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In honor of Valentine's week, we hosted our first "Speed Dating for Co-Writes" networking event last night in place of Thursday-night workshop! Here's what a few of our members had to say about their experience and the writing relationships that came out of their attendence! Thanks to everyone who joined us last night and NSAI's Membership Team for making this opportunity available.

Several deadlines are quickly approaching, make sure you don’t miss out.

1. Tin Pan South passes are on sale now (online only) for all Spring Training attendees. Attendees have access to Tin Pan South Fast Access Passes a WEEK before they go on sale to the general public AND at a special discounted rate of $100 (that’s $25 off the regular price)! Deadline to purchase your Tin Pan pass with early access is February 27th at 10 am.

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) honored 35 Nashville-associated writers who contributed to Nashville-associated songs that topped the Billboard Airplay, Digital, Hot or Mediabase charts from August 2016 to November 2016. The Stephen Foster Award (in recognition of extraordinary service to the songwriting community) was presented to John A. Hardaway, Senior Sales and Marketing Executive for Brown-Forman Corporation.

Congratulations to the following who got their songs selected by Jake Gear of Sea Gayle Music Publishing!
A copy of the music, lyrics, and your email will be sent to the publisher.

THE ARMS DEALERS - PUSH
GRAHAM COSSICK - REBEL IN YOU, DEVIL IN ME
RANDY DAVIS - LET'S GET LOST
RYLAND FISHER - HOME DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
JARED HICKS - HIGHER HIGH
RICHARD HOLLAND - THE APOLOGY
PETER QUINN - THIS SUMMER

Let's learn more about ANDREW BRANCH, the winner of NSAI's TOP 40 Winter 2017! Here are some questions we asked Branch himself:

 

--What’s the title of your winning song and the inspiration behind it?

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and Country Music Television (CMT) are proud to announce that "Wasted Fantasy," written by Lauren McLamb and Trannie Stevens (Nashville, TN) has been awarded the Grand Prize in the 17th Annual NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT! Over 2,000 songs were received this year. A rigorous judging process featuring a panel of industry professionals selected eleven (11) finalists to appear on nsai.cmt.com for the public to vote on throughout the month of February.

February 1- February 28 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon.
Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between February 1st and February 28th for consideration for our Publisher Luncheon. These were submitted to the Song Evaluation Service and were recommended by the NSAI Evaluators who reviewed them.
NSAI staffers will review all songs recommended between January 1st and April 30th and will choose up to 15 for the June 2017 Publisher Luncheon.

Thank you to all who attended the Pitch to Publisher workshop with Parallel Entertainment! Special congratulations to the 6 songs that were selected by Creative Director, Travis Myatt. A copy of the music, lyrics, and writer's contact info will be sent over to him per his request.

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The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has teamed with the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) to host the NSAI Songwriters in the Round live performance event on May 18 at 2:30 p.m. CT as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville.


You could attend NSAI Spring Training for FREE! The first 20 people to register NOW through Tuesday, March 28 at 11:59 PM CDT will be entered to receive a refund on their registration!! Book your spot for a weekend to “Ignite Your Songwriting” NOW.

Book your next summer trip to Nashville for NSAI Song Camps!! Both Song Camp and Advanced Song Camp are open for registration on Friday, April 19th at 10AM CT. Learn more about these Premium Events designed to help you get connected with other writers and expand your writing techniques! Itineraries for both camps are coming soon! 

March 1-March 31 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon
Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between March 1st and March 31st for consideration for our Publisher Luncheon. These were submitted to the Song Evaluation Service and were recommended by the NSAI Evaluators who reviewed them. NSAI staffers will review all songs recommended between January 1st and April 30th and will choose up to 15 for the June 2017 Publisher Luncheon.

Each quarter NSAI invites all of the local Nashville Music Publishers and PRO Reps to attend a luncheon. Congratulations to the NOMINEES whose songs are being considered for the CD that goes home with 50+ Music Publishers. Songs considered for this CD are recommended by the NSAI Song Evaluation Service and the NSAI Membership Representatives.

Thanks for participating in the Online Pitch with SMACKSONGS! Special congratulations to those who had their songs selected! For this selected few, a copy of the song, lyrics, and your contact information will be given to the publisher.


MICHELLE PEREIRA - CRAZY FOR ME
LESLIE BOWE - I COULD BE THAT GUY