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NSAI Songwriter’s Symposium
2004 April 2nd & 3rd Single-Song
Agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville
The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) will
present Songwriter’s Symposium 2004 April 2 -3, 2004 at the historic
Millennium Maxwell House in Nashville, TN.Songwriter’s
Symposium 2004 will feature song evaluation sessions with Music Row
publishers, panel discussions, workshops led by industry professionals
and special guest performances.The “Single Song Showdown” songwriting competition
has just been confirmed as an exciting new part of this year’s
Registrants are eligible to submit one song for review by a panel of
music industry professionals, and the winning song will be published
by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity! To submit your
song for the “Single-Song Showdown”, you must first register for
Songwriter’s Symposium 2004.To
be considered for entry in the competition, your song on tape or CD
with lyric sheet must accompany your NSAI Songwriter’s Symposium
Registration form or confirmation sheet.Complete rules, regulations and instructions for submission can
be found on the Songwriter’s Symposium 2004 Registration form
available at www.nashvillesongwriters.com
or by calling NSAI at 1-800-321-6008.
No matter where you are in your journey to become a professional
working songwriter, NSAI’s Songwriter’s Symposium is a MUST.You won’t want to miss your chance to network with
songwriters from around the country and learn more about the craft of
Symposium is a unique opportunity to make special relationships to
last a lifetime and further your goal of establishing your
professional songwriting career.
"Your conference truly elevated the bar that
I set for myself. I don't want to write good song, I want to write
great song! You have provided the fuel for my passion and have
rearranged my priorities."-Laura Bellini,
NSAI Songwriter’s Symposium 2003 Attendee
A featured event of
NSAI’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, the Symposium is designed
to educate and empower songwriters who wish to advance their careers
in the music industry.Registration
for Songwriter’s Symposium is first-come,
first-served and is limited to
only 300 attendees.This
event will sell out!Songwriters
interested in attending the event are encouraged to register early to
guarantee their seat at the event.
Cost: NSAI Member: $275 before Feb. 29, 2004 - $325 after;
Non-Member: $350 before Feb. 29, 2004 - $400 after
Lodging Information: The Millennium Maxwell
House, located at 2025 MetroCenter Blvd. in Nashville, is the official
hotel of Music Row 2004. The hotel is offering a special rate of
$79.00 per night Single or Double occupancy for Symposium attendees.
(code NSAI) — This special rate includes free transportation to and
from the Nashville Airport, to and from downtown Nashville and Free
Parking at the Millennium Maxwell House. For reservations, call the
Millennium Maxwell House at (615) 259-4343 and mention NSAI to get our
special attendee rate!
Release Submitted By: Jenni Leeds, Media Relations, Tin Pan South
Office: 615-256-3354 ext. 16
MHSA started out as Inside Nashville Songwriters Association an
organization established in 1996 by a group of songwriters who
observed a great need for an association dedicated to the developing
and promoting of songs and songwriters. In 2001 Inside Nashville
Songwriters Association got together with their sister company, Inside
Memphis Songwriters Association, and decided to combine the two
associations. Hence MHSA (Music Highway Songwriters Association) was
formed. We are
innovators that have spent our lives creating works of art, so we
decided to form an association that is a work of art. Yes, MHSA,
actually will assist you in getting your songs to recording artist. As
a matter of fact, our primary purpose is to get our members songs
heard by as many singers, publishers and producers of music as we
possibly can. Songwriters
have been the real "starvin' artist" of the 20th century.
This planet we live on is full of songwriters with smashed dreams that
are living from pillar to post with hit songs still in their pockets.
Great songs are being listened to by only themselves and their
songwriting friends at times when they have enough dollars to get
their guitars out of pawn. We want to see our members start making an
income from the songs they have written as soon as possible. We know
that their hearts are in it. Anyone who's heart isn't in it does not
need to be a member of MHSA. Ask any wife/husband or
girlfriend/boyfriend of a songwriter pursuing a career in music, and
they will tell you how much each writer's songs mean to them. We know
this to be true; because we are writers, also. It is our desire to
turn some of the starvin' artist of the 20th century into award
winning songwriters of the 21st century. In
order to offset some of the cost of operating such an organization
there is one time membership fee of $200.00 (A Lifetime Membership -
No Annual Fees) You get a lot more than membership for your hard
earned dollars, however.
Here is what
you get that will help you the most.
Two of your songs will be placed on MHSA's
web site located at http://countrymusicplanet.com/country.htm
for the whole world to view and to hear. A page will be created just
for your songs. The lyrics and the music will be there for all to see
and hear. We have made arrangements with many of the insiders in the
music industry (singers, producers, publishers, record promoters,
record labels, etc...) for them to view our site on a regular basis.
Two songs are included in the cost of membership in MHSA. Additional
songs can be posted on your site for $50.00 per additional song. For
every six songs a member places on his or her site the member gets
another posted FREE. We will be glad to let each writer handle their
own negotiations, or if the writer prefers we will handle the
negotiations. If we handle the negotiations for a particular song, a
contract must be agreed upon by all parties. These contracts will be
on a per song basis, and MHSA will only be paid if the song results in
a cut. If you have a web site, We will link to it from your site at
MHSA if you desire. All prices include us uploading and storing your
music on our space.
An Unpaved Collection Of
Original Country Music
to anyone and everyone who is reading this news. I am Jerry Mac, the
editor of this news. Most of the news you will read here has been
submitted to us and published in our news after we review and approve
it, but sometimes I go searching for singers or songwriters on the
Internet that are deserving of insertion in our news even though they
have not submitted press releases to us. The following article
concerns such an individual that everyone connected with Jerry Mac's
News agrees is deserving of some extra free promotion, because of his
extraordinary talent as a songwriter. I have personally listened to
the music at his web site , and I am very impressed with his talent. I
suggest to all readers that you visit his web site to find out this
for yourself. don't just take my word for it. Jerry
Oklahoma Country Music Songwriter
The following was taken from
Randal's web site
anyone had told me 10 years ago I would someday be known as a writer
of country music, I would have openly laughed in their face.
A writer? Yes.
A writer of music? Perhaps.
A writer of COUNTRY music?
Well, low and behold, 10 years and over 30 songs later, I find myself
a writer of country music. With an extensive background in both speech
communications and theatre, it is no wonder that I find myself writing
almost entirely from a "video" perspective, carefully
crafting my lyrics to create "mental pictures" for my
listeners. In short, a dabble became an obsession, and today I view
country music as America's poetry at its finest; life's simple truths,
as expressed through musical imagery.
It may also be of interest for you to know, I do not play any musical
instruments nor do I have the ability to read music. In fact, I am
affectionately referred to as "the handicapped songwriter"
and remain somewhat of an oddity amongst my immediate peers. It is my
"ear" for music which has inspired and driven me to attempt
to capture the true essence of life as seen through the eyes of an
More recently, I wrote and submitted a melody
and original lyrics to a musical track provided by Byron Gallimore,
Nashville's revered producer to such superstars as Faith Hill, Tim
McGraw and Jo Dee Messina, to name only a few. The song was included
as an entry in The TONOS Country Songwriting Challenge, along with an
additional 120+ individual entrants who provided the same. I am very
proud to say that my song, entitled "We've Got All Night"
maintained a First Place status by voters for the last 5 weeks of the
6 week event! The song was included in the Top 3 Finals, but
ultimately was not chosen as the overall winner. Nevertheless, it was
an exhilirating and educational experience for me, as a songwriter,
and the support of my friends, family, colleagues and even strangers
was an all time high! I made a lot of new friends and acquaintances
along the way and want to say a very special, THANK YOU to all
who participated in the voting process! It meant the world to
me.....and I assure you that a lot of people, including the industry
songwriter veterans behind the contest (Carol Bayer Sager, Kenneth
"Babyface" Edmonds, and David Foster), not to mention the
120+ songwriters in the contest, certainly knew my name before it was
all said and done!
I have designed this website as a means by which
to share some of my musical works with YOU, the country music fan. I
truly hope you enjoy your visit and that you will return often. It is
an ever-changing country environment, far from the noise and
congestion of everday city life. And so, without further ado, please
follow me, if you will.... BEYOND
THE ASPHALT. http://hometown.aol.com/hitsongmkr/AUTHOR.html
Hello visitors. I'm
Jerry Mac, the editor.
I invite everyone to visit the web sites of all the
country entertainers that are highlighted in Jerry Mac's News.
Click here to go to
Jerry Mac's Web Site to listen to his music and get to know him.
Entertainers, submit your press
releases by e-mail.
All submissions will be considered for inclusion, but the articles
that appear here must be approved by the owners and publishers of
"Jerry Mac's News".
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make sure you visit "Inside
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greatest country music on Planet Earth. Click
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you in real audio. This link will take you to a site that's guaranteed
to please you as much as a real live jukebox. Listen to the music of
country music legends as well as Independent Country Entertainers.
This is one place where everyone gets equal billing regardless of
their fame or lack of it. It is our hope that those Independent
Country Music Entertainers on the jukebox that are not very well known
will acquire many new fans as a result of being on the jukebox. We
guarantee that all country music singers on the jukebox are very
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greatest gospel music on Planet Earth. Click
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Entertainers, submit your press releases by e-mail.
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here must be approved by the owners and publishers of "Jerry Mac's
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