Songwriting Clubs and Organizations

  • Nashville Songwriter's Association International: As a beginning songwriter, or one moving to a hub, an NSAI membership is about the best $100 you can spend. Membership gets you admittance to the monthly regional workshop near you. Every six weeks, you can send in a song for critique, and there are lots of other perks, too. NSAI members wrote hits like Rock Song of the Year “Blue on Black” (Kenny Wayne Shepherd) and Grammy winner “Change the World” (Eric Clapton).

  • Songwriters Guild of America: Like NSAI, SGA has cool seminars and is politically active on songwriter's rights issues, but there are enough differences between the two that you might consider joining both groups. SGA's contract evaluation service alone is worth the price of membership.

    Songwriting Organization Finder Here's a list of songwriting organizations around the United States and a few other places. If you hit a dead end on one of these, try a Web search.

    ALABAMA

  • Birmingham NSAI Workshop 256-892-0600

    Florence Muscle Shoals SW, 256-760-0218

    Garden City Alabama SW Guild, 256-352-4873

    Mobile NSAI Workshop, 334-666-2097

    Opp NSAI Workshop, 334-222-8216

    ARKANSAS

    Bono/Jonesboro NSAI Workshop, 870-935-5857

    Little Rock Arkansas SW Assn, 501-565-8889

    ARIZONA

    Phoenix Arizona SW Assn, 602-973-1988

    CALIFORNIA

    Fresno/Hanford NSAI Workshop, 209-585-0718

    Los Angeles/Santa Monica NSAI Workshop, 323-255-8765

    Newport Beach Newport SW Assn, 714-669-5409

    Orange County/ Irvine NSAI Workshop, 949-733-2717

    Sacramento NSAI Workshop, 916-489-1688

    San Carlos Northern CA SW Assn, 800-FOR-SONG

    San Diego NSAI Workshop, 858-481-5650

    San Diego San Diego SW Guild, 619-225-2131

    COLORADO

    Denver NSAI Workshop, 303-695-8628

    Colorado Springs NSAI Workshop, 719-268-9880

    Durango NSAI Workshop, 970-385-3936

    Ft. Collins Colorado Christian SW, 303-778-6182

    CONNECTICUT Fairfield NSAI Workshop, 203-595-8123

    Glastonbury Connecticut SW Assn, 860-659-8992

  • Connecticut Songwriters Assn

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Washington Folk Alliance, 202-835-3655

    Washington NSAI Workshop, 301-428-3498

    Washington SW Assn of Washington, 301-654-8434

    Washington Washington Area Music Assn, 202-338-1134

    DELAWARE

    Wilmington NSAI Workshop, 302-239-4610

    FLORIDA Daytona Beach Casements SW Workshop, 904-252-8714

    Daytona Beach NSAI Workshop, 904-252-8714

    Ft Lauderdale NSAI Workshop, 305-264- 0094

    Hollywood SW in the Round, 954-929-0982

    Jacksonville N Florida Christian Music Writers, 904-786-2372

    Jacksonville NSAI Workshop, 904-259-5758

    Kissimmee NSAI Workshop, 407-846-7893

    Miami NSAI Workshop, 305-567-0246

    N Ft Myers NSAI Workshop, 941-433-2099

    Tallahassee NSAI Workshop, 850-216-1025

    Tampa NSAI Workshop, 813-677-8149

    GEORGIA

    Athens NSAI Workshop, 706-583-8519

    Atlanta Georgia Music Industry Assn, 404-266-2666

    Atlanta NSAI Workshop, 770-593-6032

    Carrolton NSAI Workshop, 770-854-7010

    Savannah NSAI Workshop, 912-897-7623

    Valdosta NSAI Workshop, 912-324-2827

    HAWAII

  • Hawaii Songwriter's Association

  • Pacific Songwriter's Organization

    IOWA

    Cedar Rapids NSAI Workshop, 319-377-7208

    IDAHO Snake River NSAI Workshop, 208-528-8572

    ILLINOIS

  • Chicago Songwriter's Collective

    Chicago NSAI Workshop, 630-887-0125

    Marion NSAI Workshop, 618-964-1840

    Moline NSAI Workshop, 309-762-9821

    INDIANA Bedford NSAI Workshop, 812-279-8460

    Evansville NSAI Workshop, 812-985-9322

    Indianapolis Indianapolis SW Assn, 317-271-6523

  • Indianapolis Songwriters Cafe

    Indianapolis NSAI Workshop, 317-273-0156

    Liberty Whitewater Valley SW, 765-458-6152

    Portage NSAI Workshop, 219-762-3318

  • Front Porch Music

    KANSAS

    Wichita Wichita SW Group, 316-729-0022

    KENTUCKY

    Buffalo Heartland SW Assn of KY, 270-325-3958

    Louisville NSAI Workshop, 502-452-1996

    Owensboro NSAI Workshop, 812-985-9322

    LOUISIANA Baton Rouge Louisiana SW Assn, 504-925-8771

    Baton Rouge NSAI Workshop, 255-766-6367

  • Louisiana Songwriters Association

    New Orleans NSAI Workshop, 504-488-7435

    Shreveport Southern Songwriters Guild, 318-797-1122

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Abington MA Country Music Awards Assoc, 781-878-0271

    Boston/Arlington NSAI Workshop, 508-895-9033

    Burlington Boston SW Workshop, 617-499-6932

    MARYLAND

  • Baltimore Songwriters Association

    Annapolis/Baltimore NSAI Workshop, 410-647-6048

    Cambridge NSAI Workshop, 410-288-6377

    MICHIGAN

    Battle Creek NSAI Workshop, 616-789-2874

    Flint Area NSAI Workshop, 810-239-0992

  • Michigan Songwriter Association

    Kalamazoo NSAI Workshop, 616-344-4428

    MINNESOTA

  • Minnesota Assn of Christian Songwriters

    Minneapolis NSAI Workshop, 612-881-4365

  • Minnesota Assn of Songwriters

    MISSOURI

    Columbia NSAI Workshop, 573-815-0397

    Fenton Missouri SW Assn, 636-343-4765

    Joplin NSAI Workshop, 417-623-0271

    Kansas City NSAI Workshop, 816-763-1633

    Springfield Ozark SW Assn, 417-883-3385

    St Louis NSAI Workshop, 314-846-3330

    MISSISSIPPI

    Gulfport NSAI Workshop, 228-832-6042

    Jackson NSAI Workshop, 601-483-7694

    MONTANA

    Missoula NSAI Workshop, 406-543-3290

    NORTH CAROLINA

    Hickory NSAI Workshop, 828-465-5919

    Charlotte NSAI Workshop, 704-896-7234

    Greensboro NSAI Workshop, 336-578-5433

  • Central Carolina Songwriters Assn

    Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham NSAI Workshop, 919-469-5876

    Roxboro NSAI Workshop, 336-599-7688

    Shelby NSAI Workshop, 704-481-1086

    Winston-Salem NSAI Workshop, 336-454-8694

  • North Carolina Songwriters Co-op

    NEW JERSEY

  • Princeton Songwriters

    NEW MEXICO

    Albuquerque/Santa Fe NSAI Workshop, 505-466-1031

    NEVADA

    Las Vegas Las Vegas SW Assn, 702-223-7255

    Reno NSAI Workshop, 775-626-2172

    NEW YORK

    Brooklyn SW & Lyricist Club, 718-855-5057

    Long Island NSAI Workshop, 631-757-9141

    New York American Composers Alliance, 212-362-8900

    New York NSAI Workshop, 516-822-7942

    Rochester NSAI Workshop, 716-681-1024

    OHIO

    Cleveland NSAI Workshop, 330-887-5328

    Columbus NSAI Workshop, 614-523-1989

    Columbus Songwriters & Poets Critique, 614-253-1125

    Cincinnati/Dayton NSAI Workshop, 937-847-0023

    Toledo NSAI Workshop, 419-661-0404

    OKLAHOMA

    Oklahoma City NSAI Workshop, 405-794-9659

    Tulsa SW Assn, 918-227-0108

    OREGON

  • Portland Songwriters Assn

    Redmond NSAI Workshop, 541-548-3072

  • Central Oregon Songwriters Association

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Philadelphia NSAI Workshop, 610-375-1727

  • Philadelphia Songwriter's Association

    Pittsburgh NSAI Workshop, 412-367-3766

  • Philadelphia Area Songwriters Alliance

  • Bucks County Folk Song Society

    RHODE ISLAND

    Rhode Island Songwriter's Association, risa@chowda.com

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    Charleston NSAI Workshop, 843-763-1250

    TENNESSEE

    Chattanooga NSAI Workshop, 423-756-7508

  • Tennessee Songwriters Assn Int'l

    Hermitage Nat'l Assn of Christian SW, 800-796-2227

    Johnson City NSAI Workshop, 540-944-5484

  • Knoxville Songwriters Association

    Knoxville NSAI Workshop, 423-971-4626

  • Memphis Songwriters Assn

    Memphis Nat'l Assn of Christian SW, 901-324-6473

    Memphis NSAI Workshop, 901-272-2729

    Nashville NSAI, 615-256-3354

    TEXAS

  • Austin Songwriters Group

    Austin NSAI Workshop, 830-905-2119

    Beaumont Area NSAI Workshop, 409-751-3929

  • Dallas Songwriters Association

    Dallas/Ft Worth NSAI Workshop, 972-491-1153

  • Houston Songwriters Assn

  • Fort Worth Songwriter's Assn

    Houston NSAI Workshop, 832-722-3753

    Houston/Fort Bend SW Assn, 281-497-5958

    Pickton Texas SW Assn, 903-866-3002

    UTAH

    Provo NSAI Workshop, 435-623-0688

    VIRGINIA

  • Charlottesville Area Songwriters Assn

    Tysons Corner NSAI Workshop, 301-428-3498

    Hampton NSAI Workshop, 757-723-6549

    Petersburg SW Group, 804-733-5908

    Roanoke NSAI Workshop, 540-864-7043

    Salem Southwest Virginia SW, kirasong@aol.com

    WASHINGTON

    Seattle NSAI Workshop, 253-474-6349

    Seattle Pacific NW Songwriters, 206-824-1568

  • Songwriter's Association of Washington

    Olympic Peninsula Songwriters Assn (OPSA), sousasong@tenforward.com

  • Songwriters of the Northwest Guild

    WISCONSIN

    Green Bay NSAI Workshop, 715-854-2215

  • Songwriters of Wisconsin

    Hubertus NSAI Workshop, 262-628-0934

    WEST VIRGINIA

    Charleston NSAI Workshop, 304-697-2739

    WYOMING

    Jackson Hole NSAI Workshop, 307-734-1281

    AUSTRALIA

  • Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists Association, Inc. (SCALA)

  • Songwriting Association of Australia

    BERMUDA

    Bermuda Songwriters Assn, studiob@ibl.bm

    CANADA

    Stouffville Ontario NSAI Workshop, 905-642-3645

    Surrey Vancouver NSAI Workshop, 604-581-8360

    Winnipeg NSAI Workshop, 204-358-2355

    Toronto NSAI Workshop, 905-453-6104

    Thunder Bay NSAI Workshop, 807-622-2526

  • Songwriters' Association of Canada

    ENGLAND

    Sheffield NSAI Workshop, 01144-1142452705

  • British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors

    SCOTLAND

  • Edinburgh Songwriters Showcase

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