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Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) rate court Judge Louis Stanton issued a ruling overturning mandatory 100% licensing ordered by the U.S. Department of Justice. This means performing rights organization (PRO) BMI does NOT have to comply with 100% licensing, unless DOJ files an appeal and is victorious. The ruling does not apply to ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers).

NSAI Honors Songwriters Who Topped the Charts from April 2016 to July 2016

August 1- August 31 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon
Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between August 1st and August 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 August 1st and August 31st and will choose up to 15 for the October 2016 Publisher Luncheon.

WSMV Channel 4 recently featured NSAI on their Today in Nashville segment! Get a tour of the building and more info about our mission.
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The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and Country Music Television (CMT) are excited to announce the 17th Annual NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT.


 

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) today sent a letter to dozens of artists signed under the Sony Music Entertainment (SME) umbrella drawing their attention to a move by SME to devalue songwriter streaming mechanical royalties.

Dear Sony Music Entertainment Artist:

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

This edition of Heart & Song was contributed by Nashville based artist/songwriter, Jamie Floyd.


Department of Justice
Songwriter groups have already begun to fight the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ)  final ruling issued yesterday that mandates 100%  music licensing by both ASCAP and BMI and says the new system must start within one year.  BMI immediately filed a federal lawsuit to overturn the DOJ ruling while ASCAP, NSAI and others will seek a legislative remedy from Congress. LEARN MORE

OFFICIAL WRITTEN RULING FINALLY ISSUED FROM DOJ REGARDING 100% LICENSING
The below statement has been issued by NSAI Board President and songwriter, Lee Thomas Miller on August 4, 2016. 

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