BMI Bulletin Board: September 2014

Workshops, conference and contest opportunities for songwriters and composers

Posted in MusicWorld on September 19, 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: October 14, December 16, 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: 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: October 23, November 20, 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:


Songwriters Hall of Fame Extends Deadline for Inaugural Song Competition

The deadline to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s first-ever “Song Competition” has been extended to October 31, 2014! With valuable prizes that could immediately change the trajectory of your career, the competition is open to all amateur and professional songwriters and to Songwriters Hall of Fame members and non-members. Judged on melody, composition, originality and lyrics, entries will be screened by a Blue Ribbon Panel of industry professionals including legendary songwriters, producers and publishers. Hall of Fame inductees Mac Davis, Charles Fox and Lamont Dozier are on the panel to select the finalists.

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.