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.
Beer Muscles by Tom Biles
Critique Panel: Julie Jean White / Zane Williams
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?
Friday, May 18, 2012
10:00 am – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Residence Inn by Marriott1040 Waterwood DriveRichardson, TX 75082Maximum Students: 40
By Jamillah Knowles
By David Burger
By Sarah Coles
Map of Music Styles
By Music Machinery -- I spent this weekend at Rethink Music Hackers' Weekend building a music hack called Map of Music Styles (aka MOMS). This hack presents a visualization of over 1,000 music styles. You can pan and zoom through the music space just like you can with Google maps. When you see an interesting style of music you can click on it to hear some samples of music of that style.
Carole King - The Legendary Demos
By hyperbolium.com -- Demos are an industry currency that fans don't often get to hear. They're an audio notebook in which songwriters sketch their vision, either for themselves, or more intriguingly, for those to whom they wish to sell songs...[Carole's songs will outlive all of us...and their copyrights! - DK]
By Bobby Owsinski -- Here's a great video where Queen guitarist Brian May takes us through the making of the bands seminal "Bohemian Rhapsody." It's really interesting to hear it all built up, especially the basic track with only Freddie Mercury's piano, John Deacon's bass and Roger Taylor's drums, which wasn't to a click but sounds incredibly in time. They're completely locked in together.
By Chris Castle
Amanda Palmer Raises $437,000 In 72 Hours, Shatters Kickstarter Music Record
By Bruce Houghton -- Amanda Palmer has used the power of her fanbase to raise $437,000 from 7,300 backers for a new album, art book and tour on Kickstarter...Palmer has also launched a companion funding vehicle called LoanSpark, to enable her more wealth fans to loan her money to be paid back along with "creative interest."
By Louie Herr -- Buying music is easy but there's a lot of work that goes into creating it and we take a moment a to explore the process.
Turn Your CD Into a Kick-Ass Marketing Tool
By James Hill -- If you believe in the marketing power of the CD and you want to exhaust its marketing potential, here are the things you should include in your packaging to enhance its marketing power...
The Collected Wisdom of Dick Clark, 1929-2012
By Esquire -- Memories and lessons of one of television's most iconic hosts, excerpted from interviews and speeches over the years.
By Ellen Wulfhorst -- Levon Helm, the drummer for The Band whose twangy vocals brought a poignancy and earthiness to songs like "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Up on Cripple Creek," died on Thursday at the age of 71 from cancer, his manager said.
By Jon Bonner -- Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall Amplification and designer of one of the world's most popular line of amplifiers, passed away on Thursday, April 5th in Buckinghamshire, England. He was eighty-eight years old, and what he left behind is recognized throughout the world as being one of the loudest, smoothest line of rock amplifiers, praised by some of the most legendary musicians of our time.
Bob Paterno's blog Making Music Making Money