ASCAP Nashville Announces GPS Project Class of 2020

May 28, 2020

GPS 2020
Pictured (l-r): (top) Bailey Callahan, Ethan Baumgarner, Jordan Keim, Kate Malone, (bottom) Kaylee Rose, Morgan Johnston, Nell Maynard, and Stephen Carey

ASCAP's Nashville creative team has announced the songwriter participants in the 9th annual ASCAP GPS Project, which showcases writers who are ready or close to ready for a publishing deal. Over the course of the rest of the year, the eight writers will be paired with publishers who will critique their songs and host virtual follow-up meetings to help the writer develop. By the end of the program, each songwriter will have met with representatives from at least five different publishers. To date, numerous songwriters have earned publishing agreements as a result of their participation in this program.

The ASCAP GPS (Guidance from Publishers for Songwriters) Project class of 2020, curated by ASCAP Creative Director Evyn Mustoe Johnston, includes songwriters Ethan Baumgarner, Bailey Callahan, Stephen Carey, Morgan Johnston, Jordan Keim, Kate Malone, Nell Maynard, and Kaylee Rose.

Publishers participating in this year's ASCAP GPS Project include Anthem Music Publishing's Tim Hunze, BMG's Jake Gear, Concord Music Publishing's Brad Kennard, King Pen Music's Kelly King, Red Door Music Group's Abbey Adams, Sea Gayle Music's Kim Wiggins, Sony/ATV Music Publishing's Anna Weisband, and Spirit Music Nashville's Katie Flynn and Kara Jackson.