News


Courtney Crist (HoriPro) and NSAI's Mary Haynes

This September 2015, spend the day with Los Angeles/San Diego chapters on the Pacific Coast hearing from music business leaders! This special event includes lesson plans from Doug Johnson (songwriter and VP of A&R at Black River Records), Bart Herbison (NSAI's Executive Director) and a Publisher Panel Listening Session featuring LA/Nashville-based publishers! We hope you can join us!

Embrace Critics. Embrace Change.
By Krista Darting



A little over a decade ago, I received priceless career/life advice from a well-respected boss. In reviewing a business report I gave him, he asked me why I analyzed the information the way I had. My response was “That’s the way we’ve always done it.”

Remember. Reflect. Regroup
By Shannon Gursky

Thank you to Spoon Williams (Bandwagon Red) for joining us for another successful pitch night! Congratulations to the following members who had their song taken:

1.  Joe Daccache-Should've Known Better

2.  Tyler Dial- Damn Good Time

3.  Rachel Dixon-  War Paint

4.  Mike Easterday-  I Don't Wanna Drink Tonight

5.  JW Faria-  Catchin' a Buzz

6.  Sammy Hakim-  I Need a Man

7.  Donna King-  Sugar Rush

8.  Emily Kroll-  Girls

9.  Tim Mlynarski-  Getting Closer

10.  Josh Roberts-  More Than That

The following guidelines will be implemented beginning on June 1st, 2015:

The Bluebird Café - Monday Open Mic: NEW Guidelines 

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) honored Nashville-associated writers whose songs topped the digital or radio airplay chart between December 2014 and March 2015 and honored Jeff Carlton with the NSAI President’s Award. The NSAI #1 Party was held on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Music Mill, NSAI’s headquarters on Music Row. Music Publisher Jeff Carlton was presented with the NSAI President’s Award, which is given in recognition of significant contributions to the betterment of all songwriters, chosen by NSAI President Lee Thomas Miller. 

3 Ways Songwriters Can Effectively Use Social Media
By Adam York

As a songwriter, you want your music to be heard. And while there are several channels available to showcase your work these days, social media is among the most beneficial and under-utilized methods. So how can you creatively and effectively use social media to gain attention without taking your shameless promotion too far? Here are a few thoughts to consider:

Scope Your Audience

Making Monday Motivation Everyday Motivation
By Libby Oellerich