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Announcing the 6th annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition

NewSong Music and the LEAF Festival announce the 6th Annual LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition.   Friday, February 29. (Asheville, NC) - LEAF Community Arts (LEAF) and NewSong Music are pleased to announce the launch of the 6th annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition. With a mission to identify… (read more)

February 28th, 2019

Weekly Roundup: NewSong Artist News 1/28-2/3

We love keeping you up-to-date on all the great shows, releases and collaborations that are in store this year for the ever-growing and talented community of NewSong artists.  These performing songwriters live and perform across the continent and beyond, and their work spans multiple genres. To keep… (read more)

January 28th, 2019

Mel Bryant to perform at the 2019 Sundance ASCAP Music Café

2018 NewSong Music Competition Grand Prize Winner, Mel Bryant and the Mercy Makers, will perform at the 2019 Sundance ASCAP Music Café on Thursday Jan. 31 and Friday Feb. 1.  All are invited to watch the live webcast of the performance. Both shows start promptly… (read more)

January 21st, 2019

Join NewSong finalists for first ever ‘NewSong in Nashville’ performance showcase March 7

NewSong is proud to announce our first ever "NewSong in Nashville" performance showcase on March 7 at The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville. Four past finalists from the LEAF Festival Competition will reunite for a night of songwriting and performances.  Performers include Beth Snapp, who… (read more)

January 18th, 2019

Weekly Roundup: NewSong Artist News 1/14-1/20

Happy New Year everyone! After a somewhat relaxing holiday break, we're rested up and super excited to help keep you up-to-date on all the great shows, releases and collaborations that are in store this year for the ever-growing and talented community of NewSong artists.  These performing songwriters… (read more)

January 14th, 2019

Mel Bryant wins the 17th annual International NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition

MEL BRYANT WINS THE 17TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NEWSONG MUSIC PERFORMANCE & SONGWRITING COMPETITION   AS GRAND PRIZE WINNER, BRYANT RECEIVES AN EP RECORDING PROJECT AT ECHO MOUNTAIN RECORDING STUDIOS, RELEASED ON THE NEWSONG RECORDINGS LABEL, A PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE AT 2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL’S ESTEEMED ASCAP… (read more)

December 19th, 2018

Meet 2018 NewSong Competition judge: Diana Ezerins

NewSong is pleased to introduce 2018 NewSong judge Diana Ezerins, Director of Public Programs at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in the Performing Arts for Everyone / Community Programming department.  Ezerins oversees the curation of several festivals and Millennium… (read more)

December 12th, 2018

Weekly Roundup: NewSong Artist News 12/10-12/16

We love to keep up with our past NewSong Music Contest finalists and winners, and, over the years, we have amassed a busy and hardworking group of musicians we admire.  NewSong songwriters live and perform across the continent and beyond, their work spans multiple genres,… (read more)

December 10th, 2018

Meet 2018 NewSong Competition finalist: Alice Howe

From the artist's bio: Boston singer-songwriter Alice Howe is "at once of the moment and timeless, personal and universal" (Mark Walton, Americana UK). Her pure, distilled sound reflects a musical sensibility rooted in '60s folk and '70s Southern California songwriters. ... 2017 was the year that… (read more)

December 10th, 2018

Wilder Adkins to perform at NewSong Music Competition Dec. 15

NewSong Music is pleased to announce 2016 grand prize winner Wilder Adkins will be our guest performer at this year's NewSong Music Competition at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC on Saturday Dec. 15.   Wilder Adkins’ songwriting gleans as much from the earthy poetry of Wendell… (read more)

December 8th, 2018