Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SONGWRITERS NOTES, E-NEWS #202 OCT 2018

Hello Songwriter,

Our website is finally back up, yes, the AFTER the song contest ended. We will be navigating back to the site from our old google blogspot site. We could still use help from someone who is familiar with Wordpress. Please email me.

Our annual song contest ended on Sept 30th. In about a month you will be able to view the semifinalist on the website. Thank you to those who entered our song contest via Broadjam, our submission partner, by mail, and via last minute email. We have some wonderful prizes like a Casio Privia keyboard and studio time.  This is the most wonderful keyboard. This keyboard donned the Wildflower Festival a couple of years. All the artist playing keys on the Courtyard Stage had wonderful things to say about the sound and the action!    


Plus cash prizes for each 1st ad second place category winners. http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com 

Other regular DSA monthly events are the Guitar Pull and Discussion on the first Monday, Oct 1, at Half Price Books on NWH in Dallas, the Monthly Meeting and Song Critiques with video producer, Isaac Janai, also at Half Price Books, and on the 3rd Thursday at Dunn Brothers Coffee in Addison.

In keeping with the video theme, there's a free video workshop Friday, Oct 12th, 2PM at the Angelica. We highly recommend . See below for details. As you know it is very important to get you songs on youtube to be heard. Here's the answers to all of your questions. 

This month Dallas Songwriters has a booth at the Amigo International Guitar Show in Ft Worth. Scheduled to work the booth are:
Saturday Morning: Ken Duren, Phillip Casteel, Bobby Montgomery
Saturday Afternoon: Gene Schillaci, Bobby Montgomery
Sunday Morning: Harry Hewlett, Michael Brandenberger, Bobby Montgomery
Sunday Afternoon: Bobby Montgomery

Bobby could still use help on Sunday afternoon.

I still plan to put up a wrap up on the Hall of Fame, now that our website back up, so check back. 

A hardcopy of the Spring 2018 newsletter with 2017 contest winners named was distributed at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Wildflower Festival and Dallas Guitar Show. You can find a link to a pdf version at the top of the side bar to the right. 

Thanks to Paul Zander, Jon Jaggers, Bobby Montgomery, Ginger Stanoia, Kenneth Shoemaker, and Kristi Myers for their recent contributions to our fall fundraiser. Other contributors include Ireland, Jon Jaggers, Bill Kapac, Rio King, Mimi Balkey, Suzi Morse, and Jared LoStrato. There is still time to donate. Go to this link: https://squareup.com/store/dallas-songwriters-association

 Did you know we are live streaming on Facebook? Thanks to Harry Hewlett you can view some of our open mics and guest speakers in a live stream on Facebook? See guest our guest speakers, and past Angela's showcases. Can't make it? Then tune into Facebook/dallassongwriters. Want to be on our facebook streams? Show up and perform.

Songcerely,
Barbe

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DSA SONG CONTEST - 2018 contest closed Sept 30th 

Semifinalist will be announced in about a month online http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com 

Eight Song Categories
1. Christian/Inspirational
2. Country
3. Americana/Folk/Bluegrass
4. Pop/Rock/RnB/Alternative
5. Love Songs/Easy Listening
6. Children's/Novelty
7. Singer/Songwriter (songwriter is the performer)
8. Instrumental


Cash Prizes +

THANKS TO OUR SONG CONTEST SPONSORS

 



1st Runner Up
 wins studio time at
River Sounds Recording Resort







2nd Runner up
wins recording time at 
Jo-Musik


Grand Prize winners receive:
($199.95 Value) 
Includes Artist Website, 1 Yr. Hosting
1 Yr. Sonicbids Membership

Category winners get cash prizes
Winners announced at our Awards Banquet on December 8.


Mike P Ryan playing his
grand prize Casio  Privia  keyboard
INTERVIEW WITH 2017 GRAND PRIZE WINNER MIKE P RYAN 
Mike talks about songwriting, Texas and Louisiana lullabies 
https://dallassongwriters.org/press/dsa-song-contest-winner-mike-p-ryan-talks-about-texas-louisiana-lullabies-and-songwriting/

AWARDS DINNER
  Our Awards Banquet was held on Friday December 8, 2017 at the historic Sons of Hermann Hall celebrating with top songs of the year performed by first rate talent. Some of our DSA Song Contest Semi finalists and Best Songs of the Meeting Finalists performed, including local artists Loralai Milton, Ireland, Megan SullivanDon WallAl Lumbreras, Allen Larson and Virginia native, Mike Ryan. 
Here is a recap in pictures in case you were unable to  attend. Thanks to Gene Schillaci for taking these photos at the awards.   https://dallassongwriters.org/2017-awards-banquet-recap/

Here is a pdf of the program hard copy handed out at the event.  https://dallassongwriters.org/2017-awards-banquet-program-pdf/

See the 2017 song contest winners here:  https://dallassongwriters.org/2017-song-contes…inners-announced/

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DSA MEETINGS - http://dsameetings.blogspot.com

Video producer Isaac Janai is Guest Speaker for Thursday, Oct 4, at Half Brice Books.

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Critiques will follow: this is your last chance to enter a song for this years Song of The Year contest for members.

Thanks to Harry Hewlett we have a video of the Sept 6th 2018 meeting with Bruce ChannelBruce received an award from BMI for two million radio performances of Hey! Baby. His original record of Hey! Baby is featured in the hit movie, Dirty Dancing, and on the international sound track album, listed in BILLBOARD’s Pop Album for over three months with sales of over twelve + million units.

CRITIQUES FOLLOW 

Location: Half Price Books/Northwest Highway in Dallas
6:00 pm: Doors Open/Networking and visiting
7:00 pm: Program followed by song critiques for members only
Pay online for critique. 
https://squareup.com/store/dallas-songwriters-association
Each song is entered into the Song of The Year and Songwriter of the Year Competition which is awarded at our December Awards Banquet. 

Down the Line:
Nov 1 - Annual Membership Meeting and Elections/ 
Barbara McMillen on performance contracts
Dec 8 - DSA Christmas Party and Awards Banquet at Sons of Hermann Hall
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BEST SONGS of the Meeting 
2018
OCT MEETING LAST CHANCE TO ENTER

02 Feb
BEFORE I FALL Melanie Steven
GONNA LOVE ON YOU Harry Hewlett
DAGGERS and ICE Ron Young
NAMESAKE Carol Shaw
SON I HAD ENOUGH OF YOU Doug Loyd
IT’LL BE ALRIGHT Craig Langford
THAT’S JUST WHAT I’LL DO Craig Langford

03 March
BLOOD and BONES Ron Young
IF I Barbe McMillen
LONELIEST JUKEBOX IN TOWN Craig Langford

04 Apr
A COWBOY SONG Ron Young
DON’T SAY IT Bobby Dallas
I SHOULDN’T BUT I DO Alexis Tapp
THE MATTER OF RISK & REWARD Mitch Horner
TELL ME WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND Michael Francis

05 May
LOVES LONESOME SHOES Rickey Gene Wright
SI QUISIERAS Alejandro (Alex) Dominguez

06 Jun
BUT HOW Donette Murphy

07 Jul
LUCKY SWEATER Michael Brandenberger
THE FALLEN Randy Overton

09 Sept
BRANDY BLUES Rio King
LUCKY MAN Craig Langford
WHEN LOVE COMES BACK TO YOU Michael Brandenberger

Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner. Oct is last meeting to accept songs. Bring your songs to the meeting for review, no need to have a recording, you can play them live, then use the benefit of the critique to rewrite if need be, or record and then turn in your songs in fall for the judge. 

2017 Song of the Year - Lucky Man by Craig Langford, Dallas, Tx
2017 Winner Songwriter of the Year - Craig Langford
See the Best Songs of the Meeting and Songwriter of the Year 


https://dallassongwriters.org/best-songs-songwriter-year-announced/

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WORKSHOPS

Ist Thursday at Half Price Books - OCT 4, 6:30PM - ISAAC JANAI - video producer
1st Monday at Half Price Books - OCT 1, NOV 5, 6:30PM, hosted by Harry Hewlett

VIDEO WORKSHOP - FRIDAY OCT 12th, 2PM
In line with our Monthly Meeting, we thought we'd recommend a free video workshop the Video Association of Dallas posted in their newsletter. It's by the Dallas Bar Association Arts and Sports Law Section.

On Friday, a series of free legal workshops at the Angelika.
Dallas Bar Entertainment, Art and Sports Law" Boot Camp" legal panels. (Free but you need to sign up)
2-3 pm: Fair Use -- what can you legally borrow and use in your documentary?
3-4 pm: Editing -- How do you find the story in your footage and edit ethically?
4-5 pm: Distribution -- how and where can you get your documentary distributed and what do the deals look like?

Panelists include:
Kurt Engfehr: Editor and Producer of more than 20 well-known documentaries with wide distribution. Work includes Editor of Fahrenheit 911, Bowling for Columbine and Trumbo; and producer of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and the upcoming American Dream: The Movie.
John Humphrey: Second Vice President of I Am Second and producer of the upcoming Loud, Krazy Love documentary regarding Brian Welch from the band KoRn, which uses a combination of traditional distribution and DIY techniques.
Melissa Haizlip: filmmaker of the documentary Mr Soul!
Doug Butler and Sally Helppie: Lawyers who produce films and who are each in the middle of editing their own documentaries.
L.A.-based entertainment attorney Greg Victoroff and Austin/New York entertainment attorney Deena Kalai.

Business Bootcamp for Indie Musicians, Oct 20, at Bluerock Studios
This event is for every independent artist we know and love. We're knocked out by Ari and have asked him to come to Texas and spend the day on October 20.
"The days of the big break are over!" Author of the best-selling book How To Make It in the New Music Business, Ari Herstand, will lead a day-long workshop at Blue Rock Studio. Learn new tools for navigating the new biz. Includes a copy of Ari's book, lunch and 3 sessions. MORE INFO
LISTENING ROOM RETREAT - October 21-28:
YOU can join us on the beautiful Aran island of Inisheer, Ireland! Interest free monthly payments are available towards the registration price of 1075€, inclusive of housing, meals, workshops, three local concerts, personal career consultations and transport to and from the island via Galway, October 21-28. Further info at listeningroomretreats.com/register and facebook.com/irelandlisteningroomretreat

NO HOLDING BACK Music Industry Workshop - Nov 4
Emmy Award Winning,#1 Hit Music Producer and Songwriter, Michèle Vice-Maslin is coming to Dallas, Sunday November 4th and teaming up with local Performing Artist Consultant and Author, Brianna Ruelas to present their NO HOLDING BACK Music Industry Workshop and Q&A. Supporting all music creators and bridging the gap between education and the professional world!

This workshop is your opportunity to create clarity on your vision as a music industry professional, and get your questions answered on all things MUSIC! With over 5000 songs placed across film and tv, Michèle's expertise is invaluable! From producing to songwriting. performance, strategic career planning, networking and music licensing, you will walk away ready to take action in your music career.
Secure your seat for this Event at http://bit.ly/NoHoldingBackDallas
OFFICIAL FB EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/542294116229760

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SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS

OPEN MICS

 HALF PRICE BOOKS OPEN MIC & DISCUSSION - NORTHWEST HIGHWAY - 
EVERY 1ST MONDAY - 7:00pm to 9:00pm hosted by Harry Hewlett
Open mic has changed to an old fashion guitar pull and group discussion about creation to biz. Bring your guitar of pull one from Harry. Play your recorded songs from your phone. 
If you want peer feedback on a song bring a few lyric sheets

DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE HOUSE - Addison
EVERY 3RD THURSDAY - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Hosted by  Harry Hewlett
In November 2018, DSA is celebrating 14 years at Dunn Brothers
see review of
11th Anniversary DSA 3rd Thursday Open Mic at Dunn Bros.

Renew your membership online.
You'll find the link to the store on the panel to the right
Or paste this link in your browser: https://squareup.com/store/dallas-songwriters-association
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EVENTS - Featuring local and worldwide events of the songwriting community including, seminars, conferences, and showcases.

2018

OCT
1 - DSA Guitar Pull and New Song Workshop at Half Price Books
3 - 7 A3 Music Festival and Conference, Atlanta, GA
4 -  Monthly Meeting  and Critiques at Half Price Books
4-6 Durango Songwriters Expo, Boulder/Broomfield, Co.
6-7 Amigo International Guitar Show, Will Rogers, Ft Worth TX
11 Badu 1891 Presents, "The Heart of The Art in Song" Singer, Songwriter and Author, Alex Harvey, and Artist, Daniel Adams
18 -  DSA Open Mic at Dunn Brothers
19. - Dawn & Hawkes at Bluerock
20 - Business Bootcamp for Indie artists at BlueRock
20 - Leigh on the Lake, Spicewood Tx FOR TICKETS CALL: 972-989-0957
21 - 28 Aran Island Songwriters Retreat

NOV
1 -  Monthly Meeting  and Critiques - Annual Membership Meeting and Elections at Half Price Books
1 - DSA Semifinalist for Song Contest Announced
3 - Bosque Arts Center Texas Troubadour Songwriters Classic with Michael Murphy
4 - NO HOLDING BACK Music Industry Workshop
5 - DSA Guitar Pull and Discussion at Half Price Books
14 - CMA Awards, Nashville, TN
15 -  DSA Open Mic at Dunn Brothers

DEC
3 - DSA Guitar Pull and New Song Workshop at Half Price Books
8 -  DSA Awards Banquet and Christmas party at Sons of Hermann Hall
20-  DSA Open Mic at Dunn Brothers

See Texas Music Office events calendar https://gov.texas.gov/music/events
Moses Avalon's List of Top Ranked Music Conferences.
See house concerts and coffee houses here: http://unclecalvins.org/
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DSA LYRIC CONTEST - Next deadline postmarked Sept 30th
Enter online https://dallassongwriters.org/dsa-lyric-contest/
or by mail
Dallas Songwriters Lyric Contest, 
Sammons Center For The Arts,
3630 Harry Hines Blvd #20 Dallas, Tx 75219


Thanks to Lyric Contest Co- Director, Alexis Tapp

 SPRING 2018 -WINNERS ANNOUNCED 

SEMIFINALIST
Say a Little Prayer by Lisa Vincent, Fresno, CA
Ten Feet Tall by Bill Kapac, West Wildwood, NJ
Man-Kind by Bill Kapac, West Wildwood, NJ
Carry A Cross by Bill Kapac, West Wildwood, NJ


AND THE 2018 SPRING WINNER IS:
First Place:: Ten Feet Tall by Bill Kapac, West Wildwood, NJ

See comments: https://wp.me/p5ky4B-32R

2018 Winter Comments are posted here:
 http://dallassongwriters.blogspot.com/p/lyric-contest.html



PAST WINNERS and LYRICS POSTED ON THE OLD  WEBSITE

LYRICISTS GAIN RECOGNITION THROUGH COMPETITION
Next Lyric Contest Deadline is June 30th for Spring Lyric Contest
Entry fee is $10
Please see lyric contest webpage for details.

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 MEMBER NEWS -

Wanna get involved? Become a committee member. It's fun! Be apart of the inner workings of the DSA. We have committee positions open. Let us know if you'd like to be on the board. Just show up a our membership meeting.

Directors elected at our Nov 6th 2017 Annual Membership Meeting were:
Michael BrandenbergerBobby Montgomery, Phillip CasteelBarbe McMillenJoe Milton, Marcus Belmore, Steve Sullivan, Ken Duren, James Pappas, Jessica Ewy, Rod Phelps,Gene Schillaci and Harry Hewlett. New officers were elected at the planning meeting on Jan 6th. 

 Officers 2018
Michael Brandenberger -  Prez
Bobby Montgomery - VP Programs
Phil Casteel - Treasurer
Jessica Ewy - Secretary
Alexis Tapp - VP Membership, Lyric Contest Director
Barbe McMillen - Administration, Newsletter
Harry Hewlett - A/
Gene Schillaci - Lyric Contest Director, Webmaster
Steve Sullivan, James Pappas, Joe Milton, Ken Duren - At Large

If you are not a DSA Member, you missed these tips sent out through our yahoo group:

* Publisher looking for songs
* Artists/Producers looking for original material for recording artists
* Major Brand X (To be disclosed at a later time) Seeks Independent artist for music campaign.
* Where to get your cd reviewed
* Music related job listing
* Film Licensing Co. seeking instrumental music
* Cheap and free tickets - Free tickets to selected Winspear Opera House events.

Lyricists are invited to co-write with music writers by submitting your lyric through the member yahoo group.
NEW MEMBERS: Have you joined our member only yahoo group where you can talk with the group and get special offers and last minute updates on events? subscribe: dallassongwriters-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

                   PATRON SAINTS: PAUL ZANDER, BOBBY MONTGOMERY, JOHN JAGGERS
Patron Sponsor L3: Michael Brandenberger, Bill Honker, John Stone
Patron Sponsor L1: Cliff MonroeSuzi Morse Rio KingGinger Stanoio
Patron Sponsor: Mimi BalkeyKristi Myers

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Robert Long, Michael Richards, Teresa Ann Turner, Katie Dundas, Donette Murphy, Alejandro Dominguez, Jack Simmons, Steve Brown, Terry JenningsTodd Catham, Jack Allday, Josh Goode, Ryan Mahoney, Steve Ledford, Lance French, Melissa Standifird, Douglas Lloyd, Mitch Horner, Kerry Maddox, Brandon Elliott, 


THANK YOU FOR RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP: Scott Mendenhall, Stephen Houpt, John Mason, Trevor Dahlen, Ginger Stanoui, Gigi Gostas, Alexis Tapp, Suzi Morse, Ricky Gene Wright, Cat McGee, Aaron Shook, Ken Duren, Raquel Linderman, Phillip Wildman, Greg Waits, Randy Wallace, Ryan Galloway, Phillip Casteel, Joseph Lopez, Don Wall, David Claerr, Stephen Valenzuela, Gene Schillachi, Ricky Gene Wright, Aaron Shook, Jacquelyn Schwartz

TIME TO RENEW: The following members owe dues:
YOU HAVE A TWO MONTH GRACE PERIOD TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR YOU WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE MEMBER GROUP


EXPIRED IN NOV: All renewed -Thanks
EXPIRED IN DEC: All renewed -Thanks
EXPIRED IN JAN: Conrad Shwartz, Chris Sjostrom, Lauren Paley, Pam Oliver, Yulia Petrova, Bonnie Warren, Don Coyne 
EXPIRED IN FEB: Bianca Rodrequez
EXPIRED IN MARCH: Al Lumbreras, Charles Barrale, Jeff Stachowesky, Victoria Bouton, Julia Pauletti, David Byboth
EXPIRED IN APRIL: Aubrey and Audie Teeter, Claude Webb
EXPIRED IN MAY: Rob Case, Dan Roark, Dickey Johnson, Kevin Brennan, Matt Brent, Stephanie Sammons, Charles Leftwich, John Nelson.
EXPIRED IN JUNE: Brad Banning, Davis Banning, Bill Honker, Robert Tomberlin, Malini Shaw, Marcus Belmore.
EXPIRED IN JULY: JR Rosenberger, Bob Sullivan, Mike Mullins, Bill Cox, Bill Sibley
EXPIRED IN AUG: Robert Graham, Lanny Sherwin, Wayne Willingham, Minnie Murray
TIME TO RENEW:Serges Himbaza, Doc Parker, Lezleigh Kleibrink
TIME TO RENEW: Christine Winvurn, Morri Hartgraves

Renew your membership online.
You'll find the link to the store on the panel to the right
Or paste this link in your browser: https://squareup.com/store/dallas-songwriters-association

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Featured Articles:


How Ed Sheeran’s new Songwriter documentary goes inside the hit-making process
Songwriter, which is currently in theaters and is available on Apple Music manages to capture Sheeran’s songwriting process in real time. He gave unprecedented access to his cousin and longtime videographer, Murray Cummings, who decided to use his first film to zero in on the the elusive, rare moments of song creation that he felt had never been documented. —by Jonathan Bernstein / Rolling Stone

Richard Leigh's New American Songbook: Wandering One a Bluegrass Album
WANDERING ONE: TO BE RELEASED....It's been a long time coming for this album. 38 years to be exact. This is the second full length studio album Leigh has created in his career and the one he is most proud of. While it is a slight departure from his usual "country" style, Leigh sees it as full circle, coming back to his Virginia roots of folk music. To pre-order Wandering One, visit his website {richardleigh.com}.

Music Modernization Act Passed: Industry, politicians welcome "The most important piece of legislation in a generation"
In the end, getting together the Music Modernization Act might have been harder than writing a hit song. But after years of trying to get copyright legislation passed it finally happened, with now both the Senate and the House unanimously passing the legislation. – by Ed Christman / Billboard

MUSIC BUSINESS

What is Music Sub-Publishing
https://blog.songtrust.com/what-is-music-sub-publishing?utm_campaign=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9L_5yMXJTo0acEIGQzoEbgdkHpIkqySqvpakg4CXP7MNx_yobWxpI_yj-iQtF0_cIWQlGwnevtVwBg9HeIOMtAdhqC3Di3XXdKAYQciYm9sukoeUs&_hsmi=66084838&utm_content=66084838&utm_source=hs_email&hsCtaTracking=39d997e7-00da-4515-8d93-83d02652340d%7Cc991af6a-fe68-4b1c-9f8e-d028f7a5840a

How streaming is changing the shape of music itself (part 1)
A new rule book is needed, and for that we need to know which of today’s trends are the markers for the future. This sort of future gazing requires us to avoid the temptation of looking at the player with the ball, but instead look for who the ball is going to be passed to. These are changes that represent the start of the long-term fundamental shifts that will ultimately evolve into the future of the music business: (This is part 1 of a 2 part series) – by Mark Mulligan / Music Industry Blog

Attracting More Views on Your SoundCloud Releases
By Bo Turner (Repost)
For musicians, growing a solid reputation on SoundCloud is key, as the platform provides opportunities to take their work to the next level, although the way in which they manage their account can often have as much of an impact on their success as the music itself. Continue Reading

5 Ways to Help Your Music Get Discovered in the New Digital Age
By Jeremy Young (Flypaper)

How It's Easier Than Ever to End Up on a Spotify Playlist
By Dan Reifsnyder (Sonicbids)

Stop Fans In Their Tracks With These Promo Tools
By Allison Ullrich (The Daily Rind)
Your advertising plan is in place, you have a great digital marketing campaign lined up and you have a complete album that's nearing its release date. What could you be missing? Continue Reading

LISTEN 
IN MEMORIAM

Jefferson Airplane/Starship's Marty Balin Dies
(CelebrityAccess) Marty Balin, 76, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane died yesterday. His cause of death was not known at press time. The Rock And Ro...
Read More

RECORDING
By Martin Fowler (Flypaper)
Last week I sat down with Grammy-nominated audio engineer Kenta Yonesaka, and producer/songwriter Josh Conway to discuss the most crucial steps to take to properly prepare a track for a mix engineer, and common missteps to avoid along the way. Continue Reading
PERFORMANCE 
CRAFT OF SONGWRITING
What Music Publishers Are Looking For
By Rick Goetz (Music Consultant)
Carla Wallace is the co-owner and CEO of Big Yellow Dog Music, an independent music publishing and artist development company based in Nashville. Carla talks about why she got into music publishing and how the industry has evolved since she started her company. She also shared some insights about sync writing and how artists can become career songwriters. Continue Reading

Music Law 101: Copyright infringement and fair use
The owner of the copyright in a work has certain exclusive rights in that work. Anyone who violates the exclusive rights of the copyright owner is an infringer of that copyright. To establish copyright infringement, you must establish that you own a valid copyright in the work and that: the work has been copied; and the copy is “substantially similar” to the protectable elements of the original work. —by Reverbnation Blog
Barbe McMillen's blog, The Craft of Songwriting

Online Thesaurus and Rhyming Dictionary

Great web tool for lyric writing
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 Song and Talent Contests

 DSA Quarterly Lyric Contest https://dallassongwriters.org/dsa-lyric-contest/
Next deadline - Dec 31

Best Songs of the Meeting - for DSA Members only - submit at the monthly meeting.
  

DSA Song Contest CLOSED

FAI's Regional and International Events and Deadlines

FARM | Folk Alliance Region Midwest
Official Showcase applications due June 10
October 25 - 28, 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan
*Look for FAI staff at this event!

NERFA | Northeast Regional Folk Alliance
Semi-Formal Showcase applications due July 9
November 8-11, 2018
Stamford, Connecticut
*Look for FAI staff at this event!

SWRFA | Southwest Regional Folk Alliance
Official Showcase application due July 15
September 26 - 30, 2018
Austin, Texas
*Look for FAI staff at this event!

FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL
Official Showcase application due August 15
February 13 - 17, 2019
Montréal, Québec, Canada

FAR-West | Folk Alliance Region West
Summer Registration Rate ends August 31
October 11 - 14, 2018
Woodland Hills, California
*Look for FAI staff at this event!

SERFA | Southeast Regional Folk Alliance
More Info Here
May 15 - 19, 2019
Chattanooga, Tennessee
*Look for FAI staff at this event!

A comprehensive list of Song Contests compliments of MusesMuse.com