Read more about the award here:
Also that same weekend is 35 Denton, a pre-sxsw festival with a local flair. Our good buddy Tamera Bennett informs us of two key opportunities. The Grammy mixer, IN The Mix, on Friday, March 8 and a CLE for attorneys on Saturday, March 9th. See details below in in #8 Events.
We've revived our Songwriters Connecting To Seniors program with performances scheduled for April and May. View the new blog here. http://dsaseniorsprogram.blogspot.com/
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1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - Deadline June 17thhttp://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/
2013 Dallas Songwriters Song Contest
Interview with 2012 DSA Song Contest Winner Macy Medford by Roger Russell
Macy with Grand Prize Taylor Guitar signed by Beth Nielsen Chapman, donated by our Prez, Roger Russell.
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.
After she speaks, about her year, we'll break, then come back for the Song of the Year revealing. Cary is going to give comments on the top 5 songs, which we will also play. Of course, we will recognize the winner with a nice tee shirt and, later, a certificate.
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?
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
5. DSA LYRIC CONTEST - Next deadline postmarked March 30th WINTER CONTEST or enter online. Fall 2012 closed Dec 31st
6. MEMBER NEWS -
EXPIRED IN DEC: Ross Smith, Lisa Miller, Julie Jean White, Kathern Hallberg, Randy Brown, Joe Milton, Gregg Watts, Mark Sanders, Steve Ritter, JR Byrd
PLEASE RENEW THIS MONTH: Robin Willis,Ryan Eichenwald, Alexandra Brooks, Ken Duren, Corey Anderson, Brian Coker, Tom Biles, Madilne Shaw, Holly Doubet, Jim Baker, George Pucini
Member News :
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
Saturday, March 9th, Kerrville finalist, Andy Gullahorn @ Lewisville MCL Grand
8. EVENTS - Featuring local and worldwide events of the songwriting community including, seminars, conferences, and showcases.
26 13 Songwriters Connecting to Seniors
1 Songwriters Connecting To Seniors - Signature Point 3rd floor
6 - 8 Thunder on the Mountain, Ozark, AR
9 - 11 New Music Seminar
17 DSA Song Contest Deadline
TBD DSA Swim Party and BBQ
11- 17 REO Songwriters Retreat, British Columbia
9. Featured Articles:
By Randy Lewis -- The library is set to release a plan that contains 32 recommendations to enhance preservation and access to millions of recordings in light of deterioration or outright loss. [Thanks to Michelle Kay for the link.]
This is a friendly reminder to all of our Weekly Bulletin readers, that Music Connection is always accepting materials to be reviewed Live or in our New Music Critiques section. The only requirement is to have an AMP Social Space account (a free social media site for musicians and music pros only that takes under 5 minutes to set up). If you do not receive a review within the first 3 months, we encourage you to reapply! Visit http://musicconnection.com/reviews/get-reviewed for full details.
By Katie Reilly -- What's the single most important piece of advice you will get if you are interested in working in the music industry?...network until you are so sick of networking, and then network some more...there's one other equally important fact that often gets overlooked...
By Cheryl B. Engelhardt -- I'm starting to learn that music promotion is not just about amazing content, it's about how you share it.
By Simon Tam -- If you do a scan online, you can find many articles about how to interview a band and what kinds of questions to ask a band, but there aren't many things about what bands can do to prepare for and leverage an interview.
By Mark Morgan
By Bobby Owsinski -- Today getting paid adequately for your services is one of the most difficult tasks facing a producer...To help you make sure that you will get paid, here's an excerpt from The Music Producer's Handbook that outlines a few questions to ask of whomever is funding the project you're about to work on.
By Andy Lykens
The Insider's Discussion: How to Succeed (And Make Money) as a Professional Artist or Musician
By Copyright Alliance -- Whether you're a seasoned artist or emerging in your field of choice, the questions remain the same: how do you navigate the ever-changing landscape, get your creative work noticed, build audiences and relationships, and ultimately make money doing what you love?
By MusicWeek -- Just one in 20 of the UK's best-selling tracks in 2012 were both soley written and performed by the same act, Music Week research shows. In the Official Top 100 Singles of 2012, 90% involved at least some additional songwriting to the recording act, whilst 5% were cover versions.
By Shaun Letang
By David Roberts -- When you should release your album depends on A LOT of factors and there's no simple reason why you should pick one month over another. It all has to do with what your plans are AFTER the release. Let's take a look.
By Amy Blaszyk -- Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters trio, died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, according to her management. She was 94.
By Kit Eaton -- ...singers may enjoy the free Android app Pitch Lab Pro-Chromatic Tuner. In part, this is an app aimed at helping you tune an instrument like a guitar. But its core function of listening to an input sound and reporting what musical note that sound matches may also be good for training your singing.
By Mark Crump -- Not ready to shell out for Logic Pro? GarageBand can be a useful and relatively cheaper way to draft and write songs for budding songwriters and musicians.
By Andre Calilhanna -- Ear fatigue is one of those ambiguous conditions that can occur while recording - and more likely during mix down - that you may not even recognize is happening until after the fact.
By Mark Doyon -- Are you an artist or a mimic?
From the Music Genome Project: The Anatomy of A Love Song
By Steve Hogan -- For thousands of years, we humans have used music to express our affections to one another...we thought it would be amusing to mine the Music Genome Project to identify what makes a love song tick.
10. Song and Talent Contests
DSA Quarterly Lyric Contest http://dsalyriccontest.blogspot.com/
Wildflower Festival - deadline March 8
Sandra James Songwriting Contest - deadline March 31st