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BMI Bulletin Board: September 2019

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

Posted in MusicWorld on September 11, 2019
On Wednesday, August 28, at The Back Corner, BMI partnered for the first time on SynchBig!, a showcase series which was designed to highlight some of Nashville’s top synching artists. Pictured at the event are: Michael August (Demolition), Spencer Nohe (BMI), Alissa Moreno (BAAM Collective), Keelan Donovan, Jamie Dryburgh (Demolition), Gatlin, Jason Walker, Anna Mae, Ashleigh Ellis (BAAM Collective). Also participating but not pictured are: Maylyn, Tim Halperin and Eric Daigle (Purplebeat).
On Wednesday, August 28, at The Back Corner, BMI partnered for the first time on SynchBig!, a showcase series which was designed to highlight some of Nashville’s top synching artists. Pictured at the event are: Michael August (Demolition), Spencer Nohe (BMI), Alissa Moreno (BAAM Collective), Keelan Donovan, Jamie Dryburgh (Demolition), Gatlin, Jason Walker, Anna Mae, Ashleigh Ellis (BAAM Collective). Also participating but not pictured are: Maylyn, Tim Halperin and Eric Daigle (Purplebeat).

WORKSHOPS

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: September 24, October 29, 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: September 26, October 24, November 21, 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: September 19, October 17, November 14, 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.