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Guest Speaker Charles "J.R." Ryder - Saturday, March 16th, 2024

Monday, February 12, 2024 - 4:54pm

The Indianapolis, IN chapter will have guest speaker Charles "J.R." Ryder on Saturday, March 16th, 2024 from 12:30 to 2:30 on zoom. The topic of discussion will be what Publishers look for in today's market and then we will have a Q&A. If you're not in the Indianapolis, IN chapter and you would like to attend, please let us know so we can forward the zoom link. The bio for Charles "J.R." Ryder is included below.

Charles "J. R." Ryder has a strong love for music. He concentrates on touching the lives of others through his work as a music publisher, songwriter, author, speaker, and producer.

NSAI Song Contest

Friday, January 26, 2024 - 6:47pm

Congratulations to NSAI Indianapolis, IN chapter member Tracy Richardson for winning the Lyric category in the NSAI song contest for her song "The Woman in Black."

July 15th Meeting with Guests Tracey & Vance Marino

Sunday, June 25, 2023 - 8:47am

Please join us Saturday, July 15th from 12:30 to 2:30/3:00 pm (EST) on ZOOM for this workshop with Tracey and Vance Marino.

Wife-and-husband music writing team, Tracey Marino and Vance Marino are songwriters, composers, musicians, and producers with more than 3,000 songs in their BMI catalog. They specialize in happy, positive music. Their music is heard daily around the world and has been featured in TV shows "The Voice," "Saturday Night Live," "Today Show," "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show," "The Kelly Clarkson Show," and in feature films such as "The Last Song," starring Miley Cyrus (Touchstone Pictures). National Commercials include L.L. Bean, Clorox, Cabela's, and Bass Pro Shops. The Marino's new book, "Hey, That's My Song! A Guide to Getting Music Placements in Film, TV, and Media," published by Backbeat Books, is available at most major booksellers. For more information, go to their website at:

In Person & Zoom Meeting Schedule

Friday, June 2, 2023 - 9:35pm

Listed below is the schedule for in person and zoom meetings for 2023.

June 17, 2023 - In Person & zoom at the Lawrence Public Library - 7898 Hague Rd. - Indpls., IN - 12:30 to 2:30/3:00 (EST)
July 15, 2023 - Zoom meeting - 12:30 to 2:30 (EST)
August 19, 2023 - Zoom meeting - 12:30 to 2:30 (EST)
Sept. 16, 2023 - In Person & zoom at the Lawrence Public Library - 7898 Hague Rd. - Indpls., IN - 12:30 to 2:30/3:00 (EST)
Oct. 21, 2023 - In Person & zoom at the Lawrence Public Library - 7898 Hague Rd. - Indpls., IN - 12:30 to 2:30/3:00 (EST)
Nov. 18, 2023 - Zoom meeting - 12:30 to 2:30 (EST)
December 2023 - No meeting.


Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 6:32pm

The Indianapolis, IN chapter will be having our Chapter Challenge on April 15, 2023. We will meet at the Lawrence Public Library located at 7898 Hague Rd., Indpls., IN 46256 from 12:30 to 3:00.


Every April the Nashville Songwriters Association International hosts our “NSAI Chapter Challenge.”

NSAI members in Local Chapters across the globe have an opportunity to submit one pre-recorded song at their local Chapter meeting.

(It does not have to be a full demo. Simple work tapes with guitar or piano and vocals are fine.)

To find a Local Chapter near you, please go to:

Participants must be a current NSAI member and “affiliated” with the Chapter where they wish to attend and submit their entry, in advance, for the Chapter’s April meeting.

Members must be present for the entire April meeting to play their song and to vote.

NSAI Chapter Challenge Winners Announced

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 8:36pm

Congratulations to Indianapolis Chapter members Tracy Richardson and Mikey Goode for their song "Roll Away the Stone" placing in the top 10 winners of our April Chapter Challenge for 2022.

Publisher Bob Dellaposta Workshop May 21, 2022 - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 8:43pm

The NSAI Indianapolis, IN chapter is honored and excited to welcome Music Publisher Bob Dellaposta for a zoom workshop on May 21, 2022. Bob has over 60 years experience as a professional in the music industry as a songwriter, arranger, musician, and teacher as well as a music publisher. Bob Co-founded Silver Spring Music Publishing (BMI) and On The Row Music Publishing (ASCAP) in 1989. Bob is currently head of A&R for the Nashville division of Banner Records ( ) the President and Owner of My 3 Kids Music Publishing (BMI) founded in 1994 with world wide success and Muy Bambinos Music(ASCAP) Of the Post Music(SESAC).