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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

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE 2022 NEWSONG MUSIC PERFORMANCE & SONGWRITING COMPETITION

NewSong Music is now accepting original song entries for its 21st 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 Lincoln Center… (read more)

June 16th, 2022

Crys Matthews’ “Changemakers” wins song of the year at 2022 International Folk Music Awards

Crys Matthews’ “Changemakers” garnered song of the year honors at the 2022 International Folk Music Awards, presented Wednesday, May 18. Wednesday was also the opening night of the 34th annual Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Mo.  Matthews is the 2017 NewSong Singer-Songwriter… (read more)

May 21st, 2022

Sadie Gufstason-Zook: Winner of 2022 NewSong LEAF Showcase

NEWSONG MUSIC ANNOUNCES WINNER OF 8TH ANNUAL LEAF FESTIVAL SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE & COMPETITION Sadie Gustafson-Zook wins this year’s LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition and Showcase. At the event, held Saturday, May 14, at the LEAF Retreat, Gustafson-Zook’s expansive vocal range, unique songwriting, and intricately lilting melodies were… (read more)

May 17th, 2022

Alli Marshall: LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition Judge

NewSong Music is readying for this year’s LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition and Showcase. The event is a collaborative effort between NewSong Music and LEAF Community Arts. It aims to identify and recognize exceptional performers and songwriters from across the country. The finalists are invited to network… (read more)

May 10th, 2022

Jenny Fares: LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition Judge

NewSong Music is readying for this year’s LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition and Showcase. The event is a collaborative effort between NewSong Music and LEAF Community Arts. It aims to identify and recognize exceptional performers and songwriters from across the country. The finalists are invited to network… (read more)

May 8th, 2022