The Dallas Songwriters Song Contest has closed. We are in the judging process.Thanks to our new sponsor, Casio, the Grand Prize winner will get a Privia Piano. Wow, what a great keyboard and one of you lucky winners will get it!
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - Closed - In judging process
2013 Dallas Songwriters Song Contest
Grand Prize is a Casio Privia Piano
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.
2nd TUESDAY WORKSHOP
July 9th: Guest Speaker, Kathy Baldwin
A Graduate of North Texas School of Music, Cathy has been creating music since she was in her teens. Cathy did an album cassette in 1990 - “Thinking of You”. While promoting that album she realized she was left with little time to write so, Cathy stopped performing and started writing. She attended the ASCAP Songwriters Expo and joined NSAI. In the winter of 2007 she went on the Texas Songwriters Cruise where she met Alice Lankford. In January 2008 Cathy started writing with Alice and by May of that year they had penned their first cut - “Not Mad” recorded by Holly Hardin from America’s Got Talent. Cathy and Alice have gone on to write a number of songs dealing with everything from Alzheimer's (Daddy’s Gone) to domestic abuse (Trapped).
Tino's Too Mexican Restaurant 2205 Ave K, Plano, Tx 972 881-9226
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 -
(Not in this order . Sets are 15 minutes)
5. DSA LYRIC CONTEST - Next deadline postmarked SEPT 30th - SUMMER CONTEST
2013 WINTER CONTEST WINNERS
2013 winter SEMIFINALISTS (deadline was March 31)
6. MEMBER NEWS -
Thanks to our president, Roger Russell for providing the PA at the Wildflower Festival and donating the Wildflower check to DSA.
PLEASE RENEW THIS MONTH: John Nitzinger
Member News :
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
9. Featured Articles:
By Dana Sedgwick -- This is one of those discoveries that makes both your inner nerd and inner cool kid equally fan out. Rare...Check out the video and tell me that wouldn't be the most delightful surprise for any executive sick of CD mailers and over-crowded email inboxes
By Allan Kozinn -- Vinyl is growing out of its niche...These days, every major label and many smaller ones are releasing vinyl, and most major new releases have a vinyl version, leading to a spate of new pressing plants. [Thanks to Michelle Kay for the link.]
By Paul Williams -- "I want the next generation of creators – who will face the profound uncertainty of a blank page – to have this certainty...That life as a professional is possible. That if their works become successful, driving profits for others, they too will be able to share in that success. That they, too, will be able to put food on the table and put their kids through college – as I have been lucky enough to do. That they too will have the economic security to make the creation of exciting new works their full-time profession."
By Bobby Owsinski -- Here's a great piece of history in a behind the scenes look at Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stone's (along with piano player Ian Stewart) mixing "Little Queenie," a single they released from their 1969 live album Get Your Ya Ya's Out.
MUSIC BUSINESS - more articles posted on the new blog DSA Music Biz News
By Jesse Cannon
By Simon Tam
By Glenn Peoples -- The average person doesn't spend much on music at iTunes, the world's biggest music store, but iTunes itself generates an incredible amount of revenue.
By Paul Sexton -- The sad news of Bobby "Blue" Bland's passing on Jun. 23 deprives us of a true sovereign, whose distinctive voice mixed honey and gravel, and who could spin a web of romantic passion and pain inside three minutes.
By Katie Reilly -- ...unfortunately the passion of musicians and the complexities of the music business make it ripe breeding ground for scams created by people looking to make money off of unwitting artists looking for a chance to be heard.
By Fran Snyder -- If you treat someone's home (or your own) like a public venue, you are inviting several types of liability with potentially serious consequences. House concerts should be private events, and this article describes ways to safely build an audience, and the problems that can arise if you go "public."
By Grassrootsy -- When things don't go the way you want them to in life, you have 2 options...