Now in its 17th year, the NewSong Showcase & Competition is one of the premier showcases of performers and songwriters in North America. It's a community of some of the most talented emerging performers and songwriters in North America.
Every year, the NewSong Music Competition receives countless song submissions from talented artists across North America and beyond. Only a handful are chosen each year as finalists.
And while not all of these finalists take home the grand prize, all of them leave a lasting impression on the NewSong team. Supporting and fostering new and as-yet-undiscovered musicians is what NewSong is all about, which is why we aim to celebrate past finalists and winners in our new video series, #WeAreNewSong.
To learn more about and enter the 2018 NewSong Music Competition (deadline is November 4), please visit http://newsong-music.com.
Three part weekly concert series in August, 2017 at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, featuring pairs of exceptional emerging artists selected through the NewSong Music international performance and songwriting competition.
To learn more and submit, visit www.newsong-music.com
Here are the top 10 finalists in the 2015 NewSong Music contest. Each artist or group will perform at Lincoln Center on January 7th, 2016 for a chance to win the #NSM Grand Prize. Learn more at NewSongMusic.com. #wheregreatartistsarediscovered #newsongmusic
Now in its 13th year, the NewSong Contest is one of the premier showcases of emerging performers and songwriters in North America. Twelve finalists will be selected to perform and compete in the live performance showcase and competition at Lincoln Center. One grand prize winner will be awarded an EP to be produced and mixed by Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense) and recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as future performance opportunities at the Sundance Film Festival, Lincoln Center and NPR's Mountain Stage.
2014 NEWSONG FINALISTS
Dennis Ellsworth Charlottetown, PEI (CAN)
Queen Esther New York, NY
Phoebe Elliot Nashville, TN
Corey Hart Barneveld, WI
Max Hatt/Edda Glass Santa Fe, NM
The Banner Days Snohomish, WA
Kim Harris Halifax, Nova Scotia (CAN)
Ryan Hobler Montclair, NJ
Laney Jones Mount Dora, FL
Daniel Shearin Fletcher, NC
Allie Farris Nashville, TN
Korby Lenker Nashville, TN
Special thanks to NewSong partners WFUV, ASCAP, NPR's Mountain Stage & Echo Mountain Recording.