Professional Songwriter Membership

The Nashville Songwriters Association International was formed in 1967 as an advocacy group for American songwriters and composers.  If songwriting is how you earn your living and you care about the future of your copyrights, a Professional Membership with NSAI is a necessity. First and foremost, you are financially supporting NSAI’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. (click here for details about our work).

NSAI Pro Songwriter Membership
#FightToWrite Event raising awareness for NSAI’s advocacy efforts

NSAI Professional Songwriter Membership
NSAI President Lee Thomas Miller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee
(Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet) on music licensing in May 2014.

NSAI Professional Members also have access to Copyright Infringement insurance through Frost Specialty Insurance Company.  This coverage is exclusively offered to NSAI members at unbelievably affordable rates.  Members are also eligible for per-show venue liability insurance at special rates through Frost Specialty Insurance.  Other benefits include:

  • Voting privileges for the annual NSAI 10 “Songs I Wish I’d Written” and the NSAI Board Of Directors

  • Discounted medical care from Faith Family Medical Clinic in Nashville

  • Regular updates about legislative efforts and events through our Pro Writer Post eNews

  • Discounts from some of our sponsor companies

2017 NSAI Award Winners

(photo courtesy of Moments By Moser Photography)

NSAI is an organization created by songwriters, for songwriters and is governed by an all-songwriter Board of Directors. We need your support to continue the advocacy work we do on behalf of the profession of songwriting while nurturing the next generation of writers and composers.
A Professional Membership with NSAI is only $200 annually.  Join online by clicking below, in person or by phone.  You can also join us as a Lifetime Member for a one-time only cost of $2,500 by calling the office at 615-256-3354.

**NSAI Professional Membership does not include any educational programs or services and is designed for those earning the majority of their annual income from songwriting.  If you are unsure whether you qualify as a Professional Member or if that designation is the most beneficial for you, please give us a call at 800-321-6008