BMI Bulletin Board: Workshops, festival, conference and contest opportunities for songwriters and composers.
BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume.
When: April 9, 2013, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)
Who: Aspiring songwriters
Application Deadline: No application necessary, but registration is required.
Fee: Free to all participants
BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the history of performing rights, the origins of BMI, and the current role that BMI plays in the music business.
When: March 28, April 25, May 23, 2013, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: BMI’s Los Angeles office - 8730 Sunset Blvd., 3rd Floor West
Who: Songwriters and Publishers
SPACE IS LIMITED. Please RSVP by email for each session to: BMI101@bmi.com.
The American Songwriter Amateur Lyric Contest takes place six (6) times per year in conjunction with each issue of American Songwriter published.
Fee: $15 per lyric
Who: Contest is open to entrants in all countries.
Prize: First place winner receives a first class Gibson Guitar and a Shure SM58 Microphone.
To enter the contest online, visit: www.americansongwriter.com/lyric-contest/enter.
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest launched in 1997.
Fee: $30 per song
Who: Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters in any one of 12 categories.
Prize: Prizes are awarded for different levels of achievement, such as Finalist, Grand Prize, Lennon Award and Song of the Year.
The BMI Bulletin Board is a short list of educational and promotional opportunities for BMI songwriters and composers. Each listing is different: Please do your homework before deciding to vie for a performance slot, register for a workshop or enter a contest.
Know of an opportunity for songwriters and want to pass it along? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.