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May 1- May 31 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon
Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between May 1st and May 31st for consideration for our Publisher Luncheon. These were submitted to the Song Evaluation Service and were recommended by the NSAI Evaluators who reviewed them.NSAI staffers will review all songs recommended between May 1st and August 31st and will choose up to 15 for the October 2016 Publisher Luncheon. 

NSAI Staff members-Bart, Trina and Leah, along with Chelsea Kent (Still Working Music), Doug Johnson (songwriter and VP of A&R at Black River Records) and Lisa Johnson (Sweet Renegade Music) traveled from Nashville to Wisconsin this past weekend for our Milwaukee Workshop that featured two lessons and a publisher feedback panel.  Doug and Bart both taught invaluable lessons and provided insight regarding craft, today’s market and how to stand out amongst the crowd.

"I don’t know why a new writer wouldn’t do Song Camp. It was my first step into the Nashville community. You learn from incredible pro writers, you meet other people on the same journey, and you get real feedback on what you’re doing. It serves as an orientation toward life as a writer. Honestly, it's such a rare opportunity to have this many pro’s available to speak, teach, and give feedback so freely. It jumpstarted my writing. I was from out of town and it really provided a glimpse into my future that couldn’t have happened any other way.

We're excited to announce our first video series, NSAI Presents: Coffee Break, LIVE on Facebook and Periscope, June 15th at 11:30AM CT. We'll be talking with Jeff Cohen about his experience as a songwriter for music, film/TV and producing artists in multiple genres. We will finish out with a Q&A with the audience, so be sure to tune in and comment with any questions you have for Jeff! Follow NSAI on Facebook and Periscope (@NSAIOfficial).

The Toronto Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) hosted their seventeenth annual up-close and personal songwriters’ event, May 26 – 28, at various venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). They had performances over 50 talented songwriters, sharing their stories behind the songs. Headliners include; Benita Hill , Gil Grand, Amy Sky, Marie Bottrell, Jamie Warren, Steve Wilkinson (of The Wilkinsons) and Small Town Pistols (also of The Wilkinsons).

NSAI sponsor, Music Starts Here had their launch party last week at InDo Nashville! Congrats on a fabulous party and thanks for having us a part of your business journey! 
Pictured below: Doak Turner with NSAI Receptionist, Anna Miller

  

As an NSAI Member, you have access to several in-person and online services.Below you'll find updated information on Mentoring Sessions and Writing Rooms, and the proper etiquette for booking these sessions. 

“It does begin with a song, but it doesn’t end with a song.”
(Ree Buchanan, Wrensong)




April 1- April 30 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon

Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between April 1st and April 30th for consideration for our Publisher Luncheon. These were submitted to the Song Evaluation Service and were recommended by the NSAI Evaluators who reviewed them.

Here at NSAI we believe that performing regularly is valuable to getting your songs heard! This July, we’ve teamed up with The Country Nashville to showcase some of our Song Camp and Advanced Camp Attendees!  

Photo by Jason Delkou

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