Our song contest semifinalist have been announced and the judging has gone on to the next level. David Mowry won the drawing for the IPOD from the entries which was held at our June 2nd Tuesday Meeting.
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.
Miss You All The Time by Lisa Byrn
Critique Panel: Richard Chaulk and Roger Russell
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR 2011
Long time DSA member, James Pappas, is Songwriter of the Year for most wins at the 2nd Tuesday meetings last year. See our Press Room for story.
SONG OF THE YEAR 2011 WINNER
Congratulations go to Casey Graham, for the winning song, "Tears for Joanna." It was Casey's first song submitted to the 2nd Tuesday Critics.
See the website for Zane's comments.
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)
Will Two Rights Make A Wrong? by Larry Dodge, Dallas, Tx
PLEASE RENEW THIS MONTH: Brook Malouf, Lu Ann Dunley, Ken Luginbyhl, John Nitzinger, Ryan Galloway
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.
By Curt Hopkins -- Oxford University in the UK has announced that researchers from that school and Germany's University of Tübingen have determined the age on the world's oldest musical instruments: a collection of flutes, made of mammoth ivory and bird bones. Other bones found at the same level of excavation have been radiocarbon dated as 40,000 years old.
By Henrietta Cook -- When Chris Vik pounds the air with his left hand, a wobbling bass sound erupts from a speaker. An upward jerk of his right arm triggers a symphony of snares and a swipe across his body produces a melodic scratching sound. The 28-year-old has created software that transforms movements into sound using Microsoft's Kinect, a motion-tracking camera for the Xbox 360 video game console.
By Bobby Owsinski -- Here's a great excerpt from the British South Bank Show on the making of The Beatles seminal Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album. I don't know if there's anything new here but there's a lot of vintage 60s footage that's pretty cool. The best part for me is their description of touring and why they stopped.
By Personal Democracy -- Though plagued by a technical glitch or two, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman addresses the 2012 Personal Democracy Forum on Monday. A must-watch video and an important reality check as to where major record labels fit into today's digital landscape. [Thanks to Terry Hart for this link.]
By Peter Kirn -- For all the ubiquity of electronic instruments and computers in the past half century, it's still comparatively rare for composers to add these sounds to the largely-unchanging makeup of an orchestra. Therefore, as composer Ned McGowan writes a concerto that claims to be the first for iPad, he's forced to admit the addition of a computer remains somewhat novel.
By Joan Blazich -- The phrase "public domain" is one that is often discussed in the context of copyright, but it is not often defined or explained in an understandable way. This is an especially important topic, as a lack of understanding about what is, and is not, included in the "public domain" can lead to infringement, whether or not it was intended.
By Ariel Hyatt -- There is a fabulous feature that will help you highlight the things that happen throughout your life and career that you would like to post onto your Facebook Page. This is a phenomenal tool for going back in time and recording important things in the history of your personal life, your band life, or anything else you might like to have highlighted.
By Paul Resnikoff -- Did you sell more than 100 downloads last year? How about more than 1? We spent the morning compiling some statistics related to paid downloads, specifically from 2011, and found some stunningly-lopsided figures.
By Hisham Dahud -- Today, Universal Music Group (part-owner of VEVO) announced that they will begin paying independent publishers for the use of their compositions streamed on VEVO, representing a huge win for independents.
Composer and Lyricist Richard Adler Dies at 90
By Bobby Owsinski -- Here's a classic song that's interesting because it's been such an influence on generations of guitar players...Like with all song analysis, we'll look at the song form, the arrangement, the sound and the production.
By Professor Jimmy Kachulis -- [Well, there you have it...you now have no excuse if every one of the songs you write isn't a smash. - DK]