Music Biz 2017 has ended
Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Bart Herbison

Nashville Songwriters Association International
Executive Director
Bart Herbison is Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization dedicated to the songwriting profession. Established in 1967, the organization’s membership of nearly 5,000 spans the United States and many other countries. With 140 chapters, NSAI is dedicated to protecting songwriter’s rights and serves aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. Under Herbison’s leadership, NSAI gained prominence in the national legislative arena. Some of his accomplishments include the passage of the landmark “Songwriters Capital Gains Tax Equity Act” in 2006; creating the first-ever Group Copyright Infringement Insurance for songwriters and music publishers; purchasing of the “Music Mill” studios as NSAI headquarters in 2005; and acquisition of the world-famous “Bluebird Café” in 2008. Herbison worked as a reporter and spent 14 years in radio before joining the staff of former Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter in 1987. He joined the staff of U.S. Rep. Bob Clement (D-Nashville) in 1988. During the next 10 years, Herbison served as the Tennessee Congressman’s Press Secretary, Campaign Manager and Chief Administrative Officer before leaving Capitol Hill for Music Row in 1997.