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!

As an NSAI Member, you have the opportunity participate in a charitable cause this month with NSAI and Toys For Tots Foundation! The NSAI Staff presents Check-In For Charity month, benefitting the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. During the month of November, for every person that attends and “Check’s in” on Facebook to any of our US Regional Chapter meetings, NSAI will donate $1 to the Toys for Tots Foundation.


Congratulations to all who attended our Pitch to Publisher workshop on October 20th and had their songs taken by Whitney Parker, Creative Director for Little Louder Music!
1. "History" by Rich Karg, Tyler Barham, and John Griffin
2. "Luckiest Man Alive" by Dave Freeland, Melissa Sheridan, and John Pearson
3. "Lying 'Bout Lettin' Go" by Kimball Davis, Carlisle, and Brian Attaway
4. "Wolf" by Tiffany Gassett and Khiana Noel
5. "My Tailgates Always Open" by Dustin Herring
6. "Make Believe" by Jarrett Hartness and Josh Gallagher

Did you know past winners of the NSAI Song Contest are some of the industry's best songwriters and touring performers?! Read below what songwriter/artist, Charlie Worsham had to say about the contest and the opportunities they received through entering!

We are just under 2 weeks until the submission deadline for the NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT! Submit your songs now.

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

“Do the best you can with yourself and hope for the best.” - Loretta Lynn

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