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Dates Set for Tin Pan South 2014

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has announced March 25-29, 2014 as the dates for the 22nd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. The ever-popular event presents hit songwriters from all genres of music performing at a variety of intimate …
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Everyone’s A Critic – The Collaborative Art (part 5)

In my last article I talked about the importance of joining and participating in a songwriting group such as NSAI. I thought I would deal with receiving and giving constructive criticism in songwriting groups. Let’s start with preparing to present your songs to group. First of all, what usually happens at a songwriting group meeting? A normal NSAI meeting the group will usually start with a songwriting lesson. You may hear a talk about lyric construction, writing a memorable melody, etc. Then it’s time to listen to new …
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NSAI Song Contest Submission Deadline Extended To Wed Nov 7, 2012

Due to extended power outages and displacement affecting much of the east coast as a result of Hurricane Sandy, as well as temporary technical difficulties with the online submission process, NSAI is extending the submission deadline of our Song Contest …
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Success Stories Highlight Song Contest Sponsored by CMT

The past 12 years of  The NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT have seen winners sign record deals, major publishing deals and have had their songs cut by numerous artists. As the October 31, 2012 submission deadline approaches, several of …
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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inducts Tony Arata, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Larry Henley and Kim Williams

Country artist and songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter and songwriters
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The Bluebird Welcomes Bill Anderson & Friends

As part of NSAI’s week-long Songposium, Executive Director Bart Herbison (second from left) hosted a “Songwriters In The Round” at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe on Sept. 19th and a packed house enjoyed performances by legendary singer-songwriter Bill Anderson, newly-signed Curb Recording …
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NSAI Fights to Let Freedom Ring for Songwriters Nationally

Continuing to build a support system across the nation, NSAI’s Executive Director Bart Herbison and up and coming singer/songwriter Bonner Black return from another successful trip to Washington, DC. While in DC, Bonner spoke and played original material for over …
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20th Annual Tin Pan South Announces Performers

Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 20th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival present
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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees To Perform This Week At The Bluebird Cafe

Nashville’s legendary Bluebird Café
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Trailblazing and Celebrated Songwriter and Entertainer Liz Anderson Hospitalized

Famed songwriter and singer Liz
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How Good Does My Demo Need To Be For The NSAI Song Evaluation Service?

This is a question we hear often at NSAI. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind. Professional demos can be very expensive and it is in the best interest of most writers to hold off on investing in a full production until you have received professional feedback. When sending a song in to the NSAI song evaluation service, a simple guitar-vocal or piano-vocal is sufficient. The purpose of the evaluation service is to help you craft your personal best song. The truth is…
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NSAI Awards No. 1 Songwriters

On Monday afternoon, September 19, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) teamed with co-sponsors City National
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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces Inductees for 2011

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation (NaSHOF) today announced this year’s inductees for
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NSAI Adds Canadian Cowboy Drake Jensen to their Roster

Canadian singer/songwriter Drake Jensen joins the supportive songwriting force, Nashville
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NSAI Song Contest Presented By CMT Kicks Off Today

Start polishing up those songs — it’s Song Contest time! The Nashville Songwriter’s Association
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