2) SUBMISSION POLICY
3) COST TO ENTER
4) HOW TO SUBMIT TO THE 2019 NEWSONG MUSIC CONTEST
NewSong Music Contest
175 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
5) FINALIST AND WINNER SELECTION
A total of eight (8) finalists will be selected to perform in the live performance finals of the 2019 NewSong Competition Finals, held at Isis Music Hall on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The finalists will be selected from their advance audio submissions by a panel of judges. There, each finalist will perform two original songs in the first round.
Judges will select three of the eight finalists to return to perform two additional, original songs. Judges will then select an overall winner.
6) THE FINALS
8) NOTIFICATIONS & WAIVERS
– Selected finalists will be notified by email and each winner must provide the following items to be eligible to compete in the NewSong Music Contest finals:
(i) an affidavit confirming
(a) that the winner meets the contest eligibility requirements,
(b) that his or her composition is original and unpublished, and
(c) that he or she owns the copyright in the composition;
(ii) a performance license and mechanical and synchronization licenses for audio and video recording rights; and
(iii) a publicity release (collectively, the “Affidavit”), all within 14 days of the notification date. The failure to sign and return the Affidavit within Fourteen (14) Days or the submission of false or inaccurate information will result in immediate disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected for the applicable regional or general round.
Affidavits for winners under 18 years of age at the time of submission must be countersigned by a parent or legal guardian. All Affidavits are subject to verification by and NewSong Music and its agents. Each contestant’s submission constitutes his or her permission to use his or her name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional consideration.
NewSong Music retains the exclusive right to use in perpetuity any media inclusive of ancillary rights created in conjunction with the NewSong Music Contest including but not limited to; live recordings, video, webisodes, and photographs. Participants grant NewSong Music the use of this archival material in perpetuity.
This contest is void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws, regulations, rules, and ordinances apply.
10) EXPLANATION OF RIGHTS
We are now accepting original song entries to the 18th annual, international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition.
The final deadline to submit to the 2019 NewSong Music Performance and Songwriting Competition is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
Finalists will be announced on Facebook, Instagram, website blog and newsletter on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
The date of the 2019 NewSong Music Competition’s live performance showcase and finals will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC.
This year’s grand prize winner will receive an all-expense paid six-song EP, recorded and mixed at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording Studios and released on the NewSong Recordings label.
The grand prize winner will also receive a performance showcase at the esteemed 2020 Sundance ASCAP Music Café at the Sundance Film Festival (January 23 – February 3, 2020) in Park City, Utah, and be booked for a paid, featured main stage performance at the 2020 Arts Brookfield ‘Summer Plaza’ outdoor concert series in New York City.
All finalists will be strongly considered for future ‘NewSong Presents’ paid performances across the United States.
The 2019 NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition submission period has now concluded.
Thank you to all who submitted to this year’s program!
We aim to announce our 2019 finalists by October 23. These eight finalists will join us in Asheville, NC on Saturday, November 23 to showcase, network and compete in the 18th annual NewSong Music Competition Finals, held at Isis Music Hall.