BMI Bulletin Board: March 2014

Posted in MusicWorld on March 25, 2014


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: April 15, 2014 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: March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, 2014, from 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

BMI 101 Workshop: Los Angeles

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: May 22, June 19, July 24, August 21, 2014, 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:


‘Online Madness’ is Back!

BMI’s 2014 ‘Online Madness’ contest series, “Re-Produce Me,” is an opportunity to have your track re-produced by a top-tier producer.

For more details, visit

Songwriters Hall of Fame Launches Inaugural Song Competition

The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s first-ever “Song Competition,” which is sponsored by the SHOF and Universal Music Publishing Group, along with exclusive partners Sonicbids and Epiphone, is accepting entries until June 30, 2014. The Competition is open to all amateur and professional songwriters and to Songwriters Hall of Fame members and non-members. BMI writers who join the Songwriters Hall of Fame as new Professional Members will receive a 15% discount off SHOF membership fees, and, once a member of the SHOF, will also automatically receive a $10 discount on every submission in the Song Competition, hosted by SonicBids.

Entries will be screened by a listening committee who will select the finalists. Songwriters will be evaluated by a Blue Ribbon panel of industry professionals including legendary songwriters, producers and publishers. Songs will be judged based on melody, composition, originality and lyrics.

For more information and to enter the contest, go to

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:

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

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