ICMP is proud to be the exclusive UK Chapter of  the legendary Nashville Songwriters’ Association International (NSAI).


Established in Nashville in 1967, the NSAI nurtures and inspires professional and aspiring songwriters, helping them to improve their craft whilst providing networking opportunities with other members and music industry professionals. They have Chapters all over the world, and also own the legendary Nashville venue ‘The Bluebird Café' which is seen by many insiders as the worldwide home of songwriting craft performance. NSAI also runs the world’s most high profile and cross-genre Songwriting festival, ‘Tin Pan South’, which ICMP songwriting students attend each year. 

bluebird cafe Nashville

As the UK Chapter of the NSAI, ICMP holds regular meetings and events, and is open to both amateur and professional songwriters. Members join an already sizeable songwriting community at ICMP with access to monthly artistic and networking events.

NSAI UK facilitators and members include Sophie Daniels, (MA Songwriting) and Hannah Rose-Platt, (BA Songwriting Tutor) along with current ICMP Degree students and successful graduate writers and performers. 

Membership provides a wide range of opportunities and activities, such as:

  • Receive song feedback from co-ordinators and peers
  • Network and collaborate with other songwriters and music industry professionals
  • Attend and participate in ICMP events such as songwriters circles
  • Respond to professional industry songwriting briefs
  • Attend guest lectures from music industry professionals
  • Develop an understanding of the music industry both in London and Nashville
  • Access many NSAI services online such as pitch opportunities, song evaluations, connecting with a mentor via Skype, live webcast workshops and an online video library of invaluable resources.

If you are an aspiring or established songwriter, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and your networks.

For more information on how to join ICMP’s UK Chapter of the NSAI, please contact us at nsai@icmp.ac.uk.


Write songs that last for generations

A great song can become truly timeless, remembered for generations as part of the world’s cultural legacy. Whether you want to craft a killer melody or pen poetic lyrics, our tutors will teach you everything you want to know, including all the production, performance, professional and entrepreneurial skills needed to ensure that your unique creations get the recognition they deserve. You’ll also benefit from A&R-style critique sessions, collaborative opportunities, access to fully equipped live rooms, recording studios and tech suites, and a community of inspiring contacts and friends.

To catapult your songwriting and music career to a whole new level, email our friendly Admissions Team at enquiries@icmp.ac.uk or give them a call on 020 7328 0222.

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