The 8th Annual Nashville SongWriters Festival - Sponsored by AirPlay Direct Ramps Up For June 4-6

Posted on June 3, 2010

Live performances of all genres on multiple stages, classes hosted by pros, an Open House, Song Contest, networking and gathering represent the past, present and future of songwriting.
The 8th Annual, 2010 Nashville SongWriters Festival is several music happenings in one!  Find your place in the mix. It’s part live original music festival, part  music conference, part networking opportunity and part gathering of friends held June 4-6. The live performances, education and Open House are concurrently running events. Attendees can take in all or parts of the fest and "Play it by ear!"
Songwriters of all genres converge for The Nashville SongWriters Festival. Tunesmiths share their music on multiple stages and open Sing Rings. The fest is open to all forms of songwriting, from the novice to the professional. There are no pre-qualifications to play or attend. Everyone is encouraged to come as they are. All attendees will have the opportunity to share their words or music and find their place in the mix.
While at the fest, writers can also attend Pro Instruction classes, workshops, Q&A sessions and other personal tid bits, all about the craft and business of songwriting.
An Open House is held by participating recording studios, publishers, song pluggers and other music  related businesses where writers can drop by without an appointment to ask questions, exchange samples or discuss what part they play in the business of Music. Register your music related music business for the Open House or if you're a festival attendee, stop by and check out some of the industry. 
For performing and non performing writers there will be a "Writer's Area" provided by the Fest near the information booth. At the display table attendees can deposit their CD's and the fest staff will take inquiries or make sales for participants. Also drop off a copy of your songs in the Fest Drop Box where your materials will be forwarded to publishers.
Come to share your music and have fun playing the songs that you have written. While at the fest we hope you get inspired, reinvigorated, find co-writers, network and write some new tunes. Most of all, have fun! Music is not all business all of the time. But... if you think you have something that is potentially a commercial success.....enter the "Song Contest & Critiques." We want to recognize songwriter efforts and help get your material in the hands of publishers and recording artist of all sizes. We want to highlight talent and help make others better writers who are informed on what the industry is looking for... great commercial songs. There will be prizes, plus entrants will also get their songs critiqued and receive commercial feedback. Entrants do not have to attend the Festival to enter the "Song Challenge & Critiques."
Another historical gathering begins to shape up as we throw down at this year's congregation to celebrate the spirit of the songwriter. Many special guest and surprises await but as always, the real featured writer is you!
Registration is now officially open. Performing and Non-performing songwriters, music related business, volunteers and the public wishing to participate in the June 4-6, 2010 activities can visit the web site at or Email: or call 615-424-1491 or 931-296-4067 for more info.

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