What are you tinkering on?

Songwriters: Are you tinkering on any new music tech?

CSA Founder, Joey Hendrickson, and Nathan Dickson are building a mobile audio system (IoT) that allows Columbus Music to be

heard on sidewalks. Lamp Amp can accept cashless tips for you through it’s app. It can also automatically notify your followers when/where your mini-concert is happening.

This is a new way for songwriters to bring music to the streets while earning some money! If you’re on Facebook, smash the “like” button on the Lamp Amp facebook page and come to one of our showcases to meet Joey and let him know what you’re building!

CSA Showcases: Now on 1st Sundays!

Songwriters, we’ve had an incredible year of showcases at Brothers Drake Meadery.

When we started CSA in 2012, Sunday was always our time to gather. Over the years, we’ve adjusted to the schedules of venues and stayed together no matter what day of the week we met up on.

Finally, it’s time to move back to the 1st Sunday of the month! This is our sweet spot. We’ll start each showcase in 2020 at 6pm. Feel free to arrive early to setup and tune your guitar prior to sharing your newest songs with a listening audience.

As always: Sign up on our website prior to each showcase. We’ll add you to the lineup our Facebook events from there!

– CSA Team


Members: We Want To Hear From You

For nearly 8 years, CSA has been on mission to empower the lives of songwriters. As an organization, we interact with more than 400 songwriters in Central, Ohio. We realize our position to advocate for your needs beyond what our organization can provide.

We’d like to invite songwriters in the Central, Ohio are to complete this Grants Needs Assessment. While our organization has a very small operating budget and cannot provide grant funding, we do have the energy to help musicians navigate the available grants through organizations who are directly supported by the City of Columbus bed tax and city budget who have publicized their desire to support the careers of musicians. We are gathering this grants need assessment in hopes to inspire more successful grant applications that support the needs of hundreds of musicians in Central, Ohio.

Please take 5 minutes to complete the grant needs assessment here. Email us at ColumbusSongwritersAssociation@gmail.com with any questions.

Our Vision for 2019

2019 is going to be an incredible year. Look forward to:

1. Community: Monthly Showcases at Brothers Drake Meadery to test and share new songs.
2. Celebration: Recognizing our 2018 performers at the Finale Showcase in early Spring.
3. Innovation: Thanks to our supporters at the Greater Columbus Arts Council we’ve been developing a sync licensing feature into our website that will help songwriters with instrumental music promote your music for placement opportunities.
4. Gigs: We’re always working hard to advocate for performance opportunities for local songwriters and performers. We love recommending performers to Black Brick in the Short North. Submit your booking request at PerformDonatos.com
5. New Showcase Opportunities: We’re considering ways to expand our monthly showcase opportunities through a new listening room in downtown Columbus.

Looking for our events? Make sure to add us on Facebook