NSAI Philadelphia, PA Chapter


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To enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, NSAI will be closed beginning Wednesday November 21 at 2:00PM Central and then will re-open Monday November 26 at 10:00am Central. We hope everyone enjoys the holiday!

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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.

November 29, 2018
7 PM - 10 PM
527 Ridge Pike
Messiah United Methodist Church
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
United States
Topic: Pitching; song evaluations (bring 10 lyric sheets). Look for Methodist Church sign up long driveway to parking lot in back, back door entrance.

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Liz Miller
Debra Lee

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At our November NSAI-Philly Chapter regional workshop, we’ll dive into The Business of Publishing with a focus on pitching. There’ll be a video presentation and discussion, followed by song feedback/evaluations.

NSAI Philadelphia Chapter Workshop
TOPIC: The Business of Publishing – PITCHING
Thursday, NOVEMBER 29, 7-10PM
Messiah Methodist Church (back entrance)
527 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
All songwriters welcome.

Once the creative “fun”of writing and recording a song is completed, what’s next? How do we reach a wider audience for our music?

This is when knowledge about the publishing side of the music business is absolutely essential!
For all types of publishing – self publishing, sync placement (TV/film), and capturing the ear of reputable publishers (a value-added benefit of NSAI membership!), we’ll focus on the importance of building relationships and how to do it.

Following the topic discussion and video there will be song evaluations. Songwriters can perform a song live (bring guitar), or play MP3 for feedback and evaluation – BRING LYRIC SHEETS (10+) for full benefit of the evaluation.

We suggest bringing a song not yet professionally recorded or demo’d; that is "in the works" or that you're willing to revisit, tweak, and rewrite. The evaluation is an exercise that encourages the rewriting process. Evaluations are a constructive exercise and valuable teaching tool.

Messiah Methodist Church located in Lafayette Hill is directly off Ridge Pike and shows up on Google Maps. Watch for a Methodist Church sign at the entrance of a driveway that leads to the parking lot in back of the church, go to back door to enter building and follow signs to the meeting space.

An RSVP is appreciated by return e-mail if you can make the meeting.

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  • You must be an NSAI Member (non-expired) to play a song
  • Songs must be played as a recording (no live performances)
  • You must be an NSAI Member to vote on the song submissions
  • Members can vote even if they don't have a song submitted for voting
  • Coordinators songs will not be in consideration during the voting rounds at the chapter meetings to maintain impartiality. 
  • Coordinators can't be co-writers on the chapter member submissions to avoid any bias. 


  • Coordinators songs will not be in consideration during the voting rounds at the chapter meetings to maintain impartiality. 
  • Based on the volume of submissions- coordinators reserve the right to limit song listening session to 1st verse and chorus  if necessary.  
  • Although you can attend multiple chapter meetings and submit one song at each for the voting round, If you are selected as the winner at one chapter, you cannot win at another.  


We will announce the individual chapter winners in May after all names and songs have been collected by NSAI. 

The final announcement regarding songs selected by ole is TBD. 



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