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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!


Here are just a few of the top songs we couldn't get enough this past year! What are yours?! 



"80’s Mercedes" - Writers: Maren Morris, Busbee ; Recorded by Maren Morris

ASCAP AND BMI ANNOUNCE PANDORA DEALS
DEALS DON'T CHANGE NEED FOR GOVERNMENT REVISIONS

Both ASCAP and BMI today announced that they have reached new multi-year licensing deals with the streaming music service Pandora.  According to a joint statement from ASCAP and BMI: “These deals create business benefits for Pandora, while modernizing compensation in the U.S. for ASCAP and BMI songwriters and publishers.”

Nov 1-30 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon.

BC Jean became an international sensation when the ballad, “If I Were A Boy," became a worldwide hit on Beyoncé's “I Am…Sasha Fierce” album. BC is now writing and performing songs for her new duo Alexander Jean with boyfriend Mark Ballas, a multi-talented singer/songwriter and dancer.

Trying to squeeze in a few more writing appointments, mentoring sessions and workshops admist the busy holiday season?! Be sure to note the dates below when we are open and closed from now until the rest of the year!

The Department of Justice has requested comments from the public regarding fractional licensing. We feel strongly that 100% licensing would be detrimental for songwriters. View our submission to DOJ on the issue here-> NSAI_DOJFractionalLicensingComments.pdf.

Oct 1-31 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon.

Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between October 1 and October 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 Danny Traynor (Bandwagon Red):
"Rub A Little Dirt On It"- Jeremy Burchard
"Plain Jane"- Ken Larish, John Hernandez
"Crazy Hot"- Thomas Lilijeruhm
"Ain’t Gonna Rush"- Kelly McGrath
"Don’t Open the Gates"- Gregg Rosenbaum
"Lie, Cheat, and Steal"- David Viglietta

Thanks to Danny for joining us! Upcoming Online Pitch workshops can be found here.

In the past, we’ve received countless stories from NSAI members who have used their songwriting abilities to honor those who have served our country! In light of today’s national holiday, we’d like to highlight a few members of whom we’ve featured in our newsletters and social media. Have you written a song or contributed in a musical project for veterans? Comment below and tell us your story!