Songwriting Conference and Workshop
Is it impossible to get your songs heard in Nashville by current pro-level music industry influencers?
Now you can connect with real-time top music industry influencers and get your songs heard at this one-of-a-kind three-day songwriting event happening October 15 – 17, 2020.
“Our goal is to bring you up-close-and personal to people you could never get an appointment with,” says John Chisum, NCS President. “We open up networking opportunities right along side world-class teaching and clinics with Nashville publishers, producers, and pro-level songwriters.”
What Happens at the Songwriting Workshop?
The workshop begins with registration at noon on Thursday, October 15th, and ends at noon on Saturday, October 17th. With worship at the forefront, this three-day experience is a blend of teaching, coaching, and connecting in a Christ-centered, safe environment.
“The two things people always say about the Song Revolution Workshop is that they didn’t expect it to be so worshipful and Christ-centered, and that they’ve gotten more out of the first day than at entire conferences they’ve attended in the past,” says NCS Vice-President, Robert Till.
Thursday after registration kicks off with worship and prayer led by Chisum, Till, or others from the Nashville area. From there the attendees are led through a series of short teachings geared to increasing their understanding of the real pro-level skills involved in commercial and worship songwriting.
Common reactions to the content and power of the workshop can be summed up in the testimonial of attendee Mark Boucot, who remarked, “I’ve written a lot of songs in my life, but I don’t think I wrote a real one until I attended the Song Revolution Workshop.”
Aspiring songwriters attending the workshop have two songs professionally critiqued with personal interaction from a panel of pro songwriters. Past clinicians and coaches have included Grammy winner David Baroni, multiple award-winning songwriter Kenna Turner West from Curb | Word Entertainment, Mike Harland of Lifeway Worship; John Mays, Chad Segura, Ross King & Steve Fee of Centricity Music.
“Thursday night’s BBQ dinner at Centricity Music is always a highlight,” says Chisum. “Our attendees get to visit the record label home of Lauren Daigle, Jason Gray, Carrollton, Johnny Diaz, and Andrew Peterson to hear from founder/A&R Director, John Mays. It’s always good.”
Friday is filled with more song critiques, teaching, and coaching, along with a Friday night songwriters showcase where many of the attendees can share their music. Popular CCM artists and master songwriters, such as Jason Gray, Cindy Morgan and Ginny Owens have been part of the event in the past and any artists booked for this October will be announced closer to the event.
Is the Song Revolution Workshop Right For You?
John Chisum, Robert Till and the NCS Team work hard to make the workshop meaningful for all attendees regardless of skill level or experience. The environment is always loving, supportive, and focused on helping you take the next steps in your songwriting journey.
This event is perfect for you if you’re ready to “meet the right people in Nashville” and take your songwriting skills to higher levels.
There’s no “talent requirement” or experience required. If you love songs and want to become a great songwriter, the Song Revolution Workshop is a great place to start.
What About Social Distancing?
NCS is building in plenty of room for social distancing and will seek to provide the safest possible environment. Our crew will be diligent to sanitize the areas after use each day and will be extra cautious in serving you throughout the three days together.
As in any event you might choose to attend, NCS can take no responsibility for your health and well-being. You must attend at your own risk, though we will be doing all we can to ensure a safe and productive environment. A health release will be required to attend with more information to follow.
Registration and Fees
Early-bird registration for the workshop is $695, but NCS Members receive an additional $50 discount if registered before October 7th, 2020. The registration increases by $100 after October 7th, so register ASAP.
The registration includes full access to each session, two pro-level song critiques, and our Thursday night dinner at Centricity Music. All other travel, accommodations, and meals are on your own.
You may place a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 to hold your spot with the link below. In the event of cancellation, your deposit becomes a store credit or goes towards the next workshop registration.
Clinicians and coaches will be announced soon, so use the link to grab your spot before they’re gone. Space is limited, so don’t wait. Grab a spot at the next Song Revolution Workshop to join likeminded Christian songwriters from all over the world to increase your song power and meet great people in the music industry.
Location, Hotels, Travel
The conference is being held in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville, near Interstate 65 and Hwy 96, near the commercial area of Cool Springs Galleria Mall. A detailed map and directions will be made available closer to the event.
Hotels and Airbnb services are abundant in the area and come in a wide range of budgets to suit your needs. Search for “hotels in Franklin, TN” for dozens of options. Many restaurants are nearby, as well, and dining options are plentiful.
Now is the time to lock in airfares if you’re not driving to Nashville for the workshop. Due to the pandemic, airfares may be at an all-time low and you’ll want to grab them before prices increase.
Child Care, Audit Passes, Recording,and Refund Policy
NCS offers a full refund, minus deposit or $200 if paid in full, for cancelations made 30 days prior to the event. Within thirty days, NCS offers a 50% refund and retains the deposit portion as a store credit or as a deposit on future workshops.
Audit passes for non-songwriters such as spouses or friends are available, though the auditor is not allowed in the song critiquing sessions. You may record your song critique session for future reference, but no clinics are recordable.
Child care is not provided.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions and be sure to register ASAP.
Your chance to be heard by “the right people in Nashville!”