Royalties & Rights Summary

As explained by Bart Herbison, NSAI Executive Director


When Should I Join a PRO?

By NSAI Membership Representative, Kayleigh Shoemaker

A Booking Agent's Perspective on Record Deals

By Heath Baumhor

Heath is an agent with APA’s Contemporary Music department. His clients include Jessie James Decker, Jacob Whitesides, The Weeks, Becca Mancari, Humming House, Jonathan Tyler, Jade Jackson, Royal Teeth, Elise Davis, Sister Hazel, Gaelic Storm, and Yacht Rock Revue.

Photo by Alexey Ruban on Unsplash

Once You're Signed, The Hard Work Begins!

Written By Erin Kidd

Congratulations on signing your first publishing deal!…Now what…?!

It may seem like you’ve worked harder than ever to get that offer on the table. And while the possibilities of commercial success are now within reach, the exciting reality is that there’s much more work to do. So, what should you expect as a professional songwriter?


Whether you’re trying out co-writing for the first time or you are well-seasoned writing with others, here are a few tips on how to “get in the writing room” with people that you want to write with.


What's the Big Idea?

By Dana Lalevee on February 22, 2017

Song inspiration and ideas come from so many places; a quote, a commercial, or reading can inspire a writer. There is no one correct way to come up with a great idea. What matters is what you do with that idea when it comes to you! Check out where pro writers Shane MacAnally, Marv Green, Jimmy Yeary, and Seth Mosley get their ideas, and what they do with them.