2018 OFFICIAL RULES
The peermusic Latin Scholarship was established in 2003 by Ralph Peer II and generously funded by peermusic for the purpose of encouraging the next generation of Latin composers. The annual competition awards a $5,000 scholarship to a student composer for the best original song or instrumental work in any Latin genre. For over a decade, the program has nurtured promising musicians who have gone on to distinguish themselves in the fields of television, film, recorded music, and concert performance. Multi-platinum bachata artist and BMI songwriter Prince Royce serves as honorary spokesperson for the competition.
In order to be eligible for the competition, all applicants must be:
Applications must be submitted online no later than Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11:59pm EST. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Before beginning an application, please read these guidelines thoroughly:
One $5,000 award will be available for the competition. The Foundation reserves the right to make no award or to award a prize or prizes totaling less than the full amount. The BMI Foundation shall have the right (but shall have no obligation) to license up to three public performances of a winning composition and, in the case of works of a popular nature, authorize appropriate musical arrangements to be made for such performances. The BMI Foundation shall also have the right to post or share a recording and/or written lyrics of any winning compositions on the bmi.com and bmifoundation.org websites and social media profiles and to authorize the reproduction and distribution on audio tape and/or CD of no more than twelve (12) copies of each work. All other rights under the copyright law remain vested in the composer and lyricist.
The winner, if any, will be announced in late spring of 2018 in the press and on bmifoundation.org.
Please address all inquiries to:
Director, peermusic Latin Scholarship
BMI Foundation, Inc.
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007-0030