Nashville, TN --- The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary today passed the Music Modernization Act by
unanimous voice vote.

“A huge thank you goes to Senators Chuck Grassley, Dianne Feinstein, Orrin Hatch, Sheldon Whitehouse and
many others. Songwriters desperately need the improvements in this bill that will ultimately lead to higher
streaming royalty rates and a more efficient music licensing system.”

Congratulations to Sarah Beth Ballard for getting her song selected at the Online Pitch event with SNG Music's Aubrey Schwartz.
A copy of your email, audio, and lyrics will be sent to her for further review.

Sarah Beth Ballard - Something Blue

Keep up the great work!

Each quarter NSAI invites all of the local Nashville Music Publishers and PRO Reps to attend a luncheon. Congratulations to SONGS SELECTED for the PLAYLIST that gets sent to those 50+ Music Publishers. Songs considered for this PLAYLIST are recommended by the NSAI Song Evaluation Service and the NSAI Membership Representatives (See list of recommended songs here: ).

The Winter 2017 Top 40 contest announced 3 winners for the first time ever!
It was an unusual circumstance, however these three songs had the most votes.

Greg Wilson “Music”
Bryan Vrablik “When I Play Guitar In The Dark”
Karen Hardy “Chains”

Congratulations to the writers who had their song picked up by Carly Strickland of Rarespark Media!
A copy of your audio, lyrics, and email address will be sent to her for another listen.

Take My TIme - Ben Wagner
Two American Hearts - Mikey James, Joey Ebach
Change of Heart - Vincent Bonvissuto

Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to the following members who had their songs selected by Katie Jelen of Warner Music Group and Warner/Chappell Music!
A copy of your mp3, lyrics, and contact info will be sent to Katie for further listen. She has the opportunity to reach out henceforth if she'd like!

Paul Krieg - Gonna Make It
Caroline Dare - Waterfall
Emily Bea - Crash ft. Yahosh

Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to the writers who had their song taken at the last Online Pitch with Taylor Eschbach from Cold River Records!
Selby Copeland and Joey Ebach with "New Year, Same Me". Great work guys!