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BMI Foundation Announces Opening of peermusic Latin Scholarship Competition

Posted in News on October 27, 2004
The BMI Foundation has announced the opening of the 2nd Annual peermusic Latin Scholarship, a competition for young songwriters and composers. Established by music publisher Ralph Peer II and generously funded by peermusic, a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for the best song or instrumental composition in a Latin genre.

The 2005 competition is open to students between the ages of 16 and 24 enrolled in colleges and universities located in these select states: California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Puerto Rico and Texas. All words and music must be original.

Click here for official rules and applications materials. You may also obtain materials by writing to:

Ralph N. Jackson
President, BMI Foundation
Peermusic Latin Scholarship
320 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

The postmark deadline for entries is January 13, 2005.

Founded by Ralph Peer in 1928, peermusic is a global network of music publishing companies operating from 33 offices in 27 countries. With well over a quarter of a million titles in the company's catalogue, and songs that vary from country, blues, jazz and pop to Latin, concert and rock 'n' roll, peermusic is the largest privately owned company of its kind in the world.

The BMI Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1985 to support the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, commissions and grants. Tax-deductible donations to the Foundation come primarily from songwriters, composers and publishers, BMI employees and members of the public with a special interest in music. Because both the Foundation staff and the distinguished members of the Advisory Panel serve without compensation, over 95% of all donations and income are used for charitable grants.

Click here to see last year's winner.