Reminder: CSA July Showcase

Brothers Drake Meadery is hosting CSA Showcases on the first Thursday of each month.

Next up: CSA July Showcase will run from 6-9pm on July 6th!

Come enjoy the craft of songwriting + mead, at one of the coolest venues in the Short North Arts District.

Songwriters: It’s time to sign up!

Performance Opportunity

Attention: The Short North Alliance seeks buskers, performing arts groups, musicians and other artists to submit proposals to perform in Modulation, a temporary public art performance program which will occur throughout the Short North Arts District in 2018 and 2019. The application is due on March 30!

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It’s finally here!

5 years ago we began CSA with the vision of building community, partnerships, and networks to empower songwriters in Columbus, Ohio. At the end of each year, we celebrate and showcase our growth through showcased performances by audience-selected songwriters!

And in 2017, with over 50 new members, 170 paid gigs, 220 new songs written and showcased throughout the year, and several national-level opportunities and festival performances made possible through the efforts of our board members and partners… we really have something to celebrate!

Did you know: In 2017, CSA’s community recently inspired the launch of the Ozark Regional Songwriters Association? Our organization also contributed to helping members be selected for performances at The New Albany Classic, Live N’ Local, Notes, Donatos, Skully’s, Independents Day Music Festival, Skully’s, Columbus Arts Festival, Fashion Meets Music Festival, The Power of Music Festival (Arkansas), and more.

Members: Use your password to get 100% off tickets to our Finale Showcase at SKULLY’S on Sunday, December 3rd. 5pm. We’ll have lots of room this year for a beautiful party surrounded by music and friends. Let’s make this a night of community and cheer on our friends who will be receiving feedback on their original works.

In terms of rewards, this year, a dozen songwriters will be invited to perform in the 2nd annual Power of Music Festival (redeveloped and fueled by many new partners). Songwriters will also receive gifts by our showcase partners at Donatos and Hugo Bosca. And… we’ve got a crazy cool mystery reward that we’re finalizing the details on.


TONIGHT: Get Your Songs into TV & Film


Last minute! Kyle Merkley, a rising music supervisor from Toronto is in Columbus for the Columbus Music Commission’s workshop on music licensing. Kyle is looking for new music for his catalog and accepting your singles/albums tonight!

7-9PM at Notes. All who register get a lifetime membership to Musicians’ Desk Reference ($500 value)


Music Industry Sessions: Next Wednesday

Live Your Passion Like You Mean Business!

The Columbus Music Commission is launching a music industry series that helps equip local musicians with tools and insights about the changed music industry. Local/National speakers involved Limited seating. Register asap!

Live Your Passion

Music Business Masterclass w/ Christian Howes


Columbus Songwriters Association is bringing in an internationally recognized music businessman, Christian Howes, to help musicians in Columbus build a stronger music business strategy.

Are you a working musician in The Indie Arts Capital of the World looking to improve your gigs and grow your career in music? This all day workshop is limited to a small group of working musicians in Columbus who are ready to take consistent action to get better gigs, develop new projects, and/or gain control of your business in general.


– Clear processes and skills for filling your calendar
– The ability to become comfortable promoting your services and products
– Clarity of your top sources of revenue, and the ability to work with a strategy that will increase your income
– A routine that will enable you to make a bigger impact as an artist and enjoy more free time
– The opportunity to network and spark relationships with proactive musicians working in your city
– You’ll also receive access to a full PDF, audio, and video trainings following the live workshop.

– Core content content will outline clear steps for you to identify and clarify your goals, eliminate your road blocks, improve or start creating your collateral marketing assets, and build a specific action plan. It will also drill deep into detailed strategies, tactics, and resources available to further help you create results.

Joey Hendrickson, Marketing Consultant and Founder of Columbus Songwriters Association, Columbus Music Commission, and How To Build A Music City, will be joining Christian Howes and speaking on how to create opportunities for passive income by licensing your music on a local level.

REVIEW TESTIMONIALS of Christian Howes’ Music Biz Mastermind, written by musicians, songwriters, and composers all over the country.

Space is limited! Early bird tickets available until Sunday evening, 2/27