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Presenting the 20th Annual NewSong Showcase on Saturday, December 4

Don't miss this incredible evening of original music presented by Citizen Vinyl in downtown Asheville, North Carolina 2021 NewSong Music Finalists: Jeremy Parsons, Gilda Colaiaco, Charlie Bell, Michael Flynn, Noan Partly, Olivia Ellen Lloyd, Jay Filson, Hannah Miller In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, NewSong… (read more)

November 23rd, 2021

Presenting the 2021 NewSong Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists in the 20th annual NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition, presented by Citizen Vinyl   It was an exceptionally good year this year – both in terms of quality and number of overall entries; and it was both a pleasure and… (read more)

November 6th, 2021

Noan Partly: Winner of 2021 NewSong LEAF Showcase

Congratulations to Noan Partly 2021 NewSong LEAF Showcase Winner! NewSong Music is thrilled to announce Noan Partly as winner of the 7th NewSong LEAF Performance Showcase! Each of the four artists able to participate in these unprecedented times shared performances with the judges & audience… (read more)

October 18th, 2021

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


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


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