Invest in NSI because songwriting is important.
Although often undervalued, it can reach us all in some way &
singer / songwriters continue to make positive contributions to society
& the communities we live in;
Health - Songwriting can be a creative & therapeutic pastime
which alleviates stress, boredom & depression. Many people believe
they want to write a song but are frustrated because they arent
sure where to start. Who can they ask? ....NSI!
Education - Adult education can teach you just about everything,
but have you ever seen a songwriting course? Where can beginners,
established, & aspiring singer / songwriters find help, advice
& encouragement? ....NSI!
Art for all - Songwriting is by far the most popular &
accessible art form. Many people have affordable access (via recording
& broadcast media) to their favourite songs although they may
not be aware of the songwriter/s who wrote them. Who alone in Nottingham
specifically promotes these local talented artists & actively
invites & encourages other local people to become involved? ....NSI!
Domestic & street violence - Along with other art forms,
songwriting not only provides a creative means of self-expression
& a positive method of communicating ones innermost feelings,
but also allows a sense of fulfillment & personal achievement
enabling people to channel their negative emotions (e.g. their anger
& frustrations) into a more appropriate & socially acceptable
activities. Who actively encourages local people to appreciate &
participate in this art form? ....NSI!
Crime reduction - The devil makes work for idle hands
& many young offenders find purpose, recognition, & redemption
in songwriting (e.g. Noel Gallagher of OASIS). Who provides positive
encouragement for talent like that in Nottingham? ....NSI!
Local economy - At one point in our national history Liverpudlian
songwriters Lennon & McCartney were among the UKs biggest exports
& went onto make Liverpool an international tourist attraction.
Who provides positive encouragement for talent like that in Nottingham?
Unemployment - In an atmosphere of world recession, market
downturns & widespread redundancies many people have turned their
hobbies into thriving small businesses. Who could advise, support,
& encourage talented local songwriters with similar ambitions?
Community spirit - Singer / songwriters can write songs that
express communal feelings & reflect the attitudes & values
of a community, drawing people together. Whether you are a disadvantaged
young adult or a lonely pensioner, we all have times when we need
to find something we can identify with. Sometimes a song can satisfy
that need & raise our spirits.
Who in Nottingham encourages those songs to be written? ....NSI!
Heritage - Since before radio, television & the internet,
for centuries songwriters have used songs to heal, celebrate, ridicule,
record, & satirise personal, communal, & national events.
Who, in Nottingham, encourages new songwriters? ....NSI!
Human spirit - Most people have a favourite song that brings
back memories, raises their spirits, & revives their will to live.
Some people have , while in long-term comas,even been restored to
conciousness & full health by hearing their favourite song. Who
in Nottingham encourages those songs to be written? ....NSI!
Democracy & freedom of speech - Thriving songwriting communities
are evidence of a true democratic society. Successive repressive regimes
throughout the world have attempted to ban songwriters (e.g. Nazis
& the Taliban). Who, in Nottingham, encourages new songwriters?
Local entertainment - In local clubs local DJs play other peoples
songs. In local pubs & open mic nights local musicians perform
other peoples songs. At local karaoke nights local singers sing other
peoples songs. Who encourages local singer / songwriters to perform
their own songs & provides them with the opportunity to do so
in front of a local audience?
Local talent - Who helps, supports, encourages, & promotes
new, established & aspiring singer / songwriters in Nottingham?
International recognition - Who currently promotes Nottingham
singer / songwriters worldwide through the internet? Who intends to
organise & promote National & International Tours for Nottingham
singer / songwriters? Who plans to produce a compilation CD of solo
performances by local singer / songwriters of their own original songs
which will be given away free & used to promote local singer /
songwriters? ....Nottingham Songwriters