New Host of CSA Showcase


For almost two years, CSA has put on monthly showcases that help local songwriters and audiences come together. It’s been hard work for all of us, but it’s helped our organization gain opportunities for local songwriters that wouldn’t have otherwise been possible.

Excited to announce that Krista Kae, Radio DJ at CD102.5, is now the host for CSA showcases!


Our August Songwriter Showcase is this Sunday, at 6PM.
Members: There are still a few spots left. Sign up today!

How To Build A Music City


We’ve been working tirelessly to put together a music industry discussion unlike anything Columbus has ever seen.

Speakers at How To Build A Music City have been apart of music discussions at SXSW, Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, and the CMJ’s.

Now, on August 30th, these music industry experts are coming to Columbus to discuss how a creative city could become a music city.HowToBuildAMusicCityPresented by Columbus Songwriters Association at Gateway Film Center. A music panel event put on for the music community, by the music community.

Tickets are $20. CSA members get in for just $5. Volunteers who help us promote will get in free! Seats are limited. GET YOUR TICKETS today!

CSA Committees

It’s been almost two years since Columbus Songwriters Association began.

We’ve come a long way. Hundreds of work hours have been spread among a few people, who’ve loved every minute of it. But now is the time to function as an organization that is truly for songwriters and by songwriters. This is your chance to get insights on the day-to-day. This is your chance to contribute to the month-to-month growth of the music community in Columbus. With your help, we’ll be able to do more than we dreamed.


18 CSA members have already joined a committee. If you’re interested, we’re just asking for a few hours of commitment each month, which will involve a monthly meeting with other songwriters. Together, we can make a sustainable impact on the Columbus music community.

(If you completed a committee form at the June Launch Party, no need to resubmit this form.)

Committee Details:

Events Committee:

Lead an events team through planning, coordinating, and administrative support.

Design Committee:

Contribute to the quality of CSA posts and brand through the creation of visual materials.

Fundraising Committee:

Previous non profit experience with grant writing and/or fundraising necessary for this role.


Lead a team to develop new value for CSA partners and CSA brand.

New Member (Welcome) Committee:

Lead a team that welcomes new members into the community through email or in person meetings. Educate and motivate new members on important happenings.

Public Relations:

Lead a team to extend CSA brand towards promotional platforms, mass media, and national publications.

CSA Intern: Aaron Johnson

Name: Aaron Johnson


What advice would you give to beginners who are learning a new instrument or writing a song for the first time?

Don’t view it as a science. It’s an art, and art takes time and emotion. Be patient and let it become what it wants to. Don’t force anything, otherwise, like most things, it will eventually crumble. With both writing and playing an instrument, be yourself. Just let you be you. I truly believe you can hear someone’s personality through their playing. And that is an amazing and beautiful thing. If it’s difficult or maybe not clear at first, don’t hate it. Love it, it’s all part of how we learn.

What are you currently working on as a musician?

I am currently just writing music and not performing. I am still trying to find myself through my music and feel as though I need to do that first for some reason. I have performed before and found it empty or something. Not sure why.

What are you studying in college?

Right now, I am attending Groove U for production and audio engineering. I love the studio. It’s where the magic can be solidified in time.

What is your dream?

My dream is to do what I love. And I kind of already am! I am very fortunate to be surrounded by such talented people in Columbus. I want to keep moving up in the world of music. I will work as hard as I can to do so.

What smart phone app do you use the most?:

Voice Memos

What’s your least favorite subject in school?:

AP Government

What local band do you think is most underrated?:

Turtle Island

CSA Launch Party

Our Bi-Annual CSA Launch Party will be this Sunday, June 22nd at 6PM.

CSA members and founders will briefly discuss our accomplishments, our current projects, and announce very exciting future projects.

This is an exclusive invitation to CSA members. However, if you have a friend you’d like to bring, this is a +1 event.

Seating will be limited. Please RSVP!

If you missed our launch party in February, catch up on the presentation.