It’s a unique program that has created a sense of community among BMI’s NY-based songwriters, who have formed close friendships and working relationships as a result.
It is arguably one of the most successful, efficient and beneficial initiatives that BMI has started in the past few years.
It is not, of course, an actual dating event but is an intimate networking event for a hand selected group of BMI’s most promising up and coming songwriters.
“Speed Dating for Songwriters” takes place a few times a year in NYC and LA.
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We continue to spread that possibilities of Speed Dating and send people your way! Christina and Micheal - (Westchester, Dec 2014) Our one year anniversary is approaching and I wanted to let you know that we have enjoyed such a fun 12 months together, all because of Speed Dating. I called in sick to work to attend the event, and he reluctantly went after his sister purchased a ticket for him. He didn't seem anxious, he was extroverted and very funny.
: ) The event we attended went smoothly and the hostess ensured everyone felt comfortable during what could otherwise have become an awkward experience.Here’s how it works- 12-15 participants get acquainted, listen to each other’s music, form collaborative partnerships and obtain instant feedback, all in a short amount of time.After the event, the songwriters are separated into groups of three or four, and tasked with writing a song, which they will perform approximately six to eight weeks later in front of their peers and BMI executives.Although “Speed Dating for Songwriters” began three years ago, this marked the first collaboration with You Tube.A little background- “Speed Dating for Songwriters” was introduced to foster creativity among some of BMI’s most promising NYC-based songwriters, producers, and artists whose paths may not have otherwise crossed.Your online photos and profile are your personal advertisement in cyberspace; they need to be amazing.