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We are excited to reveal the first round of industry pros who will participate in the 2019 Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar...you DO NOT want to miss the chance to learn from these incredible folks! More participants to be announced soon.
FAMILIAR WITH NSAI SPRING TRAINING AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S CHANGED?
We heard former attendee requests loud and clear and we are excited to announce a few changes to the event aimed to provide a better experience all around!
Stay up to date on the seminar schedule and details on the amazing speakers/teachers that will be participating in the seminar by checking back periodically!
ABOUT TIN PAN SOUTH SONGWRITING SEMINAR
Previously known as NSAI Spring Training, not only has the event had a name change, but we've changed a few other things as well! Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar (TPSSS) is the perfect event for songwriters of any genre and any skill level to further develop their songwriting skills. Whether you are on your first song or song number 232, you will walk away from the seminar with new knowledge, inspiration, and hopefully quite a few new co-writing friends!
As NSAI’s longest running event (over 20 years) we are proud to say that this seminar has been the standard by which all other Nashville songwriting seminars are measured. Former Spring Training attendees include hit writers Jon Vezner (Where’ve You Been – Kathy Mattea), Tia Sillers (I Hope You Dance – LeAnne Womack), Barry Dean (Girls Chase Boys - Ingrid Michaelson, Pontoon – Little Big Town) and Lance Carpenter (Love Me Like You Mean It – Kelsea Ballerini).
AS A TIN PAN SOUTH SONGWRITING SEMINAR ATTENDEE, YOU MAY HAVE THE CHANCE TO PLAY THE WORLD'S LARGEST SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL, TIN PAN SOUTH!
After you complete your registration, you will have the opportunity to submit a song for consideration to play Tin Pan South. All submitted songs will be reviewed by a panel of NSAI staff which will narrow down the Top 24. The selected songs will be placed on a private voting page, accessible only to registered Seminar attendees to cast their votes for the top 12 songs! The top 12 winning songwriters will have the opportunity to play their song on night one of the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival!
**Only enter if you are comfortable performing live. You are required to play the original song submitted to "Best Of", if selected for performance.
**NSAI will not provide accompanist
Millennium Maxwell House
2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
A limited number of rooms will be
available at the Millennium Maxwell House
for a discounted attendee rate!
Day 1: March 25th, 2019
7a - 8:50a Registration & Provided Continental Breakfast
8:50a Opening Announcements
9:00a - 9:40a Keynote Speaker: Jimmy Robbins
9:45a - 11:15p Anchor Teacher: Judy Stakee
11:20p - 12:20p "Let's Talk Publishing" Panel: Tom Luteran (VP A&R Sony/ATV) & Rusty Gaston (General Manager/Partner at THiS Music Publishing)
12:20p - 1:15p Lunch
1:30p - 4:00p Song Feedback Breakout (Attendees Choice! Pre-Registered)
4:15p - 5:15p Speaker: TBA
5:45p "Mix and Mingle" Networking Party
Day 2: March 26th, 2019
8a - 8:50a Breakfast
8:50a Opening Announcements
9a - 10:30a Anchor Teacher: Judy Stakee
10:45a - 11:45a Breakout Speakers – (Attendees Choice! Pre-Registered)
- Pro-Writer Country Song Breakdown: Josh Osborne - “Drinkin’ Problem” co-written with Shane McAnally & recorded by Midland
- Pro-Writer Pop Song Breakdown: Kevin Kadish - "All About That Bass" co-written & recorded by Meghan Trainor
12:00 - 1:00p Lunch
1:15p - 2:30p Breakout Speakers – (Attendees Choice! Pre-Registered)
- So You Want to Be An Artist? - Tracy Gershon
- So You Want to Learn How to Market Yourself? - Rick Barker
- So You Want to Co-write? - Lee Thomas Miller & Co-Writers
2:45p - 3:45p Closing Segment: TBA
3:45p - 4p “Best Of” TPS Songwriting Seminar Top 24 announced - Top 12 takes group picture
9p “Best Of” Tin Pan South Showcase at TBD venue
*Itinerary subject to change without notice. Check back for the latest updates!
Guidelines for attendees under the age of 18:
16 – 17: Parent must be present at the event venue during the entire event, but the parent does not have to stay with the child during the actual event and during breakout sessions. If the parent chooses to accompany their child during the event, they will need to pay for a discounted pass to attend. Email email@example.com to pay for the discounted parent pass.
15 and under: Parent must accompany child during all times at the event. Parent registration price is half of the attendee’s registration price. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to pay for the discounted parent pass.
If the attendee must cancel for any reason, please refer to the below deadlines for reimbursement:
• Cancellation before Feb 23 = 100% full refund, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.
• Cancellation between Feb 23 – March 11 = 50% refund, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.
• Cancellation between March 12 – March 18 = NO REFUND, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.
• Cancellation after March 18 = NO REFUND, NO transfer option
*Refunds based upon total cost of event at time of purchase, and in the case of flex-pay options.
**In the event of cancellation, NSAI members have the option of applying the full dollar amount spent to another 2019 NSAI Event. NSAI must be notified immediately upon cancellation.