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BMI Bulletin Board: November 2012

Posted in MusicWorld on November 20, 2012
Pictured at the BMI Day at Berklee College of Music are (L-R): George S. Clinton, BMI Composer and Chair,  Berklee Film Scoring department; Doreen Ringer-Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations, BMI; Joshua Cohen, recipient 2012 BMI Film Scoring Scholarship; Dan Carlin, 2011 Chair, Berklee Film Scoring department; and Alison Plante, Assistant Chair,  Berklee Film Scoring department.
Pictured at the BMI Day at Berklee College of Music are (L-R): George S. Clinton, BMI Composer and Chair, Berklee Film Scoring department; Doreen Ringer-Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations, BMI; Joshua Cohen, recipient 2012 BMI Film Scoring Scholarship; Dan Carlin, 2011 Chair, Berklee Film Scoring department; and Alison Plante, Assistant Chair, Berklee Film Scoring department.

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

WORKSHOPS

BMI 101 Workshop: New York
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: November 29, 2012 & December 13, 2012
Where: BMI’s New York headquarters (7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 30th floor)
Who: Songwriters and publishers
Application deadline: No application necessary, but registration is required. E-mail your RSVP (including total number of guests) to Haley Hard at hhard [at] bmi.com.
Fee: Free to all participants

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: December 4, 2012, 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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