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20th NewSong Music Contest Prizes

June 2nd, 2021

The NewSong Music Contest’s Performance Showcase is now just six months out, which makes it perfect timing to trot out our prizes and gush about our presenting partner Citizen Vinyl, with their absolutely gorgeous facility that includes the Session Cafe, Coda Record + Print Shop, along with the Citizen Studios recording space right in downtown Asheville, NC, across the street from the iconic Grove Arcade.


🏆 One GRAND PRIZE winner will receive: 🏆


🎙 a fully-funded six-song EP recorded and mixed at Citizen Studios and released on the NewSong Recordings label

🎶 a featured paid performance at Arts Brookfield’s Summer Concert Series in New York City in the summer of 2022

💿 plus 500 vinyl records of their grand prize EP, pressed at Citizen Vinyl


a picture of citizen vinyl and session cafe with an eggshell blue, transparent rose, and light orange vinyl records standing up in the foreground

Citizen Vinyl & Session Cafe with a selection of some colored vinyl available for record pressing.

Two 🥇 Award Round runners-up 🥇 will each receive a vinyl package of 300 x 12″ records (single full-color jacket w/ sleeve) 🔥


In addition, each entrant to the 2021 NewSong Music Contest and all past finalists will receive an exclusive discount of 10% off a vinyl pressing project with Citizen Vinyl!


The contest is now open — Submit your original music before the deadline on October 10, 2021, to become a finalist and compete in the 2021 Live Performance Showcase at Citizen Vinyl on December 4, 2021! 

terms and conditions apply, please refer to the contest prizes and guidelines for details or email with additional questions