Sunday, October 24, 2010

NewSong Contest

Before this weekend, about 1,800 independent musicians from the United States and Canada submitted their best songs for the NewSong Contest. This was narrowed down to 12 musicians who played this weekend at the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan. NewSong Music is an independent music organization with development programs that support talented musicians like those in this weekend's contest. I was fortunate enough to photograph this event and meet many of these young musicians. I enjoyed talking to the musicians behind the scenes. I felt I could relate to them because they are going through similar highs and lows that artists like myself face.