Here are some of the various chapters around the country and their leadership:
Aaron “A.J.” Farewell, hailing from Atlanta, GA by way of Columbus, OH is the owner of, newly formed, Fare-Management Group. The company, based in Charlotte, NC is created with the purpose of developing and managing outstanding talent, in music, music production, and modeling. He is also the co-creator of Genesis Groups, LLC which is a music production team, created to give independent music artists a team to work with in pursuit of their dreams. A.J. has been a trumpet player and aficionado for over 20 years and has come to the management and artist development side since 2010.
A graduate of SAE Institute with a degree in Entertainment Business, Nina Teapot launched the Nashville chapter of WSA in September 2016 with the support of industry friend and music executive Lonnie Deadwyler. She has since introduced the “Music City” to WSA events such as Live Radio mixers, singer-songwriter boot camps, and industry panels. Most recently, Nina developed the very first Master Class, partnering with Shannon Sanders (Grammy Award-Winning producer/program director of 102.1 "The Ville") and Louis York (Grammy/Dove Award-Winning duo and founders of Weirdo Workshop). Nina is a supportive, motivating singer-songwriter. Her mission is to connect singers and songwriters from numerous musical genes while developing their brands and fostering quality music. Nina's overall objective is to develop a community of creators who will be educated in this ever-changing music industry. Send Mail
Sophia MoJo is a powerhouse urban alternative singer, songwriter, and producer in Los Angeles, CA. Born in Chicago, Illinois, into a musically multi-talented family, Sophia MoJo has been motivated to relentlessly pursue her dreams to make her mark in the music industry promoting a message of love, redemption and empowerment through music. While being a wife, a mother, artist, and executive, Sophia is the CEO of Mojo Entertainment LA, a boutique entertainment company providing sound, lighting, DJ service, photography and event planning for a diverse clientele of music industry professionals and corporations. She joined the Writing Sessions America team in 2015 after performing at the WSA Annual Music Conference. She has taken LA by storm, bringing the heart of WSA through industry panels, Live Radio, mixers, songwriter boot camps and master class sessions. Encompassing Kevin Shine’s vision and fostering a culture of family-hood, along with the LA team, Sophia has humbly become a dynamite leader and catalyst for building Writing Sessions America Los Angeles (#WSALA).
Terrance James is a multi-talented musician, producer and promoter. An ardent WSA affiliate, Terrance is working in the southwestern region of the country to develop an independent artist network. Not just musicians and singers, he works with writers and poets to build a stronger independent artist scene in the city of Phoenix. He encourages local artists to join WSA as a tool to hone their skill and network. You can hear some of his production online.