July 12, 2016

Sponsorships & Donations

ASG welcomes sponsorships and donations to support the many musical events, workshops & music publishing opportunities it provides throughout the year to songwriters throughout Texas, the US and Canada. Learn how you can help.

Austin Songwriters Group LogoFor nearly thirty years, songwriters from near and far have become members of the Austin Songwriters Group, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization created by songwriters for songwriters. members have attended the annual songwriters symposium held each January to soak up all of the workshops, panels, publisher pitch sessions, concerts, showcases, late night song circles and more. Throughout the year, locally based songwriters attend ASG’s weekly events, including Song Doctor and Friday Night Live, while member writers from around Texas, the remaining United States and Canada compete in ASG’s semi-annual songwriting contests, and attend various workshops with professional hit songwriters and pitch-to-publisher events.

Over the last decade or so, attendees have had the opportunity to learn the craft of songwriting from many songwriting legends, including Sonny Throckmorton, Rodney Crowell, Allen Shamblin, Chuck Cannon, Joe Ely, Eliza Gilkyson, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Gary Burr, Kimmie Rhodes, Jim Photoglo, Georgia Middleman, Stephen Doster and Tonio K, just to mention but a few of the veteran professional songwriters who have served as faculty or keynote speakers over the years. In addition, ASG has built a solid reputation with many important music publishing professionals to offer access to members and an opportunity to establish a working relationship with music publishers actively looking for commercially viable original songs.

Being a non-profit, volunteer run organization, ASG supports itself through a combination of annual membership dues, entry fees to its various song contests, workshops and musical events throughout the year. As many of these events also include their own expenses to stage, expenses which in many cases must be paid out of the proceeds of the event itself before ASG nets proceeds to maintain and sustain itself, ASG also receives and even relies on private and corporate donations and sponsorships to subsidize its operational expenses.

Each year, ASG is blessed to receive spontaneous donations from private individuals, organizations and companies. Some of these donations are specified for sponsorship support of specific events, such as the Symposium Scholarship fund to sponsor deserving songwriters who may not have the financial resources to attend. Such donations can be for the general fund or to sponsor specific songwriters. Donations or sponsorship grants of any amount are deeply appreciated and serves to help more than you know. You may donate for yourself as an individual, or as agent for your organization or company. ASG is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible.

By making a donation or sponsoring ASG programs and events you help to serve songwriters near and far by helping ASG sustain itself throughout the year. For nearly 30 years now, ASG has been making ends meet through the generosity of numerous private individuals and businesses, just like you. We would surely appreciate any support you feel led to offer.

Whether you are a songwriter yourself, or just a fan or supporter of songwriters and musicians, in general, if you have the means to do so, we ask you to make a donation today. There are many ways to support ASG’s ongoing programs today and throughout the year:

  • Make a cash donation in person (no donation too small or too large)
  • Become an ASG member (for as little as $20 month!)
  • Become an ASG Premium Member with one of the Annual Memberships
  • Purchase ASG merchandise (t-shirts, coffee cups, baseball caps, posters, etc…)
  • Attend house concerts & Friday Night Live musical events at The Mockingbird Cafe
  • Attend recurring songwriting and publishing workshops
  • Participate in ASG Song Contests
  • Attend the annual ASG Symposium in January
  • Become a Business Sponsor for ASG events throughout the year
  • Donating goods and services ASG can use in its programs

All contributions to support ASG are greatly appreciated, no matter how small or large. As ASG is a 501(c)(3) organization, your contributions are also tax deductible. ASG has been blessed time and again through the years by unexpected donations that came in just at the right time, and we know that if we keep ourselves focused on providing great value to songwriters and to the Austin community, that ASG will be taken care of in the process.

If you are a potential corporate or business sponsor, please contact ASG Executive Director, Lee Duffy by phone at 512.698.4237, or by email at: leeduffy@austinsongwritersgroup.com to discuss sponsorship opportunities for any of ASG’s many special events throughout the year.

If you are in a financial position to make a donation to ASG, or would like to have your company sponsor ASG events, we invite you to do so by clicking on the PayPal Donate button at the bottom of this page.

You may also send a check to ASG at:
P.O. Box 17786
Austin, TX 78744.

Many thanks and heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has supported ASG through the years. Truly, we could not have continued to do what we do at ASG without you all. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at an ASG event soon.

Peace…

To make a donation in any amount to ASG through PayPal, use the Donate button below.




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