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Citizen Vinyl Presents NewSong Music’s 20th Annual Performance Showcase

from the desk of Cassidy Ann, Citizen Vinyl Staff Producer   NewSong Music’s annual songwriting competition returns this year, with its final showcase at Citizen Vinyl in early December, and artists are submitting work that exposes the emotions that many of us felt during a… (read more)

August 31st, 2021

MUSCLE MEMORY EP OUT TODAY!

Mel Bryant & the Mercy Makers release new EP ‘Muscle Memory’ as part of their 2018 NewSong Music grand prize.   We are honored and delighted to announce the release of Muscle Memory today, Friday August 27, 2021 -- 2018 NewSong Music Grandprize winner Mel Bryant… (read more)

August 27th, 2021

Introducing 2021 Early Bird Finalist: Jeremy Parsons

  Congratulations to Jeremy Parsons, our 2021 Early Bird Finalist! We are thrilled to announce our Early Bird Finalist for the 20th annual NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition: Jeremy Parsons! It has been a marathon of listening sessions this summer, carefully reviewing each entry… (read more)

August 25th, 2021

Rachael Kilgour and Grace Pettis’ Midwest Costal Tour

We are delighted to support to these singer-songwriters in safely connecting with their audiences in person across the midwest: 8/24 @the_ark_ann_arbor, Ann Arbor, MI  8/27 Traverse City House Concert, Traverse City, MI 8/28 @sevenstepsup, Spring Lake, MI  8/31 @heynonnyah, Arlington Heights, IL  9/1 @publicbrewing, Kenosha,… (read more)

August 7th, 2021

ANNOUNCING MUSCLE MEMORY FROM MEL BRYANT’S FORTHCOMING EP

2018 winner of the NewSong Music Competition Mel Bryant & (her band) the Mercy Makers announce their heart-wrenching single ‘Muscle Memory’, title track off their forthcoming EP released with NewSong Recordings as part of their grand prize.    Written in Bryant’s childhood bedroom, Muscle Memory… (read more)

July 8th, 2021

20th NewSong Music Contest Prizes

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,… (read more)

June 2nd, 2021

New Single Wildflower by Mel Bryant and the Mercy Makers out Friday

Born in their Ford Transit driving down I-65, this latest single from Nashville rockers Mel Bryant & the Mercy Makers started with a single line — “like a wildflower on the side of the highway” and a narrative emerged of queer high school love and loss, all the remnants… (read more)

May 20th, 2021

OCEAN OF BIRDS 5 Year Anniversary

OCEAN OF BIRDS 5th Anniversary Celebration with Citizen Vinyl We are very proud to announce the vinyl edition of the debut album Ocean of Birds by the jazz Americana duo Max Hatt / Edda Glass. The vinyl album will be available for pre-sale starting May… (read more)

May 7th, 2021

Early Bird Deadline this Mothers’ Day

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… (read more)

May 1st, 2021

LEAF NewSong Contest Update

The 2020 LEAF NewSong Finalist Showcase is set for fall 2021   As gatherings continue to safely return and transmission levels begin to fall, we are very excited to confirm that the 2020 LEAF NewSong Performance Showcase will take place at the Fall LEAF Festival,… (read more)

April 20th, 2021