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WASHINGTON, D.C. March 4, 2015. The SONGWRITER EQUITY ACT (SEA), legislation to change the process that sets royalty rates for American songwriters, was re-introduced in Washington, D.C.

Our receptionist Mary Haynes contributed her thoughts on what it like to be the first face people see when they walk into NSAI!

Thanks to everyone who joined us this week for "Online Pitch" with Ciara Gardner and "Pitch to Publisher Night" with Chelsea Kent! Be sure to check out our workshop and Online Pitch pages for upcoming event dates!

Online Pitch-February 24th:
1. Ricky Dixon- "I’ve Been Drinking (and I don’t drink)"
2. JW Faria- "Catchin A Buzz"

Pitch to Publisher-February 26th:

Tom Johnston

We are thrilled to announce that Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers WILL be our closing guest for Spring Training 2015! You aren’t going to want to miss this exclusive interview and acoustic performance.

Register to join us March 27 -28: http://nashvillesongwriters.com/spring-training. Limited number of spots remain!

Tin Pan South Artwork 2015

For the eighth consecutive year, select Watkins students competed to design the logo to be used on all Tin Pan South marketing, passes, posters and banners, and Sara Schork’s artwork was chosen to represent this year’s event.

Friday, February 13th, NSAI received the Chairman's Award For Creativity at the Copyright Society of the USA Executive Committee meeting in Nashville, TN.

Pictured: U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante, NSAI’s Sr. Director of Operations Jennifer Turnbow, President Lee Thomas Miller, past-President Steve Bogard and Legislative Co-Chair Roger Brown in Executive Director Bart Herbison’s office An EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the much anticipated report from the U.S. Copyright Office that contains their recommendations on changes in the music-licensing-rate setting procedures for the United States can be found here.

Thanks to everyone who joined us in our Online Pitch with Travis Carter from Warner/Chappell Music! Congratulations to the following members whose songs were taken:
1. Matthew Cox, "The Weekend"
2. Brittany Hadley, "Long Gone Don Juan"
3. Ken Larish, "Plane Jane"
4. Brett Mandel, "A Moment Doesn't Matter"
5. Josh Ryan, "Love Was A Friday Night"
6. Sarah Solovay, "If You Won't"
7. Corey Vanderhoof, "Leaning Me Lonely"

Our next Online Pitch is February 16th with Ciara Gardner. Registration opens February 9th at 11am CT.

Jennifer Turnbow, making the most of your membership

One of the most common questions we get around here from new or prospective members is “what can NSAI do for me?” Personally, I find that question very difficult to answer with any sincerity. Can NSAI make you a better songwriter? Maybe. Can we help you meet co-writers? Maybe. Can we get your songs cut? Maybe. “Maybe” isn’t the answer anyone wants to hear and honestly, that “maybe” requires more explanation, so eventually, I stopped answering the question directly and now I ask the inquirer, “Have you ever belonged to a gym?”