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2020 LEAF Competition Live Performance Finals to take place Fall 2020

The 2020 LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition Live Performance Finals has been postponed until October 24, 2020. In the interest of public health, the Spring 2020 LEAF Festival has been postponed. We support our friends at LEAF in this very difficult but necessary decision. This year's NewSong – LEAF Competition… (read more)

March 21st, 2020

The 7th Annual NewSong LEAF Competition is now accepting entries

THE SEVENTH ANNUAL NEWSONG PRESENTS: LEAF SINGER-SONGWRITER COMPETITION IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES   UPDATE: Due to public health concerns regarding Covid-19, the LEAF Competition Live Performance Finals will now take place Oct. 22-25. All submission deadlines remain in place.    February 18, 2020 (Asheville, NC)… (read more)

February 21st, 2020

Mel Bryant to release new single, “I Love You I’m Sorry” Feb 14

  Mel Bryant is celebrating Valentine's Day with a new single release. "I Love You I'm Sorry" is the latest from the 2018 NewSong Grand Prize Winner and her band, Mel Bryant and the Mercy Makers.    Recorded in the Mercy Makers' home in East… (read more)

February 11th, 2020

Jobi Riccio performs at Sundance Film Festival’s Sundance ASCAP Music Café

NewSong is thrilled to announce that 2019 Grand Prize Winner, Jobi Riccio, will perform at the 2020 Sundance ASCAP Music Café in Park City, Utah. Join us this Thursday, January 30 at 2 pm MST at the Music Café stage or on Facebook Live. Sundance ASCAP Music… (read more)

January 29th, 2020

Crys Matthews’s ‘These Old Hands’ reaches new heights (and fans) on radio.

Crys Matthews's These Old Hands reaches new heights (and fans) on radio. 2017 NewSong Grand Prize Winner Crys Matthews continues to garner airplay and critical acclaim since the release of her grand prize album, These Old Hands.    On the radio waves ... Songs from the album have received airplay from… (read more)

January 18th, 2020

Mel Bryant records new EP with NewSong Recordings

  The NewSong team was thrilled to welcome 2018 NewSong Grand Prize Winner, Mel Bryant, to Echo Mountain Recording Studios last month. The songwriter and her Nashville-based band, Mel Bryant and the Mercy Makers, were joined by producer and NewSong founder, Gar Ragland. Melding classic… (read more)

January 18th, 2020

JOBI RICCIO WINS THE 18TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NEWSONG MUSIC PERFORMANCE & SONGWRITING COMPETITION

    AS GRAND PRIZE WINNER, RICCIO RECEIVES AN EP RECORDING PROJECT AT ECHO MOUNTAIN RECORDING STUDIOS, RELEASED ON THE NEWSONG RECORDINGS LABEL, A PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE AT THE 2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL’S ESTEEMED SUNDANCE ASCAP MUSIC CAFE AND MORE   ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Boston-based guitarist… (read more)

November 26th, 2019

Meet NewSong finalist Aaron John

NewSong is proud to introduce 2019 finalist Aaron John! The Nashville-based singer-songwriter will join his fellow finalists onstage at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23 for the 18th annual NewSong Final Competition.  We asked Aaron about his musical inspiration, songwriting process and what music news… (read more)

November 20th, 2019

Meet NewSong finalist Grant Maloy Smith

NewSong is proud to introduce 2019 finalist Grant Maloy Smith! The Kingston, RI-based singer-songwriter will join his fellow finalists onstage at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23 for the 18th annual NewSong Final Competition.  Grant is songwriter heavily influenced by country/roots music — boasting an… (read more)

November 14th, 2019

Meet NewSong finalist Jobi Riccio

NewSong is proud to introduce 2019 finalist Jobi Riccio! The Boston-based singer-songwriter from Denver, CO will join her fellow finalists onstage at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23 for the 18th annual NewSong Final Competition.  Inspired by artists ranging from Buck Owens to Joni… (read more)

November 13th, 2019