Multi-platinum Latin artist and BMI songwriter Prince Royce serves as honorary spokesperson for the competition. “Music is a vital part of education. It is an honor for me to have been chosen to be part of this important endeavor in which peermusic/BMIF gives students the opportunity to win a cash prize for showcasing their songwriting talents,” said Royce.
"13th Annual Peermusic Latin Scholarship Competition (Deadline Approaching)"
The BMI Foundation has announced the opening of the 13th annualpeermusic Latin Scholarship competition: a program for student songwriters and composers of original Latin music. Established by music publisher Ralph Peer II and funded by peermusic, the competition awards a $5,000 scholarship for the best song or instrumental composition submission in any Latin genre.
According to Carolina Arenas, Director of BMI’s Writer-Publisher Relations, Latin and the competition, college students in the United States and Puerto Rico who are between the ages of 17 and 24 are eligible to apply.Entries must be submitted online no later than February 15, 2016. All words and music must be original. Official rules and applications are available at bmifoundation.org/peer.
Founded by Ralph Peer in 1928, peermusic is a global network of music publishing companies operating from 33 offices in 27 countries, with well over a quarter of a million titles in the company’s catalogue, and songs that vary from country, blues, jazz, and pop to Latin, concert, and rock & roll.
About the BMI Foundation
The BMI Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to encourage the creation, performance, and study of American music. The Foundation’s programs include competitive scholarships for songwriters and composers, operating grants for nonprofit arts presenters, and support for innovative music education initiatives in schools and communities across the country. For more information about the work of the Foundation, please visit www.bmifoundation.org. For exclusive news and content, follow @bmifoundation on Twitter at twitter.com/bmifoundation and like “BMI Foundation” on Facebook at facebook.com/bmifoundation.