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The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) today sent a letter to dozens of artists signed under the Sony Music Entertainment (SME) umbrella drawing their attention to a move by SME to devalue songwriter streaming mechanical royalties.

Dear Sony Music Entertainment Artist:

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

This edition of Heart & Song was contributed by Nashville based artist/songwriter, Jamie Floyd.


Department of Justice
Songwriter groups have already begun to fight the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ)  final ruling issued yesterday that mandates 100%  music licensing by both ASCAP and BMI and says the new system must start within one year.  BMI immediately filed a federal lawsuit to overturn the DOJ ruling while ASCAP, NSAI and others will seek a legislative remedy from Congress. LEARN MORE

OFFICIAL WRITTEN RULING FINALLY ISSUED FROM DOJ REGARDING 100% LICENSING
The below statement has been issued by NSAI Board President and songwriter, Lee Thomas Miller on August 4, 2016. 

CLICK TO THE READ THE OFFICIAL DOJ RULING

The below letter was written to the CEO of Sony Records on August 3, 2016.

Dear Mr. Morris,

Contributed by Katie Jelen, Secret Road Music Services

“I want a pub deal.” 

The following songs were taken at last week's Pitch to Publisher workshop with Jake Gear from Sea Gayle! Congrats to all of our members.

Congressmen Doug Collins (GA), Hakeem Jeffries (NY), Trent Franks (AZ), Judy Chu (CA) and Steve Cohen (TN), all members of the House Judiciary Committee, recently submitted a letter to U.S. Attorney General, Loretta E. Lynch about their concerns regarding the recent DOJ ruling. Click here to read their letter.

NSAI Advanced Song Camp was a huge success and below are just some of the feedback from our attendees to prove it! Thanks to our featured speakers and guest teachers for taking time out of your busy schedules to offer your expertise and lessons you've learned along the way. 

"The insight gained from all the speakers and staff over the past 3 days has been off the chart." - Ronnie Jackson