Congratulations to our 2018 Finalists! 

Guitar Mash and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment are excited to announce the finalists of the second annual #MyNYCSong Teen Songwriting Contest.

Winner: “Back Home” Lyrics by James Soren and Music by Joey Farber

Finalist:  “The City I Love” by Olivia Krent and Joey Farber

Finalist: “Left Behind” by Brittany Hewitt


Professional recording sessions a Downtown Music Studios

Artists mentorships with Ronald “Khalis” Bell and Amy Helm

An exclusive showcase at Brooklyn’s Communion Music

Equipment from Fishman®

A chance to perform on stage at Guitar Mash at City Winery


Top Left: Mark Stewart (Guitar Mash Artistic Director, Paul Simon) | Top Middle: Joan Osborne (Singer/Songwriter) Top Right: Julie Menin (Commissioner, MOME)
 Bottom Left: Tom Colicchio (Chef/Activist) | Bottom Right: Justin Guarini (Broadway and Recording Artist)


Ronald Bell (Kool and the Gang /recent inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame) and Amy Helm (singer-songwriter)

To listen to the 2017 winning songs click here.

#MYNYCSONG is an initiative of Guitar Mash and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment