ASCAP Unveils Songwriters Selected for GPS Project Class of 2021
March 17, 2021
ASCAP Nashville’s creative team, led by Vice President Mike Sistad, has announced the songwriter participants for the 10th annual ASCAP GPS (Guidance from Publishers for Songwriters) Project. Celebrating a decade of nurturing Nashville’s top songwriting talent, the program is designed to help promising, unsigned songwriters, who have been identified by the ASCAP team as ready for a publishing deal, take the next step in their career.
Curated by ASCAP Creative Director Evyn Mustoe Johnston, The ASCAP GPS Project class of 2021 includes up-and-coming songwriters Brooke Alexx, Shawn Chambliss, Bree Doster, Daniel Ethridge, Joe Hanson, Brooke Hatala, Emily Kroll, Autumn Marie, Nicole Miller, Kaylin Roberson, Anna Rose and Elysse Yulo.
Over the next several months, the 12 writers will be paired with publishers who will listen and critique their songs and host virtual follow-up meetings to help develop their craft. By the end of the program, each songwriter will have met with representatives from at least five different publishers. A highly-regarded opportunity in the Nashville community, the program has helped numerous songwriters earn publishing agreements as a result of their participation. Well-known ASCAP GPS alumni include Hannah Dasher, Jacob Davis, Ben Goldsmith, Caylee Hammack, Ryan Hurd, Lainey Wilson and more.
Participating 2021 publishers include Carnival Music’s Courtney Gregg, Concord Music Publishing’s Brad Kennard, Creative Nation’s Emily Furman, Endurance Music Group’s Courtney Kruckeberg, Hang Your Hat Music’s Jake Gear, King Pen Music’s Kelly King, Kobalt Music’s Mark Abramowitz, Milk and Honey’s Shelby Yoder, MV2 Entertainment’s Nicole Sherrill, Red Door Music Group’s Abbey Adams, Sea Gayle Music’s Kim Wiggins and Spirit Music Nashville’s Kara Jackson.