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BMI Offering New Songwriting Workshop

Posted in News on August 22, 2011

BMI is offering an eight-week songwriting workshop at its New York offices, taught by songwriter Billy Seidman and designed to help hone songwriting skills by focusing on lyric writing, music theory and arranging/productions techniques in contemporary songwriting. The class will feature constructive feedback, stimulating assignments, and literature created especially for the BMI Songwriting Workshop.

Classes will meet on Thursdays for eight consecutive weeks starting September 29 — excluding October 6 and November 24 — from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All classes will be held at BMI, 7 World Trade Center/250 Greenwich Street, 30th Floor.

Class size is limited and acceptance into the workshop is at the sole discretion of the instructor and BMI representatives. There is no fee to apply for the workshop. However, once accepted, there will be a $25 fee for the selected applicants. Participants will be notified by e-mail of their acceptance to the workshop.

Billy Seidman’s songwriting career includes staff writing positions at Sony/ATV/Tree Publishing in Nashville and Careers/BMG Publishing in New York. He has had recordings by Gold and Platinum artists Irene Cara, Vicki Sue Robinson and Evelyn “Champagne” King. Billy is currently signed to Carlin America Music Publishing.

Download the application or e-mail lyric sheets along with a link to streaming music (no MP3s) as well as all personal information needed above to:

RSVP@bmi.com. Subject header: Songwriter Workshop

All submissions must be received before September 15, 2011