Current Issues

NSAI STATEMENT REGARDING CONSENT DECREE REVIEW

NSAI RESPONDS TO FALSE CLAIMS. Today the Nashville Songwriters Association International is responding to the U.S. Copyright Office about false claims regarding unclaimed funds and the Music Licensing Collective we want to run for American songwriters.

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Nashville, Tennessee (March 22, 2019) – The inaugural Todd Givens Memorial Scholarshipwas awarded to promising new songwriter-artist Chris Housman today by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).

Spotify Blog Post Insults Songwriters by Attempting to Deceive Them - A Fact Check


Music Licensing Collective (MLC) Coalition
Unveils Broad Support for Copyright Office Submission

Announces Board and Committee Members and Launches Songwriter Petition

December 3, 2018—The Songwriter MLC Selection Committee opened nominations in November 2018 for songwriter-members of the Board of Directors, Unclaimed Funds Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee of the Music Licensing Collective (MLC) to be submitted to the US Copyright Office for approval as established by the recently passed Music Modernization Act.

NOMINATION PERIOD NOW OPEN FOR SONGWRITER-MEMBER SEATS OF MUSIC LICENSING COLLECTIVE BOARD/COMMITTEES

ORRIN G. HATCH MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT UNANIMOUSLY PASSES UNITED STATES SENATE
 
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (September 18, 2018) – The Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act (MMA), legislation designed to improve streaming royalty rates for American songwriters, cleared one of the final hurdles today with adoption by the United States Senate.  It now awaits only a final vote by the U.S. House of Representatives within the next few days where it is expected to pass and be sent to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Nashville, TN --- The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary today passed the Music Modernization Act by
unanimous voice vote.

“A huge thank you goes to Senators Chuck Grassley, Dianne Feinstein, Orrin Hatch, Sheldon Whitehouse and
many others. Songwriters desperately need the improvements in this bill that will ultimately lead to higher
streaming royalty rates and a more efficient music licensing system.”

CRB DRAMATICALLY INCREASES RATES FOR SONGWRITERS

NMPA & NSAI DECLARE VICTORY

SONGWRITER TOM DOUGLAS TO TESTIFY AT

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FIELD HEARING

NSAI Member Testifies in Support of Music Modernization Act

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Thursday, January 25, 2018.

NASHVILLE, TN—Songwriter Tom Douglas, a longtime member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), will testify Friday at a U.S. House of Representatives Field Hearing to be held at Fordham University in New York City.

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.