Nashville, Tennessee (September 20, 2018) – A packed house at the RYMAN on Wednesday September 19th celebrated the inaugural Nashville Songwriter Awards, presented by the Nashville Songwriters Association International and City National Bank. The top honor of the night, ‘Song of the Year’ was awarded to Matt Dragstrem, Ben Hayslip, and Josh Thompson for “I’ll Name The Dogs,” recorded by Blake Shelton. Ashley Gorley was recognized as ‘Songwriter of the Year’ for the 4th time, and Brandon Lancaster received the award for ‘Songwriter-Artist of the Year.’

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (September 18, 2018) – The Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act (MMA), legislation designed to improve streaming royalty rates for American songwriters, cleared one of the final hurdles today with adoption by the United States Senate.  It now awaits only a final vote by the U.S. House of Representatives within the next few days where it is expected to pass and be sent to President Donald Trump for his signature.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center Celebrates IP Leaders at 2018 IP Champions Gala

As SiriusXM Launches Last-Ditch Effort To Derail Music Modernization Act, Artists Tell Liberty Media CEO: “You can’t be Sirius”

Thanks to everyone who submitted their song to the Online Pitch with Samantha Jervey with Big Loud Music.
For the songs she selected, a copy of the song and your email address will be sent to Samantha for further review.
Congrats and keep up the good work!!

Congratulations to all members who had their songs taken at Pitch to Publisher with Noah Dewey, Senior Creative Director at BMG.

Greg Bielefeld “Turn The Page”
Randy Davis “Kiss Me Like You’re Tipsy”
Lauren Hall “Put Up A Fight”
Justin Potter “Missing You”
Kent Bell “Love Ain’t A Straight Line”
Tyler Madden “When I Die”
Hanna Ross “1998”

Congratulations to all who had their song taken by Riser House Music. A copy of your song and email will be sent to Riser House for further review.
Keep up the great work!

David Wilson – Let’s not sleep together


Congratulations to all who had their song taken by Full Circle Music. A copy of your song and email will be sent to Stacey for further review.
Keep up the great work!

Laura Pearson - They Say
Roy Brown - Love The Sinner
Cruz Aaron - Questioning

DD Bain - Only Jesus
( "Only Jesus" was suggested to send to Daywind Music Publishing which we will do).