2001 - 2007 Winners Compilation CDs available at the DSA store
All winning songs are on a CD Compilation that was given out at the Awards Ceremony. To get any 3 double CD's simply make a quarter note donation to DSA through our online store and send us an email to request which 3 years of Cd's you want us to mail you.
FEB: Barry Devorzen, Master Writer, Nadia's Theme, tentative
MARCH: Ben Taylor, tentative
APRIL: Zane Williams
MAY: Bret Dillion, KHYI DJ tentative
NEW shirts: $15 at the meeting (you must ask me for the special) or online by mail $20
OLD shirts: $10 at the meeting (you must ask me for the special) or online by mail $15
PLEASE RENEW THIS MONTH: Jeri Arsenault, Toni Scott, Michael Brandenberger, Larry Dodge, Robin Hughes, Jason Winford
By Paul Resnikoff -- Looks like the electronica boom has been brewing for a few centuries, at least. ... Just click the image (in the article) to see it in motion...
By Paul Resnikoff
Bruce & The Red-Headed Stranger
By Dan Beck -- (The story of) one of the pivotal and most critically acclaimed albums in country music history, made possible by an artist, and a record company executive, willing to buck the opinions of other 'experts'. [Thanks to J Fred Knobloch for the link.]
By Stefan Mentzer
By Claire Cain Miller -- Creating a video that attracts millions of viewers and becomes a pop culture phenomenon involves an unpredictable cocktail of luck and timing. A dash of cute babies or people acting like idiots can only help. But once a video goes viral, making some cold cash depends on quick action. Here is some advice on how to take advantage of your 15 minutes of Internet fame from people who did just that.
By Alex Pham -- Musicians who have struggled in vain to break out will probably be able to relate to Jordan Passman's darkest hours in New York City two years ago. Jobless and fresh out of college, Passman (yes, related to THAT Passman) was in bed, unable to sleep as his mind feverishly questioned what the heck he was going to do with his life. And then it hit him. He had an idea for a website that would match composers with paying gigs from advertising firms, independent film producers and game developers -– anybody who wanted to buy a snippet of music for their projects. He even knew what to call it: scoreAscore.
By Jonah Lehrer -- It's easy to underestimate boredom. The mental condition, after all, is defined by its lack of stimulation; it's the mind at its most apathetic. However, boredom and its synonyms can also become a crucial tool of creativity. "Boredom is your window," the poet declared. "Once this window opens, don't try to shut it; on the contrary, throw it wide open."
By Jonah Lehrer -- One of the many paradoxes of human creativity is that it seems to benefit from constraints. Although we imagine the imagination as requiring total freedom, the reality of the creative process is that it's often entangled with strict conventions and formal requirements. Pop songs have choruses and refrains; symphonies have four movements; plays have five acts; painters still rely on the tropes of portraiture. Perhaps the best example of this phenomenon is poetry....
Chevy Says, “Leave Your Amp at Home”
For DFW Singer-Songwriter Competition
and win a Taylor acoustic/electric guitar
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?