The POOR DAVID"S BW Stevenson Song Contest Performing Songwriter Contest last month at Poor David's Pub was very entertaining. The competition was close! Troy Cartwright edged out 2nd place winners Grady Yates and Morgan Elam by a hair. Congratulations to all the semifinalist who were so good, they made my job as a judge very hard. http://poordavidspub.com/Comp.htm
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1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - Deadline June 17th
2013 Dallas Songwriters Song Contest
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.
Song of the Year 2012 Winner
4th place to Mary Guthrie, Braver Than We Want to Be
3rd place to James and Roger, Carribean Moon
2nd place to Casey, The Good War
and 1st place, DSA Song of the Year, to Brooke Malouf for Thank God He Broke Your Heart.
2012 DSA Vern Dailey Songwriter of the Year winner is James Pappas
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 JUNE 30th SPRING CONTEST
2013 WINTER CONTEST closed March 31st - currently being judged
2012 FALL SEMIFINALISTS (deadline was Dec. 31)
6. MEMBER NEWS -
PATRON SAINTS: PAUL ZANDER, ROGER RUSSELL
Member News :
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
WILDFLOWER! SONGWRITING WORKSHOP!
Friday, May 17, 20139:00 – 10:00 Coffee and Muffins, 10 AM – 4 PM WorkshopResidence Inn, 1040 Waterwood Drive, Richardson, TX
- Grammy winning singer-songwriter Don Henry is one of Nashville’s most respected singer songwriters. Don has led many workshops and song classes.
- Sally Barris' "Let the Wind Chase You," as recorded by Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban, was nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for Best Country Collaboration.
- Tom Kimmel's songs have been recorded by dozens of respected artists and featured in films and TV shows from The Captain Kangaroo Show to Runaway Bride.
Susan Gibson at Poor David's Pub 8PM
9 - 11 New Music Seminar
3 - 8 Christian Artist Seminar, Germany
9. Featured Articles:
John Pointer Interview, 2013 SXSW
By Copyright Alliance -- Award winning acoustic guitarist, cellist and artist advocate, John Pointer, discusses his music, his passion for music and the choice artist's make when deciding about when, where and to whom they distribute their creative works.
By Peter Kirn -- The piano is a conventional grand, but with digital interface and camera, the composer is separated from it by air, playing without touching. It's a Theremin interface for a keyboard instrument. Piano post-modern? Gestural post-digital? [Musical gibberish?]
VIDEO: Rob Galbraith Band - Shame, Shame, Shame
[Recorded at the legendary Studio 19 in Nashville. Thanks to Larry Rogers for the link.]
By Brian Heater -- We probably shouldn't have been surprised when David Cope excitedly asked us if we'd like to see his new iPad app...it figures that the journey that began with punch cards would have eventually led to tablets and smartphones.
By Dean Kay -- Thanks to Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty for one great big kick ass performance of "That's Life" on NBC's Smash.
By Jenevieve J. Maerker -- Several recent cases have highlighted the interesting issue of whether and when fictional characters - as distinct from the works they inhabit - are subject to copyright protection. Over the years, courts have developed two main tests for determining whether characters are worthy of copyright protection.
By Tom Moon -- In the course of his five-decade career, Phil Ramone helped create enduring masterworks by Bob Dylan, Stan Getz and Paul Simon. He produced big-hit records for Billy Joel, Chicago, Kenny Loggins, Barbra Streisand and top-shelf stars from every corner of the music world, while cultivating a reputation as a sound guru and difficult-talent whisperer.
By Zack O'Malley Greenburg
By Michael Starr
By Bobby Owsinski -- If you've not heard the news, famed engineer/producer Andy Johns passed away over the weekend. Andy was instrumental in so many hits by rock icons from The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Van Halen to newer artists like Cinderella, Joe Satriani and Chicken Foot. He was a guy that definitely liked to have fun, but he was dead serious when it came to recording.
By Jill Serjeant -- US folk musician Richie Havens, who opened the historic 1969 Woodstock musical festival and energized the crowd with his version of "Motherless Child/Freedom," died of a heart attack on Monday at the age of 72, his talent agency said. Known for his driving guitar and soulful covers of pop and folk songs, Havens recorded, performed and toured for more than four decades, using acoustic guitar music to champion the causes of personal freedom and brotherhood.
By Don Heckman -- Mentored by iconoclast Harry Partch, who divided octaves into more than 30 pitches instead of the traditional 12, Dean Drummond invented instruments such as the zoomoozophone and juststrokerods. (Video)
Touring Pioneer Shirley Dies
By Paul Willams -- Rock tour trucking pioneer Edwin Shirley, who provided concert logistics for the likes of Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson as well as the London leg of Live Aid, has passed away. Shirley started Edwin Shirley Trucking (EST) with his friend Roy Lamb in 1974, a truly pioneering company as it was the first trucking operation in Europe specialising in rock tours.
By Bobby Owsinski -- How do you make the transition from cover artist to playing your own material? Try these four steps. ... (However,) ... these steps won't work if you can't write a song to save your life, your arranging ability is hopeless, or you don't put the requisite work into the show.
By Bobby Owsinski
By Bobby Owsinski -- Almost everyone knows the main phases of an album project (preproduction, tracking, overdubs, mixing, mastering), but the fact of the matter is that there's one more phase that actually begins the process - the meeting. That's where the producer meets with the artist for the first time and they both decide if they like each other, can work together and most importantly, be creative together.
By Bobby Owsinski
By Nicole Pajer -- "Your friends and family are your worst critics because they love everything you do. Forget you even have a family."