October 15 is the online submissions deadline for the 2017 NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Showcase & Competition. Now in its 16th year, the competition showcases emerging performing songwriters. NewSong Music is an independent music organization that aims to build a supportive community of performers and songwriters across various genres of music and skill levels, while identifying truly exceptional artists and introducing their music to a broader international audience.

A grand-prize winner will be selected from among 10 finalists who will perform in a live showcase competition at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ David Rubenstein Atrium in New York City on Thursday, November 30. The winner will receive a six-song EP, recorded and mixed at Asheville, North Carolina’s Echo Mountain Recording Studio and released on the NewSong Recordings label; a featured performance at the ASCAP Music Café during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah; and future performance opportunities across the U.S., curated by NewSong Music.

Invitations also will be extended to other 2017 competition finalists and standouts to participate in future NewSong Music events in various U.S. locations. They also will be given consideration for film and television placement opportunities, as well as for future releases on NewSong Recordings.

The NewSong Competition is open to artists performing in all genres, although all songs must include a vocal with lyrics. Entry fees are $35 for one song and $60 for two. For more information and to fill out and submit online entry forms, along with mp3s, visit www.newsong-music.com.