Now in its 14th year, the NewSong Contest is one of the most esteemed and well respected showcase of emerging performers and songwriters in North America. It offers meaningful, high profile performance and recording opportunities designed to help truly exceptional, deserving artists stand out among the multitude, and builds valuable community with other recognized talent in the process. This year’s grand prize winner – selected from among ten finalists who will perform in a live performance showcase and competition at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Thursday, January 7 – will receive:


Additionally, ALL entrants will receive the following discounts, simply for entering:

• Oasis CD Manufacturing is offering a 5% discount off of any order

• Brian Boggs Chairmakers, makers of the Sonus Musician’s Chair, is offering a 15% discount

• Echo Mountain Studios is offering a 10% discount on studio time on their day rates 


Finalists and other contest standouts will also be invited to participate in future NewSong Music productions in various locations throughout the country, and will be candidates for film and television placement opportunities, as well as for future releases on the NewSong Recordings label. The contest is open to all genres of music, although songs must include a vocal with lyrics to be considered to advance.

Please stay up-to-date with all things NewSong by subscribing to the NewSong newsletter on the website (where you can also read up on contest rules). E-mail any further questions to