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BMI Bulletin Board: February 2013

Posted in MusicWorld on February 13, 2013
By Lightning, one of the three winning bands of BMI's 2012 Road to Bonnaroo competition, performing at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, June 12, 2012. The 2013 Road to Bonnaroo competition kicks off February 25 at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge.
By Lightning, one of the three winning bands of BMI's 2012 Road to Bonnaroo competition, performing at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, June 12, 2012. The 2013 Road to Bonnaroo competition kicks off February 25 at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge. Photo: Drew Maynard

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.

When: March 19, April 9, 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.
Fee: Free to all participants

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: March 28, April 25, May 23, 2013, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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.

BMI Atlanta Unsigned Urban Showcase

Attention BMI songwriters!! BMI Atlanta is now accepting submissions in all urban music genres including r&b, rap, hip-hop, neo-soul and pop for the BMI Unsigned Urban Showcase.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS MARCH 14, 2013

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.

Know of an opportunity for songwriters and want to pass it along? E-mail musicworld@bmi.com.