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. 


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, (Head of Songwriting) and Jonathan Whiskerd, (BA Songwriting Programme Leader) 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

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