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Congratulations to the following members who had their songs taken by Jenny Hall of Given Music Publishing! A copy of the songwriter's song and email address will be sent to our guest.

LARRY CENTER - I KNOW THAT GIRL
LORALEI ELLS/ JOHN STANISLAWSKI - 10 COMMANDMENTS
RICHARD HOLLAND - LIVIN' IN A COUNTRY SONG
MICHAEL PETERSON - NEW ORLEANS
GENE RAPISARDI - LAST BREATH INTO HEAVEN'S GATE
CHELSEY SATTERLEE - REBUILD
JACOB HILLENBRAND - WARNING SIGNS

Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to the members who had their songs selected at the Online Pitch with Mariah Topel from LBK Music Publishing.
A copy of your song and email address will be given to her for another listen. Keep up the great work everyone!

KEVIN ROWE, BOBBY EVANS, JAYNE SACHS - HATE ME
TIERRAH GREENE - FOLLOW MY LEAD
KYLE JAMES - BREAKING UP THE HARD WAY
MADGE ROSS - MEMORY LANE
HANNAH ROSS - FORGET ME NOT
DAVID VILLA - SO DAMN GOOD

1. What's the title of your winning song and the inspiration behind it?
“Devil on my Breath”. When Jared (Co-writer) and I wrote “Devil on my Breath”, It was our first write together. I didn’t know what to expect walking in. We first talked for a while and then started throwing ideas back and forth, and it just took off from there. Honestly, this is one of those songs that just wrote itself. It just happened. It was like magic.

All NSAI Chapters had the opportunity to participate in the "TOP 40 Chapter Challenge" where during the month on October members had the opportunity to submit for Top 40 consideration. We want to congratulate the contest winners, who will be included throughout the year among our Top 40 Contest!

Congratulations to the following writers who had their song selected by Nina Jenkins of Word Country. A copy of your song, lyric, and email will be sent to her.

Casey Cattie - TRY IT AGAIN
Kyle James - BREAKING UP THE HARD WAY
Ben Wagner - AFTER THE WAR

Keep up the great work!

STATEMENT by the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL

MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT of 2017 INTRODUCED

Bill Addresses Songwriter Streaming Rates and Music Licensing

 

December 1-December 31 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon.

Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between December 1st and December 31st for consideration for our Publisher Luncheon. These were submitted to the Song Evaluation Service and were recommended by the NSAI Evaluators who reviewed them.

NSAI staffers will review all songs recommended for the January 2018 Publisher Luncheon.

Congratulations to the members who had their songs taken by Jamie Bruno of Being Bob Music and Tom Leis in an Online Pitch. A copy of the lyrics, audio, and your email address will be sent to her.

CHRISTMAS TIME IN THIS LITTLE TOWN - KIRKLAND CLARK III
10 COMMANDMENTS - LORALEI ELLS
PLAY LIKE KEN - ASHLEY TAYLOR & JASON TERRY
MAKING MEMORIES - MARY ALICE VANDERWATERS

Keep up the great work!

Each quarter NSAI invites all of the local Nashville Music Publishers and PRO Reps to attend a luncheon. Congratulations to the NOMINEES whose songs are being considered for the PLAYLIST that gets sent to those 50+ Music Publishers. Songs considered for this PLAYLIST are recommended by the NSAI Song Evaluation Service and the NSAI Membership Representatives.
These songs were recommended between 7/1/17 - 12/31/17.

Michael Peterson: Song to Drink On (Country)

Ken Nogan: God Our Savior (Praise/Worship)

John Stanislawski: Magnetic (Country)

Congratulations to the members whose songs have been SELECTED for the PLAYLIST that gets sent to those 50+ Music Publishers. Songs considered for this PLAYLIST are recommended by the NSAI Song Evaluation Service and the NSAI Membership Representatives. Songs are further selected by the NSAI Membership Representatives.
These songs were recommended between 7/1/17 - 12/31/17. The songs will be sent to publishers after the luncheon on 2/14/18.

(In no particular order)

KAT SAUL: COOLER THAN HELL (POP)

HAILEY VERHAALEN: DAMN YOU DIDN’T GIVE (COUNTRY)

Congratulations to the members who had their songs taken by Noreen Prunier of BMG!
A copy of your song and email address will be sent to her.

JOSH COTTRELL - TOO BEAUTIFUL
CAROLINE DARE - TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT
LESLIE BOWE/ KELLY MCKAY/ BRAD MCKINNEY - BEST SONG I EVER HEARD
ERYN MICHEL - OLD HABITS
DAVID VILLA - SO DAMN GOOD

Keep up the great work!

SENATE INTRODUCES MUSIC MODERNIZATON ACT
Bi-Partisan Bill to Aid Songwriters Continues to Gain Support

NASHVILLE, TN—The Music Modernization Act (MMA) was introduced today in the United States Senate.  The bill which makes several beneficial changes for songwriters in the way music is licensed and streaming rates are set continues to gain support.  

For Immediate Release

Senators Introduce “Most Significant Change in Music Licensing Laws in Decades” to Ensure Songwriters Are Paid Fair Value for Their Songs

Hatch, Whitehouse,  Alexander, Durbin, Corker, Coons, Isakson, Jones sponsor consensus legislation supported by songwriters, music publishers and digital music services