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Meet the 2022 finalists: The Singer and the Songwriter

California-based duo The Singer and The Songwriter, aka Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran, met and began writing and performing music together in 2006. Together Rachel and Thu won the West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest, were nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Song at the 16th… (read more)

November 3rd, 2022

Meet the 2022 finalists: Cozi Anda Flounder

Cozi Anda Flounder is a self-described cosmic country / Americana-ish outfit. The father (Ezra) and daughter (Cozi) songwriting duo surround themselves with a group of lifelong music friends. NewSong Music: What sort of music was playing in your house when you were growing up? Cozi:… (read more)

October 31st, 2022

Tickets are available for the 21st annual NewSong Music Competition

In celebration of its 21st Anniversary, NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition will welcome eight finalists to Asheville, NC, for an evening of songs and connection on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The internationally recognized event, previously held at the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing… (read more)

October 28th, 2022

Announcing the 2022 NewSong Competition Finalists

We are thrilled to announce the finalists for this year’s NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition! • AC Sapphire — (Portland, Ore.) Her cosmic sound blends disparate elements into an ethereal folk rock while her strong voice shakes listeners awake as she spins her passionate,… (read more)

October 20th, 2022

Announcing the 2022 Arts Brookfield NYC Autumn ‘In Search of a Song: The Tour’ Concert Series Lineup

We are proud to announce the New York City autumn outdoor concert series. The venue tour is presented by Arts Brookfield, and curated by NewSong Music. The series features free outdoor lunchtime concerts taking place every Wednesday and Thursday from Sept. 21 through Oct. 13.… (read more)

August 30th, 2022

Q+A with Early Bird Finalist The Singer and The Songwriter

California-based duo The Singer and The Songwriter, aka Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran, were recently chosen as the first finalist in this year's NewSong Performance and Songwriting Competition!

 The identities of Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran — a queer mixed-race-Mexican-American and first-generation-Vietnamese-American, respectively — inform… (read more)

August 24th, 2022

This year’s Early Bird Finalist is The Singer and The Songwriter

CONGRATULATIONS to stand-out duo The Singer and The Songwriter aka Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran on being the first finalist named in this year's NewSong Performance and Songwriting Competition!

 After a marathon of listening sessions this summer, carefully reviewing each entry submitted, we could have… (read more)

August 23rd, 2022

Announcing the new #WeAreNewSong video series

New video series features 2021 NewSong Music Performance and Songwriting Competition finalists This week we launched the first installment in a weekly series of performances and interviews with NewSong finalists, filmed at Citizen Vinyl in downtown Asheville, N.C. The first video features Charlie Belle. Charlie… (read more)

August 4th, 2022

Early Bird entries to NewSong Competition end July 24

The ‘Early Bird’ discounted entry fee to enter this year’s NewSong Music Performance and Songwriting Competition ends at 11:59 PM EDT this Sunday, July 24. Prices are currently 1 song: $40; 2 songs: $70; additional songs: $25 each. The final deadline to enter the competition… (read more)

July 23rd, 2022

Michael Flynn’s NewSong Music Residency at Citizen Vinyl Runs Throughout July

Musician Michael Flynn, the 2021 grand-prize winner of the NewSong Music Performance and Songwriting Competition, is the artist in residence at Citizen Vinyl throughout July 2022. Performance dates are Fridays, July 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th. “Citizen Vinyl has such an intoxicating atmosphere of history… (read more)

June 28th, 2022