‘Be Heard’ Scholarships Offer Free Trip to Hawaii

Posted in News on January 9, 2005 members are invited to apply for one of Performing Songwriter magazine's "Be Heard" Scholarships to this year's Kauai Music Festival, being held May 26-29, 2005. Sponsored by BMI and, a website and user community focused on the business side of songwriting, each of the two scholarships is valued at over $2,000 and will cover airfare, hotel costs, a per diem and registration fees.

Now in its third year, the Kauai Music Festival provides a unique opportunity for aspiring songwriters to learn and improve their craft under the tutelage of some of the best songwriters in the world. This multi-faceted four-day event, also sponsored by BMI, features seminar-style instruction for small groups in a variety of settings to promote the creative spirit, as well as lectures and panel discussions by hit songwriters, music publishers, entertainment attorneys, producers and other industry professionals.

As an added bonus, every applicant will receive a one-year subscription to Performing Songwriter magazine, starting with the May 2005 issue (if you're already a subscriber, a year will be tacked on to your existing subscription).

You must be a member to enter. Click here to download an application form and send in your song along with an application fee of $15 to Performing Songwriter magazine (see official rules). Submissions must be received by February 25, 2005. Scholarship winners will be chosen by members of the faculty and announced on March 18, 2005. So apply now, and hopefully we'll see you in Kauai!

Specifically geared toward the young songwriter looking to launch a professional career, offers a wealth of information, education, and the collective knowledge and experience of some of the music industry's top experts who serve as members of the faculty. The site also features in depth articles about the business side of composing music, video interviews with artists and songwriters from every genre of music, answers to the most frequently asked questions about the business, a guide to the best books about songwriting, links to other helpful industry websites, and the latest music news from around the web. is sponsored by Performing Songwriter magazine, BMI,, Gibson Guitars and Baldwin Pianos.

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