Thanks for your patience while all Workshops/Meetings are temporarily on hold due to COVID-19.
Will post updated schedules as they come.
NSAI Johnson City, TN Chapter
Error messageIn observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, 2021, NSAI will be closed. We will resume business on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10:00am Central.
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.
Chapter News and Events
NSAI News and Events
NSAI COMMENTS ON DOJ ASCAP/BMI CONSENT DECREE STATEMENT
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (January 15, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Anti-Trust Division head Makan Delrahim today addressed DOJ’s review of the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees.
NSAI has encouraged DOJ to make no immediate changes to the decrees. Rather, we advocated allowing time for the impact of the new Music Modernization act to be fully realized. This is the path DOJ took. Delrahim largely spoke about the four-year review process during the tenure. He made few specific recommendations, but the two NSAI wants to highlight are:
COMPULSORY LICENSES – He said compulsory licenses “are not the answer” and that any future changes Congress may consider should allow songwriters the ability to negotiate in the free market. This is something NSAI and songwriters have advocated for decades.
FIVE-YEAR REVIEW – He suggested DOJ consider reviewing ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees every five years. That essentially means a never-ending review process. Such frequency should only happen with a stated goal of ELIMINATING the decrees.
Delrahim applauded ASCAP and BMI for launching their new SONGVIEW database which will allow music users/licensees to more easily find song ownership data. This is an important step NSAI joins him in praising.
NASHVILLE, TN (December 21, 2020) - NSAI is excited to share the local chapter finalists for the 2020 NSAI Chapter Challenge with Anthem Entertainment. NSAI thanks each of its members for being a part of our Virtual Chapter Challenge this November. We received 79 coordinator submissions and had 63 NSAI members that were finalists at their local chapters. Songs selected by a listening committee at NSAI will be sent to Anthem Entertainment for consideration for a single-song contract. Congratulations!
2020 CHAPTER CHALLENGE
The 2021 Chapter Challenge will take place in April throughout NSAI’s 100 Regional Chapters. Any member can bring one song to their local chapter meeting and members select the winning entry. All NSAI Regional Chapter coordinators are also allowed to submit one song. NSAI narrows those songs down to a list of finalists before submitting them for consideration by the publishing partner.
NSAI BUILDING CLOSES TEMPORARILY/NSAI CHAPTER MEETINGS SUSPENDED FOR NOW
Organization Will Use Challenge to Create New Member Opportunities
As information and advice has continued to evolve, we have made the decision to stop NSAI Regional Chapter meetings for now and to close the NSAI office in Nashville to the public until further notice.
During this time, our entire staff will be working from home to offer a new level of online service to our members. All online programs and services will continue to be available and our phone lines will remain open.
Member representatives and mentors can and will continue to hold meetings via electronic means.
Please stay tuned to the NSAI website and socials for updates as we continue to navigate this difficult situation.
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