NSAI Lincoln, NE Chapter


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In 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.

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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.


January 16, 2021
1:00-3:00 pm Central
ZOOM - NSAI CHAPTER MEETING! From the comfort of your own home
Omaha/Lincoln, NE 68116
United States
Due to the current Covid-19 health crisis, our next meeting will be online via Zoom video conferencing on January 16th at 1:00 pm Central time zone.

Welcome To Our Chapter!



Kristina Brandl
Joe Zimmer
Sheree Miller

Chapter News and Events

Joe Zimmer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NSAI meeting
Time: Apr 18, 2020 01:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 717 625 4558

Good evening songwriters!

Above you are seeing the link to our first Zoom meeting set for next Saturday at 1:00 pm. Please be prompt as this will be a short meeting and I want to get going and cover as much as possible.

The meeting time limit is just 40 minutes. For this meeting Sheree and I decided we are just going to use this meeting as a way to acclimate to online meetings and to check in with each other to see how we are all doing. Of course we will use the time to see how songwriting is going for all of us. The following is the agenda for the meeting:

1. Catch up with each other and let us know how you are all doing. Tell about songs that you have been writing.
2.Talk about how the online meetings will work for the next few months.
3.Discuss the Anthem song challenge
4.Discuss NSAI benefits
5.Song feedback: If anyone has any songs that you want feedback on, you have two options....1) Play your song live during the Zoom call. 2) E-mail either Sheree or myself your song well before the meeting time and we will play it through our bluetooth speaker for all to hear. We still need to do Song Consents which I will work out after the meeting.
6.If there is time, I might try to sneak in a few pages from "Writing Better Lyrics".

We hope to see as many of you online on Saturday! Zoom is VERY easy to use as long as you have a computer that works good and has a video camera.

Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.

Joe and Sheree
NSAI Nebraska chapter coordinators

NSAI News and Events



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!


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.

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.

For any questions, please contact us at reception@nashvillesongwriters.com.