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NewSong Announces Red Jacket as its 2014 Presenting Sponsor.  -April 16th, 2014

  Red Jacket Announced as 2014 NewSong Music Presenting Sponsor.   "An Independent Farm Supporting Independent Music"   Asheville, NC - NewSong Music is pleased to announce Red Jacket, the independently owned and award-winning orchard and juice maker, as the presenting sponsor of its 2014 programs. Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State along the rolling hills of Seneca Lake, Red Jacket Orchards is owned and operated by the second and third generations of the Nicholson family.… read more

LEAF Festival And NewSong Music Partner to Produce the First Annual LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition  -March 3rd, 2014

PRESS RELEASE  Wednesday, March 4. Asheville, NC. LEAF Festival and NewSong Music are proud to announce the first annual NewSong Presents: LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition!  With a mission to empower singer-songwriters locally, regionally and nationally, LEAF and NewSong have joined forces to find the very best talent.  The contest begins accepting online mp3 submissions today (March 4), and the final deadline to enter is Monday, April 7. Judges will select 7 finalists from the online submissions, who will then be invited to perform… read more

Cardinal Sons & Charlie Sexton arrive at Echo Mountain Recording to record Grand Prize EP  -March 2nd, 2014

  Grand prize NewSong Contest winners Cardinal Sons and producer, musician Charlie Sexton arrive in Asheville to record EP at Echo Mountain Recording.   Tune in this afternoon (Sunday, March 2) at 4:00 PM Eastern for a free live stream of the Echo Sessions: Cardinal Sons. Sunday, March 2. Asheville, NC. New Orleans trio of three brothers the Cardinal Sons are the 2013 grand prize winners of the NewSong Contest. Today, they begin recording their grand prize EP here at… read more

The 2014 NewSong Contest Opens March 1!  -February 7th, 2014

  Friday, February 7. Asheville, NC. NewSong Music, producers of the annual, international NewSong performance and songwriting competition, announced today that the 2014 NewSong Contest will  open for entries on Saturday, March 1. Details to follow. read more

2013 NewSong Contest Winners the Cardinal Sons to play New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  -February 3rd, 2014

Congratulations to last year's NewSong Contest grand prize winner the Cardinal Sons! It was recently announced that they're on the bill of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. They'll be performing on May 2nd.   About the Cardinal Sons:  Balancing crunchy organ and guitar with steady-cadenced drums, the three brothers of Cardinal Sons cultivate a sound steeped in the musical identity of their upbringing. Made in Mississippi, later moving deeper south -- John, Joe, and Dave play loud, folky pop… read more

Chris Velan’s The Long Goodbye Makes the Dirty Impound 25 Favorite Album list of 2013  -January 23rd, 2014

Congrats to NewSong Recordings artist, Chris Velan, whose most recent album The Long Goodbye was selected by as one of Dirty Impound's 25 Favorite Albums of 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Iestyn Polson at Asheville's Echo Mountain Recording Studios. Here's what they had to say about it:  Chris Velan: The Long Goodbye As exposed and brave as Joni Mitchell’s Blue or Elliott Smith’s Either/Or, the latest offering from Canadian songsmith Chris Velan tackles the tough but all too common experience of really, really loving someone… read more

2013 NewSong Contest Winner The Cardinal Sons Perform at Sundance Film Festival’s ASCAP Music Café  -January 23rd, 2014

New Orleans based Cardinal Sons will perform at Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 as a part of their Grand Prize Winning package from the 2013 NewSong Contest.   As winners, they will also receive recording time at Asheville, NC's Echo Mountain Recording Studios with producer, musician, and songwriter Charlie Sexton, and will perform on NPR's Mountain Stage Show.   Other prizes include a Little Phatty analog synthesizer from Moog Music, and a handcrafted, made-to-fit Sonus Musician’s Chair from Brian… read more

PASTE Premieres David Berkeley’s New EP “Lincoln Center Live” – out 12.20 via NewSong Music  -December 19th, 2013

For Immediate Release: “Berkeley sings in a lustrous melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake … as his melodies ascend to become benedictions and consolations, the music shimmers and peals.” – The New York Times “Berkeley crafts his songs like watercolor paintings. Intimate and introspective, his gentle yet colorful melodies are graceful and resonate long after the last note fades.”  – Creative Loafing, Atlanta    New York, NY – December 19, 2013 NewSong Music is proud to… read more

New Orleans’ Cardinal Sons win grand prize of the 12th Annual Mountain Stage NewSong Contest  -October 21st, 2013

    New Orleans' the Cardinal Sons win grand prize of the 12th Annual Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. Monday, October 21. New York, NY. New Orleans-based band of brothers the Cardinal Sons were awarded the top honor in the 2013 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest Finals, held this past Saturday at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium in New York City. Despite very strong performances and compelling original material presented by all ten finalists, the Cardinal Sons – led by frontman and… read more

NewSong Contest Finalist Q&A: Boris McCutcheon  -October 16th, 2013

This is a truly inspiring and insightful interview from NewSong Contest finalist Boris McCutcheon.  We are honored to have Boris as a part of the contest and look forward to all of the finalists performing on October 19th at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in NYC.     1. From reading your bio, it is clear that you draw a significant amount of your songwriting inspiration from the landscape that surrounds your home in New Mexico, and from your experiences… read more