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BMI Bulletin Board: December 2012

Posted in MusicWorld on December 11, 2012
Dustin Lynch, David Lee Murphy, and Steve Bogard perform at the Nassau Songwriters Festival.
Dustin Lynch, David Lee Murphy, and Steve Bogard perform at the Nassau Songwriters Festival. Photo: Jonathan Simms
BMI Bulletin Board: Workshops, festival, conference and contest opportunities for songwriters and composers

WORKSHOPS

Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville
BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. December’s topic is “How to Write Great Lyrics.”
When: January 8, 2013, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN)
Who: Aspiring songwriters
Application deadline: No application necessary, but registration is required. Registration opens November 14 at 3 p.m. CST.
Fee: Free to all participants

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: $12 per lyric
Who: Contest is open to entrants in all countries.
Prize: First place winner receives a Gibson Hummingbird Guitar (MSRP $3784) and a Shure SM58 Microphone.

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. See the full list.

OTHER IMPORTANT DEADLINES

December 21, 2012
BMI Live: Deadline to enter performances between April 1, 2012 and September 30, 2012 for payment in March 2013.
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.
Know of an opportunity for songwriters and want to pass it along? E-mail musicworld@bmi.com.
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