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5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIVE SHOW

Contributed by Matt Norden

From writers rounds to festivals and coffeehouse performances, there is always room to grow in your stage presence! Read below for tips to enhance your live show experience - for your musical delivery and the fans.



1. Invest in Performance Gear 

9 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING THE INDUSTRY

Each week our NSAI Membership Team meets songwriters from all walks of life and musical interests! In this blog post, Andi, Kalee, and Erin share their tips for fostering industry relationships, staying familiar with music trends, and setting attainable goals. 



ANDI GILBERTI 

7 Venues To Play In Nashville

So, you want to be a Nashville songwriter. One of the biggest pieces of advice you will get is to write all the time and play out at writer’s rounds. Here’s your guide to the best places to play whether you’re local or visiting the city! 

 

5 Ways To Prepare For Your Next Co-Write

Co-Writing can be a tricky dance. Sometimes you take too much, other times you give too little. It’s a constant balancing act of finding what gels with your co-conspirators for your next song. Here are 5 tips to get you started!


 

7 Lyrics That Started One Way And Ended Another

We all have favorite songs, and sometimes we like songs because they are left open to our imagination. Lyrics can be tricky and that’s why we are sharing 7 songs that started out one way but ended up in a way we weren’t expecting!


 

5 Ways to Map Out Your Songwriting Goals in 2019



It's that time of year again to set goals for the New Year! We recently  hosted a workshop with our Membership Team, inviting members to discuss and collaborate on their aspriations going forward. We talked about how short-term goals aid in finishing long-term goals and the motivation behind them both. Here are some key takeaways from our workshop:
 

NSAI Member Claire Kelly Scores Sync Placement in Station 19

NSAI Member Claire Kelly is celebrating a sync placement in TV drama, Station 19! The song "Out of the Dark" was written by Claire Kelly, Wilson Harwood and Jason Zerbin. Placed in Station 19 Season 2 Episode 6 in the final scene of the show. Read the writeup below to learn more about Claire's sync story and how NSAI had a hand in guiding her towards this opportunity!

Tips for Songwriter/Artist Branding with Regan Stewart

One thing I feel like people always ask me when I say, “yes, I am an artist” is- “So, like what is your thing?”

By thing- they mean branding. It took me a while to figure that out. They are really asking is, "What makes you unique, different from everyone else, how can you be defined in a couple of words, etc."

When I first decided I was going to finally say I was an artist, I thought branding yourself meant choosing a couple of things to put your stamp on.