NSAI Malibu, CA Chapter

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August 14, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Le Parc Suites Hotel
733 N W Knoll Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
United States
Rooftop Social with NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison

Welcome To Our Chapter!



Nitanee Paris

Chapter News and Events

NSAI Malibu is pleased to present
The Integrated Artist
with superstar performance coach
Steven Memel
Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Nobody writes a song with the intention of it sitting on a shelf unheard and gathering dust. The songwriter wants their song to have a life out in the world. To fulfill its purpose. To uplift, to anger, to entertain, to cause reflection or possibly evoke nostalgia for a lost love. At times the writer is also the artist. At other times they are different people or even a team of people. No matter how it lays out, the final result everyone seeks is the same. A great song, alive and out in the world, performed by a singer on a stage or in a studio. A song that powerfully impacts the audience hearing it. When it happens perfectly it's magical!

In this workshop we'll take a look inside that magic. We're going to examine several of its elements that must expertly "integrate" to produce that magic. Through listening, exercises and performance we'll look at how music, story, the vocal technique and delivery of the artist all can and must inform each other to create that integration. And you'll walk away with new insights and ideas you can immediately put to use to craft that next major opus... your next hit song!

STEVEN MEMEL is an internationally acclaimed voice & performance coach. He is the creator of "The Science of Switching On", the first fully integrated vocal technique and performance system. His clients are some of the biggest names in today's music and film industry; Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Halsey, Sara Bareilles, Jesse McCartney, Justin Long, Drew Barrymore and many others. They have won Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globe awards.

NSAI Malibu Presents
"Think Sync"
a panel discussion
with Music Supervisors
Jon Ernst & Brian Naguit
Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Malibu Library, 23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Jon and Brian will discuss their work as music supervisors and share important tips and strategies for placing music in film and TV, & listen to a selection of songs to provide feedback on suitability for film and TV projects. Don't miss this special event!!
JON ERNST is the Owner of Los Angeles based ShowRunner Music. He is a much sought-after music supervisor, composer and songwriter. Jon’s television career began as “PianoBoy”, the on-camera MD/DJ of the classic MTV game show “Singled Out”. Jon was later tapped as the music supervisor on MTV’s Mega-hits “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach” and has continued to work in that capacity on numerous shows since. As a composer, Jon scored most episodes of VH1’s legendary series “Behind The Music”, and these days still contributes more than his fair share of original songs, themes, and instrumental background scores to TV shows everywhere through his ShowRunner Music banner. Current projects include Netflix series “Selling Sunset”, ”Last Chance U”, “Cheer” and “Ultimate Beastmaster”, CMT’s “Music City” and MTV’s docusoap series “Siesta Key” and “The Border Life”. A native of Chicago, Jon studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is a graduate of the University of Florida.

BRIAN NAGUIT is the Director of Music, Creative for CBS Television Studios. His current music supervision projects include Blood & Treasure, NCIS New Orleans, and FAM. In addition to overseeing the day to day music supervision of the aforementioned shows, Brian has played a key role in securing musical guest appearances on a number of CBS productions including CSI, CSI:NY, Hawaii Five-0, and NCIS:New Orleans. He has worked on projects with Mark Batson, Raheem Devaughn, Glen Ballard, Josh Groban, Fantasia, Nas, & the Backstreet Boys. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in Music & Technology.

Don't miss this special event!!
RSVP REQUIRED to nsaimalibu@gmail.com
FREE for NSAI Members & $15 for Non-Members
To submit a song to be considered, send mp3 and lyric sheet by
Monday, June 4 to nsaimalibu@gmail.com
A limited number of songs will be pre-selected to be played for feedback.


Register for NSAI Song Camp
& Advanced Song Camp!!

Registrations for 2019 Song Camp will open May 1, 2019
If you attend both Song Camp and Advanced Song Camp this year, you can receive a $100 rebate!
Please contact NSAI to receive this offer.
Register Now for SONG CAMP!!

Application Period for 2019 Advanced Song Camp will open May 1, 2019
Application Fee: $25 (Non-refundable. If accepted, the fee will be applied to camp cost)
Register Now for ADVANCED SONG CAMP!!
SongWriterCamps in May!!
Hit Songwriters Richard Harris & Pam Sheyne are having their Songwriter Camp on May 13-15 in Palm Springs and there are still a few spots open! If you are looking to learn from experienced hit songwriters and music business professionals, attend masterclasses, collaborate and build your network and perform your work, go to www.songwritercamps.com!!

OLE Chapter Challenge Winner!

NSAI Malibu member Raymy Krumrei is the winner of the Ole Chapter Challenge for his song "Flirting Hurts"!! The song has been submitted to Ole Music and will be considered for a single song contract! Also, congratulations to runner-up Larry Jay!! - and thanks to everyone who came out and voted!!
We hope you can join us for these special events. Our regular monthly workshops are an opportunity to meet other writers and participate in group song evaluations. All genres and levels are welcome. The NSAI Malibu meeting room is located just inside the main entrance to the left. Parking is available on site and nearby, and it’s just a few steps away from the Malibu Country Mart and the Malibu Lagoon State Beach.

Best Regards,
Nitanee Paris
NSAI Malibu Chapter Coordinator
"It all begins with a song”
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NSAI News and Events


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.


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)