Wow! Let's all escape the Dallas heat in August and go to the Big Sky Songwriting Festival. Let's gather a group from Dallas and caravan. Many hit songwriters will be there as mentors, including our very own Rory Feek. Just check out all the big names on the website. The resort is also very reasonable. Where else can you meet so many hit songwritiers personally?
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.
Jack Daniels by James Pappas & Roger Russell
Critique Panel: Michael Brandenberger / Mary Guthrie
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?
2012 WINTER WINNERS (deadline was March 31st)
PLEASE RENEW THIS MONTH: Brandon Watson, Paul McNair, Mike Corbin, Keith Thompson, Tom Biles, Kyle Carey, Wyler Delray, Ruben Estevez, John Friday, Ruben Estevez, John Friday, Donna Lisa, Shane Martin, Christal Prout, Renee Safier, Shosshana Sperling, John Visconti, Tara Priya, Janine Wilson, Steven Welp, Jan Osborne, Butch Schindel, Joe Daniel
Bringing an amazing opportunity for anyone wanting to become a better songwriter, learn about the dynamics of music publishing and find ways to have your music heard!
In their first year, the Big Sky Songwriters Festival has created an incredible environment and a tremendous array of songwriting talent to work with all attendees. Event founder Dave Goodwin, who has shared residence between Montana and Nashville over the years, knew that Big Sky provides a location for pure creativity and nurturing of the creative spirit combined with the comforts provided by a world class resort like Big Sky.
6 Latin Music Conference, LA www.latinmix.com
By Jessica Hagy -- These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!
By Eriq Gardner -- Publicity rights, trademarks, libel, unfair competition...a suit over the 2008 film Soul Men had it all. Ultimately, the film studio beat the musician in a nasty fight with big implications for Hollywood...
VIDEO: Mastering Engineer Greg Calbi on Compression and the Loudness War in Mastering
By Artists House Music -- Greg Calbi is a senior mastering engineer at Sterling Sound, a mastering house in New York City. He has mastered albums for dozens of artists such as John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen.
By Eric Barker -- "An Italian singer wrote this song with gibberish to sound like English. If you've ever wondered what other people think Americans sound like, this is it." [Thanks to Neil Turkewitz for the link.]
By Terry Hart
By Terry Hart
By Knar Bedian and Wren Leader
By Hannah Clare
By AP -- Doc Watson, the blind Grammy-award winning folk musician whose mountain-rooted sound was embraced by generations and whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world, died Tuesday at a North Carolina hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman and his manager. He was 89.
By Valerie J. Nelson -- Jim McCrary was staff photographer for A&M Records, shooting more than 300 covers for groups including the Carpenters and the Flying Burrito Brothers...McCrary was on the verge of shooting one of his most famous images when he stopped to ask singer Carole King if the cat sleeping across the room could be part of the tableau...
By ASCAP -- "ASCAP mourns the passing of Howie Richmond, a true music publishing great. With more than six decades of leadership in the music industry, his publishing contributions were many and varied..."
By Michael Gallant -- Busking - a.k.a. street performing - an be a great way to hone your performance skills, bring your music to fresh ears, promote your shows and CDs, and earn some cash at the same time. But there are barriers to overcome, including knowing the law and overcoming the fear of performing in such an intimate and unfamiliar setting.
By Dave Cool -- It would be tempting to start this blog post talking about the things you can do starting the day after your show, but the truth is that the real work begins the minute you step off stage.
Bob Paterno's blog Making Music Making Money
10. Song and Talent Contests