Deadline: May 15, 2024



Each entry must be an original, unpublished musical composition (“composition”) for which the contestant retains the copyright and authority to submit and perform the composition in the contest. The contest is open to songwriters who are 18 years of age or older on the date of song submission.

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 23 – February 3, 2020) 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.

Comments from NMI Staff:

The discounted ‘Early Bird’ deadline to enter is September 6th.

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

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