Morning Pitch with Lauren Funk (Endurance Music Group) | In-Person Only

Weekly Nashville Workshops

Thu, 03/07/2024 - 11:00am


You must be an active NSAI member to participate.  

LOCATION: 1710 Roy Acuff Pl. Nashville, TN 37203

TIME: Doors will open at 10:15am CT / Event will begin at 11:00am CT



If you are unable to attend this workshop in person, please note that it will NOT be streamed or re-distributed for later viewing. 



Vice President of Publishing Lauren Funk is responsible for managing Endurance’s relationships with its roster of songwriters and artists while identifying promising new talent. Since joining the team in 2021, Lauren has been instrumental in the signing and retention of multiple high-profile EMG songwriters, artists, and producers. She was a part of the inaugural class of the Country Music Association’s Women’s Leadership Academy, a professional development program and group coaching experience for high-performing women in the country music industry. She has been named to MusicRow Magazine’s “Next Big Thing” list of rising Music City professionals five consecutive times.

Lauren joined EMG from Big Yellow Dog Music, where she spent seven years on the creative team and worked with Grammy Award-winning creators Maren Morris, Meghan Trainor, Josh Kear, and Daniel Tashian, among others. She has secured cuts with notable artists like Little Big Town, Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Alan Jackson, Dustin Lynch, and more.



Founded in 2015, Endurance Music Group is the music publishing and music rights acquisition platform of Raven & Company. Inspired by the lifelong musical journeys of professional songwriters, our mission is to instill a culture of creative hope and foster the strength and perseverance required for lasting success in today’s music publishing landscape. Our reputation for quality songs and best-in-class service is reinforced by our track record, which includes over 75 #1 hits and multiple top five and top ten singles.



You must be an NSAI Member to fully participate in pitch / feedback workshops.

Bring an MP3 version of your song that you can easily play from your phone, along with two lyric sheets for the song you chose. (Cassette tapes will not be accepted.)

*Members are more than welcome to attend and simply observe the event even if they do not want to submit a song for pitch!


We will play the first verse and first chorus of each song and the guest will "pass" or "take a copy".

Up to 50 members can participate and will be played in order of arrival - Members traveling greater than 75 miles or 2 hours from Davidson County will be given priority to participate.*

If you arrive earlier than 10:15am, please join the line on our covered porch on the Roy Acuff side of building. Once doors open you will sign in and submit your lyrics sheets of the song you chose, to the receptionist for the event.


Members traveling greater than 75 miles or 2 hours from Davidson County are considered "out-of-town". You must be in the Priority Line prior to the time that doors open at 10:15am. If you arrive after 10:15am, you will be asked to join the end of the "Nashville/Local Line". At that point, there is no guarantee that you will be able to participate. 


*NSAI does not require you to wear a mask, but we encourage you to do what feels most comfortable.



NSAI non-members are permitted to observe two workshops prior to joining to experience what NSAI is about. If you have attended more than two workshops as a non-member, you will be asked to join NSAI as a member to fully benefit from membership and attend future events. 



Limited parking will be available in the NSAI parking lot. 

Additional parking is available on the street and in neighboring paid lots.