Now shipping....


http://fatboygear.net

What are the benefits of joining songwriter groups such as NSAI and what can they help a songwriter with that he or she cannot do on their own?

Views: 45

Replies to This Discussion

I'm a big believer in NSAI. First, I applaud their legislative efforts and their role in raising awareness of intellectual property rights. Second, my experience is that the individuals there have a real spirit of community. They are eager to help develop the craft of even the crudest songwriter. Make no mistake, they hear a lot of bad songs. But, from what I've seen, they stay professional and treat every writer with dignity. 

 

For the writer, the opportunity to have their songs critiqued by a professional is of tremendous value. The weekly seminars (which you don't even have to be an NSAI member to attend) also tend to be very informative. Finally, it's a great place to meet fellow songwriters and get your "bearings" in Music City.

Rob,

I joined NSAI about 18 years ago while living in Virginia.  The first year I was a member I wore out the critiquing service.  During the second year I ran a local NSAI Workshop.  I found the staff to be willing to bend over backwards to help me become a better writer.  I moved to Nashville 16 years ago and the first place I went to was NSAI where I volunteered my time to stuff envelopes and help out at special events.  I later became the person that edited the guest speaker tapes.  NSAI is a great place to meet other people that have the same dreams as you.  Some of the people I met became life long friends as well as wonderful co-writers.  Jonathan is right about it being a great place to get your bearings in Music City.  Many of the hit writers came up through NSAI.  Use it and all of it's resources and it will make a difference.  There are some really nice people at NSAI and I think the world of them.

Wow!  Thanks, guys.  I've been on the fence for too long and you have helped me make my decision.  I'll head down to NSAI Monday.  I have been to a few of the Indie Connect meetings. I love them and have made some great friends and contacts through IC but their meetings don't coincide with my schedule often enough.  Vinny Rebas at Indie Connect has been extremely helpful and is a very warm individual. 

Thanks again for your advice and recommendations! 

Rob.

I've had many songs that were passed onto publishers and producers. I even got into NSAI's top 16 and never made a dime off my songwriting; except when I was ripped off two times since I moved to Nashville.

RSS

Latest Activity

Jim Colyer posted a status
"I'm producing a 12-song album with Annie Bushmeyer in Nashville."
12 hours ago
Jim Colyer posted a song

 play I LOOKED TWICE - Annie Bushmeyer

02:48
12 hours ago
Jim Colyer posted a status
"I'm doing a 12-song album with Annie Bushmeyer in Nashville."
12 hours ago
Jim Colyer shared a profile on Twitter
12 hours ago
Ernie Corallo updated their profile
yesterday
Ernie Corallo promoted Ernie Corallo's profile
yesterday
Ernie Corallo left a comment for Ernie Corallo
yesterday
Ernie Corallo is now friends with Lisa Beveridge and Eric Malinowski
yesterday
Larry Sherdian posted a status
"Just bought a Trident 80C. Has Megamix fader automation. Any ideas? Going to be a really pretty desk when I'm done."
Wednesday
Ronnie Thomas is now friends with Jayce Hein and Debra Gordon
Aug 15
Jim Colyer replied to Jim Colyer's discussion 29:11 Promotions
Aug 14
Jim Colyer posted a song

 play ALL ROADS LEAD TO YOU - Annie Belle

02:52
Aug 14
Jim Colyer posted a status
Aug 14
Jim Colyer posted a status
"Annie Belle her vocal on ALL ROADS LEAD TO YOU.…"
Aug 14
guitarMike posted a photo
Aug 11
guitarMike posted a status
"now living in my hometown of Jacksonville Fl ( new cell 850 408-0940 )"
Aug 11

© 2014   Created by Bret Teegarden.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service