Four members of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) have been offered single song contracts by music publishing company ole, as part of NSAI’s inaugural “ole Chapter Challenge” song search. In April, every NSAI member throughout the world was able to play a song at their chapter meeting. Local members then voted for their favorite song for further consideration by ole.
“The four songs we selected for contracts were professional caliber and we are excited to pitch them to artists, for film and tv and other uses,” said ole’s Nashville Vice President John Ozier. “It is exciting to find talented songwriters from around the country whose songs deserve a chance for placement. I applaud Bart Herbison and his team at the NSAI for giving both the songwriters and ole this opportunity.”
“This is an unprecedented opportunity for unsigned songwriters to find a partner with ole’s clout to help them get a placement. It is really a chance for dreams to come true,” said NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison.
Each April NSAI will present the “ole Chapter Challenge” across its 100 plus chapters located around the globe. NSAI members vote at each chapter. The winning song is then forwarded for further consideration by ole for a possible contract. In addition, each local NSAI Regional Chapter Coordinator gets to submit a song for consideration as a reward for their service to the organization.
Songwriters who received single song contract offers from ole and their chapters were:
“Filling Space” by Selda Sahin — NSAI NYC Chapter;
“Good Things” by Josh Cottrell — NSAI Knoxville, TN Chapter;
“Insane” by Aubrey Toone — Salt Lake City, UT NSAI Chapter;
“Keep Talking Like That” by Scott Forman – coordinator, NSAI NYC Chapter
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