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Yeah! The song contest is finally underway. Thank you for your patience and inquiries. We are open for entries through March 31.
Dallas Songwriters Association 2011 Song Contest
The 2011 Board of Directors were elected at our November Membership Meeting. We'll be meeting in January to plan for the year.
DEC: Jeff Sharp, Genell Kelso, Michael Brandon and Krystal Pinkins.
Renew your membership online,
PLAY FOR PUBLISHERS WORKSHOP - writers who want to get songs recorded in the Nashville Country market are invited to apply now for this workshop hosted by Barbara Cloyd. Sixteen writers will be chosen to present their songs to six publishers who come, two at a time, to listen to songs and give feedback. It will be held at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville Feb 24 - 26. Application deadline is Jan 17th. For complete details, visit www.barbaracloyd.com .
24-26 Play For Publishers www.barbaracloyd.com
18 - 27 Barbara's Musical, GIVE ME A BREAK, ArtCentre Theater, Plano
15-17 Guitar Show, Dallas http://www.guitarshow.com
By Sunnychanel -- Amazing is a word being freely associated with Rhema Marvanne. Not just for her rendition of Amazing Grace that has had almost 2 million views on YouTube (with all her songs adding up to over 18 million views), rather ‘amazing' is the adjective most used in describing her talent, which is stunning for someone so young.
The Virtual Tour
By Apryl Peredo -- To successfully promote your music you need to be able to influence potential listeners from all across the web. A new and potentially effective method of increasing the recognition of your music, influencing new listeners and spreading the awareness of you, as a band or musician, is to set up a virtual tour.
Dylan's Handwritten Lyrics to Sell in NYC
AP -- Bob Dylan's original handwritten lyrics for "The Times are A-Changin'" are heading for the auction block in New York City. They could sell for an estimated $200,000 to $300,000.
Rare Copy of 'The Star Spangled Banner' Going on the Auction Block
Scripps Media -- A rare copy of 'The Star Spangled Banner' printed in Baltimore is expected to sell for $300,000.
By Kevin English -- ... Every time I sit down to write another music business plan I think about all of the starving artists out there who have failed to see the value in the business planning process. There are all sorts of books out there telling people not to plan. I personally don't understand that concept at all. ...planning a business is much more intricate than planning your personal life.
Justin Bieber Swears Off YouTube For Facebook, Unwittingly Steps In Copyright Minefield
By Oliver Chiang -- Over the past weekend, Internet pop sensation Justin Bieber went to upload the music video of his new song called "Pray" to his personal YouTube site. He was in for a rude surprise: YouTube automatically blocked his video upload on "copyright grounds" that the video contained content from Universal Music Group (UMG), parent company to Bieber's record label, Island Def Jam records
To view past winners go to the Best Songs blog. http://bestsongsofthemeeting.blogspot.com/
To hear the winners go to our myspace page.
Did you know that A and R reps from labels and music publishers are listening to our Myspace page each month?
While it never hurts to remind you that DSA is a non-profit organization (and so your contributions are tax-deductible) - this year it means so much more. We're proud to be celebrating our 20th Anniversary as a non-profit. DSA has been an organized songwriter group since 1985 and became a non-profit in 1990.
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