SONGWRITER OPPORTUNITIES

(The Louisville Area Songwriters' Cooperative provides the following information as a service to its members and does not attempt to pass judgment on the advisability of participating in the opportunities presented. Editor.)

The Indianapolis Songwriters Association is now taking reservations for a songwriting seminar to be held on Saturday, February 24. The seminar, entitled "The Song in Your Heart," will be held at the University of Indianapolis and is open to the public. For more information, call (317) 257-9200 or write to Indianapolis Songwriters Association Inc., P.O. Box 44724, Indianapolis, IN 46244-0724.

ASCAP's tenth Country Songwriter Workshop, sponsored by the ASCAP Foundation, will begin on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Society's Nashville offices. The workshop will be led by ASCAP songwriters Kix Brooks ("Modern Day Romance," "I'm Only In It for the Love") and Don Cook ("Lady Lay Down," "Somebody's Gonna Love You," "Crying Again") and will feature guest panelists from the entire spectrum of country music including composers, lyricists, publishers, producers, performers, arrangers and others. Panelists will discuss various topics of interest to songwriters and will review material of participants.

The ASCAP Country Workshop will meet on six consecutive Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. ASCAP workshops are free of charge and open to everyone, regardless of performing right society affiliation or non- affiliation.

Writers interested in applying for the workshop are requested to send a resume, typed lyric sheets and cassette tape with two original songs, marked with name, address and telephone number, to: ASCAP Counuy Workshop, 66 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203.

The workshop is limited to 30 participants. Deadline for entries is March 2, 1990. Accepted songwriters will be notified within 10 days.

straw dog BMI, an independent A&R/publishing firm, is currently seeking TRADITIONAL forms of American popular music, especially country, folk, rock and gospel. They will gladly review and respond to all submissions sent to the following address: Russell Moreton, P.O. Box 716, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678.