MHSA started out as Inside Nashville Songwriters Association an organization
established in 1996 by a group of songwriters who observed a great need for an
association dedicated to the developing and promoting of songs and
songwriters. In 2001 Inside Nashville Songwriters Association got together with
their sister company, Inside Memphis Songwriters Association, and decided to
combine the two associations. Hence MHSA (Music Highway Songwriters Association)
We discovered that most songwriter
associations were organizations that did very little to help their members get
their songs cut by recording artist. If they can not help their members get cuts, why do they
even exist. We are innovators that have spent our lives creating works of art,
so we decided to form an association that is a work of art. Yes, MHSA, actually
will assist you in getting your songs to recording artist. As
a matter of fact, our primary purpose is to get our members songs heard by as
many singers, publishers and producers of music as we possibly can.
have been the real "starvin' artist" of the 20th century. This planet
we live on is full of songwriters with smashed dreams that are living from pillar
to post with hit songs still in their pockets. Great songs are being listened to
by only themselves and their songwriting friends at times when they have enough
dollars to get their guitars out of pawn. The reason these songwriters are in
this position is that no one that could help would help (they were not some big
record producers brother in law). We want to see our members start
making an income from the songs they have written as soon as possible. We know
that their hearts are in it. Anyone who's heart isn't in it does not need to be
a member of MHSA. Ask any wife/husband or girlfriend/boyfriend of a songwriter
pursuing a career in music, and they will tell you how much each
writer's songs mean to them. We know this to be true; because we are writers,
also. It is our desire to turn some of the starvin' artist of the 20th century
into award winning songwriters of the 21st century.
In order to offset some of the cost of
operating such an organization there is a Lifetime membership fee of ONLY
$300.00. You get a lot more than membership for your hard earned dollars, however.
Here is what you get
that will help you the most.
of your songs will be placed on MHSA's web site for the whole world to view and
to hear. (The same 2 songs will, also, be placed on "Songwriters
Jukebox", the first Internet Jukebox for songwriters.) A page will be created just for your songs. The lyrics and
the music will be there for all to see and hear. We have made arrangements with
many of the insiders in the music industry (singers, producers,
publishers, record promoters, record labels, etc...) for them to view our site
on a regular basis. Two songs are included in the cost of membership in MHSA.
Additional songs can be posted on your site for $75.00 per additional song. For
every six songs a member places on his or her site the member gets another
posted FREE. We will be glad to let each writer handle their
own negotiations, or if the writer prefers we will handle the negotiations. If
we handle the negotiations for a particular song, a contract must be agreed upon
by all parties. These contracts will be on a per song basis, and MHSA will only
be paid if the song results in a cut. If you have a web site, We will link to it
from your site at MHSA if you desire.
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