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Africa Songwriting Initiative Project
P O BOX 2537,
Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria.
E-mail: africasongs@yahoo.com
Alaska Songwriters Association
P.O. Box 33552,
Juneau, Alaska 99803
(907) 789-0613(907) 789-0613, E-mail: jdenali@ptialaska.net
American Composers Forum
332 Minnesota St., #E145,
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651)228-1407 - Fax:(651)223-8619
E-mail: wmontgomery@composersforum.org
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
1 Lincoln Plaza,
New York, NY 10023
(212)621-6000(212)621-6000 - or the following branch offices:
Suite 300, 7920 Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90046

OR
2nd Floor, 3500 W. Hubbard St.,
Chicago, IL 60610

OR
2 Music Square W.,
Nashville, TN 37203

OR
52 Haymarket,
London, SW1Y 4RP ENGLAND
Arts Midwest
528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 310,
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612)341-0755(612)341-0755
American Songwriters Network (ASN)
Dept. A95, Box 15312
Boston, MA 02215
Contact: Eddie Phoon - e-mail: asn@tiac.net
This service provides a monthly tip-sheet newsletter for Songwriters to pitch songs to producers, A&R Managers, record labels and publishing companies. (12 issues/year) Write to the above address or e-mail for more information.
Austin Songwriters Group
PO Box 2578
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 442-TUNE - e-mail: info@austinsongwritersgroup.com
Baltimore Songwriters Association
PO Box 22496
Baltimore, MD 21203
(410) 455-3822(410) 455-3822 - E-mail: iwancio@umbc.edu
Berklee NY Alumni Songwriterís Forum
c/o Lisa Hearns
1075 D N. Railroad Ave., PMB 123
Staten Island, NY 10306
Email: lhearns@berklee.net
The Black Rock Coalition
P.O. Box 1054, Cooper Station,
New York, NY 10276
(212)713-5097(212)713-5097 - E-mail: info@blackrockcoalition.org
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
320 W. 57th St.,
New York, NY 10019
(212)586-2000(212)586-2000
OR
8730 Sunset Blvd.,
Loss Angeles, CA 90069
(310)659-9109(310)659-9109
OR
10 Music Square East,
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)291-6700(615)291-6700
Canada Council/Conseil Des Arts Du Canada
350 Albert St., P.O. Box 1047,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5V8 CANADA
(613)566-5365(613)566-5365
Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS)
124 Merton St., 3rd Floor,
Toronto, Ontario
M4S 2Z2 CANADA
(416)485-3135(416)485-3135 - Fax: (416)485-4978

Canadian Amateur Musicians/Musiciens Amateurs Du Canada (CAMMAC)
1751 Richardson, #8224,
Montreal, Quebec
H3K 1G6 CANADA
(514)932-8755(514)932-8755 - Fax: (514)932-9811
Central Oregon Songwriters Association
68978 Graham Ct.,
Sisters, OR 97759-3107
(503)549-2053(503)549-2053
Central Carolina Songwriters Association
1144 Amber Acres Lane Knightdale,
NC 27545
Contact: Shantel R. Davis
(919) 266-5791(919) 266-5791
Chicago Music Alliance
410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 819
Chicago, IL 60647
(312)987-9296 - Fax: (312)987-1127
Connecticut Songwriters Association
51 Hillcrest Ave.
Watertown CT, 06795
(860) 945-1272(860) 945-1272 - E-mail: paul4csa@aol.com
Dallas Songwriters Association
7139 Azalea,
Dallas, TX 75230
(214)750-0916(214)750-0916
Fort Bend Songwriters Association
P.O. Box 1273
Richmond, Texas 77406-1273
E-Mail: mailroom@fbsa.org
Global Songwriters Connection was developed to help songwriters develop in their careers. The organization offers seminars, song evaluations, career mentoring, direct pitch to publisher events, as well as AFFORDABLE memberships for songwriters in all genres, from Hip Hop to Country, to equip them to succeed in their music career. Training is provided on topics such as how to copyright music, sample music publishing agreements, how to earn income as an indie artist, just to name a few. The founder of this organization is responsible for facilitating over a hundred publishing deals and several major label deals in Nashville and beyond. GSCís goal is to encourage, equip, and empower artists around the world!
Golden State Country Music Organization
3505 Sonoma Blvd, Suite 20-348
Vallejo, California
(707)553-9140(707)553-9140 - Fax: (707)644-5198
Contact: Suzanne Cantu - E-mail: mysuzi@aol.com
The Guild of International Songwriters & Composers
Sovereign House, 12 Trewartha Rd.,
Praa Sands, Penzance, Cornwall
TR20 9ST ENGLAND
(01736)762826(01736)762826 - Fax: (01736)763328 - E-mail: songmag@aol.com
Hawaii Songwriters Association
P.O. Box 10248,
Honolulu Hi. 96816
Phone: (808) 988-6878(808) 988-6878
Contact:Stan Rubens - E Mail:Stanrubens@aol.com
Heartland Songwriters Association of Ky
c/o Roy Minagawa 109 N. Mulberry St
Elizabethtown, Ky 42701
Phone (502) 769-9933(502) 769-9933
Contact: Jerry Williams, President (502) 966-8200(502) 966-8200
The Indianapolis Songwriters Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 44724,
Indianapolis, IN 46244-0724
Contact: Larry Prather - E-mail: indysongwriters@home.com
International Alliance For Women in Music
Abilene Christian University, ACU Box 8274
Abilene, TX 79699
(915)674-2044 - Fax: (915)674-2232
Contact: Sally Reid
International Alliance of Women in Music
Indiana U of PA
209 Cogswell Hall
Indiana, PA 15705
Contact: Susan Wheatley
International Songwriters Association Ltd.
P.O. Box 46, Limerick City
Ireland
Tel: (061)22837 - Fax: (061)229464

Or

37 New Cavendish Street
London W1M 8JR
Tel: (020)74865353(020)74865353 - Fax: (020)74862094

E-Mail: jliddane@songwriter.iol.ie
KASLAC Kentuckiana Association of Songwriters, Lyricists, And Composers
c/o Jack Johnson PO Box 582, Fairdale, KY 40118
Phone: (502) 445-0802(502) 445-0802 - email: kaslac2014@aol.com

A complete songwriters organization for writers in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. A non-profit organization designed to advance and promote local "original" music and songwriters. Based out of Louisville, KY, KASLAC offers songwriters the opportunity to network, meet other writers, participate in song competitions, play open stages and showcases, information to help you hone your skills, receive discounts from local music stores and recording studios, attend "pitch sessions" with music industry people, and possibly have your material receive radio airplay. Open to songwriters of ALL genres, regardless of age, race, sex, religion, creed, nationality, or sexual preference.

Accepting memberships now, please contact Jack at the email, phone or address above. An annual membership fee of $25 is required to help offset the cost of printing brochures, applications, certificates of membership, and photo ID's (required for admittance to KASLAC events. Currently looking for songwriters who would like to participate in an "open stage" venue in Louisville, KY. "Be Original"
Kerrville Music Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 29,
Kerrville, TX 78029-1466
(830)257-3600(830)257-3600 - E-mail: staff@kerrville-music.com
Contact: Rod Kennedy, Executive Director
The Las Vegas Songwriters Association
P.O. Box 42683,
Las Vegas, NV 89116-0683
(702)459-9107(702)459-9107
Louisiana Songwriters Association
P.O. Box 80425,
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-0425
(225)924-0804(225)924-0804 - E-mail: jancal1@juno.com
Contact: Janice Calvert, President

Maine Songwriters' Association
Contact: Heather Caston, President
Log on to http://www.mesongwriters.com/ and use the "contact us" link to send us an email.
Memphis Songwriters' Association
4500 Summer Ave., Ste. #110
Memphis, TN. 38122
(901) 577-0906(901) 577-0906 phone
(901) 818-9507 fax
Michigan Songwriters Association
28935 Flanders Dr.,
Warren, MI 48093
(810)771-8145(810)771-8145 - Contact: Terri Senecal
Country, Pop, Rock & R&B
Mid-South Songwriters Association
5402 Brantford Rd.
Memphis, TN. 38120-2440
(901) 821-9921(901) 821-9921
Mobile Songwriters Group
8422 Placid Dr.
Mobile, AL 36695
Tel: 251-633-3706251-633-3706 - Contact: Donnie Mills, President - Email: Millsongs@aol.com
Established since 1995 and a regional workshop for the NSAI
Missouri Songwriters Association, Inc.
693 Green Forest Dr.,
Fenton, MO 63026
(636)343-4765(636)343-4765 - Contact: John G. Nolan, Jr., President
Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
1701 West End Avenue, 3rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37203
1-800-321-60081-800-321-6008

Founded in 1967, NSAI is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization dedicated to serving professional and amateur songwriters of all genres of music. For emerging songwriters, NSAI provides dues paying members a free song evaluation service, workshops in over 100 cities, counseling, and more. For professional songwriters, NSAI is a proactive lobbying force protecting songwriter's rights.

The Princeton Songwriters, NSAI-New Jersey
Anne Freeman, Volunteer Coordinator
PO Box 5313
Clinton, NJ 08809
Workshop: 908-638-0239908-638-0239
http://community.nj.com/cc/princetonsongwriters
princetonsongs@aol.com

Free E-NewsLetter for songwriters that includes our workshop schedule, NJ focus on music and business events, songwriter resources and the like. The web site focuses on the beginning songwriters, but includes articles, news, events and links of interest to the aspiring songwriter.

Western Pennsylvania Chapter (Just north of Pittsburgh, PA)
Dan Robinson
(724) 612-1615(724) 612-1615 - Higsong1@connecttime.net
Michael Shields
(724) 992-0350(724) 992-0350 - michaelshieldsongs@verizon.net
Nancy Deckant
(412) 389-6697(412) 389-6697 - Ndeckant123@hotmail.com


New Jersey Songwriter's Circle (The)
Meets first Thursday of every month
Contact: Scott Sheldon
15 Duncan Street
Millburn, New Jersey 07041
973-376-4946973-376-4946
E-mail: Scott_Sheldon@ADP.com

North Carolina Songwriters Co-op
PO Box 335
Carrboro, NC 27510
Oklahoma Songwriters & Composers Association
PO Box 6152
Moore, OK 73153-0152
Email: stanley22okc@msn.com - Debra Stanley, President
Olympic Penninsula Songwriters Association (OPSA)
110 E.3rd Suite #D209
Port Angeles WA 98362
Email: Sousasong@tenforward.com
Pacific Music Industry Association
400-177 W. Seventh Av.,
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 1L8 CANADA
(604)873-1914(604)873-1914 - Fax:(604)873-9686
E-mail: pmia@ship.net
Pacific Northwest Songwriters Association
Box 98564,
Seattle, WA 98198
(206)824-1568(206)824-1568
Philadelphia Songwriters Association
4944 Bingham St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19120
Contact: Vince James
Tel: (215) 685-0592(215) 685-0592
E-mail: vncntjames@aol.com
Portland Songwriters Association
PO Box 42389
Portland, OR 97242
E-mail: mailto:info@portlandsongwriters.org
Red River Songwriters Association
P.O. Box 412
Ft. Towson, OK 74735
Rhode Island Songwriters' Association (RISA)
159 Elmgrove Ave.
Providence, RI 02906
Tel: (401) 461-6153(401) 461-6153 - E-mail: mailto:RhodySong@aol.com
San Diego Songwriters Guild (SDSG)
3368 Governor Drive, Suite F-326
San Diego, CA 92122
(619) 615-8874(619) 615-8874 - E-mail: sdsongwriters@hotmail.com

SESAC Inc.
421 W. 54th St.,
New York, NY 10019
(212)586-3450(212)586-3450
OR
55 Music Square East,
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)320-0055(615)320-0055
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
41 Valleybrook Dr.,
Don Mills, Ontario
M3B 2S6 CANADA
(416)445-8700(416)445-8700 or (800)55SOCAN(800)55SOCAN - Fax:(416)445-7108
SODRAC Inc.
Victoria Square, Suite 420, 759
Montreal, PQ
H2Y 2J7 CANADA
(514)845-3268(514)845-3268 - Fax:(514)845-3401
Contact: Membership Department: Robert Hurtubise
Songwriter's Association of Canada
3600 Billings Court, Suite 204
Burlington, Ontario
CANADA L7N 3N6
Phone: (905) 681-5320(905) 681-5320 - Fax: (905) 681-5323
E-mail: sac@songwriters.ca - Contact: Sean Mulligan, Executive Director
Songwriters Association of Washington
1413 K. St., N.W., First Floor,
Washington, DC 20005
(301)654-8434(301)654-8434
Songwriters Circle of Kansas City
c/o David Hakan,
8646 Chestnut Circle, #2,
Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 363-1917(816) 363-1917 / E-Mail: DavidHakan@aol.com
Join us for song circles the third Friday of each month.

Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association Inc (SCALA)
PO Box 228
Kensington Park 5068
South Australia
Phone/fax +618 8431 4063 / E-Mail: mailto:scala@senet.com.au
Songwriters & Lyricists Club
c/o Robert Makinson
Box 23304,
Brooklyn, NY 11202-0066
Songwriters & Poets Critique (S.P.C.)
c/o Ellis Cordle, Founder
11599 Coontz Road
Orient  OH  43146 USA
(614) 877-1727(614) 877-1727 / E-Mail: mailto:spcmusic@yahoo.com
Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
1500 Harbor Blvd.
Weehawken, NJ 07087-673207087-6732
Tel: (201) 867-7603(201) 867-7603 - Fax: (201) 867-7535
E-mail: LBachman@aol.com

OR

Los Angeles Office
6430 Sunset Blvd., Suite 705,
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 462-1108(323) 462-1108 or (800) 826-7287 - Fax (323) 462-5430
E-mail: LASGA@aol.com

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Nashville Office
1222 16th Avenue South, Suite #25
Nashville, TN 37212
Tel: (615) 329-1782(615) 329-1782 - Fax: (615) 329-2623
E-mail: SGANash@aol.com

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New York Office
1560 Broadway Suite #1306
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 768-7902(212) 768-7902 - Fax: (212) 768-9048
E-mail: SongNews@aol.com

Songwriters Of Wisconsin International
P.O. Box 1027,
Neenah, WI 54957-1027
(920) 725-1609(920) 725-1609 - E-mail: Sowi@new.rr.com
Southwest Virginia Songwriters Association
P.O. Box 698
Salem, VA 24153
(703)864-7043(703)864-7043
The Songwriters Workshop
PO Box 5021
Eugene, OR 97405
Contact: Rocky Montenegro - Email: songshop@hotmail.com
Open to songwriters in any genre, beginning or experienced. Have met every month since its founding in 2003.
The Southeast Virginia Songwriters Association
P.O. Box 698
Salem, VA
Contact: Warren Kurtz, Publicity Chairman - (540) 387-7541(540) 387-7541 or Pat Phister, Vice President - (540)929-5071(540)929-5071
The Tennessee Songwriters Association
Box 2664
Hendersonville, TN 37077-2664
(615)969-5967(615)969-5967 or (615)824-4555(615)824-4555
E-mail: asktsai@aol.com
Texas Music Office
P.O. Box 13246
Austin, TX 78711
Tel: (512)463-6666(512)463-6666
Toronto Musicians Association
101 Thorncliffe Park Dr.,
Toronto, Ontario
M4H 1M2 CANADA
(416)421-1020(416)421-1020 - Fax: (416)421-7011
Vermont Songwriters Association
P.O. Box 323,
Jericho, VT 05465
(802)899-3787(802)899-3787 - E-mail: ibjericho@aol.com
Victory Music
P.O. Box 23130,
Seattle, WA 98102
E-mail: victoryreview@victorymusic.org
The Virginia Organization of Composers and Lyricists
P.O. Box 34606
Richmond, VA 23234
(804) 342-0550(804) 342-0550 - E-mail: info@vocalsongwriter.org
Washington Area Music Association
1690 36th St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202)338-1134 - Fax: (703)237-7923
West Coast Songwriters (WCS)
(formerly Northern California Songwriters Association)
1724 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070. 
(650) 654-3966 - Fax: (650)654-2156
E-mail:  ian@ncsasong.org   In California and Nashville - 1-800-FOR-SONG1-800-FOR-SONG
Western North Carolina Songwriter's Assoc. Inc.
P.O. Box 72,
Alexander, NC 28701
(704)683-9105(704)683-9105 TAXI
21450 Burbank Blvd.,Suite 307,
Woodland Hills,CA 91367
(818)888-2111 - Fax: (818)884-4151
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