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BMI Bulletin Board: June

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

Posted in MusicWorld on June 13, 2018
Brandon Lancaster of LANCO performs in the crowd at the Duval Street Stage during the Key West Songwriters Festival on May 12, 2018, in Key West, Florida.
Brandon Lancaster of LANCO performs in the crowd at the Duval Street Stage during the Key West Songwriters Festival on May 12, 2018, in Key West, Florida. Photo: Erika Goldring

WORKSHOPS

BMI/ Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Making Your Rough Recordings Anything But “Rough”

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 2 - 3 PM
Where: BMI’s Nashville office (10 Music Square East, Nashville 37203)
How: Register online here

Get an insider’s perspective on the process of making rough recording from a 25-year veteran songwriter, producer, musician, engineer and author. In addition to recording, playing on and producing thousands of demos for major and independent publishers, brand new songwriters and GRAMMY winners, Cliff’s songs have been cut by major label artists in genres ranging from country, pop and jazz to classical crossover. His music has also been used on NPR’s This American Life and in national advertising campaigns, while his song, “Till You Come to Me,” went to #1 on the jazz charts.

Topics covered in this workshop will include:

  • The value of rough recordings
  • Why sound quality matters in your rough recordings
  • How to make “polished” rough recordings

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: June 28, July 26, August 30, 2018, 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: June 21, July 19, August 16, 2018, 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.