Singer songwriters & everyone interested in the art of songwriting may join nsi.
If you are a singer / songwriter (who has already performed - or intends to perform - your own songs solo in Nottingham, England, UK.) our organisation is designed to offer you help & support, and so you may join NSI for FREE! Please send us a CD or mini-disc containing solo performances (no backing tracks or sequencers) of 3 of your songs. Also include a photograph of yourself. Please email us as well with your web site address, if you have one so we can provide a link to it , & a paragraph or two of information about yourself which you would like us to include on our web site.
If you are NOT a singer songwriter, you may join NSI by sending a £5 cheque or postal order (payable to Nottingham Songwriters International). Please state your name clearly & include your email address & a Stamped Addressed Envelope.
Responsibilities of Membership - Members agree to respect the rights and wishes of NSI and the venue management when attending NSI events or taking part in NSI projects. Members must keep contact details up to date and/or regularly attend NSI events in order that they can be informed of all new opportunities that NSI may be able to offer. Members must read and accept responsibilities of NSI membership.
NSI provides services
Singer / songwriters
are entitled to;
All members are
Everyone* is entitled
NSI services include;
NSI singer / songwriter open mic nights - These events are unique because, although more informal than NSI singer / songwriter showcase concerts all the artists concerned achieve recognition as singer / songwriters, & have the opportunity to perform in front of an audience who have come to hear them play their own songs (cover versions are NOT permitted). These events also provide exclusive opportunites for all concerned to witness unique performances of original songs performed by the original songwriters. Sometimes not only is it the first public airing of a particular song but also the first public performance by the singer / songwriter nvolved (& the opportunity to witness history in the making). (City Centre location, near public transport terminals)
Promotional NSI singer / songwriter showcase compilation CD albums - These CD albums are unique because, they feature solo performances by singer / songwriters of their own original songs. Many of which are unavailable elsewhere. These CD albums provide an opportunity to relive previous NSI concerts &/or experience the talents of those singer / songwriters of which they were otherwise unaware. All NSI members are invited to submit their songs. These CD albums are NOT FOR SALE. They are available FREE to all members & will be distributed to various newspapers, magazines, radio & TV stations to promote NSI, the art of songwriting, & the singer songwriters involved.
Members & public access meetings; These regular events provide unique opportunities for NSI members & the public to interact with members of the NSI executive committee providing the perfect environment for the mutual exchange of comments, advice, suggestions, ideas, constructive criticism & positive feedback. (City Centre location, near public transport terminals)
Members & public information stalls; These events also provide unique opportunities for NSI members & the public to interact with members of the NSI executive committee providing the perfect environment for the mutual exchange of comments, advice, suggestions, ideas, constructive criticism & positive feedback.
The NSI web site; This unique facility provides an international platform for NSI members wishing to achieve recognition as singer / songwriters and is also widely accepted as an invaluable resource for all NSI members and anyone interested in singer / songwriters & the art of songwriting. (It is FREE & available 24 hours a day throughout the year).
NSI Postal address;
NSI E-mail address;
NSI (URL) web
NSI Landline phone(with voicemail); TBA -
NSI Mobile / text phone; TBA -
Singer / songwriter
open mic nights;
public access meetings;
Members & public information stalls; When & where considered necessary - if & when FREE or funds allow & suitable volunteers are available.
NSI is a local voluntary not-for-profit organisation (with global aspirations) who successfully promote singer songwriters and the art of songwriting. We have a large active membership writing & performing their own songs in the Nottingham area. We provide local entertainment, create opportunities, encourage a community of singer songwriters, develop individuals, and foster local talent establishing a suitable environment in which to harness the potential synergies within the singer songwriting community.
1999, NSI has developed a highly acclaimed presence on the World Wide
Now in our 3rd year, with the experience we have acquired, & the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received, we have identified a need to consolidate our present operation & expand our current activities to include;
1- enhancing the
good reputation of Nottingham, England, UK, - & the singer songwriters
who perform there.