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Early Bird Deadline this Mothers’ Day

May 1st, 2021

The ‘Early Bird’ discounted entry fee ends at 11:59 PM EDT this Sunday evening, May 9. We’re excited to discover all of the original music that has been submitted to this year’s NewSong Music Competition so far!

From these early entries, we will select one ‘Early Bird’ finalist, who will advance to this year’s live performance showcase and competition finals, which will be hosted later this year by our presenting sponsor Citizen Vinyl in beautiful Asheville, NC on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

All entrants will remain in the running for the remaining finalist spots, which will be announced later in the year. 

All you need is an MP3 of each of your songs you’d like to submit, and a non-mobile device to upload your work. OR you can  go ahead and stick a CD or thumb drive with the song files in the mail with your contact info and a check or money order to our address:

NewSong Music Competition
14 O’Henry Avenue
 Suite 304
Asheville, NC  28801

Click here to check out the full contest guidelines 
or email for further support. 

Production quality of the recording

is not a determining factor for consideration in the contest

so don’t be shy to go full diy 🤓🎶


        • There is no limit to how many songs you may submit, so enter often and early to play the odds and become a finalist to win the 2021 Grand Prize!



This year’s NewSong Music Competition
🏆 Grand Prize Winner 🏆 will receive:



    • A featured paid performance at Arts Brookfield’s Summer Concert Series in New York City in the summer of 2022 (date TBD)


    • 500 x 12” vinyl records (gatefold, full-color jacket w/ sleeve) of their grand prize EP, pressed at Citizen Vinyl


🥈 The two (2) Award Round Runners-Up will each receive a vinyl package of 300 x 12″ records (single full-color jacket with sleeve), pressed at Citizen Vinyl.


Thanks and good luck!


small red breasted bird on a mossy spot next to the NewSong Music Contest Logo


For up-to-date information on the 2021 NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition, including submission pricing, safety precautions, and more, visit To learn more about Citizen Vinyl, visit

For media inquiries, contact Danielle Dror ( at Victory Lap Publicity. For inquiries regarding contest entry, contact Milly Parker ( at NewSong Music.