EMERGING TALENT SOUGHT FOR BMI’S ‘KNOW THEM NOW’ SHOWCASE & PERFORMANCE VIDEO CONTEST
Performers of all music genres encouraged to apply through Facebook for the multi-city showcase
NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 – U.S. performing right organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is currently accepting submissions through July 4 for “Know Them Now,” a multi-city showcase to be held in Atlanta, July 21; Los Angeles, July 21; and New York City, July 28. Aspiring BMI-affiliated unsigned artists from all genres of music are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to perform at one of these star-spotting showcases. One talented performer will be selected to win the Grand Prize: airfare (provided by Southwest Airlines), lodging accommodations and tickets to the BMI Awards in Los Angeles. The Grand Prize winner will be presented with a VIP gift package at the BMI Awards from sponsors TW Steel and Blue Microphone.
Interested performers need to be BMI-affiliated, 18-years old, and must upload a video performing an original song through a video contest application on BMI’s Facebook page. A BMI panel will choose the top 25 videos based on performance to move onto the Fan voting process. Six semi-finalists will perform in front of a panel of music industry heavyweights at a “Know Them Now” showcase in Atlanta (W Atlanta- Downtown), NYC (Highline Ballroom) or Los Angeles (Viper Room). Three finalists will be selected from the showcases and their performance videos will be uploaded to BMI’s Facebook page for Fans to vote for the Grand Prize winner.
Only the selected six semi-finalists will be contacted. BMI will announce the Grand Prize winner on August 16. For the official rules and to enter the contest.
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.