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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! 

November 1- November 30 Recommended Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon.
Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between November 1st and November 30th 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.

JOE SALVO from BMG Music Publishing selected 7 songs at the Online Pitch session 12/6/16! A special congratulations to those who had their songs selected. For this selected few, a copy of the song, lyrics, and your contact information will be given to the publisher:

MATT STELL – SEE YOU IN THE DARK
MICHAEL MCGREGOR – BANJOS AND 808s
KELLY MCGRATH – SECTION 318
LESLIE BOWE – DRINK YOU UP
ALEX BORDONARO - LIKE WE USED TO
CAYDEN BERGERON – LEAVE IT ALL RIGHT HERE
MARK ALLAN – MY WAY

FILLING YOUR CREATIVE WELL
By Katie Brown, NSAI Member Representative


The Online Pitch 11/22/16 with KATHLEEN MULLET - SNG MUSIC PUBLISHING was encouraging and successful as Kathleen requested a copy of 7 songs!
Congratulations to those who had their songs selected!
For this selected few, a copy of the song, lyrics, and your contact information will be given to the publisher:

Based on Monday's staff Thanksgiving meal, it's a no-brainer that we won't be packing lunches this week!

If you're needing inspiration for your next holiday meal, we've made a list of recipes that graced our Thanksgiving spread. Hope you'll find something that wins the family over and makes everyone full and happy. 

Happy Thanksgiving from NSAI! 

October 1- October 31 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon.
Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between October 1st and October 30th 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 October 1st and October 30th and will choose up to 15 for the January 2017 Publisher Luncheon.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has decided to appeal a ruling by BMI Rate Court Judge Louis Stanton who overturned DOJ’s interpretation of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees--where DOJ mandated the practice of 100% licensing. NSAI President, songwriter Lee Thomas Miller said:

The Online Pitch 11/8/16 with CHRIS BURCH – DIAMOND EYE MUSIC PUBLISHING was extremely encouraging and successful! Chris requested a copy of 29 songs!!!
Congratulations to those who had their songs selected!
For this selected few, a copy of the song, lyrics, and your contact information will be given to the publisher:

Hearing from our current members about their experience with NSAI is one of the most valuable and rewarding elements of our jobs here at the Music Mill. NSAI Member, Jimmy Thrasher thoughtfully sent us his testimony about how NSAI has provided him with a songwriting community he feels has impacted his musical journey. Hope you enjoy and thanks to Jimmy for reaching out!