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Congratulations to Natalie Price, 2023 NewSong Music Grand Prize Winner

NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition is thrilled to announce that Natalie Price from Nashville, Tennessee, is the 2023 Grand Prize Winner. (Photos by Aaron Stone.) During the Saturday, November 18, finals, Price showcased five songs with infectious hooks that felt like instant hits. Her… (read more)

November 21st, 2023

Judges Announced for 22nd Annual NewSong Music Competition

Join us in welcoming this year’s panel of judges, all music industry professionals. We appreciate their insight and expertise in selecting a Grand Prize Winner, who will receive a six-song EP, recorded and mixed at Citizen Studios, with vinyl records pressed at Citizen Vinyl. Garret… (read more)

November 16th, 2023

Meet NewSong Finalist Beth // James

Beth // James is an indie-Americana duo from Austin, Texas, made up of award-winning singer-songwriters Mikaela and Jordan Burchill. After two dazzling EPs, and their original song "Lion Eyes" in Spike Lee's Academy Award-winning feature film BlacKkKlansman, the duo is back with their debut album "Get… (read more)

October 28th, 2023


MaisCéu is the brainchild of Jimmie Griffith, a musician who hails from the mountains of Minas Gerais, Brazil. His music is a fusion of American and Brazilian musical traditions, reflecting his upbringing steeped in both cultures. Inspired by the Blue Ridge mountains and the “Mares… (read more)

October 17th, 2023

Meet NewSong Finalist Stacy Antonel

Nashville artist Stacy Antonel makes clever, country-leaning Americana that feels both vintage and hyper-modern. Her “country jazz” vocals conjure the great singers of the 1920s-'30s, with the emotive power of country icon Patsy Cline. Rooted in classic country and laced with elements of jazz, pop,… (read more)

October 13th, 2023

Meet NewSong Music finalist Senobia

Senobia is a versatile singer who pours out her soul fused with R&B, jazz, blues, and commercial pop undertones. She is a vocalist, composer, and veteran of the stage having performed with America's finest as a U.S. Army band singer. She is a born and… (read more)

October 7th, 2023

Meet NewSong finalist Reece Sullivan

Originally from Arkansas, singer-songwriter Reece Sullivan now lives in Lafayette, La., and plays the surrounding states regularly. He's reinvented himself many times: piano to guitar, classical to art rock, art rock to folk, flat picking to fingerpicking, solely songwriting to performing. In 2022, Reece released… (read more)

October 7th, 2023

Join us for the 22nd NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition, Nov. 18

In celebration of its 22nd anniversary, NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition will welcome eight finalists to Asheville, NC, for an evening of songs and connection on Saturday, November 18, 2023. The internationally recognized event, previously held at the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing… (read more)

October 2nd, 2023

Q+A with Early Bird Finalist Corey Laitman (Cloudbelly)

NewSong Music is now accepting original song entries for its 22nd annual Performance and Songwriting Competition, presented by Citizen Vinyl. The program’s curated showcases have been a fixture in the national music scene since 2001. The competition finals will be held at Citizen Vinyl, in… (read more)

August 31st, 2023


Kristian Phillip Valentino, a 2022 NewSong Music Finalist, has been logging studio hours for his forthcoming album, Happily Ever After. This is a five-song collection of love songs, written for Valentino’s wife Holly. It’s also a follow up to his last album, For Everything, There… (read more)

July 6th, 2023