Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar

 For questions/inquiries, contact NSAI:

800.321.6008

whitney@nashvillesongwriters.com

 

REGISTRATION PRICING:

Members $395.00
Non-Members $495.00



 

FAMILIAR WITH NSAI SPRING TRAINING AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S CHANGED?

We heard former attendee requests loud and clear and we are excited to announce a few changes to the event aimed to provide a better experience all around!

  1. With hotel costs in mind, we've moved the days of the seminar to Monday and Tuesday instead of starting on the weekend to help lessen expenses. PLUS the timing is more convenient for everyone that will also be attending the Tin Pan South Festival and the seminar events will not conflict with the festival.
     
  2. We are incorporating a segment where attendees can choose between several genre options and learn from their guest speaker of choice!

Take a look at the schedule below for details on the amazing speakers/teachers that will be participating in the seminar!

SEMINAR SCHEDULE


DAY 1 - MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018

 8:00AM - 9:50AM 

 

 SIGN IN BEGINS

10:00AM - 10:55AM

 

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER - RUSTY GASTON

   

ABOUT RUSTY GASTON

As General Manager and Partner of THIS Music, Rusty oversees all creative and day to day operations of the publishing company he owns with partners/songwriters Tim Nichols and Connie Harrington. His approach to music publishing is much like an artist/management relationship; he sees it, as imperative to create and manage opportunities/brands for all his songwriters.  

     

11:00AM - 12:15PM

 

FEATURED SPEAKER - TOM DOUGLAS

   

 

ABOUT TOM DOUGLAS

As a CMA and ACM Award winner as well as a 2014 Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Tom Douglas saw his first #1 hit in 1994 with “Little Rock,” sung by Colin Raye. Since then he has amassed numerous #1 hits throughout his career and has had songs recorded by Keith Urban and Eric Church, Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, George Straight, Brooks & Dunn, Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, and more. From the summer of 2009 to the summer of 2010, Tom achieved a rare Triple Play Award for three #1 hits in a year with Lady Antebellum's (co-written with the group) "I Run To You" followed by Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice" (with Bob DiPiero) and concluding with Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" (with Allen Shamblin).  

     

12:15PM - 1:15PM 

 

LUNCH

     

1:30PM - 3:50PM

 

PUBLISHER BREAKOUT SESSIONS

     

4:00PM - 5:00PM

 

SONGWRITER PANEL FEAT. KELLY ARCHER, FOREST GLEN WHITEHEAD, AND JON NITE

TBA  
 
Kelly Archer
 
    TBA
   

 

ABOUT FOREST GLEN WHITEHEAD

At 25 years of age, songwriter, recorde producer and multi-instrumentalist are a few of the accolades found on the resume of Black River Publishing's Forest Glen Whitehead. After landing his first cuts with Brantley Gilbert's "Lights of My Hometown" & Dylan Scott's "Makin' This Boy Go Crazy, Forest creatively hit it off with Black River Entertainment songwriter/recording artist Kelsea Ballerini in 2013. Forest and Ballerini developed the unmistakable sound found in her debut single "Love Me Like You Mean It," and Forest went on to produce Kelsea's gold, debut album, The First Time, and celebrated a second record breaking #1 with "Peter Pan."

     
   

 

ABOUT JON NITE

Jon Nite (born in Amarillo, Texas) is an American country music songwriter. He has written songs for Thompson Square, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, and Jake Owen among others. Nite frequently collaborates with Ross Copperman in his writing.

Nite originally worked as a plumber before moving to Nashville, Tenn. to attend Belmont University. After he got a publishing contract, one of his songs was recorded by Blake Shelton, but it was never released. He continued to work day jobs until Thompson Square cut "Glass" which he co-wrote.

     

5:30PM

 

COCKTAIL PARTY!

 

 

DAY 2 - TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018

 8:00AM - 8:50AM

 

 BREAKFAST

     

9:00AM - 10:30AM

 

SESSION - TOM DOUGLAS

   

 

ABOUT TOM DOUGLAS

As a CMA and ACM Award winner as well as a 2014 Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Tom Douglas saw his first #1 hit in 1994 with “Little Rock,” sung by Colin Raye. Since then he has amassed numerous #1 hits throughout his career and has had songs recorded by Keith Urban and Eric Church, Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, George Straight, Brooks & Dunn, Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, and more. From the summer of 2009 to the summer of 2010, Tom achieved a rare Triple Play Award for three #1 hits in a year with Lady Antebellum's (co-written with the group) "I Run To You" followed by Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice" (with Bob DiPiero) and concluding with Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" (with Allen Shamblin).  

     

10:30 AM 

 

BREAK

     

10:45AM - 12:15PM

 

BREAKOUT SPEAKER SESSIONS - TOM JACKSON (PERFORMING SONGWRITERS) OR CLIFF GOLDMACHER (NON-PERFORMING SONGWRITERS)

   
 
ABOUT TOM JACKSON
 
As Tom Jackson is uniquely talented and skilled at transforming an artist's live show into a magical experience for the audience; helping artists at every level to create a live show that is engaging and memorable and teaching them to exceed their audiences' expectations and to create fans for life. His innovative, fun, and unique speaking & teaching skills are highly regarded at conferences, colleges, and music events around the world. As Tom says, "When I intoduce my Live Music Method into a performer's rehearsal process, I'm leading them into an entirely new set of skills, a completely new tool set...in fact, a totally new mind set!"
 
     
   

 

ABOUT CLIFF GOLDMACHER

In the music business for over twenty-five years, Cliff Goldmacher is a songwriter, producer, engineer, author, and recording studio owner and educator. This workshop is designed to help songwriters create a workflow from when they first write a song all the way through pitching the finished demo so that good organizational habits become second nature. In this way, no opportunities will be missed and no time will be wasted due to disorganization.

     

12:15PM - 1:15PM

 

LUNCH

     

1:15PM - 2:15PM

 

FEATURED SPEAKER - PHILLIP LARUE

   

 

ABOUT PHILLIP LARUE

For chart-topping songwriter Phillip LaRue, accolades, awards, and chasing singles isn’t conducive to the creative process. When the session starts, what truly matters are the stories, the people that inspire the songs, and the act of bringing those characters and journeys to life with authenticity and fine songcraft. And judging by Phillip’s #1 country hit co-writing Tyler Farr’s “Whiskey In My Water,” his integrity-driven approach yields more than just pure artistic success.

 
     

2:30PM - 3:45PM

 

GENRE BREAKOUT SESSIONS - SETH MOSLEY (CHRISTIAN), KELLEY LOVELACE (COUNTRY), OR SHELLY PEIKEN (POP)

   

 

ABOUT SETH MOSLEY

The GRAMMY® winning & Billboard Producer of the Year Seth Mosley stands as the mastermind behind some of the biggest hits in the CCM industry, helming No. 1 singles from for KING & COUNTRY (“Fix My Eyes”), Francesca Battistelli (“He Knows My Name”), Jeremy Camp (“He Knows”) and more in one year alone. Altogether, Mosley’s full-service production company, Full Circle Music, has contributed to over 20 No. 1 chart-topping songs and worked with artists, both signed and independent, including Skillet, Mat Kearney, TobyMac, Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Newsboys and country acts like High Valley, Ricky Skaggs and more. The team writes and produces an average of 150 songs each year in their Franklin, Tenn.-based studio. Mosley and group unveiled the music production school Full Circle Music Academy, FCM Records and FCM Songs with Dove Award winning Matt Hammitt as their first songwriter, followed by the signing of Riley Friesen. Focusing on crafting music for the future, Mosley is the curator of the Full Circle Music Podcast which sits down with industry icons.

     
   

 

ABOUT KELLEY LOVELACE

Kelley Lovelace began working and writing at Larry Butler’s music publishing company, Perdido Key Music. In just three years he became President of this publishing company, owned by Shug Baggott, and dubbed it Music Alley before choosing to write songs full time and landing a song writing deal with EMI Music Publishing.

As a writer, Lovelace has had many songs recorded by artists such as Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenney Chesney, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Randy Houser, Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreary, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry, and many others. Among these recordings are 23 Top 10 Billboard / R&R / Mediabase hits: 16 of which have reached the #1 position.

 

     
   

 

ABOUT SHELLY PEIKEN

Two-time Grammy-nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken has been a prolific, behind-the-scenes force in the music business for more than two decades. Her songs have sold in excess of 50 million records. She is best known for penning culturally resonant, female-empowerment anthems such as Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 hit, “What a Girl Wants” and Meredith Brooks’ smash, “Bitch.” 

     

4:00PM

 

Closing segment with Chris Young & Corey Crowder!

 

5:00 PM - "BEST OF" TIN PAN SOUTH SONGWRITING SEMINAR WINNERS ANNOUNCED

9:00 PM - "BEST OF" TIN PAN SOUTH PERFORMANCE AT COMMODORE GRILLE!

(To attend Commodore show you must have fast access pass or a purchased ticket at the door. Not included in Seminar Attendance.)

 

**SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 

ABOUT TIN PAN SOUTH SONGWRITING SEMINAR

Previously known as NSAI Spring Training, not only has the event had a name change, but we've changed a few other things as well! Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar (TPSSS) is the perfect event for songwriters of any genre and any skill level to further develop their songwriting skills. Whether you are on your first song or song number 232, you will walk away from the seminar with new knowledge, inspiration, and hopefully quite a few new co-writing friends!  

As NSAI’s longest running event (over 20 years) we are proud to say that this seminar has been the standard by which all other Nashville songwriting seminars are measured. Former Spring Training attendees include hit writers Jon Vezner (Where’ve You Been – Kathy Mattea), Tia Sillers (I Hope You Dance – LeAnne Womack), Barry Dean (Girls Chase Boys - Ingrid Michaelson, Pontoon – Little Big Town) and Lance Carpenter (Love Me Like You Mean It – Kelsea Ballerini). 

AS A TIN PAN SOUTH SONGWRITING SEMINAR PARTICIPANT, YOU MAY HAVE THE CHANCE TO PLAY THE WORLD'S LARGEST SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL, TIN PAN SOUTH! 

 

After you complete your registration, you will have the opportunity to submit a song for consideration to play Tin Pan South. Submission deadline MARCH 1ST, 2018​. All submitted songs will be reviewed by a panel of NSAI staff which will narrow down the Top 24. The selected songs will be placed on a private voting page, accessible only to registered Seminar attendees. The top 24 songs will appear on a private webpage on MARCH 8TH, 2018, similar to NSAI's Top 40 Song Page, for all Seminar 2018 attendees to cast their votes for the top 12 songs! The top 12 winners will be revealed at the conclusion of the event on Tuesday, April 3 and all 12 winning songwriters will have the opportunity to play their song during the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival later that evening at the Commodore Grille.

**Only enter if you are comfortable performing live. You are required to play the original song submitted to "Best Of", if selected for performance.

**NSAI will not provide accompanist

 

 

LOCATION: 

Millennium Maxwell House

2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37228

  ACCOMODATIONS:

  A limited number of rooms will be

  available at the Millennium Maxwell House

  for a discounted rate for attendees!

   

 

 

Guidelines for attendees under the age of 18:

16 – 17: Parent must be present at the event venue, but the parent does not have to stay with the child during the actual event and breakouts. If the parent chooses to accompany their child during the event, they will need to pay for a pass themselves.

15 and under: Parent must accompany child during all times at the event. Parent registration price is half of the attendee’s registration price.
 
*Parent registration price is half of the attendee’s registration price. Please call NSAI to process the parent payment.

 

Cancellation Policy

If the attendee must cancel for any reason, please refer to the below deadlines for reimbursement:

Cancellation more than 30 days of event = 100% full refund, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.

Cancellation between Mar 1 – March 17 = 50% refund, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.

Cancellation between March 18 – March 24 = NO REFUND, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.

Cancellation between March 25 – March 31 = NO REFUND, NO transfer option

*Refunds based upon total cost of event at time of purchase, and in the case of flex-pay options.

Questions:

Call NSAI at 615-256-3354 or 800-321-6008 or Email: reception@nashvillesongwriters.com