Since 1931, the SGA has sought to protect songwriters, and the music they write, by ensuring them a living wage and an environment conducive to improving their craft. The Songwriters Guild of America carries out its mission through legislative advocacy, services to professional and developing songwriters and via its non-profit, charitable Foundation.

Capitol Hill with semi transparent guitar in sky above

Our work in Washington has helped increased royalty rates, toughen laws against music piracy & educate Congress  about the business and technology of music.

Guitarist and bass player on stage

As a professional songwriter (or heir), you need to protect your copyrights, license your music, collect royalties & more -- we can help.

Your image

Not yet published but driven to make music? Members get critiques, consultations with pro writers, discounts &  equipment giveaways.

SGA president Rick Carnes with soldier playing guitar

The SGA Foundation reaches out to communities in need of the healing, inspiring and educational benefits of music.  It also sponsors our American Standard Awards.

Your image

Developing Members Get A 20% Discount on Renewal!

SGA Pro Songwriter Profile

EVP, Casey Kelly, Debuts New Album & Tour

The Long Road To You, is the latest album offering from SGA Executive Vice President Casey Kelly. Kelly and his wife Leslie Ellis (the duo, Kelly & Ellis), released the album this spring and are now touring to support it. This month the duo toured Florida where they played alongside an old friend of Casey's -- Jimmy Faden of the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band.  Says Casey, "We met when I was working with Tom Rush. He was playing the Troubador and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was opening for him."

A House I Once Loved In

Official video for the debut release by Kelly&Ellis,  "The Long Road to You," released on this spring. Video produced by Thom Bresh.

Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight

Here's a new video of Casey's Grammy® Nominated hit, "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight," The song was first made famous by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West.

The Cowboy Rides Away

This is a wonderfully emotional rendition by Casey of his iconic song, "The Cowboy Rides Away." The story leading into the song is really sweet.



Eric Nyberg drops Abbey Road album House Of All Seasons

Abbey Road "House of All Seasons" Debuts

Eric Nyberg

Room Service Video a Return to Rock Roots

"Room Service" Video Delivers Rock N' Roll Fun

Jordan Moed with Legacy

ESR mixes country with a taste of Buddy Holly

"Don't Tell Me I Don't Love You" a Must-Hear

David Wilson with ESR


Get in touch with us

  • 210 Jamestown Park Road Suite 100 Brentwood, Tennessee 37027-7570
  • 615.742.9945