2) SUBMISSION POLICY
3) COST TO ENTER
4) HOW TO SUBMIT TO THE 2018 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 2018 NewSong Competition Finals, held on January 5, 2019 in beautiful Asheville, NC. The finalists will be selected from their mp3 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(b) that his or her composition is original and unpublished, and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
The final deadline to submit to the 2018 NewSong Music Performance and Songwriting Competition is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 4, 2018. To help remember, it’s also the day when Daylight Savings Time ends!
The 2018 NewSong Music Competition’s live performance finals is scheduled to be held in Asheville, NC on Saturday, December 15, 2018.
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 2019 ASCAP Music Café at the Sundance Film Festival (January 24 – February 3, 2019) in Park City, Utah, and a be booked for a paid, featured main stage performance at this summer’s Arts Brookfield Summer Plaza Series in New York City.
All finalists will receive a Shure MOTIV microphone, and will be strongly considered for future ‘NewSong Presents’ paid performances across the United States.
Congratulations to the finalists in the 2018 annual NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition! The 2019 NewSong Music Competition will begin accepting entries in March 2019.
The following eight songwriters will perform, network and compete on Saturday, December 15 at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC.
Thank you to all who submitted their music this year, and we look forward to meeting our finalists next month! In the meantime, we hope you will check out their music below.
We’ve created a playlist for you to enjoy all of this year’s finalists here.