Columbus Songwriters Association has become the largest songwriter organization in the Midwest. We were founded by Joey Hendrickson, Derek DuPont, and a passionate group of 25 songwriters at a coffee shop on October 21, 2012. Today, we are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charity. Learn how to support our growth.
To empower the lives of songwriters in Columbus, Ohio.
We cannot succeed alone. Through collaboration between music community, city, and commerce, we help build the music scene in Columbus by creating real opportunities for local songwriters. Through education and events, we help songwriters and independent artists in Columbus be relevant amidst the changes in the music industry. We create support and opportunities that help songwriters get paid. We believe in Columbus as the cultural and economic destination for new growth in songwriting and independent music.
Our programs use songwriting to support the value of music in our city. Through CSA Songwriter Showcases, 20 songwriters perform together each month. Audiences provide nearly 15,000 song critiques to local songwriters each year. Our Finale Showcase attracts music publishers, hit songwriters, music supervisors, and producers to hear local songwriters. How To Build A Music City attracts music industry to Columbus that helps to develop the value of music community in Columbus through teaching, advocacy, and city support. We host Songwriter Circles and Home Groups that help songwriters connect and write together. We support media like, Music Publishing In The Wild West, that helps to educate songwriters in Columbus and beyond about the changing music industry. SERVICES CSA partners with music venues, recording studios, production companies, local stores, music festivals, and other organizations to provide paying opportunities for songwriters. Our network empowers local songwriters to keep creating. CSA also supports Local Music Shelf, a program that distributes, streams, and licenses music to local stores and brands.
In 2014, CSA organized performances for major festivals like Central Ohio Folk Music Festival, Fashion Meets Music Festival, Oktoberfest Columbus, Old Hilliard Fest, Independents Day, and other community events like For You & Me at Easton Town Center, Easton Farmers Market, and MADE Local Marketplace. In 2015, our members are involved with the Columbus Arts Festival, ComFest, Independents Day, and many other events in the city.
Email us: ColumbusSongwritersAssociation@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @CbusSongwriters