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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

MEET NEWSONG MUSIC FINALIST MAISCÉU

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

NEWSONG FINALIST KRISTIAN PHILLIP VALENTINO TO RELEASE NEW EP ON NEWSONG RECORDINGS

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

Submissions are Open for the 2023 NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition

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, formerly staged in New York City at… (read more)

May 29th, 2023

2019 NewSong Winner Jobi Riccio announces debut album on Yep Roc

Jobi Riccio, the 2019 NewSong Music Grand Prize Winner, has announced her debut album Whiplash, due out September 8, 2023, on Yep Roc Records. The album began as the grand prize recording project awarded to her for taking top honors that year, and was the first… (read more)

May 25th, 2023