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

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)

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

NewSong artists featured in No Depression’s annual year-end readers poll

No Depression's annual year-end readers poll is now open for voting, and this year's list includes a handful of albums from some of our favorite NewSong artists, past and present, with two releases from our own NewSong Recordings label: Rough & Ready Heart from BLUE YONDER:… (read more)

December 8th, 2018

Meet 2018 NewSong Competition finalist: Alex Wong

From the artist's bio: Alex Wong’s curiosity has a varied appetite, and he’s always fed it well. A steady diet of projects as artist, producer, composer, and fittingly, as chef, has taught him that the connections between seemingly separate disciplines can be a source of inspiration… (read more)

December 7th, 2018

Meet 2018 NewSong Competition finalist: Mel Bryant

Mel Bryant & the Mercy Makers are a Nashville-based indie rock band led by bassist and songwriter Mel Bryant. The four musicians moved together from Philly and New York to settle in East Nashville where they run their own recording studio, Electric Church Records, and… (read more)

December 6th, 2018

Meet 2018 NewSong Competition finalist: Kaiti Jones

From the artists bio: Kaiti Jones has been making her home in the Boston folk scene since 2010. A native of Portland, Maine, she spent four years in Nashville, where she formed her sound in the backyard of Bob Dylan’s folk ballads and Flannery O’Connor’s… (read more)

December 5th, 2018