Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar 2019

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For the holidays, NSAI will be closed December 23 - January 5. The office will re-open on Monday, January 6th at 10:00 a.m. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

 For questions/inquiries, contact NSAI:

800.321.6008

leah@nashvillesongwriters.com

 

 

 

 

Members $395.00

Non-Members $495.00

NSAI Coordinators $197.50

(For questions related to chapters & coordinator pricing, contact mckenzie@nashvillesongwriters.com)

 

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Take a look at all of the 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 guests!  

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CLOSING GUEST INTERVIEW: JIMMIE ALLEN

Jimmie Allen's talent for songwriting is undeniable, having written a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and appearing in a Diet Coke ad with megastar Taylor Swift. “Blue Jean Baby,” off his debut self-titled EP, immediately caught the attention of country music fans and critics alike with its soulful groove— rocketing it to the top of digital playlists, across all genres. After introducing his music at festivals across the country last summer, this winter Allen will hit the road once again to share the stage with Kane Brown and Scotty McCreery. The hot newcomer has already been heralded as one of the top “artists to watch in 2018” by Rolling StoneBillboard, Pandora, Sounds Like NashvilleNY Country Swag, Country Music Rocks and New England Country Music and has earned spots in CMT’s “18 for 2018” Listen Up program and Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018.  READ MORE

 

 

 


 

JUDY STAKEE
ANCHOR TEACHER
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CHRISTINA PERRI
SONGWRITER/ARTIST
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DAVID HODGES
SONGWRITER/PRODUCER
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JIMMY ROBBINS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
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We have secured pro songwriters Josh Osborne (Writer of “Drinkin’ Problem” performed by Midland) and Kevin Kadish (Writer of “All About That Bass” performed by Meghan Trainor) to come tell the “story behind their song.” You will get to hear the original demo, stories from the writing room, and more!
 

   
   

JOSH OSBORNE
PRO SONG BREAKDOWN
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KEVIN KADISH
PRO SONG BREAKDOWN
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These sessions focus on a specific area of the music industry. Each session will have an industry pro speaking on a topic that they are an expert in. Choose the one that interests you most!

 

 
  LEE THOMAS MILLER
SONGWRITER
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CHRIS POOLE
DIRECTOR, A&R AT BBR MUSIC GROUP
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RICK BARKER
GUEST SPEAKER
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In these sessions, an industry pro (either songwriter, publisher, producer, or A&R) will sit down with a small group of attendees and listen to one song from each person. You will need to bring a recording of your song to the session, and we will play the first verse and chorus for the small group. Then, the pro mentor you choose will give you advice and critiques to improve your song!

 

ALLEN SALMON
SONGWRITER
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BEN GLOVER
SONGWRITER
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DERIC RUTTAN
SONGWRITER
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EMILY SHACKELTON
SONGWRITER
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RICK SCHWEINSBERG
A&R
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RALPH TORREFRANCA
PUBLISHER
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KEITHAN MELTON
PUBLISHER
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ADAM ROMAINE
PUBLISHER
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  JEFF COHEN
SONGWRITER
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RUSSELL NYGAARD
PUBLISHER
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RUSTY GASTON
GUEST PUBLISHER | THIS MUSIC
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TOM LUTERAN
GUEST PUBLISHER | SONY ATV
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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!

  1. With hotel costs in mind, we've moved the days of the seminar to Monday and Tuesday instead of starting on the weekend to help lessen expenses. PLUS the timing is more convenient for everyone that will also be attending shows at the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Seminar events will not conflict with the festival.
     
  2. We are incorporating a few segments where attendees get to make a personal choices on which speaker sessions they want to attend - STAY TUNED for more details on this as 2019's itinerary is revealed!
     
  3. We have added more opportunities for networking with our new and improved "Mix & Mingle Networking Party". This is your chance to get to know your fellow attendees, swap business cards, set up co-writing appointments, or just hang out for the complimentary food and drink!

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

 

LOCATION: 

Millennium Maxwell House

2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37228

  ACCOMODATIONS:

  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: David Hodges & Christina Perri

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? - Chris Poole
  • So You Want to Learn How to Market Yourself? - Rick Barker
  • So You Want to Co-write? - Lee Thomas Miller

2:45p - 3:45p  Closing Speakers: Jimmie Allen & Shannan Hatch

3:45p - 4p  “Best Of” TPS Songwriting Seminar Top 24 announced - Top 12 takes group picture

9p “Best Of” Tin Pan South Showcase at Douglas Corner Cafe

*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 andi@nashvillesongwriters.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 andi@nashvillesongwriters.com to pay for the discounted parent pass. 

 

Cancellation Policy

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.

Questions:

Call NSAI at 615-256-3354 or 800-321-6008 or Email: reception@nashvillesongwriters.com