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1) ELIGIBILITY

 

2) SUBMISSION POLICY

 

 

3) COST TO ENTER (DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD PRICING)

 

 

4) HOW TO SUBMIT TO THE 2021 NewSong Music Competition

 

 

 

NewSong Music Contest
14 O’Henry Avenue
Suite 304
Asheville, NC  28801

 

 

5) FINALIST AND WINNER SELECTION

 

Finalists:

A total of eight (8) finalists will be selected to perform in the live performance finals of the 2021 NewSong Music Competition Showcase and Finals, held at Citizen Vinyl in downtown Asheville, NC on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The finalists will be selected from their advance audio submissions by a panel of music industry judges. There, each finalist will perform two original songs in the first round. 

 

Winner:

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 

 

7) PRIZES

 

 

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 International NewSong Music Competition finals at Citizen Vinyl in Asheville, NC:

(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(b) that his or her composition is original and unpublished, and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 our Singer-Songwriter Competition, including but not limited to; live recordings, video, webisodes, and photographs. Participants grant NewSong Music the use of this archival material in perpetuity.

 

 

9) RESTRICTIONS

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 2021 NewSong Music Competition, presented by Citizen Vinyl.

The discounted ‘Early Bird’ deadline to enter is Sunday, May 9th at 11:59 PM EDT (at which point submission prices increase).

The final deadline to submit to the 2021 NewSong Music Competition is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, October 10, 2021

The 2021 NewSong Music Finalists will be announced on Facebook, Instagram, website blog and newsletter on Friday, November 5, 2021.

The date of the 2021 NewSong Music Competition’s live performance showcase and finals will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Citizen Vinyl, located in downtown Asheville, NC.

 

 

The 20th Annual NewSong Music Competition, presented by Citizen Vinyl

 

The 20th Annual NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition is now closed for entries.. please stay tuned for an announcement of our remaining finalists! 

 

Thank you for supporting independent music. 

Yours, 

NewSong Music