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BMI Bulletin Board: February 2015

Workshops, conference and contest opportunities for songwriters and composers

Posted in MusicWorld on January 29, 2015
BMI Supports Next Session of Song Arts Academy Workshop – Apply Now!<br /> <br /> Broadcast Music, Inc., along with ASCAP and SESAC, is proud to support its songwriters in a new round of the intensive and unique collaborative Songwriters Workshop facilitated by Billy Seidman’s Song Arts Academy. Based in New York, the five week workshop evolved out of the BMI Contemporary Songwriter workshop founded by BMI’s Assistant Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Samantha Cox, and instructor Billy Seidman in 2000. The first five-week session, which started in January, has been a resounding success, with participants learning valuable songwriting techniques, strategies and critiquing systems mastered by some of the most sought after pop songwriters on the charts.  A new five-week workshop begins Tuesday, February 24, in New York City. Writers are encouraged to quickly apply, as the workshop is limited to 15 participants. For more information, please visit songartsacademy.com.
BMI Supports Next Session of Song Arts Academy Workshop – Apply Now!

Broadcast Music, Inc., along with ASCAP and SESAC, is proud to support its songwriters in a new round of the intensive and unique collaborative Songwriters Workshop facilitated by Billy Seidman’s Song Arts Academy. Based in New York, the five week workshop evolved out of the BMI Contemporary Songwriter workshop founded by BMI’s Assistant Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Samantha Cox, and instructor Billy Seidman in 2000. The first five-week session, which started in January, has been a resounding success, with participants learning valuable songwriting techniques, strategies and critiquing systems mastered by some of the most sought after pop songwriters on the charts. A new five-week workshop begins Tuesday, February 24, in New York City. Writers are encouraged to quickly apply, as the workshop is limited to 15 participants. For more information, please visit songartsacademy.com.

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: February 24, March 17, April 14, May 12, 2015, 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: 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: February 25, March 25, April 29, May 27, 2015, 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: February 19, March 19, April 23, May 21, 2015, 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.

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.