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BMI Foundation Announces Opening of John Lennon Scholarships Competition

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From News, posted 12.08.14 The BMI Foundation, a nonprofit corporation founded in 1985 to support the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, commissions, and grants, has announced the opening of the 18th annual John Lennon Scholarships competition. The 2015 competition will award three scholarships totaling $20,000 to U.S. college-student songwriters for… Read more...


Apply Now For the 17th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Competition

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From News, posted 1.06.14 The opening of the 17th annual John Lennon Scholarship program has been announced by the BMI Foundation, Inc. The 2014 program will award three scholarships to U.S. college student songwriters. Prizes totaling $20,000 will be given to the best original songs submitted to the competition. Established by Yoko Ono in… Read more...


16th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Winners Announced

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From News, posted 10.11.13 The winners of the BMI Foundation’s 16th annual John Lennon Scholarship were announced on September 24, 2013, by BMI Assistant Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, New York, Samantha Cox, who is also Director of the competition, which recognizes the best and brightest young songwriters between the ages of 17 and 24.… Read more...


10 Questions: Dan Romer

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.16.12 Dan Romer grew up cherishing gritty singers—from Dylan and Daltrey, to Cobain and Corgan. These days the Brooklyn-based producer and all-around studio whiz is just as concerned with vocalizations, but contending for his attention is the constant search for an agile string arrangement or the perfect drum sound. Checking in… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: John Lennon, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”

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From News, posted 12.22.11 John Lennon, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” The BMI holiday countdown concludes with John Lennon’s delicate, defiant “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” Released in December 1971, as Vietnam’s kaleidoscope of violence refracted the horrors of war around the world,… Read more...


BMI Foundation Announces Opening of 15th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Competition

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From News, posted 12.05.11 The opening of the 15th annual John Lennon Scholarship program has been announced by the BMI Foundation, Inc. The 2012 program will award three scholarships to U.S. college student songwriters. Prizes totaling $20,000 will be given for the best original songs submitted to the competition. Established by Yoko Ono in… Read more...


14th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Winners Announced

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From News, posted 8.16.11 The winners of the BMI Foundation’s 14th Annual John Lennon Scholarships, a program that recognizes the best and brightest young songwriters between the ages of 15 and 24, were announced on August 16 by Samantha Cox, Director of the competition. Lynda DeFuria, a Las Vegas native and recent Berklee College… Read more...


BMI’s New Holiday Standards Announce That Time of Year

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From News, posted 12.08.10 Holiday songs are no longer elevator music for the month of December—nor, as seems to increasingly be the case, for late October and November. The BMI repertoire is stacked with new classics that command attention, channeling lovesick blues, winking irreverence and funk-laced grooves into original odes to the season. In… Read more...


2010 John Lennon Scholarship Winners Announced

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From News, posted 11.18.10 The winners of the BMI Foundation’s 13th Annual John Lennon Scholarships, a program that recognizes the best and brightest young songwriters between the ages of 15 and 24, were announced by Samantha Cox, Director of the competition. Liz Longley, a Pennsylvania native and recent Berklee College of Music graduate, won… Read more...


Cheap Trick: 35 Years of Pop-Rock Brio

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.15.10 BMI will partner with SXSW to present Cheap Trick on Friday, March 19 at Auditorium Shores on Ladybird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas. Free and open to the public, the show starts at 6 p.m., and will feature special guests the BoDeans and Cracker. Few rock bands have as loyal… Read more...


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