BMI Now Accepting Submissions for 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase

Posted in News on February 3, 2010

BMI is currently accepting submissions for its 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, to be held in Atlanta; date to be announced. Aspiring artists from all urban genres, including r&b, rap, and hip-hop, are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to perform at this lauded, star-spotting annual showcase. Four finalists will be selected to compete in front of a panel of music industry heavyweights, including top executives, artists, producers, managers and attorneys. The winner will receive an array of prizes (the ’09 prizes included studio time, a trip to the BMI Urban Awards, a photo shoot and much more). 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 19, 2010.

Interested performers must be BMI affiliates and should submit a bio, photo, two-song demo (CDs only, please), day and evening contact information, and a BMI account number to verify the submitter’s affiliation. Submitted materials will not be returned and only those selected to perform will be contacted. Completed submissions should be sent to:

ATTN: Urban Showcase Submissions
3340 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 570
Atlanta, GA 30326


Last year’s showcase, which attracted droves of Atlanta’s influential music community, featured performances by showcase winner 718, hip-hop iconoclast NAS, prince of r&b Trey Songz, and multi-talented troubadour Novel. In addition, BMI presented Lil’ Jon the Legends of ATL Award, which recognizes a community leader for his or her contributions to the Atlanta music scene.


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