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Members receive unlimited attendance to our Monthly Nashville Chapter Meetings. We will meet the last Tuesday at 5:45 pm CT every month excluding announced holiday dates. Meetings take place ONLINE. The Monthly Nashville Meetings are a great place to learn from individuals involved in all aspects of the music industry as well as connect with fellow NSAI members.

Click here for FAQs, give us a call at 800.321.6008, or email McKenzie at mckenzie@nashvillesongwriters.com 


Meeting Information

When: Tuesday, March 30th at 5:45 PM CT





 NSAI's Nashville Chapter will be hosting a Pitch to Publisher with Nicole Sherrill for the Nashville Chapter Meeting during the month of March VIRTUALLY!

We will be hosting our virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 5:45 pm CST. . After completing the registration form linked below, you will receive the information to join us via Zoom. 

Make sure you have registered for this event to receive the Zoom link to join.

This event is for active NSAI members only. For all other questions, reach out to McKenzie Parker at mckenzie@nashvillesongwriters.com

"Nicole Sherrill is a born and raised Nashvillian! A legacy of the music industry, Nicole always had a passion for everything music and the inner workings of the business. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Musical Theater from the University of Mississippi, she immediately jumped into the professional performing world working with Matt Davenport Productions. Her work took her everywhere from Hershey Park to Sea World San Antonio, to a national tour across the country. Her performing career led her back to Nashville in 2013 where she began working on her own recording project and soon joined the cast of the iconic General Jackson Showboat as a full-time singer/entertainer. In the summer of 2015, Nicole began her journey into the music business where she found her way working with Lisa Ramsey- Perkins and her independent publishing company Little Extra Music. “I’ve always had a passion for songs. The creative process of writers forming lyrics and a melody to tell a story that will touch millions of people is simply unbelievable. The joy behind connecting a song with the perfect artist is overwhelming and incredibly rewarding.” She spent over 2 years at Little Extra as Creative Director and a full-time song plugger for the company. Nicole joined the staff at MV2 Entertainment in 2017, as Creative Director. Since joining the MV2 team, the company celebrated its 5-year anniversary in 2020 with 5 #1 singles."


March 30, 2021
5:45 PM CT
Nashville, TN 37206
United States
Contact mckenzie@nashvillesongwriters.com for more details.



Chapter Director
McKenzie Parker

NSAI News and Events


Next NSAI Chapter Challenge Set For April 2021



February 8th, 2021 (Nashville, Tenn.) - Anthem Entertainment has offered single-song contracts to two Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) members as a result of the most recent NSAI Chapter Challenge. Sal Cosentino, member of the NSAI New York City Chapter, was selected for his song “Truth Is,” and Linda Sclafani, member of the NSAI Columbus, Ohio Chapter, was chosen for her song, “One More Round of Cheer.
“We were so impressed with the songs presented in this year’s Chapter Challenge that we were thrilled to extend single-song contracts to two NSAI Members, Sal Cosentino and Linda Sclafani.” said Tim Hunze of Anthem Entertainment. “We are partnering with NSAI once again for another Chapter Challenge and look forward to exploring another group of songs and songwriters!”
The upcoming NSAI Chapter Challenge will take place April 2021, where nearly 100 NSAI Regional Chapters will hold a Chapter Challenge meeting for the first phase. Any member who opts to participate will present one song at their local chapter during the designated meeting, and all members present will vote on their favorite submission which will advance to the second stage. In the second stage, NSAI representatives will review each winning song along with each Regional Chapter Coordinator submission to narrow down to a final group of songs presented to Anthem Entertainment for contract consideration.
“The Anthem Chapter Challenge offers a unique chance for our members to not only be heard by one of America’s top global publishing companies, but also the incredible opportunity for one or more of them to receive a contract where Anthem will attempt to get theirs songs placed with an artist and/or in film or television,” said NSAI Regional Chapter Director McKenzie Parker.  “NSAI has thousands of members who write great songs but don’t pursue songwriting as a full-time career.  This is a unique and unprecedented opportunity for them to have a professional relationship with a great publishing company.”
Sal Cosentino, a Brooklyn, NY based songwriter, has been an NSAI member for 5 years. Sals other recent songwriting successes include having original songs represented by multiple sync agencies and landing his first ad placement through Songtradr. 
“Joining NSAI was one of the most important decisions I have ever made as a songwriter,” said Sal Cosentino.“Through NSAI, I have gained insight and knowledge about writing and re-writing, I have had the opportunity to participate in unique events, such as Song Camp, monthly Chapter Meetings, Chapter Challenges, Pitch to Publishers, and more. In addition, I have been able to meet, network and write with other talented writers.”
Linda Sclafani began writing songs in New York City while playing local venues. She continues to perform with her husband/co-writer locally and internationally.
“It is an honor, and I can’t thank NSAI enough for giving us all the opportunity to learn, grow, collaborate, and take part in the wonderful events and challenges you provide.” – Linda Sclafani
For more information on the upcoming NSAI Chapter Challenge with Anthem Entertainment, set to take place in April 2021, visit www.nashvillesongwriters.com.



NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (January 15, 2021) –  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Anti-Trust Division head Makan Delrahim today addressed DOJ’s review of the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees.

NSAI has encouraged DOJ to make no immediate changes to the decrees.  Rather, we advocated allowing time for the impact of the new Music Modernization act to be fully realized.  This is the path DOJ took. Delrahim largely spoke about the four-year review process during the tenure.  He made few specific recommendations, but the two NSAI wants to highlight are:

COMPULSORY LICENSES – He said compulsory licenses “are not the answer” and that any future changes Congress may consider should allow songwriters the ability to negotiate in the free market.  This is something NSAI and songwriters have advocated for decades.

FIVE-YEAR REVIEW – He suggested DOJ consider reviewing ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees every five years.  That essentially means a never-ending review process.  Such frequency should only happen with a stated goal of ELIMINATING the decrees.

Delrahim applauded ASCAP and BMI for launching their new SONGVIEW database which will allow music users/licensees to more easily find song ownership data.  This is an important step NSAI joins him in praising.



NASHVILLE, TN (December 21, 2020) - NSAI is excited to share the local chapter finalists for the 2020 NSAI Chapter Challenge with Anthem Entertainment. NSAI thanks each of its members for being a part of our Virtual Chapter Challenge this November. We received 79 coordinator submissions and had 63 NSAI members that were finalists at their local chapters. Songs selected by a listening committee at NSAI will be sent to Anthem Entertainment for consideration for a single-song contract. Congratulations!


The 2021 Chapter Challenge will take place in April throughout NSAI’s 100 Regional Chapters. Any member can bring one song to their local chapter meeting and members select the winning entry.  All NSAI Regional Chapter coordinators are also allowed to submit one song. NSAI narrows those songs down to a list of finalists before submitting them for consideration by the publishing partner.

Organization Will Use Challenge to Create New Member Opportunities
As information and advice has continued to evolve, we have made the decision to stop NSAI Regional Chapter meetings for now and to close the NSAI office in Nashville to the public until further notice. 
During this time, our entire staff will be working from home to offer a new level of online service to our members.  All online programs and services will continue to be available and our phone lines will remain open. 
Member representatives and mentors can and will continue to hold meetings via electronic means. 
Please stay tuned to the NSAI website and socials for updates as we continue to navigate this difficult situation.

For any questions, please contact us at reception@nashvillesongwriters.com.