To ring in the New Year, we've been planning a variety of fresh ways to enjoy your membership and gain valuable knowledge about the songwriting craft! We hope the following announcements will help you utilize your membership at convenience to your busy schedule and location! Stay tuned for more exciting updates in 2016!

Dec 1- Dec 31 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon.
Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between December 1 and December 31 for consideration for our Publisher Luncheon. These were submitted to the Song Evaluation Service and were recommended by the NSAI Evaluators who reviewed them.

Congratulations to the following members who had their song taken at Online Pitch last night with Hannah Wilson (Parallel Entertainment):
Haeley Vaughn—“Weapon"
Jamie Trent—“Make Believe”
Tim Thurman—“Let The Good Times Roll”
Maurice Stroemel—“What A Man Wants”
Brad McKinney—“We Got It Made”
Bobby Evans—“If I Met You On A Monday”
Randy Davis—“Come A Little Closer”
Nathan Woodard—“Smoking, Drinking, and Thinking”

As a songwriter there really are no "typical" days for me. Although yes there is certain scheduled time for writes 10:30/11:00am-3pm, every write is very different.  This is what inspires me and excites me about the writing process. It is never boring.  It is never status quo.  We are getting a chance to create music everyday from scratch.  What a gift!  


Today, industry song pluggers and publishers were treated to lunch and performances by NSAI members! Palmer Lee and Lena Stone showcased two original songs each. Guests were given a CD with originals songs by 12 NSAI members including Palmer and Lena.

Congratulations to the following members who had their song taken at Online Pitch last night with Alyssa Adams (Diamond Eye Music):

"I Need Me Some Beach"—Steven Baumgartner

"Baby You’re The One"—Mike Chinn

"Nothing Next to Loving You"—Tom Glynn

"Ten Miles ‘Till Empty"—Robert Lutzwig

"Let’s Get Started With Your Name"—David Jonelis

"Steam"—Brad McKinney

"Watching From Afar"—Doug Meister

"You Wreck My Buzz"—Michael Nelson

"Cold"—Anelda Spence

 Bobby Braddock Launches Companion Website for Music Row Memoir, Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville's Music Row 

Bobby Braddock, Country Music Hall of Fame member, and the only living person to write #1 country songs in five consecutive decades, has launched the website for his memoir, Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville's Music Row (Vanderbilt University Press and Country Music Foundation Press). 

Foundational Elements of Songwriting
By Mason Douglas

Jan 1 – Jan 31 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon.

In light of Kim Williams passing, NSAI Board President Lee Thomas Miller wrote a tribute letter this week to the legendary songwriter.
A songwriter died. In a town made famous by people who write songs, this is a bad week.
     Kim Williams wrote songs, hit songs, award winning songs. He wrote country songs and he did it on the holy ground of country music, Music Row.

5 Tips to Utilizing NSAI'S Song Evaluation Service
By Leah Pitts, Membership Services & Executive Assistant

NSAI President Lee Miller met this week with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees regarding streaming rates and other issues. Here are his thoughts:
By Lee Thomas Miller
Songwriters Who Topped the Charts from August 2015 to December 2015

Courtney Allen from Startruck Entertainment joined us last night for our Online Pitch workshop! Thanks for the feedback you gave our members and congrats to songwriters who had their songs taken! 

"Cooter Won the Powerball"—Jeff Hardesty
"Bulletproof"—Blake Griffith
"Kiss Me When You’re Tipsy"—Randy Davis