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September 11, 2015

The Benefits of ASG Membership

The Austin Songwriters Group is in its 30th year of serving songwriters and the month of October has been designated the Membership Drive month for 2016. ASG is a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing ongoing educational, performance and networking opportunities specifically for songwriters to assist them in developing their skills in the craft of songwriting, while also providing them with opportunities to network with music industry professionals to get their songs heard by publishers.

Virtually every ASG activity throughout the year requires participants to be an active ASG member. To maintain “active” membership status, members must be current in their annual dues at the time of the event. There are different membership plans to choose from, starting at $19.95 a month, so it should be easy to find one that best suits your needs throughout the year.

With annual dues current, an ASG member is then eligible to participate in and register for events throughout the year, some free and others at discounted rates, including:

  • Weekly Song Doctor Sessions every Tuesday night  (FREE)
  • Workshops, Publisher Weekends and Contests (Discounted Rates up to 50%)
  • Annual Songwriters Symposium (Early Bird and Pre-Registration Members Only Registration Discounts)
  • Group Discount Hotel Rates at Annual Symposium (Members Only)
  • Mockingbird Cafe & Live Performance Opportunities in Established Venues (Select Performing Members Only)
  • Private Mentoring (Members Only on negotiated donation basis based on mentoring needs)

Being a non-profit, all revenues generated from membership dues, workshops, contests and the symposium are used directly to cover the costs of the programs themselves, as well as the ongoing administrative costs of maintaining the ASG offices and The Mockingbird Cafe.

Even if you are not local in Austin and cannot attend some of the weekly and monthly recurring events, membership delivers benefits beyond just being able to participate in special private event workshops, song contests and the annual symposium. With each of us participating as a responsible member by keeping our dues current each year, we serve the entire current membership to continue receiving services and support throughout the year, as well as creating the space for those who will become members in the future. It is simple. By maintaining your membership status and keeping it current, you not only receive direct personal benefits from participating in the events throughout the year, you also simultaneously “pay it forward” by keeping the organization active so that it is there in the future for others who will come to learn and become members.

We are, each of us, the stewards of the Austin Songwriters Group at this moment in our 29 years of history. To make sure ASG is still here to celebrate a 30th, 40th or 50th year of serving songwriters essentially depends on how each of us maintains our stewardship while we are members. Join ASG today by becoming a member at the membership site, JOIN US!!here.

One songwriting tip received at a Song Doctor Session. One potential collaborator met at an ASG event. One booking tip shared by a fellow member, or one music publishing connection made during a private song pitch appointment. All of these and more are, by themselves, worth way more than the annual dues, no matter which plan you subscribe to. Do yourself a favor, Become an ASG Member Today!!.

While you are there, please sign in to create or update your ASG Member Profile, so that you will be eligible for exclusive members only content, including advance notice, early bird registration opportunities for limited capacity events, workshops and publisher weekends.

You may also become a member, renew or reactivate a membership by sending a check in the amount of the annual membership plan of your choice made payable to Austin Songwriters Group, along with your name, address, phone number, email address to:

Austin Songwriters Group
P.O. Box 2578
Austin, TX 78768

NOTE: The $19.95 monthly Gold Sustaining Membership plan is ONLY AVAILABLE through monthly credit card payments.

Be an active and important part of everything that ASG is creating together, now and for the future. Become a member today and get involved.

We look forward to seeing you soon at an ASG event.

Posted By

Rick Busby

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