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BMI Bulletin Board: April ‘19

Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers.

Posted in MusicWorld on April 16, 2019
MAX performs during the 2018 Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
MAX performs during the 2018 Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Photo: Erika Goldring for BMI

WORKSHOPS

BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Songwriter Workshop-The Organized Songwriter: Nashville

Being Creative isn’t all it takes to be successful in the music business. This workshop is designed to help songwriters create a work flow from when they first write a song all the way through pitching their finished demo so that good organizational habits become second nature. In this way, no opportunities will be missed or time wasted due to disorganization.
When: May 2, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Where: BMI’s Nashville Office (10 Music Square E., Nashville, TN 37203)
Attendance is FREE BUT SPACE IS LIMITED!. Click here to RSVP.

BMI 101 Workshop: Nashville

BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for anyone interested in learning more about the current role BMI plays in the complex world of the music industry. You’ll spend the hour with two BMI Employees outlining the history of BMI, how to utilize our current services to the fullest extent and some basic 101 tips and tricks to handling your account.
When: April 18, May 30, June 27, 2019,, 10:00-11:00 AM.
Where: BMI’s Nashville Office (10 Music Square E., Nashville, TN 37203)
Attendance is FREE & SPACE IS LIMITED! Click here to RSVP.

BMI 101 Workshop: New York

BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate.
When: April 25, May 30, June 27, 2019,, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: BMI’s New York office (7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 30th floor)
Who: Songwriters and Publishers
Admission is FREE! RSVP IS MANDATORY, AS SPACE IS LIMITED. If you do not RSVP, you WILL NOT be granted access.
Please RSVP with the total number of guests by email to BMI101NY@bmi.com.

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: April 18, May 16, June 20, 2019, 4:00 - 5:00 PM.
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.