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BMI Bulletin Board: March 2013

Posted in MusicWorld on March 19, 2013
Wild Cub, one of the three winning bands of BMI's 2012 Road to Bonnaroo competition, performing at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, June 12, 2012. The second round of the 2013 Road to Bonnaroo competition kicks off March 25 at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge.
Wild Cub, one of the three winning bands of BMI's 2012 Road to Bonnaroo competition, performing at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, June 12, 2012. The second round of the 2013 Road to Bonnaroo competition kicks off March 25 at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge. Photo: Drew Maynard

BMI Bulletin Board: Workshops, festival, conference and contest opportunities for songwriters and composers.

WORKSHOPS

Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville

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 Workshop: Los Angeles

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.

CONTESTS

American Songwriter Lyric Contest

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.

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

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 musicworld@bmi.com.

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