Mountain Stage NewSong Contest : Regional Round
American Songwriter is proud to announce a new partnership with Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. The NewSong Contest, now in its 11th year, provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for performing songwriters to win a chance to jump start their career in the business.
We are currently accepting entries for the 2012 Regional Round.
A fully-funded album produced by lestyn Polson (David Gray, Patti Smith, David Bowie), recorded over 10 days at beautiful Echo Mountain Recording and released on the NewSong Recordings label.
A 2013 performance at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
A live performance on National Public Radio's highly acclaimed Mountain Stage show. Known for debuting artists such as Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss and more.
An appearance at the 2013 Sundance/ASCAP Music Café.
A fully-funded album release pr/publicity campaign from the Press House, sponsored by PledgeMusic.
Interview and album review by American Songwriter magazine.
***This contest is open to all genres.***
The Mountain Stage NewSong Contest Winner Selection
In the end, the overall winner is the entrant deemed to have the strongest combination of both songwriting and performance skills.
Regional round finalists and General Round winners are determined by the material they submit.
Regional round winners (6) and General Round Winners (5) are determined by their submitted material, AS WELL AS their live performance ability as determined by their YouTube videos (once selected, ALL regional round finalists are required to submit a link to a YouTube performance video).
The ‘People’s Choice’ Award winner (1) (the regional finalist who ultimately receives the most votes) will also advance to the ‘Award Round.’
A total of twelve (12) ‘Award Round’ semifinalists will be selected to come to New York to perform in the international ‘Award Round,’ held this year in late October in New York City.
The grand prize winner will be invited back to perform his or her own show at Lincoln Center during its 2013 season.
The grand prize winner will also receive a performance spot at Sundance's ASCAP Music Café.