NSAI Houston, TX Chapter

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Meetings consist of reviewing a lesson on the craft of songwriting or a music business related subject. We then host a feedback session where participants share a song with the group. Members should bring a song to share and lyric sheets for the group.

Date: 
September 8, 2019 (monthly on the second Sunday of the month)
Time: 
2PM to 4PM
Location: 
Visionary Heights
1331 Nicholson St.
Houston, TX 77379
United States
Details: 
There are a few spots in the lot. Use any that do not say "Reserved For Tenants" as well as street parking. Watch out for loose roosters.

Welcome To Our Chapter!

Coordinators

Coordinators

Mitch Tiffin
Linda Schaible

Chapter News and Events

Every 4th Sunday,  4pm-6pm
JP Hops House, 2317 S. Hwy 6, between I-10 West & Westheimer

NSAI Song Swap hosted by NSAI Houston Coordinator Mitch Tiffin This is a fun, laid back song circle open to everyone. It's a great way to meet and hear your songwriter community and what they're writing. You can also sign up to perform 3 songs in the JP Hops House Open Mic beginning at 6:00pm after the song swap, . Contact Mitch at mtiffin@swbell.net for more information.

NSAI News and Events

U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE CHOOSES MECHANICAL LICENSING COLLECTIVE

Statement by Nashville Songwriters Association International
Nashville, Tennessee (July 05, 2019) – The U.S. Copyright Office today chose the industry-consensus Mechanical Licensing Collective, or MLC, to be the new agency to oversee licensing of digital mechanical royalties for American songwriters.

“Songwriters have looked forward to this incredible advance in music licensing for years,” said Steve Bogard, award-winning songwriter and President of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).  “The MLC creates a number of historic gains for American songwriters.  These gains include, for the first time, our participation in the governance of a mechanical rights agency on both board and committee levels. We are, for the first time, guaranteed an activity-based share of unclaimed funds.  And the cost of collecting our royalties is, for the first time, paid for by the streaming companies instead of being deducted from our songwriter earnings.”

“NSAI is very proud of our role in crafting guarantees for songwriter inclusion in the MLC governance, stipulating the payment methodology for unclaimed funds and mandating transparency.  These things were all achieved as part of the Music Modernization Act.  These landmark accomplishments also included heading up the national selection process for MLC songwriter board and committee members,” Bogard continued.

Now the MLC will set about the business of hiring a staff and preparing to ensure the new collective can efficiently license tens of millions of songs by January 1, 2021.  The MLC, while awaiting designation, has been working tirelessly and is well on its way to achieving that goal.  The Mechanical Licensing Collective was spearheaded by the National Music Publishers Association, NSAI and the Songwriters of North America (SONA).  The MLC was endorsed by nearly the entire American music industry when it submitted its application to the U.S. Copyright Office earlier this year.

 
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Have you been thinking of joining us at Song Camp 2019? It's right around the corner and there are only a few registration spaces remaining. Bonus - If you are an NSAI member you save $100 off of the registration price! 

In case you missed it, the incredible songwriter-singer Craig Campbell will be participating as this year's featured closing guest speaker where he will speak on his career journey, talk about his latest EP, "See You Try," and perhaps even play a song or two!

 

Every year, NSAI's Song Camp brings together over 20 industry professionals and songwriters under one roof, ready to guide and educate the songwriters of tomorrow. Whether you've written one song or hundreds of songs, these three days will leave you ready to hit the ground running with your writing, feeling inspired and equipped with the knowledge of how to work on your writing to start creating your best material yet. Song Feedback, co-writing, networking, demo advice, goal setting...that's just the start of what you can expect at Song Camp! Check out the official event page for more details HERE, we hope to see you there!

 

Song Camp: July 18-20, 2019 (Registration information coming soon)
Advanced Song Camp: July 25-27, 2019 (Registration information coming soon)