kervin has taken over the @newsongmusic Instagram account for the next 48 hours. She is going to give all of you a BTS peek into the NewSong Music Showcase & Competition Finals, meeting the other finalists, and hanging around her Brooklyn music scene. Follow along here and make sure your follow her Instagram at @skervinofficial! INSTA TAKEOVER!! Less than 48 hours til the #newsongmusic finals @lincolncenter! GET READY!! @skervinofficial #nyc #instatakeover @instagram @donewyorkcity #singersongwriter #singers #writers #nycartists #artists #newmusic… read more

2015 Featured Performer: Jaime Garamella  -January 5th, 2016

Jaime Garamella (New York City, NY)This series of features highlights the 2015 NewSong Music finalists. Each artist is invited to Lincoln Center on January 7th for the opportunity to win the #NSM Grand Prize. We sat down with each finalist to learn more about their music and background. Hope you enjoy! #wheregreatartistsarediscovered #newsongmusicBIO Jaime Garamella has been accused of "combining the quirky song craft of Elvis Costello and Ben Folds with the stylistic vigor of Ryan Adams or Fountains Of Wayne", and it's said he… read more

2015 NewSong Music Finalist: Blair Bodine  -January 4th, 2016

Blair Bodine (NEW YORK CITY, NY)This series of features highlights the 2015 NewSong Music finalists. Each artist is invited to Lincoln Center on January 7th for the opportunity to win the #NSM Grand Prize. We sat down with each finalist to learn more about their music and background. Hope you enjoy! #wheregreatartistsarediscovered #newsongmusicBIO Recently named the Grand Prize Lyric Winner for American Songwriter Magazine, Blair Bodine brings a compelling mix of lyrical mastery and soul-stirring melodies to her music. Accompanied by rich acoustic guitar, Blair’s… read more

2015 NewSong Music Finalist: Kaz Fujimoto  -January 3rd, 2016

KAZ FUJIMOTO (BROOKLYN, NY)This series of features highlights the 2015 NewSong Music finalists. Each artist is invited to Lincoln Center on January 7th for the opportunity to win the #NSM Grand Prize. We sat down with each finalist to learn more about their music and background. Hope you enjoy! #wheregreatartistsarediscovered #newsongmusicBIO I am a Japanese Gypsy Rockstar!My songwriting reflects my life as an immigrant with some musical influences from different cultures which I have absorbed while living in cosmopolitan cities like London and New York… read more

2015 NewSong Music Finalist: BONOMO  -January 2nd, 2016

BONOMO (BROOKLYN, NY)This series of features highlights the 2015 NewSong Music finalists. Each artist is invited to Lincoln Center on January 7th for the opportunity to win the #NSM Grand Prize. We sat down with each finalist to learn more about their music and background. Hope you enjoy!BIO Adam Bonomo is the lead vocalist and composer for the group BONOMO.  Adam Bonomo's background as a performing artist includes working extensively as a pianist, organist and vocalist. He has traveled throughout the U.S along the east… read more

2015 NewSong Music Finalist: Megan Wilde  -December 30th, 2015

MEGAN WILDE (SEATTLE, WA)*2015 Early Bird FinalistThis series of features highlights the 2015 NewSong Music finalists. Each artist is invited to Lincoln Center on January 7th for the opportunity to win the #NSM Grand Prize. We sat down with each finalist to learn more about their music and background. Hope you enjoy!BIO Within month’s of the release of her soulful fiery debut, ‘Wildfire’ – Megan Wilde was chosen as winner of an LA Music Critic Award, a string of international songwriting contests, a few coveted… read more