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Thanks to Will Overton for joining us last week for Pitch to Publisher night! 

Shoutout to the following songwriters' whose songs were taken:

"Kiss Me When You're Tipsy"- Randy Davis/T. Chandler
"Whiskey Business"- Sean Swenson/J.Miller/J.Robert/B. Smith
"On Saturday"- Lorelei Ellis/ S. Lawrence
"Feelin' Good"- Jared Daniels/B. Chaffin/J. Mc.Elroy
"Just A Rock"- Jedidiah Freiheit/B. Rainwater
"Love, Life, and Baseball"- Ken Wall/Landon Wall
"I Won't Let You Go"- Josh Willcutts
"Ready For You"- Michelle Pereira

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

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

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

In light of Kim Williams passing, NSAI Board President Lee Thomas Miller wrote a tribute letter this week to the legendary songwriter.
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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.

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

Foundational Elements of Songwriting
By Mason Douglas

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). 

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

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.