The Toronto Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is hosting their sixteenth annual up-close and personal songwriters’ event, May 21 – 23, at various venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  See performances by over 40 talented songwriters, sharing their stories behind the songs.  Headliners include; Tebey (Emerson Drive, Big & Rich), Jimmy Rankin (JUNO, CCMA, and SOCAN Award winner), Victoria Banks (Johnny Reid, Sara Evans), Mark Selby and Tia Sillers (Dixie Chicks, Alan Jackson), and Patricia Conroy (Michelle Wright, Lisa Brok

On Saturday, April 25, the NSAI Madison Chapter will host "Do's and Dont's of Music Row" with singer/songwriter Liz Hengber! The workshop will be from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Province Hill Clubhouse in Madison followed by a writers night at The Brink Lounge in Madison where workshop attendees will take turns performing their songs before Liz closes the show with some o

Thank to Kendall Lettow (THiS Music) for a great Pitch to Publisher workshop last night! The following NSAI member's songs were taken: 


NSAI and CMT are proud to announce the winners list for the 15th Annual NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT. Upwards of 2,000 songs were received this year. A rigorous judging process featuring a panel of industry professionals selected ten (10) finalists to appear on for the public to vote on throughout the month of February. The final votes ultimately produced the Grand Prize winner, "Drink It In," written by entrant Derek Toomey and Jeff Silver.

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 4, 2015. The SONGWRITER EQUITY ACT (SEA), legislation to change the process that sets royalty rates for American songwriters, was re-introduced in Washington, D.C.

Our receptionist Mary Haynes contributed her thoughts on what it like to be the first face people see when they walk into NSAI!

Thanks to everyone who joined us this week for "Online Pitch" with Ciara Gardner and "Pitch to Publisher Night" with Chelsea Kent! Be sure to check out our workshop and Online Pitch pages for upcoming event dates!

Online Pitch-February 24th:
1. Ricky Dixon- "I’ve Been Drinking (and I don’t drink)"
2. JW Faria- "Catchin A Buzz"

Pitch to Publisher-February 26th:

Tom Johnston

We are thrilled to announce that Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers WILL be our closing guest for Spring Training 2015! You aren’t going to want to miss this exclusive interview and acoustic performance.

Register to join us March 27 -28: Limited number of spots remain!

Tin Pan South Artwork 2015

For the eighth consecutive year, select Watkins students competed to design the logo to be used on all Tin Pan South marketing, passes, posters and banners, and Sara Schork’s artwork was chosen to represent this year’s event.

Friday, February 13th, NSAI received the Chairman's Award For Creativity at the Copyright Society of the USA Executive Committee meeting in Nashville, TN.