The Dallas Songwriters Song Contest semifinalists have been announced and posted on the website. Brent Benton won the drawing for the Ipod at our last July Tuesday meeting when our guest speaker, Kathy Baldwin, picked the winning song entry number.
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - Category Semifinalists Announced.
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.
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)
Ryan Michael Galloway
Craig St Clair
AUGUST 15TH SPECIAL SHOW AND FUNDRAISER FOR CHEMOSABE.ORG FEATURUNG JOE KING CARRASCO. PLEASE SHOW UP TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.
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 -
EXPIRED IN JULY: John Nitzinger
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7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
9. Featured Articles:
It’s hard to remember back to a time when Nashville’s vaunted Music Row was really just a couple of studios and music publishing houses dotting tree-shaded 16th Avenue. This month’s Classic Track, Roger Miller’s “King of the Road,” takes us back to the fall of 1964, an era when the top dog on the Row, studio-wise, was CBS’s Quonset Hut, a utilitarian structure that had been one of many thousands of identical small, prefabricated corrugated galvanized steel buildings with semicircular roofs made during World War II.
THIS ONE"S FOR MICHAEL BRANDO
VIDEO: "Roll Over Beethoven"
Was Chuck Berry as good as remembered? Found this video which technically sucks but shows Berry at the top of his form. No wonder the kids in the 50s went nuts for this guy and the excitement he helped bring to the birth of rock n roll.
Jim Foglesong, Legendary Country Music Exec, Dead at 90
By Associated Press -- Jim Foglesong, a record label executive and music producer who helped launch Garth Brooks' career and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. He was 90. ... Brooks wasn't the only musician whose career was touched by Foglesong before he turned to academics later in life. ... he oversaw label rosters that included Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Barbara Mandrell, Don Williams, Roy Clark, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Conway Twitty. ... "Today, the music industry lost its greatest diplomat for kindness, tolerance, faith, and sincerity," Brooks said in an emailed statement. "But do not weep for Jim, I have never met a man with a stronger faith, anyone who knew Jim knows where he is now. Instead, weep for those of us who are left here without him ... truly, a great, great man."
By The Washington Post -- He was founder of audio technology company Bose Corp., known for its noise-canceling headphones.
How 'Dancing In The Street' Became A Protest Anthem
By NPR Staff -- Fifty years ago, protesters were taking to the streets across the United States...It was a tense and volatile time. The soundtrack to it all was one song: Martha and the Vandellas' 1964 hit, "Dancing in the Street." [Be sure not to miss Mama Cass's moves.]
Steve Kovacs picked Chicago. An Arizona native and Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (Phoenix) graduate—with further studies in Music Theory and Composition at Berklee College of Music—he targeted Chicago, based on a longtime love of the city’s blues tradition and its alternative/indie emergence with the Pumpkins, Ministry, Wilco and the like.