• 3rd Annual International Acoustic Music Awards

    Here's another bit of news that may be of interest to bluegrass/acoustic songwriters. Submissions are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual International Acoustic Music Awards. Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world, in any language, and are accepted

  • NSAI’s Songposium Week 2006

    The Nashville Songwriters Association International will be hosting their 2nd annual Songposium Week from September 22-30 in Nashville. The dates correspond quite nicely for any bluegrass songwriters who may be attending the IBMA World Of Bluegrass trade show and convention,

  • Union Ridge Publishing previews new songs online

    Bluegrass songwriters have been quick to embrace the newer technologies and distribution methods available to small companies and even hobbyist or part time writers and publishers. We have heard from several who, like Mark Brinkman of Brinksongs, regularly post demo

  • Major Publishers Targeting Tablature Sites

    On the heels of the heated discussion on this site about trading live shows, comes this story about sites that share tablature. Major music publishers are continuing to pursue unauthorized music sites, including those offering tablature (mostly rock guitar tabs). The

  • Add your CD to the Gracenote database

    This post is a contribution from Mark Montgomery, president of echomusic, a Nashville-based company providing creative and marketing services to a variety of country and acoustic artists. He is also a past President of The Americana Music Association. The images Mark

  • IBMA announces songwriter showcase

    IBMA has announced the names of the ten songwriters invited to showcase during the IBMA Songwriter Showcase, held during their annual World Of Bluegrass trade show, where they can perform their original material for the assembled membership. The Songwriter Showcase will

  • USA Songwriting Competition deadline is today

    We have posted a few times recently about the USA Songwriting Competition, an international contest where folk, bluegrass and Americana songwriters have done well this past few years. The original information we received from them had indicated a deadline of May

  • Billboard guide to songwriting business

    Billboard Books has just released This Business Of Songwriting, by Jason Blume, billed as an "exhaustive guide to navigating the murky waters of copyright law, publishing contracts and other realities of the business world that don"t always come naturally to