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Congratulations to our ten (10) finalists vying for the Grand Prize Award in the 15th Annual Song Contest Presented by CMT! Take a listen to our 10 finalists' songs and vote for your favorite(s) now though February 28, 2015 at nsai.cmt.com. Voting is limited to one (1) vote per person per song during the length of the voting period (February 1 - 28, 2015).

15th Annual NSAI Song Contest Grand Prize Award Finalists are:

Congratulations to the following members who had their songs taken at Pitch to Publisher last night! Thanks to everyone who came out to the workshop and especially to Robert Carlton (Smack Songs) for making another pitch opportunity possible. Our next Pitch to Publisher night will be February 26th with Chelsea Kent (Still Working Music) !

On January 21, NSAI held a Wednesday With A Pro workshop led by songwriter/producer Ben Glover! If you aren't familiar with this event, Wednesday With A Pro is a 1-2 hour session set up living room style in the studio where pros talk about their career journey and offer professional advice by answering questions asked by those in attendance.Attendees are also typically treated to a song or two. WWAP is one of our most personal and interactive learning experiences you'll have as a member.

Jeff Skaggs Pitch to Publisher Recap

The first Online Pitch of the year was a huge success!!! 15 out of 48 songs were taken- that's a one in three chance that your song was chosen. Many thanks to Jeff Skaggs and everyone involved. The writers and their songs taken last night included the following:

NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison is featured on the Nashville BizBlog to talk about low royalties, the Music Mill and changes on Music Row. Read more here.

NSAI PRESIDENT LEE THOMAS MILLER ON FOX 17
This week on Fox 17, Lee Thomas Miller talks about fighting for updates in streaming royalty rates. This past summer he visited DC to advocate changes for the songwriter community. Check out the video and article here.

SONGWRITER GUEST POST
A dozen years ago I made the scariest decision of my professional life. I was going to go “all in” and try to be a professional songwriter.

I was in my early 30’s, newly married and with my first child on the way. Little voices were telling me I was too old to be chasing an uncertain, unstable career. They said “you’re not talented enough…connected enough…crazy enough.” These voices were loud and making way too much sense.

One of the perks of joining NSAI is meeting other members in your area and around the world! With over 150 Regional Chapters, NSAI volunteer coordinators dedicate their time to helping members make the most of their membership outside Nashville! By affiliating with your local chapter online, you can connect with other NSAI members through Member Pages and Directory. Follow the few simple steps below to get started!

Lee Thomas Miller and Brad Paisley have stolen another #1 spot on the charts! "Perfect Storm" claimed #1 on Billboard's Country Airplay this week to go along with their #1 on Mediabase. Way to stir the perfect storm in music history! (sorry, we couldn't resist :)) Billboard Country Airplay

We are sad to announce that our Membership Representative, Josh Jernigan will be leaving us! Josh has been working for NSAI for almost 2 years and we will miss his fun loving personality and warm welcome to our members.