NewSong’s partner, MOUNTAIN STAGE® is public television and radio’s venerable live performance music program, produced both on the road and at home and heard worldwide on more than 125 radio stations, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and the “Voice of America.” Now in its 30th year, the show has a long and storied tradition of featuring national and international acts in all styles of music and of launching emerging acts to stardom.

Mountain Stage presents acts ranging from traditional roots, blues and country, to avant-garde rock, world beat, jazz and more. The show’s guest list is the most stylistically varied of any national radio or television performance program. It has showcased over two thousand artists since 1983. The short list of those who have made their national debut on the show include the Barenaked Ladies, Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones and Alison Krauss.

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the world’s foremost performing arts center, is a private non-profit organization. Lincoln Center presents over 350 performances annually through its different performance series, and administers educational and community outreach programs.

NewSong Music is proud to co-curate its emerging artist series with Lincoln Center, as part of its free ‘Target Free Thursdays’ concerts in the David Rubenstein Atrium.

As partners, Lincoln Center also hosts the live performance finals of our annual live performance competition, the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, where our twelve finalists will perform on Saturday, October 19, 2013.


Located in downtown Asheville, Echo Mountain Recording is one of the premier full-service recording studios in the country, and serves as NewSong’s new office headquarters. Its two main studios have impressive mic and outboard gear selection to compliment the Neve 8068 and the API 3288 consoles.

As partners, Echo Mountain hosts the recording and mixing of the grand prize winner’s fully-fund recording project, which this year will be produced by Charlie Sexton.


Global Positioning Services (GPS) is a full service management company that assists and guides its producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter and recording artist clients in all aspects of their careers. GPS represents such clients as Ethan Johns, Iestyn Polson, Mark Weinberg, Duncan Sheik and Charlie Sexton among many others. As NewSong partners, GPS connects its roster of top-shelf producers with the best emerging talent identified through the NewSong Contest.


Moog synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly handcrafted at the Moog Factory right here in NewSong’s new hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. The company and its customer’s carry on the legacy of Dr. Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and founder of Moog Music Inc. Moog Music celebrates the innovative spirit of Dr. Moog in every instrument they produce and also at Moogfest, its annual music festival in Asheville, NC. 

As NewSong partners, all five of our NewSong Contest award-round finalists will receive innovative new Moog products.

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Since 2009, PledgeMusic has been committed to nurturing a broad range of talent through innovative methods that yield career-making results. The company has become the leading international direct-to-fan company. PledgeMusic is highly regarded for interactive innovations that offer artists and fans direct and unique ways for each to share in the music making experience. Thirty-two PledgeMusic artists have been upstreamed to both major and independent labels and publishers. These campaigns have yielded seven top 40 albums to date. Some successful campaigns include The Lumineers, Ben Folds Five, Luke Bryan, Bring Me The Horizon, Rhett Miller and Rachael Yamagata, among others. 

As NewSong partners, PledgeMusic sponsors a fully-funded PR/publicity campaign for the NewSong Contest winner’s grand prize EP release.


NewSong is proud to have Brian Boggs Chairmakers as a sponsor of this year’s NewSong Contest. Also headquartered in Asheville, Brian Boggs Chairmakers adhere to the highest levels of design, craftsmanship and sustainability in handmade wooden furniture.

As sponsors, they’ll be providing this year’s grand prize winner with his or her own Sonus Musician’s Chair – a beautifully articulated expression of comfort specifically designed to benefit the physical health of musicians. Born of collaboration with guitarists and decades of ergonomic study.


ASCAP, an organization owned and run by its members, is the leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization representing over 450,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.

As NewSong partners, ASCAP awards the grand prize winner of the NewSong Contest with a showcase performance at its highly regarded ASCAP Music Café at the Sundance Film Festival, held each February in Park City, UT.


Oasis is one of the most trusted names in CD and DVD manufacturing, and a longtime supporter of NewSong and the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. Oasis provides award-winning customer support and service.     Here are just a few examples:

• Its 100% free Oasis Tools of Promotion(tm) including CD sales and licensing royalties through CD Baby, download sales on iTunes and Facebook, web hosting with Host Baby, a free EPK with Sonicbids, and much more.

• The widest variety of environmentally friendly packaging options, including our 100% Zero Carbon Footprint Digipak.

• Guaranteed Turn Times or money back if they’re even a day late, on 5- and 3-day turnaround times offered on many of our products.


Sonicbids is the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online. As NewSong partners, sonicbids is a third party submission platform for the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.


1% for the Planet exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. It is a growing global movement of more than 1000 companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of more than 3000 approved environmental organizations worldwide.

NewSong Music and its record label, NewSong Recordings, are both proud business members of this alliance.


Venture Asheville is a proud sponsor of NewSong Music and the 12th annual Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, and the platform to learn more about what’s going on in the entrepreneurial scene in Asheville.