NSAI Philadelphia, PA Chapter


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NSAI will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m.

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Meetings consist of reviewing a lesson on the craft of songwriting or a music business related subject. We then host a feedback session where participants share a song with the group. Members should bring a song to share and lyric sheets for the group.

January 23, 2020
7 PM - 10 PM
527 Ridge Pike
Messiah United Methodist Church
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
United States
TOPIC: The Demo Process, we'll examine this topic from every angle.

Welcome To Our Chapter!



Liz Miller
Debra Lee

Chapter News and Events

Warm Holiday Greetings, Songwriters!
We're taking a break the month of December with all the busy-ness of the Season .... and sending this early announcement of
our next chapter workshop on Thursday, January 23, 2020, where we'll have a discussion on The Demo Process.

The Demo Process
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 7 - 10 PM
Messiah United Methodist Church
527 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill PA 19444 (Parking in back)

The Demo Process can be a lot of things for a lot of people, with numerous routes to take and options for recording a demo. We'll look at this from every angle, starting with knowing when your song is ready to invest in a demo, pricing and costs, where to record, preparing for the recording session, what to do with your demo after it's completed ... and more. We'll also have some common exercises that can help you work through the process.

Following our discussion we'll do song evaluations. This is a great way to hone your lyric and music writing skills. Please bring 10 lyric sheets and a CD or MP3 from your phone; or you can play live -- bring your instrument! For the best results, bring a song that is still in progress, and that you are willing to make changes on or rewrite.
We'll be back in touch in mid-January to remind you, and post on Facebook.

RSVPs appreciated by reply e-mail if you plan to attend. Non-members, guests welcome! THIS IS A FREE EVENT!!!!! Hope to see you there!

Wishing everyone a joyous Holiday Season, and all the best in 2020!

We typically schedule workshops every third Thursday of the month. However, there it may be necessary some months to re-schedule, so please check in with us on this website, or by sending us a message to confirm our meeting time.

The Philadelphia NSAI Chapter's goal to be a vital part of the regional songwriting community, offering NSAI educational programs to increase knowledge of the music business and enhance songwriting skills, and offer networking opportunities that will support, encourage,

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