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Congratulations to the recipients of the Lyric-Only placements in the 17th Annual NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT! All songwriters who placed in the 2016 contest have been notified by this point. The Full Song Category placements will be announced Feb 1st for the CMT Public Voting Phase. All prize details and other information can be found here.

17th Annual Song Contest Honorable Mentions:
All songwriters who placed in the 2016 contest have been notified. The CMT Public Voting Phase will begin next month, Feb 1 – 28. A group of judges have narrowed down the picks to the top 11 songs, and now it is your turn to choose the winner – stay tuned for more voting details! In the meantime, we would love to congratulate the 10 Honorable Mentions from the contest. Out of over 2,000 entries, these songwriters placed in the top 21. Kudos to them!

Congratulations to the following members who had their songs picked up by Suzanne Strickland at RareSpark Media Group!

CRAIG GIBBS - WHAT SHE SEES IN ME
GRAHAM COSSICK - REBEL IN YOU, DEVIL IN ME
JAKE GIBBS - WHERE HEROES GO
KAITY RAE - UP IN SMOKE
DAVID LOVELL - THE POWER OF A GIRL
DANNY KENSY - JUMP ON INTO THE CREEK

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

Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between December 1st and December 31st for consideration for our Publisher Luncheon. These were submitted to the Song Evaluation Service and were recommended by the NSAI Evaluators who reviewed them.
NSAI staffers will review all songs recommended between September 1st and December 31st and will choose up to 15 for the February 2017 Publisher Luncheon.

HANNAH SHOWMAKER WILSON from BIG LOUD SHIRT PUBLISHING selected 16 songs at the Pitch to Publisher workshop on 1/12/17! Big congrats to those whose songs were chosen, and a extra big thank you to Hannah for joining us in our packed NSAI studio. A copy of the song, lyrics, and contact information for the selected writers will be given to the publisher:

Congratulations to the following whose songs were selected from the Online Pitch 1/10/17 with Brad Beausir of Liz Rose Music!

Ray Boone - Fishin' Alone
Lisa Wright - Back To You
Elysse Yulo - Ol' Blue Eyes

Congratulations to the following members who had their songs selected to go on the WINTER 2017 Publisher Luncheon CD. This CD will go home with 50+ of Nashville’s Top Music Publishers. Your email address will be also given to them, so they can reach out to you if interested!

Each quarter NSAI invites all of the local Nashville Music Publishers and PRO Reps to attend a luncheon.Congratulations to the NOMINEES whose songs are being considered for the CD that goes home with 50+ Music Publishers. Songs considered for this CD are recommended by the NSAI Song Evaluation Service and the NSAI Membership Representatives.

NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison is Newest Member of Copyright Alliance National Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. – The Copyright Alliance, which represents the copyright interests of over 1.8 million individual creators and more than 13,000 organizations across the spectrum of copyright disciplines, announced the addition of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) as its newest member.   

As we end another year serving the songwriting community and educating creatives in the music industry, we'd like to look back on some the best and most memorable moments of the year! Check out our top picks for NSAI's 16 Best Moments from 2016. We look forward to celebrating 50 years in 2017 with more memories like these.

Happy New Year from the NSAI Staff and Board of Directors! See you in 2017!